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Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-7 § [Werner Höhn & André Cottet (Lausanne): Stock catalogues, nouvelle série: 1] Livres modernes : illustrés

Lausanne, Nicolas Rauch, 1948-1961
Eight volumes (25 cm), as issued, in publisher’s wrappers. - A fine set of the seven catalogues compiled by Nicolas Rauch (1897-1962) and his long-time associate, Edwin Engelberts (1918-1998). Rauch began his career in 1915 in his father’s bookshop in Geneva; from 1923 until 1939 he worked in Paris, returning to Switzerland at the outbreak of the War to manage F. Roth & Cie. in Lausanne. In addition to these seven catalogues, Rauch and Engelberts issued a short series entitled “Bulletin de livres anciens et modernes”. Cf. G.H., “Nicolas Rauch (1897-1962)” in Bulletin de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne, 42e année (December 1962), pp.321-323.

Offered with the first catalogue issued by Rauch’s successors, Werner Höhn and André Cottet. Theirs was a short-lived partnership: André Cottet was trading independently of Höhn, as “Librairie André Cottet, Geneva”, by 1965. ¶ Wrappers of Catalogues I-II lightly worn; otherwise, fine copies. ● The Höhn and Cottet catalogue is not shown in our photograph.

Subjects
Almanacs - Booksellers' catalogues
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
Rauch, Nicolas, 1897-1962
Werner Höhn & André Cottet (Lausanne)
Other names
Engelberts, Edwin, 1918-1998
Rauch, Nicolas, 1897-1962
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  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1] Catalogue de très beaux livres: des fleurs le fruit : du fruit la fleur

    Mies (Vaud, Switzerland), Nicolas Rauch, 1948
    (25 cm), 284 (2) pp., colour frontispiece, 8 leaves of colour plates (inserted after pp.58, 86, 94, 210, 212, 226, 232, 268), illustrations (some in 2 colours). 362 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Ink annotation on upper wrapper; wrappers soiled.
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] Livres précieux et autographes des XVe et XVIe siècles

    Mies (Vaud, Switzerland), Nicolas Rauch, 1949
    (25 cm), 189 (3) pp., colour frontispiece, 15 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXVI in black & white; 2 unnumbered plates inserted after pp.160, 166), illustrations (some in 2 colours). 175 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] Choix de livres du XVe au XIXe siècle : littérature, livres illustrés : science et arts, voyages : gastronomie, le cheval, fêtes

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1949
    (25 cm), 223 (1) pp., colour frontispiece, illustrations (some in 2 colours). 435 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers,
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] Très beaux livres : almanachs

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1952
    (25 cm), 240 (4) pp., colour frontispiece, illustrations (including 1 in colour on p.6). 370 items; priced. Inserted leaf: “Ce catalogue No. IV contient la Table alphabétique générale des catalogues I a IV décrivant 1350 numéros de manuscrits et livres rares du XVe au XIXe siècle” (with prices for individual catalogues, and complete series I-IV). Publisher’s printed wrappers, original glassine jacket (intact).
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] Très beaux livres : autographes

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, [1956]
    (25 cm), 210 (6) pp., colour frontispiece, 5 leaves of colour plates (inserted after pp.38, 68, 88, 122, 130), illustrations. 343 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers, glassine jacket (intact).
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 6] Les peintres et le livre 1867-1957 [other title:] Les peintres et le livre : constituant un essai de bibliographie des livres illustrés de gravures originales par les peintres et les sculpteurs de 1867 à 1957

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1957
    (25 cm), 241 (3) pp., colour frontispiece, 5 leaves of colour plates (inserted after pp.48, 60, 170, 190, 208), illustrations. 200 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers, glassine jacket (intact). - Revised as Les Peintres et le Livre: bibliography of the major French artist books, 1867-1957 (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1991).
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] Livres précieux du XVe au XXe siècle : livres de médecine

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1961
    (25 cm), 242 (2) pp., illustrations (including 1 on p.163 printed in 2 colours). 391 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch (Lausanne)
  • Werner Höhn & André Cottet (Lausanne)

    [Stock catalogues, nouvelle série: 1] Livres modernes illustrés

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1963
    (25 cm), 52 pp., illustrations. 145 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Werner Höhn et André Cottet qui ont acquis la propriété de la Librairie Nicolas Rauch S.A., sont heureux de vous présenter ce premier catalogue d’une nouvelle série” (p.3). The partnership was short-lived: a second joint catalogue was issued in 1964 (Éditions originales, livres illustrés, riches reliures), however André Cottet was trading independently of Höhn, as “Librairie André Cottet, Geneva”, by 1965, and in 1967 he issued there as André Cottet, Anciennement Nicolas Rauch” a third catalogue, and in 1971 a fourth (and final?) catalogue. This catalogue is not shown in our photograph.
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