(24 cm), xv (1), 161 (3) pp., 144 black & white illustrations printed with the text. Inserted: “Das Buch als Kunstwerk. Leihgaben aus verschiedenem Besitz Gemälde und Handzeichnungen” (4 pp.). Publisher’s brown paper wrappers, printed title-labels on spine and upper wrapper. - Catalogue accompanying an exhibition of 300 books, most in splendid contemporary bindings. ¶ As new.
(24 cm), (8), xxvi pp., 1248 cols., illustrations printed with text. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Facsimile reprint of the best edition (Paris: A. Rouquette, 1912). “Le tirage de cette réimpression a été limite à 800 exemplaires, plus quelques exemplaires pour les éditeurs”. ¶ Slight shelfwear; otherwise almost as new.
Five volumes (25.5 cm), I (Abbadie – G. Bouchet): (6) 953 pp. II (J. Bouchet – Diderot): (6) 978 pp. III (Dorat – La Mothe le Vayer): (6) 986 pp. IV (La Péruse – Montreux): (6) 958 pp. V (Morellet – Voiture): (6) 999 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout. Uniform publisher’s olive green cloth, original Mylar protective jackets; original plain card slipcases. - Facsimile reproduction of the heavily annotated copy of the previous edition (in 10 volumes, published Paris 1927-1933) created by the doyen of the Parisian antiquarian book-trade Lucien Scheler (1902-1999). The author, Avenir Tchemerzine (Shamyrze), a Circassian Prince, arrived in Paris at the time of the Revolution; he is the father of the grande dame of French classical ballet, Ludmila Tchérina (1924-2004), and seems to have no other book to his credit. The bibliography claims to provide reproductions of over 6000 title-pages from works by 120 major French authors; the authors are listed alphabetically, their works appear in chronological order. Scheler’s manuscript notes mostly correct transcriptions or pagination statements, or record other editions. ¶ As new.
(24.5 cm), xxxv, 448 (2) pp., plus 50 leaves of plates, 2 folding tables. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A useful work based on a formidable amount of research in Parisian archives, identifying the print dealers and publishers, and establishing their commercial networks, with a wealth of information on print prices, the size of editions, etc. Includes a dictionary of publishers and print-dealers, and a repertory of their signs. Reviewed by Jennifer Montagu, in Print Quarterly, volume 4 (1987), pp.426-428. Out of print (www.droz.org; link). ¶ Finger marks on wrappers.
(30.5 cm), 381 pp., illustrations (many in colour). Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - About 400 books and manuscripts written in French are described by some 200 specialists, usually with copious notes and superb illustrations. The selection is not restricted to the history of ideas (as was PMM), although Literature and the Human Sciences are perhaps overrepresented. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.