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“HIS SOUL SWOONED SLOWLY AS HE HEARD THE SNOW FALLING FAINTLY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE AND FAINTLY FALLING, LIKE THE DESCENT OF THEIR LAST END, UPON ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD”

JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London, 1914.

Rare first edition of Joyce's first prose work, his great collection of short stories. One of only 1250 copies printed (499 of which were sunk en route to America). $32,000.

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BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO, WITH 76 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SCENERY ALONG THE THAMES

(BOYDELL, John and Josiah). [COMBE, William]. An History of the River Thames (Principal Rivers of Great Britain). London, 1794-96. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of this wonderful visual record of the River Thames, with 76 lovely folio hand-colored aquatints by Stadler after Farrington of prospects along the banks—including three very large folding plates—and a large folding map by John Cooke of “The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea.” An excellent copy in contemporary calf. $23,000.

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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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“AN EXTRAORDINARY RICHNESS OF COLOR”

PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences. London, 1819. Three volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others, beautifully bound. $16,500.

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“CORNERSTONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF COLOR-PLATE BOOKS”

(LONDON) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) (PUGIN, Augustus Charles and ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [PYNE, William Henry and COMBE, William]. The Microcosm of London. London, 1808-10. Three volumes.

First edition in book form, later issue (with the watermarks of some text leaves and plates bearing post-publication dates), of this splendid visual "treasure-house" of Regency London life, Ackermann's first and most famous color-plate book, with three wood-engraved title pages, three copper-engraved dedication leaves and 104 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin. A handsome wide-margined copy. $15,500.

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“TO ARREST AND THEREBY ETERNALIZE THE CURRENT MOMENT”

COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London. London and New York, 1909.

First edition of Coburn's first, groundbreaking photobook, an elegant folio production of 20 hand-pulled gravure plates tipped onto rich gray paper, each prepared by Coburn himself, representing a revolutionary "transition from pictorialism to modernism… a shift in attitude that triggered the final push towards photographic modernism" (Parr & Badger). $15,000.

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MONASTIC RUINS OF YORKSHIRE, 1843, WITH OVER 80 ELEPHANT FOLIO PLATES, MANY HAND-COLORED

RICHARDSON, William. Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire. York, 1843.

First edition of this monumental production, with two hand-colored title pages, a hand-colored dedication leaf, 34 hand-colored full-page plates, 24 hand-colored half-page plates, 22 uncolored full-page plates (some tinted), and a map. $12,800.

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LASARD'S MONTMARTRE, WITH 12 LOVELY LARGE FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS OF PARISIAN SOCIETY IN THE 1920S, EACH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

LASARD, Lou-Lou Albert. Montmartre. Potsdam, 1925.

Rare first edition of this lovely portfolio of large original lithographs of Montmartre society in the 1920s, each one matted and signed in pencil by the artist, Lou-Lou Albert Lasard. $12,500.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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INSCRIBED BY SYLVIA BEACH

BEACH, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. New York, 1959.

First edition of Sylvia Beach's memoir, "particularly valuable for the many insights into Joyce's work and the authentic personal views it provides of the man himself" (New York Times), a scarce presentation copy inscribed by Beach above and below the half title, "For Julian, with Sylvia's very affectionate [Shakespeare and Company] regards," in original dust jacket. $12,000.

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WITH 24 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO ACKERMANN AQUATINTS OF SCENES ALONG THE RHINE, 1820

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine. London, 1820.

First edition, first issue, of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. A lovely copy. $11,000.

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WITH 39 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINT VIEWS OF NORTH WALES, 1820 EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

(WALES) [COMPTON, Thomas]. The Northern Cambrian Mountains. London, 1820.

Second and enlarged edition, with 39 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates of views of North Wales—nine more than the 30 found in the first edition—with descriptive text, handsomely bound. $9800.

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“FATED TO OCCUPY NO TRIFLING PLACE ON THE RECORDS OF AFTER TIMES”

(RUSSIA) LYALL, Robert. The Character of the Russians. London: 1823.

First edition, with 23 plates, including 13 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (three folding, many views of Moscow), a large folding map of Moscow, and a mounted engraved portrait of the author, not issued with this work. A scarce and desirable presentation copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by the author: "To Dr. Hume, A Memorial of Gratitude and Friendship, from the Author." $9800.

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WITH 24 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS

(FRANCE) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) SAUVAN, [Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar]. Picturesque Tour of the Seine. London, 1821. First edition of this lovely tour of the Seine from Paris to Havre de Grace, with hand-colored vignette title page and 24 beautiful folio aquatint views of the river and surrounding countryside after drawings by Augustus Charles Pugin and John Gendall, very finely and vividly hand-colored. $8800.

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IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT

(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.

Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.

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TWO CLASSIC WORKS ON THE ANCIENT COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, WITH A TOTAL OF 84 FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES, BEAUTIFUL LARGE-PAPER COPY

SMITH, Charles Hamilton. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Island. WITH: Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1815, 1814

. Two volumes.

First editions, large-paper copies, of two classic illustrated surveys of English and Irish medieval costume, with a total of 84 beautiful hand-colored aquatint plates, often against full backgrounds depicting castles, interiors, etc., very handsomely bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt. $8500.

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MUIRHEAD BONE’S 120 LARGE FOLIO ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLD SPAIN, SIGNED BY BONE AND HIS WIFE

BONE, Muirhead. Old Spain. London, 1936. Together, three volumes.

Signed limited first edition of this monumental collection of Spanish landscapes, cityscapes and interiors, number 24 of only 265 sets, with 120 large full-page illustrations in various media (three double-page, many in color) by Muirhead Bone and descriptions by Gertrude Bone, signed by both, with the additional portfolio of two original drypoint etchings, each signed by Muirhead Bone. With a presentation inscription from artist W. Russell Flint and two related signed autograph letters, one from Muirhead to Flint and one from Mary Bone to John Moore, the recipient of this copy. $8500.

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"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $7500.

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1839 CRIES OF LONDON, EXTENSIVELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED

SMITH, John Thomas Smith. Cries of London. London, 1839, 1883.

First edition of this collection of this work on the street cries of London, extensively extra-illustrated (some of which are hand-colored) for a total of 114 plates. Bound together with London Cries, which is also extra-illustrated, with a total of 43 plates and almost 40 in-text illustrations, some of each of which are hand-colored. $6800.

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WITH 53 BEAUTIFUL FOLIO HAND-COLORED PLATES OF PORTUGAL AND SPAIN

(SPAIN) (PORTUGAL) (NAPOLEONIC WARS) BRADFORD, William. Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain. London, 1810.

First edition, early issue, illustrated with 53 full-page hand-colored engraved folio plates, including 40 plates of scenic views of Portugal and Spain along with examples of native costume, and a supplement of 13 plates of the military uniforms of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French armies. A large, wide-margined copy. $6800.

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FIRST EDITION OF CARTIER-BRESSON'S DECISIVE MOMENT

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Decisive Moment. New York, 1952.

First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, w with 126 photographic illustrations by "the Raphael of 20th-century photographers," an association copy with the owner signature of award-winning American artist Edgar A. Batzell, a splendid copy with laid-in original caption book and the colorful dust jacket with design by Matisse. $6500.

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“ROME SWEET ROME”

KLEIN, William. Rome. Paris, 1959.

First edition, French issue, the second volume in Klein’s acclaimed series of four “city” books, a distinctive association copy inscribed on the page before the title page to longtime friend, fellow photographer Peter Turnley, “To Peter, ROME SWEET ROME, en toute amitié, William [line drawn] William Klein Paris 2005,” with over 130 vivid, high-contrast heliogravures (many double-page), scarce in original dust jacket. $6000.

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“PERHAPS BRITAIN’S MOST FAMOUS 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHER”

BRANDT, Bill. Night in London. London: 1938.

First edition in wrappers of Brandt’s renowned photobook, with 64 evocative black-and-white half-tone photographic plates of 1930s London at night, celebrating “the beauty of ordinary moments.” From the collection of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley. $6000.

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"ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTED POINTS FROM WHICH A SPECTATOR MIGHT OBTAIN A GOOD VIEW OF PARIS"

(SAMS, William). A Tour through Paris. London, 1825.

Second edition of this vividly illustrated tour of the streets and inhabitants of early 19th-century Paris, with 21 finely hand-colored folio aquatint plates. $5800.

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“A MASTERPIECE… AN EPIC POEM IN PROSE ABOUT GOD, HUMANITY AND HUGO”

HUGO, Victor. Les Miserables. Bruxelles [Brussels], 1862. Ten volumes bound as five.

Early Brussels edition, issued the same year as the first, of Hugo’s greatest work “and one of the most influential novels ever written.” $5500.

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PALLAS’ VOYAGES IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE,
WITH FOLDING MAPS AND ENGRAVED PLATES, 1794

PALLAS, Peter Simon. Voyages du Professeur Pallas [in Russia]. Paris, 1794. Nine volumes.

Second French edition of Pallas’ popular account of his travels through Russia and Central Asia, with 97 engraved plates (25 folding or double-page) by N. Thomas, large folding engraved map of the Russian Empire and ten other engraved maps (five folding) by Tardieu. $5500.

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“EDINA! SCOTIA’S DARLING SEAT! ALL HAIL THY PALACES AND TOWERS” (BURNS)

SWARBRECK, Samuel Dukinfield. Sketches in Scotland. London, 1839.

First edition, with tinted lithograph title page and 24 lovely large tinted lithographs of views, street scenes and antiquities of Scotland, mostly in Edinburgh and the lowlands, after sketches made by Swarbreck during his 1837 tour. $4500.

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“THE BEGINNING OF MODERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN THE AREA”

(TROY) LECHEVALIER, Jean-Baptiste. Recueil des Cartes, Plans, Vues et Medailles. Paris, 1802.

First edition of the plate volume to illustrate Le Chevalier’s archaeological expedition in search of Troy, with 37 engraved plates and maps on 29 sheets, 16 double-page or folding, with plates of Corfu, Zante, Ithaca and Athens, in addition to fine views of the plain of Troy. $4200.

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“BURYING THE MYTH OF ROMANTIC, TIMELESS, IMMORTAL PARIS”

VAN DER KEUKEN, Joan. Paris mortel. (Hilversum.), Netherlands, 1963].

First edition, the third photobook by award-winning photographer/filmmaker van der Keuken, with 65 finely screened black-and-white photogravures of Paris, strikingly printed on French-fold leaves, scarce in original unrestored dust jacket. $4200.

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“HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, AND HAS MAINTAINED ITS REPUTATION”

NASH, Joseph. Mansions of England in the Olden Time. London, 1839-49. Four volumes bound in two.

First edition of this most desirable illustrated survey of the "stately homes" of England, with the 106 lithographed plates, handsomely bound by J. Wright. $4200.

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WITH 12 LOVELY FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF VIEWS IN NORTHERN FRANCE

(FRANCE) BRANDLING, Henry Charles. Views in the North of France. London, 1848.

First edition of this collection of 12 lovely mounted chromolithographic views of cathedrals, estates, and towns in the north of France, each mounted on heavy card. $4000.

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ORIGINAL LATE 19TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF CATHEDRALS IN THE BRITISH ISLES, WITH 116 ALBUMEN PRINTS

(BRITISH ISLES) (PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM). Photographic album of cathedrals in England, Scotland and Ireland. No place, circa 1887.

Original late 19th-century photographic album containing 116 albumen prints depicting views of notable cathedrals in England, Scotland and Ireland, mounted on thick blue card, in a beautiful parchment-gilt binding by Giulio Giannini of Florence, Italy. $3800.

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1813 TRAVELLING SKETCHES IN RUSSIA AND SWEDEN, WITH OVER 30 PLATES

(RUSSIA) (SWEDEN) PORTER, Robert Ker. Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden. London: 1813. Two volumes bound in one.

Second edition of this epistolary travelogue through Russia and Sweden at the height of the Napoleonic Wars, with 30 hand-colored plates (two folding), 12 hand-tinted aquatints (one folding), and one uncolored etching. $3800.

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED 16TH-CENTURY
FRENCH TREATISE ON BURGUNDY, WITH FINE PROVENANCE

SAINT-JULIEN, Pierre de. De l"origine des Bourgongnons. Paris, 1581.

First edition, illustrated with six superb folding double-page plates comprising woodcut city maps of Dijon, Beaune, Autun, Macon, and Chalon-sur-Saone, and a view of Tournus, in a fine 18th-century armorial binding. $3800.

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STRUTT’S ENGLISH COSTUMES, WITH 153 LOVELY HAND-COLORED PLATES

STRUTT, Joseph. A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes.

Expanded edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects. $3200.

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WITH 96 STRIKING HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC COSTUME PLATES AFTER THE PAUQUET BROTHERS

[PAUQUET, Hippolyte and PAUQUET, Polydore]. The Book of Historical Costumes. London, circa 1868.

First edition in English of this survey of historical costumes from 401 A.D. through 1864, with 96 beautiful hand-colored costume plates after engravings by the Pauquet Brothers, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $2800.

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“SO NOBLE, SO NERVOUS, SO HUMANE, SO BRANDED WITH REALITY…”

CERVANTES. The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote. Edinburgh, 1902. Four volumes. Limited “Edition-de-Luxe,” number 112 of only 130 copies, of Motteux’s highly esteemed translation of Cervantes’ incomparable work of genius, illustrated with 37 engraved etchings in triple-suite by Adolphe Lalauze, very handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. $2800.

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WITH 24 STRIKING HAND-COLORED FOLIO COSTUME PLATES

MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands. London, 1821.

Second edition of Meyrick and Smith’s exquisite work on the ancient costume of the British Isles, with hand-colored engraved title page and 24 beautiful hand-colored illustrations of ancient British and Baltic inhabitants, an attractive copy in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $2800.

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FIRST TRADE EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER, INSCRIBED BY LEE RADZIWILL AND SIGNED BY HER SISTER, JACKIE KENNEDY

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline and LEE Radziwill) BOUVIER, Jacqueline and BOUVIER, Lee. One Special Summer. New York, 1974.

First trade edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe, inscribed by Princess Lee Radziwill under her maiden name: "For Mr Newman with best regards—Lee Bouvier. May 6th 1975," and signed by her sister, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy. $2800.

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BOHEMIAN LIFE IN MONTMARTRE,
WITH 148 SPLENDID ILLUSTRATIONS BY PIERRE VIDAL

MONTORGUEIL, Georges. Vie a Montmartre. Paris, 1899.

Limited edition of this engaging account of Paris Bohemian life, number 499 of only 750 copies, with chromolithographic frontispiece, 15 color section titles, and 132 in-text black-and-white lithographic vignettes-all by Pierre Vidal. Beautifully bound by H. Philippe. $2500.

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FINE VIEWS OF EUROPE, GREAT BRITAIN, RUSSIA, AND GREECE

(EUROPE) TAYLOR, Bayard, editor. Picturesque Europe. New York, 1875-79. Three volumes. First edition of this elegant depiction of European places of interest, splendidly illustrated with 63 full-page steel engravings and hundreds of in-text wood-engravings, in publisher’s deluxe tooled morocco-gilt. $2500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS”

IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views, With An Historical Account of the Inns of Court. London, 1800. First edition of the last of Ireland’s series of Picturesque Views, issued shortly after his death, featuring 21 splendid full-page aquatints, including views of Temple Church, Westminster Hall, Lincoln’s Inn and much more, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. $2200.

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"VERACITY AND EXACTNESS… CHARACTERIZE THESE TRAVELS"

(RUSSIA) (POLAND) LA MOTTRAYE, Aubrey de. Voyages en Anglois et en Francois. The Hague, 1732.

First edition of this lively narrative of La Mottraye's travels through eastern Europe, including Russia, Poland, Prussia, and Estonia—with text in English and French—illustrated with engraved frontispiece and nine engraved views, maps, and costume plates (one folding). Handsome in contemporary full calf-gilt. $2200.

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20 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED COSTUME PLATES OF DUTCH DRESS, 1828

GREEVEN, Hendrik. Collection des Costumes des Provinces. Ansterdam, 1828.

First edition of this visual documentation of Dutch dress in the 19th century—“a greater variety than any other nation of the world”— with 20 full-page hand-colored lithographs of native costumes by Hendrik Greeven, drawn on stone by Vallon de Villeneuve. $1850.

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“A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF FRENCH SOCIETY… WRITTEN BY LEADING JOURNALISTS AND ADORNED BY LEADING ILLUSTRATORS”

(FRANCE) GAVARNI (CHEVALLIER, Sulpice-Guillaume, psuedonym), et al. Les Francais. Paris, 1840-42. Nine volumes.

First edition of this richly illustrated 19th-century compendium of French citizens from all walks of life—including the provinces and France’s overseas possessions—with more than 400 full-page and 1500 in-text wood engravings. This set complete with the scarce ninth volume, published as a gift to subscribers and “often missing.” A very handsome and desirable nine-volume set in fine contemporary French calf-gilt. $1600.

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TOMBLESON’S VIEWS OF THE RHINE, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED

FEARNSIDE, W.G., editor. Tombleson"s Views of the Rhine. London, 1832. Two volumes, uniformly bound.

First editions of Tombleson’s lovely German scenes, richly illustrated with 137 steel-engraved plates after Tombleson and vignette title pages. $1500.

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PROVENCE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

(PROVENCE) RIPERT, Emile. Provence. Paris, 1929.

First edition of this survey of Provence, with folding map and numerous in-text photographic illustrations, beautifully bound in morocco with multicolored onlays in an Art Deco style by renowned craft binder Vida G. Benedict. $1500.

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