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“THE MOST POWERFUL AND ELOQUENT ARCHITECT OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

LE CORBUSIER; JEANNERET, Pierre. L'Architecture Vivante. Paris, 1927-36. Seven volumes.

First editions of seven issues of the important architectural digest L'Architecture Vivante, the complete seven issues surveying the early works of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, copiously illustrated with 201 photographic plates, maps, diagrams, and plans (eight printed in color), as well as numerous in-text illustrations. $22,000.

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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB, INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

First edition of Carter’s account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: “Howard Carter, in remembrance of many happy days, March 1924." $19,500.

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WITH 30 FOLIO LTIHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF EGYPTIAN COSTUMES: EMILE PRISSE D’AVENNES’ ORIENTAL ALBUM, 1848,

PRISSE D’AVENNES, Emile. Oriental Album. London, 1848.

First trade edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Egyptian “modes of life,” with lithographic frontispiece portrait of botanist George Lloyd, to whom the work is dedicated, additional chromolithographic title page, and 30 large tinted lithographs finished by hand of contemporary Egyptian dress. $18,500.00$12,950.00

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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SHERATON’S CLASSIC WORK ON FURNITURE DESIGN, RARE 1791 FIRST EDITION, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

SHERATON, Thomas. Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. London, 1791, 1793.

First edition, magnificently illustrated with frontispiece engraving and 66 copper-engraved plates (seven folding). Bound together with the scarce Appendix, containing an additional 33 copper-engraved plates (four folding), and the Accompaniment, with a further 14 plates (eight folding). $16,000.

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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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THE RAREST FRENCH CROWN JEWELS CATALOGUE

(FRENCH CROWN JEWELS) BLOCHE, Arthur. La Vente des Diamants de la Couronne. Paris, 1888. Rare first edition of this “valuable historical document,” the scarcest catalogue of the sale of the French Crown Jewels, with 35 illustrations of the principal jewels. Uncut in original wrappers. $12,000.

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RUSKIN’S WORKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER
TO ARTIST/ENGRAVER GEORGE ALLEN

RUSKIN, John. Works. London, 1849; 1851-1853; 1851-1860. In all, nine volumes.

Lovely collection of three of Ruskin’s major works (The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice in first edition), illustrated with over 150 full-page engravings and beautifully bound in rich contemporary morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Accompanied by an original autograph letter from Ruskin to artist, engraver and friend George Allen, regarding the engraving of one of Ruskin’s drawings and the distribution of several publications, initialed “J.R.” $9,800.00$6,860.00

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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF MODES ET MANIÈRES D’AUJOURD’HUI FOR 1919, ONE OF ONLY 12 COPIES ON JAPON, FEATURING THE ART DECO ARTISTRY OF ANDRE MARTY WITH 12 POCHOIR COLOR PLATES AND ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY HIM, WITH 12 SHORT WORKS BY TRISTAN BERNARD

MARTY, André AND BERNARD, Tristan. Modes et Manieres d"Aujourd"hui. Paris, 1921.

Limited first edition of Modes et Manières d’Aujourd’hui, Volume VIII for the year 1919, number 4 of only 12 copies issued on Japon (of 300 copies), featuring 12 loose pochoir color plates, accompanying suite of 12 uncolored plates, and original matted watercolor signed by French artist Andre Edouard Marty, the leading Art Deco artist whose work, like that of Barbier and others, “made fashion the art of the day instead of art being the fashion” (Metropolitan Museum of Art), with 12 leaves of accompanying text in French by popular playwright and novelist Tristan Bernard, rarely found complete in the original portfolio. $9500.

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COMPREHENSIVE 12-VOLUME STUDY OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S ARCHITECTURE

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Monograph. WITH: Preliminary Studies. WITH: In His Renderings. Tokyo, 1984-85. Together, twelve volumes.

Rare first edition set of this striking compilation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural works, lushly illustrated with hundreds of color photographic prints by Yukio Futagawa and with text by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer. $8000.

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