Search results for: 'de l amour'
BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de. Le Combattant ou Paon de Mer, en amour.
1795Highly decorative engraving of the exotic bird by Buffon, a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Le Comte de Buffon was struck by the diversity of life and was not content with existing explanations of the natural world. 100 years before Darwin, Buffon, in his Histoire Naturelle, a 44 volume encyclopedia describing everything... Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 64673
STENDHAL. De l'Amour.
Paris : 1924First Kieffer edition, in a striking Kieffer binding, number 50 of 50 copies on japon, from an edition limited to 1050 copies only, of this art deco edition of Stendhal's great study of love, which was originally published in 1822.
In De l'Amour, known in English as On Love, Stendhal shared his concept of "crystallization" as "the process whereby... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145085
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford (her copy); ROUVEYRE, André (illus.) Mort de l'Amour.
Paris : 1911First and only edition, inscribed on the half-title to the Amazon of Paris "à Natalie Clifford Barney, imperturbable, André Rouveyre"; number 928 of 1000 copies on papier d'Arches, from an edition limited to 1010 copies only. Rouveyre seems to have been liberal with his inscriptions, but this is a superb Parisian association.
The Paris-based... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 145003
CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques - WEGENER, Gerda (illus.) Une aventure d'amour a Venise.
Paris : 1927First edition thus, first printing, number 226 of 414 copies printed on velin d'arches paper, of a total print run of 500. The text is extracted from Casanova's memoirs describing his relationship with "M. M.", a nun from the convent at Murano. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Gerda Wegener, likely using her wife, Lili Elbe as a model.
Gerda... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145168
BAUDELAIRE, Charles; Féli Gautier (ed.) Carnet de Charles Baudelaire.
Paris : 1911First edition, one of 100 copies printed. This copy unnumbered but inscribed on the limitation page by the publisher to the Parisian bookseller and publisher Edouard Champion (1882-1938): "A Monsieur Edouard Champion en remerciement de son amabilité, J. Chevrel." With two loosely inserted autograph letters written by the author of the introduction,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 95783
OVIDIUS NASO, Publius. Les livres d'Ovide, De l'art d'aimer, et Des remedes d'amour,
Paris : 1660Second edition of the French translation of Michel de Marolles (1600-1681), published the same year as the first.
"Marolles is himself a complex figure in relation to seventeenth-century cultural modernity in all its forms: he was in tune with the changing literary climate; he frequented Madeleine de Scudéry's salon; and his translations proved... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 139423
COCTEAU, Jean. Le Coq et l'Arlequin.
Paris : 1918First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Jean Cocteau to Gaston Picard, recipient of the Prix Calmann-Lévy in 1943 for his novel Le plus bel amour de Stendhal, "à Gaston Picard, souvenir amical de Jean Cocteau, Mars 1919". From a limited edition of 50 copies printed on Hollande, not numbered but reserved for the author and justified... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124369
HAGGIN, Blanche Butterworth. Le Livre D'Amour.
New York : 1887First edition of this lavish book of French love poetry, number 19 of 20 large paper copies printed on Japon, numbered and initialled by the editor Blanche Butterworth Haggin on the limitation page, in an exquisitely produced binding by one of the most famous and important fin de siècle French binders, Léon Gruel's atelier, in beautiful condition.
The... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144850
CROSBY, Harry (his copy); Alphonse Daudet. Sapho.
Paris : [c.1903]Harry Crosby's copy of Daudet's cautionary romantic novel warning against a life of overt debauchery, with Crosby's pencil and ink underlinings to 116 pages of the text, including many passages that play upon the symbolism of the sun and the power of lust and desire in a man's life.
In addition to being bound for Crosby this copy has several... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 144911
HELIODORUS of Emesa. Les Amours de Theagene et Chariclee.
Paris : 1623A fine volume with the suite of engravings from the first Thiboust edition of the popular ancient Greek romance, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus of Emesa. Jacques Amyot's translation of Heliodorus, first published in 1547, introduced the work to France, where it long retained its popularity. The iconography of the Aethiopica is of considerable interest.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 65944
EMBIRICOS, Andreas. Amour Amour: writings or personal mythology.
London : 1966First edition, first impression, remarkably uncommon, apparently the first appearance in English, translation by Nikos Stangos and Alan Ross, of the premier Greek surrealist, Andreas Embiricos (1901-1975).
"In this book of twenty-four stories His characters, defying all convention, behave like the ancient gods in their murderous or pleasure-seeking... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145301
HEFNER, Hugh - ROONEY, Darrell, & Mark A. Viera. Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937.
Santa Monica, CA : 2011First edition, first printing, presentation copy to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, inscribed by both authors on the half-title: "To Hugh Hefner with all good wishes Mark A. Viera", & "To Hef - a man who knows a few things about beautiful women! Best - Darrell Rooney". Hefner has inserted paper clips at several pages, his method of marking notable places... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142329
DODS, Mary Diana, otherwise Walter Sholto Douglas. Tales of the Wild and the Wonderful.
London : 1867Expanded second edition of this scarce collection of historically important fairy and mythic tales by a significant writer of the Romantic period. This title was first published anonymously in 1825 and though previously attributed to George Borrow has been confidently tied to the Scottish writer, under their birth name of Mary Diana Dods (1790-1830),... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145868
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
BEATON, Cecil, & Daniela Palazzoli (ed.) Portfolio.
Milan : 1981Limited edition, number 760 of 1,000 copies. Beaton "made a name for himself taking glamorous photographic portraits of the 'bright young things' of the day, who soon thirsted for his talent and by the end of the 1920s - a decade which Beaton may be said to personify - he had been granted sittings by all whom he had aspired to photograph, except Queen... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137157
ARONOWITZ, Al. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.
Bearsville, NY : 1981Aronowitz was one of the first professional journalists to cover rock music, developing lasting friendships, and enmities, with many of his stellar subjects, writing " in a smooth yet informal voice and frequently including himself in the story, an early proponent of the participatory style later called New Journalism" (NYT obituary). Fired by The New... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146261
FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker.
London : 1955First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Edith, Cette tranche de vie! Ian 1955". Edith was Marie Edith, Viscountess Kemsley (1888-1976), second wife of the newspaper baron Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968). It was Viscount Kemsley who employed Fleming as the foreign manager of his Sunday Times... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 138007
STRAND, Paul. 16 Gravures from Photography Year Book 1963
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, presentation copy from Strand, inscribed on the back wrapper "To Cipe and Will, with affection, Paul". An excellent association: Cipe Pineles (1908-1991) was personally installed by Condé Nast as assistant to M. F. Agha, legendary art director to the publishing group. "Through the 1930s and early 1940s, Pineles learned... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 89275
TYPOGRAPHY. A Specimen of Printing Types by Joseph Fry and Sons, Letter-Founders to the Prince of Wales.
London : 1786First edition of this rare collection of type specimens issued by the distinguished Quaker typefounder Joseph Fry (1728-1787), better known today as the father of the Fry chocolate dynasty; it is thinly represented among institutional libraries, with none appearing on auction records. This copy in a handsome period binding, a little compromised but... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 145015
SINATRA, Frank - KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
Washington, DC : 1962-1963-1964First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. An outstanding memorial to one of the most remarkable relationships in modern political history and the two men who stood at the nexus of glamour and power in mid-20th century America.
The relationship between the singer and JFK has been... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135154
HASTINGS, Warren. Framed engraved entrance ticket for the trial of Warren Hastings.
1793An engraved ticket to attend the trial of Warren Hastings, in a 1793 sitting. Warren Hastings was the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and consequently the de facto Governor-General of India, from 1774 to 1785. In 1787 he was accused of corruption and embezzlement, and began an impeachment trial under the House of Lords in Westminster Hall that... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 132089
FLINT, William Russell (illus.) Theocritus, Bion and Moschus,
London : 1922First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 157 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; there were also 12 copies printed on vellum. William Russell Flint's vivid style is particularly suited to evoking the worlds of Ancient Greek idyllic and pastoral poetry.
This edition was translated by Andrew Lang (1844-1912), classicist and anthropologist,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146053
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Curse of the Horse Race.
The author's own proof sheets of his contribution to the 1932 work, "Little Innocents". Inscribed by Waugh to Diana Cooper on the reverse of the final leaf, "the Lady Diana Cooper 202", with the author's further annotation adding his age of 7 to the first page.
A very rare, if not unique, individual issue of Waugh's first piece of fiction, written... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 112489