Salon International du Livre Ancien 2019

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Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
[Aquatic a...
[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.
No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.
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Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone
The life o...
[Apperley, C. J.] Nimrod
The life of a sportsman. By Nimrod. With thirty-six coloured illustrations by Henry Alken.
London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.1 cm). viii, 402, [ii] pp., 36 full colour plates. Full scarlet morocco; boards with triple gilt-lined border; broad, rich gilt inner dentelles with minute name of the bookbinder; spine with five raised gilt-stippled bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns, title and author. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spine mounted and bound in the rear.
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True sportmanship in a fine binding by Riviere (1st edition)
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [The complete Volume 1. In original printed wrappers].
Wien, Auer, 1854. Folio (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 21. 192 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, (several double-sized, folded) in different (colour) printing techniques, including 17 in nature printing. 21 original printed wrappers, the first four with printed issue numbers, the remainder with numbers in pencil.
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The rediscovery of nature printing in a fabulous original set
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [All photographic plates. Original prints, mounted, as issued].
Wien, Auer, [1853]-1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). Three printed plates with original albumen prints, mounted.
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The very rare early photos from Alois Auer's Faust
Berthier, P. [M.]
Photographic panorama of Mount Etna.
Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Very large board (93.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver prints (panorama, in two parts of 25.0 x 36.2 and 25.0 x 35.0 cm, for a continuous image with a total width of 71.2 cm). Paul Berthier printed studio label pasted on verso.
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Exceptional large photo-panorama of Mount Etna in the 1860's by the famous photographer Paul Berthier
Aux amateu...
Biebuyck, J. and A. Massonet
Aux amateurs de grands vins de Champagne en Belgique. [AND] An original drawing by Massonet.
Bruxelles, J. E. Goossens, 1933. Folio (35.6 x 27.1 cm). [26] pp.; 10 full colour plates. Original embossed soft boards.
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A rare work illustrated by Armand Massonet with one of his original drawings added
Bourtzeff, V. [Burtsev]
Narodovoletz. 1.
London, privately printed by the author, 1897. 8vo (18.2 x 12.3 cm). 40 pp. Contemporary strip of paper to spine.
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Very rare anarchist paper - remaining copies probably destroyed by London Police
Les dons m...
Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]
Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne animal ou collection d'animaux précieusement coloriés.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1782. Large folio (42.7 x 27.9 cm). Engraved title page, [iv] pp. (explanations to plates 1-100, present twice]; 156 finely engraved and exquisitely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary full red morocco. Spine with six double, gilt-stippled, raised bands separated by a ruled floral green morocco strip; compartments with two green morocco labels with gilt title and red morocco inlay with gilt border. Boards with gilt ornamental greek key border and marbled panel in gilt-stippled border; gilt-lined edges and gilt floral inner dentelles; marbled endpapers.
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The ultra-rare animal "dons" with beautiful illustrations
Burmannus, J. [J. Burman; Burmann]
Thesaurus Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula Zeylana nascentes, inter quas plurimae novae species et genera inveniuntur. Omnia iconibus illustrata, ac descripta. [Including] Catalogus plantarum Africanarum, quas Paulus Hermannus botanices professor, ad Caput Bonae Spei olim observavit. [AND] Catalogus plantarum Africanarum, quas Henricus Bernardus Oldenlandus , & Joannes Hartog , botanici egregii, in Capite Bonae Spei quondam invenerunt, ac denominaverunt.
Amstelaedam, Jansson-Waesberg & Salomon Schouten, 1737. 4to (25.8 x 21.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece (portrait of Burmann). Title in red and black with finely engraved title vignette; [xvi], 235, [xv], 33 [Catalogi plantarum Africanarum], [i] pp.; 111 fine engraved plates [numbered 1-110; 18*, and one without number, not counted] of Ceylonese or Sri Lankan plants. Contemporary cat's paw calf. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes and a red morocco label with gilt title. Red edges.
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Only edition of the first illustrated flora of Ceylon (now Sri-Lanka), with many fine plates
Flore pitt...
Descourtilz, M. E.
Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises; Peinte d'après les dessins faits sur les lieux par M. J. Th. Descourtilz.
Paris, Privately published by Descourtilz (1827-1829, 1833). In eight volumes. 8vo (20.2 x 12.8 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 2810 pp., 600 hand-coloured engraved plates. Beautiful contemporary style uniform black grained half calf with gilt ornaments and titles on spines.
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Outstanding Cuban and Caribbean botanical illustrations by the explorer Descourtilz
Giant lous...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Giant louse [from the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire des Sciences, plate 84].
[Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1768]. Oblong folio (39.7 x 67.6 cm). Broadsheet plate with a fine, large engraving with fine, contemporary hand-colouring, gilt border and printed caption.
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Brunet does not record coloured copies