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Rare Books, Manuscripts, Works on Paper

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Works on Paper
Al-Qur'an Al-Karim
A complete 16th-century Ottoman manuscript Qur'an, the elegant production of Hasan ibn 'Abdallah.
Qur'an / KoranAl-Qur'an Al-Karim23 Sha'ban 984 A.H. i.e. November 15th, 1576
Varia de Commensuracion para la Esculptura...
The first edition of Juan de Arfe's very scarce, comprehensive and influential treatise, De Varia Commensuracion, signed by de Arfe at the foot of the title.
Arphe (Arfe) y Villafañe, Joan deVaria de Commensuracion para...1585–1587
Promenade du Boulevart Italien (ou Petit...
A striking hand-coloured etching of 'Promenade du Boulevart Italien' by Etienne Claude Voysard after a drawing by C.
Desrais, Claude LouisPromenade du Boulevart Italien...1797
Lord Ruthwen, ou Les Vampires
The first edition of 'Lord Ruthwen, ou les Vampires', a superb unsophisticated copy in the original wrappers.
B[erard]., C[yprien]Lord Ruthwen, ou Les...1820
Les Fleurs Animées, par J. -J...
The first issue of the first edition of Grandville's 'Les Fleurs Animées' in an extraordinary polychromatic binding, the rarest of those issued by the publisher.
Grandville. Delord, Taxile & Alphonse Karr, (Intro.)Les Fleurs Animées, par...1847
Contributor John Lucas Tupper's copy of the only true Pre-Raphaelite periodical: The Germ.
Germ, The. Rossetti, William Michael (Editor)The Germ: Thoughts towards...1850. January 1850–April 1850
Ausgewählte Lieder für eine Singstimme mit...
An exceptional gift: Beethoven's 'Lieder' in a binding painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and presented by him to Mary Gladstone, daughter of the Liberal Prime Minister.
Burne-jones, Sir Edward ColeyAusgewählte Lieder für eine...1870. c.1870?
A Gustave Flaubert. Six Dessins pour...
A very scarce complete set of the 'Deuxième Série' of Redon's 'Tentation de Saint-Antoine' issued in 1889 and dedicated by Redon 'A Gustave Flaubert'.
Redon, OdilonA Gustave Flaubert. Six...1889
The de luxe edition of John Gray's decadent 'Silverpoints' bound in full vellum.
Gray, JohnSilverpoints1893
Le Voyage d'Urien
An excellent copy of André Gide's 'Le Voyage d'Urien' with Maurice Denis' only original lithographs.
Denis, Maurice. André GideLe Voyage d'Urien1893
Apocalypse de Saint-Jean par Odilon Redon
Odilon Redon's Apocalypse de Saint-Jean.
Redon, OdilonApocalypse de Saint-Jean par...1899
Le Pater..
An exceptional copy from the édition de tête of Mucha's mystical Art Nouveau masterpiece with an original signed watercolour and in a binding by Marius Michel.
Mucha, AlphonseLe Pater..1899
La Belle Dame sans Merci
An excellent copy of the Eragny Press edition of Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' with its variant.
Eragny Press. Keats, JohnLa Belle Dame sans...1906
Album de Poèmes Tirés du Livre...
An excellent presentation copy, the limp morocco wrappers matching the text block.
(eragny Press). Pissarro, Lucien & Esther. Gautier, JudithAlbum de Poèmes Tirés...1911
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu
A complete set, broché as issued and entirely unsophisticated, of the first edition of Proust's magnum opus 'A la Recherche du Temps Perdu'.
Proust, MarcelA la Recherche du...1913–1927
La Première Aventure Céléste de Mr...
A very good copy of the first edition of Tzara's first book and the first publication of Zurich dada.
Janco, Marcel. Tzara, TristanLa Première Aventure Céléste...1916, 20th July
Die Silbergäule MERZ - Die Kathedrale
An excellent example of one of Schwitters' finest productions, 'Die Kathedrale', including the additional white paper label to the front and rear covers.
Schwitters, KurtDie Silbergäule MERZ -...1920
Futurisme - Cubisme
Autograph manuscript by Gino Severini contrasting and comparing Futurism and Cubism and making reference to Seurat, Blake, Baudelaire, Apollinaire and Matisse.
Severini, GinoFuturisme - Cubisme1918. c.1918
Dada Documents Autographes. Dada and Surrealist...
An exceptional collection of autograph manuscripts and drawings by Tristan Tzara spanning Zürich and Dada and Paris and Surrealism from the collection of René Gaffé, bound for him by Paul Bonet.
Tzara, TristanDada Documents Autographes. Dada...1918. c.1918–c.1925
Unique Eunuque
A very scarce uncut and unsophisticated copy of the large paper édition de tête of Picabia's dada verse composition.
Picabia, FrancisUnique Eunuque1920