N.p: n.d. [ca. 1738?]. The first illustration, of a Monkey addressing a Lion and a Wolf, is almost... Read More about Two unidentified small wash drawings
Paris: L. Curmer, 1841. First edition. Read More about Le Prisme. Encyclopédie Morale de Dix-Neuvième Siècle
Paris: Beauger et Cie, 1841. First edition. "Rare en belle condition, importante par son texte sur Paris et par son illustration due à une belle pléiade d'artistes" (Carteret). Read More about Museum Parisien Histoire Physiologique, Pittoresque, Philosophique et Grotesque de Toutes les...
[Paris]: Éditions des Deux-Rives, . No. 145 of 900 copies on vellum. Read More about Histoire d’Amour de la Rose de Sable
Paris: Furne, 1860. Moreau le Jeune. With Plates by Moreau. Demoustier's letters to a schoolgirl on the sometimes delicate and racy myths of the Greeks were all the rage at the end of the 18th century, and his book went through several editions -- with the Moreau plates they are..... Read More about Lettres ê Emilie sur la Mythologie
Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1856. Doré, Gustave. First Edition. "Le chef-d'oeuvre de Doré dans le genre fantastique....et puis le format est formdable!" Beraldi. Read More about La Légende du Juif errant, compositions et dessins par Gustave Doré, gravé par F. Rouger, O....
Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie Place de la Bourse, 29, . Read More about Album du Journal pour Rire 1848
[Philadelphia]: Gebbie & Co, ca. 1880s. Original steel-engraved plates after Doré for a Philadelphia edition of Tennyson's Idylls of the King. The illustrated Doré edition was first published by Moxon in London, 1867-8, with 36 steel-engraved plates. Comprising: "The Coming of Aurthur," "Guinevere," "Merlin and Vivien (4)," "Balin and Balan,"..... Read More about Twelve engraved steel plates to illustrate Tennyson's Idylls of the King
. Jules Renard, who later formed his name "Draner" as an anagram of his surname Renard, a name that he used all his life in all his drawings, as seen in this cartoon, was a famous illustrator for numerous famous newspapers in France. Read More about Cartoon of Uncle Sam or Brother Jonathan performing a trick with balls of Panama, Haiti and Cuba
Paris: Au Bureau De L`Eclipse, . Read More about Paris Assiégé Scènes de la Vie Parisienne pendant al Siége
Strassburg: J. H. Ed. Heitz (Heitz & Mündel), 1903. Read More about Versuch einer Dürer Bibliographie
Paris: Librairie de France, 1931. Legrand, Edy. First Edition, No. 131 of 168 copies (tirées sur les Presses du Châtel). An exotic novel, in French, set on a mythical tropical island, and illustrated with 50 imaginative black and white plates, conceived by the artist to exploit all the resources of..... Read More about Pentatoli
Paris: Les éditions G. Crès et Cie, 1922. No. 59 of 360 copies printed on Grand Vergé de Rives. La Fontaine with Eisen Plates. A superb edition featuring the original exquisite Eisen plates, an improved text, beautiful paper, fine typography, a pleasing overall design in a leather binding to match..... Read More about Contes et Nouvelles en Vers ... illustrés avec compositions gravées d'après les dessins de...
Paris: G. Crès, 1922. No. 1580 of 1380 copies printed on Vélin de Rives. With 83 Eisen Plates. A superbly edited and designed edition featuring the original exqusite Eisen plates; in a handsome binding. Read More about Contes et Nouvelles en Vers ... illustrés avec compositions gravées d'après les dessins de...
Geneva and Paris: Chez Lejay, 1771. First edition. Read More about Poësies Pastorales suivies De la Voix de la nature, Poëme, des Lettres de Sainville & de...
Antwerp: Apud Ioannem Meursium et Hieronimum Verdussium, 1635. Second edition (first printed 1629). The School of the Heart: Emblems by Van Bolswert. Van Haeften (1588-1648) was a Bendictine writer and provost of the Monastery of Afflighem, Belgium. Read More about Schola cordis, sive, Aversi à Deo cordis ad eumdem reductio, et instructio
Antwerp: Vulguait Boëtius a Bolswert, Typis Henrici Aertssenii, 1624. First edition. First edition of the most popular spiritual love emblem book, which made the genre popular throughout Europe in the 17th century and beyond. By the end of the 18th century the Pia Desideria had been reprinted nearly 40 times..... Read More about Pia desideria emblematis, elegiis & affectibus SS. Patrvm illustrata
[Leovardiae, i.e. Leeuwarden]: J. Coopmans, 1634. Second edition of the translation by Flitner of Murner’s Der Schelmen Zunfft (1512). Huth Copy. Second edition of this Renaissance emblem book, first published in Frankfurt in 1620. Flitner’s Latin text, from the 1512 German satire of Thomas Murner (1475 - 1537), Der Schelmen..... Read More about Nebulo nebulonum hoc est: Loco-seria vernaculae nequitiae censura, carmine iambico depicta...
Vienna: Kürner, 1704. Second (?) edition (first published in Vienna, 1676). Rare Austrian Emblem Book: None in America. An extremely rare and curious emblem book, with the text in the form of seven dialogues between Vir Politicus and Theologicus by the Hungarian Jesuit theologian Johann Raicsani (or Janos Rajcsanyi). The..... Read More about Itinerarium Athei ad Veritatis viam deducti; in quo Atheizantium objectae nebulae lucidissimo...
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1860. Read More about Moral Emblems with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs of All Ages and Nations..from Jacob Cats and...
[Arnhem/Amsterdam: Jan Janssonius/Dirk Pietersz Pers, ca. 1610]. Jode, Geerhardt de. Third edition. Compelling emblem book featuring half-page woodcuts by Jode with a biblical text beneath and facing commentary. The third edition of a work first published in 1579. Lacking final leaf of text but with all illustrations. Read More about Mikrokosmos [Greek]. Parvus Mundus
Basle: Genathianis, 1676. First edition with Holbein's illustrations. Holbein's Illustrations to Praise of Folly. A series of illustrated satirical treates on Catholic dogma, this book was released in English as "In Praise of Folly" and enjoyed a long life during the Protestant Reformation in several languages. Read More about Morias enkomion [Greek] Stultitiae laus ... cum commentariis Ger. Listrii, & figuris...
Wien (Vienna): Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. First edition. Social and Cultural History of the 'Wedding Night'. Compendium of historical, cultural, social and medical commentary on virginity and defloration, with chapters on anatomy, demi-vierges, infibulation, defloration technqiues. This volume in the "Legitimate Erotica" series includes a Facsimile Photo Album "from the..... Read More about Die Brautnacht: Eine Ethnologisch-Kulturgeshichtliche und Sexualphysiologisch Schilderung Ihres...
London: The Casanova Society, 1926. First Edition, one of 1380 copies. Read More about The Courtesan. The Part She has played in Classic and Modern Literature and in Life
N.p: Publisher unknown, n.d. [ca.1950s]. Edition of 300, unnumbered copy. "Cette édition de luxe sur vélin offset de 140 gr., limitée à 300 exemplaires, numérotés, pour un groupe de Bibliophiles, est strictement réservée aux souscripteurs.”. Unrecorded French Erotica. French libertine novel of erotic encounters at the seaside, with suite of..... Read More about Baignades Fin de Siècle
Munich: Hof-Buch & Kunsthandlung Adolf Ackermann, 1881. Read More about Götterdekameron. Ein Mythologischer Bilderscherz in Zwölf Bleistiffttändeleien con Amore...