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Published 22 Dec. 2016
Title

Le Calendrier de Vénus

Authors

Uzanne Octave

Description
viii-237pp-[3], relié, couverture illustrée par Daniel Vierge imprimée en couleurs. Édition originale tirée à 100 exemplaires en tirage de luxe sur divers papiers (parchemin, Japon, Chine, Renage, Whatman). Celui-ci, l'un des 15 sur Chine, est l'exemplaire personnel de l'auteur. Sous la justification, les mots autographes : « exemplaire sur chine de l'auteur » sont écrits au crayon par Octave Uzanne qui signe. Il contient le s particularités suivantes : l'illustration du premier plat de couverture est en deux états supplémentaires sur Chine, un état en noir avant la lettre, un état en bistre avec la lettre ; une encre originale signé de A.(lbert) Lynch ; le frontispice décliné sur 10 tirages différents – deux clichés d'impression retouchés à l'encre dont un en inversion, un tirage avant la lettre sur papier rose, le même en sanguine sur Chine, un troisième en sépia sur Chine, un quatrième en noir sur Chine, trois tirages en noir sur vergé avant la lettre, le tirage définitif sur Chine – ; un portrait de l'auteur rehaussé aux crayons de couleurs contresigné en bleu par Octave Uzanne ; un portrait gravé par Paul Avril de l'auteur, probablement réalisé spécialement pour cette édition. L'exemplaire est en outre enrichi d'une eau-forte originale de F. Courboin d'après Félicien Rops sous forme de compliment adressé par Octave Uzanne pour 1892 et du bulletin d'abonnement pour sa revue Le Livre Moderne. Octave Uzanne, grand amateur de reliures, a fait paré son exemplaire d'une demi-reliure à coins en maroquin lavallière, plats de papier caillouté 'œil de chat'. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons ornés de filets, fleurons et fleurs mosaïqués dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin bleu, lieu et millésime dorés en queue. Rares doublures et gardes volantes réalisées en estampes japonaises (Zeshin et Kyosaï notamment), doubles gardes de papiers peignés. Tête dorée, non rogné, couv. conservée. [V.Champs]. Exempt de rousseurs, ce qui est rare sur un tel papier. Provenance : Octave Uzanne (ex-libris multiples et vente), Isidoro Fernandez (ex-libris)
Publication place:

Publisher

Edouard Rouveyre

Date of publication:

1880

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

probablement le 16/12/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-22

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Published 20 Dec. 2016
Title

View of the Boiling Spring in Iceland Called the Great Geyser [&] View of the Boiling Spring in Iceland Called the New Geyser

Authors

J. Baynes. C. Hullmandel

Description
Pair of lithographs of Geysers in Iceland made from drawings by Sir Thomas Stanley.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1820

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

May 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-20

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Published 07 Dec. 2016
Title

Observations on Modern Gardening

Authors

WHATELEY Thomas

Description
[viii] + 257pp. Ist edition untrimmed in original boards, new spine and label. Reinforced at the inner hinges but sympathetically done. Ownership possibly initially Anthony Eyre (1727-1788) of The Grove with his bookplate. In 1762 he purchased the manor and estate of Grove in Nottinghamshire, adjacent to his other properties at Rampton, Treswell and Headon, from Mr William Levinz. He undertook alterations to Grove Hall and made it his principal residence. Authorship written in pen on title page. Whateley wrote this book while living in the Mansion House in Nonsuch Park. Close on the heels of George Mason's Essay on Design in Gardening, Whateley's Observations provide the most comprehensive work on the theory and practice of English landscape gardening in the naturalistic taste before Horace Walpole's brief Essay on Modern Gardening (1782). Further it includes descriptions of key landscape gardens of the day that are hailed for the exactness.They include Stowe, Hagley, Peterfield, Painshill, Claremont and Esher Place etc.
Publication place:

Publisher

T Payne

Date of publication:

1770

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

on or around 18th November 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-07

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Published 07 Dec. 2016
Title

THE LANDSCAPE GARDENING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE of the late Humphry Repton Esq., being his entire works on these subjects: a new edition, with an historical and scientific introduction, a systematic analysis, a biographical notice, notes, and a copiou

Authors

LOUDON J C

Description
8vo, xxxi, 619 pp., [4, advertisements]; engraved portrait, 253 wood-engraved text illustrations; original publisher's brown diamond grain cloth, blocked in blind and the spine lettered gilt; spine just a little faded, new endpapers, else fine. The first collected edition of Repton's writings, edited by John Claudius Loudon, with his customary attention to detail, and practicability.
Publication place:

Publisher

printed for the authors

Date of publication:

1840

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

on or around 18th November 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-07

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Published 21 Nov. 2016
Title

Sinclairs Notizbuch

Authors

Hesse Hermann.

Description
Limited and signed edition, # 1014 of 1100, signed by Hesse with H Hesse
Publication place:

Publisher

Rascher

Date of publication:

1923

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

end of Sept 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-11-21

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Published 03 Nov. 2016
Title

Accordez-moi une audience et je vous réciterai les vers d'un poète inconnu avec une telle éloquence que vous me voudrez de suite Roi mais je le refuserai

Authors

SURVAGE, Leopold -- PIEUX, Léonard (baronness Hélène d'Oettingen 1887-1950).

Description
Contemporary printed illustrated wrappers. First and unique edition of one of the most remarkable early 20th century illustrated books. This very rare work, entirely engraved, is illustrated with 13 full-page woodcuts in colour (one folding).Printed in 110 copies, all on China paper.
Publication place:

Publisher

SIC

Date of publication:

1919

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

28/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-11-03

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Exposition Céramique Vallauris 1959

Authors

Picasso

Description
Signed 9/175.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1959

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Madoura, 81 rue d'Antibes, Cannes

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed in pencil and numbered 55/100
Publication place:

Publisher

Galerie Madoura

Date of publication:

1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Un demi-siècle de livres illustrés

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original zincography in 3 colors. Signed with red crayon.
Publication place:

Publisher

Galerie Matarasso

Date of publication:

1956

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Affiches Originales des Maîtres de l'Ecole de Paris

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original lithograph in 4 colors.
Publication place:

Publisher

Maison de la Pensée

Date of publication:

1959

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Exposition Vallauris

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed in pencil and numbered 154/175
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Toros in Vallauris in 1957

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed with red crayon.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

July 1957

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Galerie Louise Leiris ... dessins 1959-1960

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color lithograph.
Publication place:

Publisher

Mourlot

Date of publication:

1960

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 27 Oct. 2016
Title

Poster: Sala Gaspar

Authors

Picasso

Description
Black and white lithograph.
Publication place:

Publisher

Sala Gaspar... Dibujos de Picasso

Date of publication:

January - February 1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 06 Oct. 2016
Title

La Sphere des deux mondes, composee en Francois, par Darinel, pasteur des Amadis.

Authors

BOILEAU DE BOUILLON, Gilles.

Description
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ff. (iv) 57 (i.e. 58), (ii) . π⁴ A-M⁴, N4(N2 folding+'N3′), O-P⁴ last blank. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut printer's device on title, another on verso of last, woodcut initials, historiated woodcut tailpiece, typographical ornaments, 28 small woodcut illustrations in text, 19 full page maps, one folding. Age yellowing, t-p slightly dusty, two small tears in lower margin just touching imprint with no loss, some marginal soiling in places, the odd ink splash or mark, outer upper corner torn to map of Tunis with minor loss, tiny single worm hole in first four quires. A good copy in modern limp vellum antique, yapp edges remains of ties, spine with morocco label gilt.
Publication place:

Publisher

Iehan Richard, au Soleil d’Or

Date of publication:

1555

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 06 Oct. 2016
Title

The strange and delectable History of the discoverie and Conquest of the Provinces of Peru...

Authors

ZARATE, Augustin de

Description
FIRST EDITION. 4to. ff. [viii] 88 (1-12 unnumbered) [iv]. Black letter. Title within woodcut frame, flanked by Moses with the two Tablets of the Law, and King David (McKerrow and Ferguson 117), 7 half-page woodcut illustrations, including of the 'Riche Mines of Potossi', local animals, construction work for a new city, and a horned man (two repeated), woodcut initials throughout. Blank fore-edge of A3 restored, one leaf holed at gutter with loss of a few letters, general age-yellowing, a few leaves lightly browned, some running titles and outer edges a little shaved. A good copy in blind tooled diced Russia c1800, covers with gilt lozenge, neatly rebacked, a.e.g. Contemporary marginalia, ex-libris of Boies Penrose on fly, gilt leather ex-libris of Rt. Hon. Thomas Grenville on upper pastedown, 17thC shelfmark in blank upper portion of title.
Publication place:

Publisher

Richard Ihones

Date of publication:

1581

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 06 Oct. 2016
Title

Memoralia ex variis utriusque Iuris Doctoribus collecta.

Authors

COTTA, Catellano

Description
8vo, pp. (40), 942, (50). Neat Roman letter, little Greek, large woodcut initials. Original paperflaw affecting one letter on p. 175, tiny rust spots to pp. 269-273. Very crisp copy in English contemporary calf, blind-tooled boards, double-panelled, fleuron in central frame and fleur-de-lis ornaments to corners, red morocco label, slightly worn, minor losses on the edges, repair to head and foot of the spine, front joint and spine a bit cracked. Endpapers from a contemporary English-Latin Black Letter dictionary. Modern book plate on front pastedown and of the great Bridgewater Library on title verso, early shelf marks on title.
Publication place:

Publisher

Jean Frellon

Date of publication:

1556

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 06 Oct. 2016
Title

An exposition of certaine difficult and obscure words, and termes of the lawes of this realme. Newly amended and augmented, both in French and English, for the helpe of such young students as are desirous to attaine to the knowledge of the same.

Authors

RASTELL, John

Description
8vo. ff. [iv], 196, double column. English in Black letter, French in Roman letter. Small typographical ornament on t-p, engraved bookplate of Edward Jackson Baron, on pastedown. Light age yellowing, small closed tear at gutter of title, title and verso of last a bit dusty. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties.
Publication place:

Publisher

Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers

Date of publication:

1615

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 16 Sept. 2016
Title

Historia delle guerre civili di Francia (...) Nelle quale si contengono le operationi di quattro rè, Francesco II. Carlo IX. Henrico III. & Henrico IV. cognominati il Grande.

Authors

Davila, H.C.

Description
2 in-folio maroquin rouge du temps à l'emblème de la toison d'or frappé or au centre et aux angles des plats
Publication place:

Publisher

"nella Stamperia reale"

Date of publication:

1644

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2016-09-16

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Published 25 Aug. 2016
Title

Handwritten Civil War Diary of Arminius Wesley Bill

Authors

(Arminius Wesley Bill)

Description
The cover reads "Personal history during the Civil War. Arminius Wesley Bill DIARY Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865. Three years and ten months." Also on the cover is a color drawing of two crossed flags and the quote "The flag I love shall float on high, and cover my coffin when I die." The book is heavily annotated with hand-drawn maps and newspaper articles.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

between mid-April and June 6, 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-08-25

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