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Tratatto Su La Commedia Dell'arte, Ossia Improvvisa. Maschere Italiane, Ed Alcune Scene Del...
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Tratatto Su La Commedia Dell'arte, Ossia Improvvisa. Maschere Italiane, Ed Alcune Scene Del Carevale Di Roma

by Valentini, Francesco

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Berlin: Wittich, 1826. Berlin: Guglielmo Wittich, 1826 .Bound with Abhandlung uber die comodie aus dem stegreif un die Italianische masken... Berline: Ludwig Wilhelm Wittich , 1826. 4to, half red levant and red linen covered boards; gilt decorated spine. Joints worn; text pages and the paper of the final two plates browned. Twenty superb and colored plates of characters and scenes of the commedia dell'arte, including Pantalone, Arlecchino, Smeraldina and a male and female Pulcinella (who evolved into the Punch of English Punch and Judy shows). An important text, complete in Italian and German as called for. "Comedy of the craft of improvisation" with masked types in specific roles in travelling companies performing on outside stages with minimal props. Begun in Italy in the 16th century and popular in Germany after the publication of Goethe's Romische Carneval in 1789. This improvised acting became a professional theatrical form with an established repertoire. Women's roles were… Read more
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Nelly et Jean. Nous Deux. Simple Papiers Du Tiroir Secret

Nelly et Jean. Nous Deux. Simple Papiers Du Tiroir Secret

by Valotaire, Marcel

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Paris: Couluma et Vernant, 1929. Two volumes. 8vo, loose as issued in color pictorial wrappers with some scattered foxing; deckled edges. One of 200 sets on Arches (of a total edition of 295) privately printed for the authors and their friends. An erotic epistolary novel with 46 Art Deco illustrations by Jean Dulac printed in color of a couple's amorous adventures. Text in alternating fragments of journals and letters between Nelly, ayoung art stjdent, and Jean, her professor. DutelII-2054: "Cette edition etait la plus chere des editions clandestines de l'epoque. " Pascal Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 983.. Color Pictorial Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Jean Dulac. 8vo.
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Les Veber's

by veber, Pierre and Jean

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Paris: Emile Testard, 1895. 4to, original color illustrated wrappers depicting the brothers holding masks and their names lettered in seven languages. Number 4 of only 25 copies on Japon Imperial of an edition of fifty. Fine copy of collection of lampoons of Belle Époque culture. Les Veber's was the collective pseudonym of the brothers. Pierre was the editor of Gil Blas, a weekly journal devoted to theater, music hall and café-concert performances. His brother Jean was a prodigiously talented caricaturist and printmaker, who caricatures here the notable figures of Parisian theater, belles-lettres and politics. Jean contributed also to Le Rire and L'Assiette au Beurre. Numerous double portraits of the brothers appear throughout the text. An illustration can be found on my website by clicking on Catalogue 31 (item 86).. Color Illustrated Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Jean Weber. 4to.
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A Traveller's Notes, or Notes of a Tour Through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, the Australian Colonies and New Zealand During the Years 1891-1893

by Veitch, James Herbert

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Chelsea: James Veitch and Sons at the Royal Exotic Nursery, 1896. 4to, green cloth lettered in black with contemporary decorative label in Japanese on front cover. Some light aging and occasional spotting else a clean, tight copy. Printed for private circulation, this is the first and only edition. Folding color map of the world with Veitch's route marked in red, nine fine photogravures with tissue guards and many other photographic illustrations. James Herbert Veitch was a member of a distinguished horticultural family, owners of the most famous British nursery of the 19th century. He undertook this trip to study vegetation of these regions and to see whether plants of these countries could flourish in English gardens. In addition to his botanical work, he recorded his observations of the countries and people that he visited.. Cloth. Near Fine. 4to.
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learning from Las Vegas

learning from Las Vegas

by Venturi, Robert, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour

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Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 1972. Folio, dark gray cloth, gilt-lettered spine and cover with inset color photographic insert. Cloth slightly faded with a few faint spots on front cover and discoloration on back cover. Gilt spine and cover lettering bright. An excellent copy. With 240 illustrations: maps, drawings, black and white and color photographs. A seminal and controversial post-modernist work which became a cult book for a generation of architects. "The ugly and the ordinary" everyday city landscape with mass culture, pop-art Las Vegas as a springboard for contemporary architecture and an embrace of popular culture in place of what the authors saw as the dead end functionalism of postwar modernism. Ada Louis Huxtable: "these studies are brilliant... the kind of art history and theory that is rarely produced.". Cloth with Inset. Near Fine. Folio.
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Paris Qui Crie. Petit Métiers
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Paris Qui Crie. Petit Métiers

by Vidal, Pierre

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Paris: Georges Chamerot Pour Les Amis Du Livre, 1890. Pretty contemporary binding by G. Champs of brown levant, gilt. Gilt filet border on covers with gilt rose in corners; spine gilt-lettered with climbing vine and urn design. Original black and gilt wrappers and spine bound in with colored scenes on each cover. Minor marginal spotting. One of 120 copies. Preface by Henri Beraldi, scholar and the most distinguished book collector of his time, who initiated a series of illustrated books celebrating life and locales in Paris, published in very limited editions. Thirty colored plates and one vignettte by Pierre Vidal depicting peddlers and merchants, each with facing text by various authors. In addition to the flower girl, street singer and food and drink vendors, there is a chair renter for outdoor evnts, a man who picks up cigar butts and a ticket scalper. Vicaire I, 46. Brown Levant, Gilt. Fine. Illus. by Pierre Vidal. Large 8vo.
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Histoire de la Coiffure Feminine.

by Villermont, Comtesse Marie de.

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Paris: Librairie Renouard,, 1892. Very Good. Costume & Fashion Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1892. Thick 4to, handsome red half-morocco and marbled boards; gilt-ornamented spine. Original pictorial wrappers bound in but loose. Tape remna nt and library stamp with sma ll hole on title page. Chromolithograph frontispiece and 570 full page and vignette illustrations; 822 pages. . Morocco and Boards. Fine.. Thick 4to.
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L. Cappiello, Son Vie et Son Oeuvre

by Viénot, Jacques

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Paris: Editions De Clermont, 1946. Small square 4to, nice modern binding of oatmeal linen with large calf spine label; sections of original wrappers laid in. Fine. With 144 pages; chapters on Cappiello's caricatures, posters, paintings, costume and theater design, etc. Well illustrated with mostly full page plates, some in color. Cappiello was a gifted and successful advertising and poster artist, whose work is striking and expressive. . Linen And Boards.. Fine.. Illus. by Illustrated by Cappiello... Small Square 4to.
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Zadig, Oder Das Geshick: Eine Morgenlandische Geschicte

Zadig, Oder Das Geshick: Eine Morgenlandische Geschicte

by Voltaire, Jean Francois

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Berlin: Pan-Presse, 1912. Berlin: Pan-Presse (Verlag Paul Cassirer), l1912. Small folio, original mustard cloth with lettering and design in black. Slightly bowed else fine and fresh. Of 250 numbered copies, this is one of 170 on Holland paper printed in Tiemann-Antiqua type. Forty original tipped-in jewel-like etchings, some full page by Marcus Behmer: his magnum opus. The eleventh work of the Pan-Presse, started by Paul Cassirer and specializing in luxury editions of books and graphics. His gallery represented leading members of the Berlin Secession, of which Behmer was a member. Rodenberg, page 453. Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Marcus Behmer.. Small Folio.
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Chinese Influence on European Garden Structures

by Von Erdberg, Eleanor

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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936. Small 4to, maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Very fine except for two pages of illustrations which are a little darkened (in printing?). The first of the scarce Harvard Landscape Architecture monographs. Influence of Chinoiserie on garden design and structure, with 94 illustrations, bibliography, and annotated list of buildings mentioned in the text. Chapters on the Anglo-Chinese garden, garden buildings in the grotesque and exotic styles, and so on. Illustrations from Chambers, Staunton, Le Rouge, Krafft, Grohmann, Halfpenny and others.. Cloth. Fine. Small 4to.
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Panorma Des XII Mois De l'An (Panorama of the Twelve Months of the Year)
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Panorma Des XII Mois De l'An (Panorama of the Twelve Months of the Year)

by Vox, Maximilien

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Paris: Librairie Lutetia, 1920. small square 8vo in leporello form (fold-out panorma). Publisher's card wrappers with large color illustration on front. String tie. Fine. One of 250 numbered copies. Twelve color plates with unpublished verse by Vox underneath forming a foldifng frieze. Vox, a pseudonym for Sameuel William Theodore Monod, was an important writer, cartoonist, illustrator, publisher, art theorist and historian. A rare jeux d'esprit of undeniable charm.. Illustrated Card Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Maximilien Vox. Small Square 8vo.
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La Danse.

by Vuillier, Gaston.

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Paris: Hachette et Cie., 1898. Performing arts (Paris) Hachette et Cie. 1898. Large thick 4to, beige leather and marbled paper-covered boards, spine banded and gilt- ornamented. Original decorated wrappers bound in. An attractive bo ok documenting t he history of dance from earliest to contemporary times. Profusely illustrated with 20 photogravure plates and about 400 illustrations in the text. Beaumont: "The most comprehensive general history of dancing at present available...most informative and entertaining." Derra de Moroda 2577. Niles/Leslie, pp. 551-2. Magriel, p. 35. Leather and Boards. Fine.. Large Thick 4to.
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