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CHEF-D'EUVRE OF BINDING BY LORTIC.

PRINTED ON VELLUM, WITH

ORIGINAL DRAWINGS.

101 LONGUS. ES AMOURS PASTORALES DE DAPHNIS ET CHLOE.

Traduction nouvelle (par De Bure St. Aubin). WITH 29
ORIGINAL PEN DRAWINGS by MARTINI, AND
A DUPLICATE SET BY THE SAME ARTIST (both on vellum),
EXQUISITELY COLORED, EQUAL TO THE FINEST IVORY MINIA-

TURES, from the designs attributed to the Duke of Orleans. 2 vols. IN ONE, ROYAL 410., SUPERBLY BOUND IN FULL CITRON

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$2,600 00.

Paris, chez Larny, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1787
UNIQUE COPY, ON VELLUM.
One of the most remarkable, if indeed it be not the very finest speci-

men of modern typography executed on vellum. Considering the
size of the page, and the difficulty met with in obtaining a clear
surface, together with a uniform thickness of the material for so

large a work, it is a marvel of perfection. The series of drawings by Martini, included in the above, disclose a spirited and characteristic touch, that evinces the band of a con

In the colored series, although they are only 54 by 4 inches in size, the figures, fowers, foliage, costumes, &c., are so exquisitely touched, and with a coloring so brilliant, harmonious, and delicate, as to excite the astonishment and admiration of the

beholder. The instructions of the owner to M. Lortic were, that the book should

be placed in a dress equal to its merits, and most thoroughly were his orders obeyed. It is a gem that any collector might covet.

MOREAU'S ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. 102 LETTERS D'HÉLOISE ET D'ABAILARD, traduction

nouvelle, avec le texte latin à côté. Édition ornée de huit

Figures d'après les dessins de Moreau le jeune.
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summate master.

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GREEN LEVANT, COMPLETELY COVERED WITH A MOST RE-
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MARIUS MICHEL. Bound by HARDY-MENNIL. $960 00.

Paris, L'Imprimerie de Didot le Jeune, 1794
UNIQUE, from the Collection of Renouard.
This superb volume contains THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS IN SEPIA

BY MOREAU, all of the most exquisite finish, and considered as

the finest productions of this celebrated artist. To these superb designs are added a duplicate set of the engravings

in two states, to wit: the Etching, and the finished plate, in an UNLETTERED PROOF STATE. Also, Proof Impressions of the series engraved at London by Watson, after Catel of Berlin, which are

themselves of great rarity. The binding of this choice volume is the result of several months'

labor, and cost 1,800 francs—$360 in gold. It was considered by the artist to be his Chef-d'Euvre. As a specimen of the perfection to which the art of book-binding has attained in France, at the present day, it can not be excelled.

THE TWO PRECEDING LOTS MAY BE CONSIDERED NOT ONLY THE CHIEF

AMONG THE NUMEROUS SUPERB BOOKS IN THIS COLLECTION, BUT AS
THE EQUALS, IF NOT THE SUPERIORS, OF ANY EXISTING SPECIMENS IN
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HANDS. IN THEIR PRODUCTION THE ART OF BOOK-

MAKING HAS BEEN CARRIED TO THE HIGHEST PERFECTION IN EACH AND

EVERY OF ITS MANY DEPARTMENTS.

103 RONSARD, EUVRES DE, revisées et corrigées par l'auteur peu

avant son trespas, et encores depuis augmentées de plu-
sieurs commentaires. 10 vols. in 5, 16mo, beautifully
bound in crushed crimson levant morocco, super-extra, gilt
backs, sides, and inside borders, by HARDY-MENNIL.
$120 00

Paris, chez Gabriel Buon, 1597
Ronsard was idolized in his time. He was styled the Prince of Poets.

The principal prize at the Floral Games was awarded him, and was thought to be a reward so much below his merit that the city of Toulouse forwarded him a silver figure of Minerva, accompanied by a decree, in which he was called Le Poëte Français par Excellence. He was patronized, among others, by Mary Queen of Scots. He first introduced the Ode among the French.

104 ZELIS AU BAINE. Poëme en Quatres Chants. Lettre de Barne

velt, dans sa Prison, à Truman Son Ami. Lettre de Zeila jeune Sauvage, esclave a Constantinople à Valcour, Officier Français. Illustrated with designs by EISEN, engraved by De Longueil, Mise, etc. PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS. 8vo., full red morocco, elegantly gilt back and sides, gilt leaves, and green silk lining, in Louis Quatorze style. $22 50.

Geneva, 1764-8 LARGE PAPER. 105 GALERIE FRANÇAISE DE FEMMES CÉLÈBRES, par leur rang, ou leur

beauté; 76 Portraits en pied, dessinés par Lanté, gravés
par Gatine, et colorés avec soin, avec Notices sur les
Habillements, par La Messagère. 4to., full morocco
extra. 837 50.

Paris, 1840
FROM VAN DER HELLE'S LIBRARY.
Beautiful portraits of handsome women, whose names are famous

in French History: Heloise, Agnes Sorel, Mad. de Sevigne, Marie

Stuart, La Valliere, Maintenon, Marie Antoinette, Josephine, etc. 106 LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, ou Lettres recueillies dans une

Société et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres.
Par M C..... de L... Plates. 4 vols. 16mo., half

morocco, gilt tops, uncut. $18 00. Amsterdam, 1782 107 MÉMOIRES, Vie et Aventures de Tsonnonthonau, Roi d'une

Nation Indienne, appellée Jes Têtes rondes. Traduits librement de l'Anglois. 2 vols. 8vo. half calf. $8 75.

Verrieres-Suisses, 1787 Any thing but what it purports to be. “Je suis bien éloigné de justifier la multitude des choses licencieuses

qui s'y trouvent, mais je dois observer que les Anglois n'ont point

de Sorbonne.Traducteur. 108 HISTOIRE DES PAPES. Crimes, Meurtres, Empoisonnements,

Parricides, Adultères, Incestes, depuis Saint Pierre jusqu'à
Gregoire XVI.

Histoire des Saints, des Martyrs, des
Pères de l'Eglise, des Ordres religieux, des Conciles, etc.
Splendidement illustrée de gravures, executées par les premiers
Artistes. 10 vols., imperial 8vo., half calf. $90 00.

Paris, 1842 There is in the above work, in addition to the engravings which pro

perly belong to it, a series of beautifully colored desigps.

109 ALFRED DE MUSSET. EUVRES COMPLÈTES DE, avec lettres

inédites, variantes, notes, index, &c. Notice Biograph-
ique par son frère. Édition dédié aux amis du poëte, ele-
gantly printed by Claye, on papier de Hollande. Illustrated
with a portrait of the author, after Landelle, and twenty-
eight engravings on steel, after designs by Bida, engraved by
Colin, Meunier, Goutière, Lavasseur, 8c., under the direction
of M. Henriquel Dupont. ARTISTS' PROOFS, ON INDIA

PAPER.

10 vols., IMPERIAL 8vo. BOUND IN FULL CRIMSON LEVANT

MOROCCO, SUPER-EXTRA, CRUSHED AND POLISHED, ELABO-

RATELY TOOLED BACKS, INSIDE BORDERS to a dentelle pat-

tern, MARBLED-GILT LEAVES, CONTENTS LETTERED, by

DAVID. $240 00.

Paris, Charpentier, 1866

LARGE PAPER. Only a limited number printed. The pres-

ent is No. 100, subscribed for by M. le Vicomte de E. R. T.
The best and only complete edition of the works of this celebrated

author.

110 ST. PIERRE. PAUL ET VIRGINIE, suivi de la Chaumiere In-

dienne. With twenty plates, by Dessene and Corbould,

those of the former in two states, and proofs before letters,

on India paper. 12mo., full blue levant morocco, crushed

and polished, gilt extra, inside borders, gilt top, uncut

edges, by Allo. $22 50.

Paris, 18%

LARGE PAPER.

111 VOLTAIRE. LA PUCELLE, Poëme en XXI. Chants. Avec les

Notes et les Variantes. Édition conformé a l'originale

publiée en 1784. Plates by Moreau, brilliant impressions.

2 vols. 8vo, full crimson morocco extra, gilt leaves, inside

borders, and blue silk linings. $25 00.

Société Lit. et Typog., Paris, 1787

112 CostUMES. MOEURS ET COUTUMES des Peuples, ou Collection

de Tableaux représentant les usages remarquables, les
mariages, funerailles, supplices, et fêtes des diverses na-
tions du Monde. Colored plates. 2 vols. 4to, half morocco
gilt, silk boards. $13 50.

Paris, 1811

FROM THE VAN DER HELLE COLLECTION.

113 LA FONTAINE. CONTES ET NOUVELLES en Vers. Pierre

Didot's Splendid Edition of this French Classic in two vols.
Quarto, LARGE PAPER, extended to sir, and an additional

volume in Royal Folio, composed entirely of plates. TOGETHER SEVEN VOLUMES, SUPERBLY BOUND IN RED LEVANT

MOROCCO, SUPER-EXTRA, each volume separately enclosed in a half morocco cover, lined with chamois, and lettered on the back, which is again enclosed in a neat marbled board etui,

by David. $1355 00. Paris, L'an III. (1795) No idea of the richness of these volumes can be formed, ex.

cept from a personal inspection. In addition to the plates after the designs of Fragonard, which properly belong to this edition, upwards of 800 extra illustrations from other sources, have been lavishly added, by the best artists and engravers, among which may

be mentioned the following: 48 Portraits of La Fontaine, by various engravers. 80 Designs by Eisen, (Fermier Generaux Edition,) PROOF BEFORE 13 Additional to above by same engraver.

[LETTERS.
63 Ornamental designs by Chaffard, on INDIA PAPER.
54 Vignettes of different sizes.
35 Plates by Romain de Booge.
60

" Cochin.
75 “ Desenne, before letters and on India Paper.
39 " Desenne and others.
95

Duplessis-Berteaux.
24 " Gouget-Desrays.
25 “ Du Cornet and others.
21

Desrays.
10

Gravelot. 8 " Marillier. 8

“ Herrent.

6 Moreau.
8 “ Bovinet and Le Prince, etc., etc.
Among the large engravings in the folio volume, are the following

celebrated plates, viz.
La Fleuve Scamandre, by Boucher.
Le Cas de Conscience, by Eisen.

Lisa Giocondo, by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The series of designs engraved by De Larmessin, viz.

Le Gascon Puni.
Les Deux Amis.
Le Villageois qui cherche son Veau.
A Femme Avare.

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