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  • ( Architecture-Hungary)
    NADAI, Pal
    HAZ KERT NAPFENY (House Garden Sun).

    First edition. Art Deco influences are shown abundantly in this wide-ranging domestic architecture book including everything from potted plants to exterior architecture. Featured architects and designers include: Schneider Karoly; Fritz Breuhaus; J.J. Adnet etc. Text and illustrations in photograph and drawing are very attractively framed within a green printed border. For Hungarian Houses and Gardens.

    Original green cloth backed silver paper covered boards with decorative cover in red and green on upper cover, printed red seal on lower cover; covers are gently scuffed; edges, including spine ends, minimally rubbed or bumped; very faint scattered foxing to text. Overall, a nice copy.

    Book ID: 16706
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  • (Gentilly)
    MAISON DE PLAISANCE A GENTILLY PREZ PARIS.

    An eighteenth century vue d'optique of the garden courtyards at Gentilly.

    Copperplate engraving, older coloring; trimmed slightly above bottom margin of impression mark, but well below letterpress, faint browning upper left corner margin.

    Book ID: 14447
    Tags: Olympia6
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  • LASSUS, Bernard.
    LES PINS.

    No. 29 of 750 copies. With introductory words in English and in French by Stephan Bann. An intriguing series of photographs of the barks of the pines in the Forêt de la Courbre on the French coast is presented here in a long folding plate extending to approximately 53 cm.

    Original stiff paper covers.

    Book ID: 14905
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  • (Rose perfume)
    SAWER, J. CH., F.L.S.
    RHODOLOGIA. A Discourse On Roses, And the Odour Of Rose.

    First edition. Sawer intended this work to interest colonists in the potential of rose development and the rose industry. " Details are also given which are intended to interest students, manufacturing chemists, and buyers of rose-products." (from the preface). The emphasis is on the perfume of the rose, with discussion of Indian methods of distillation, the Bulgarian rose industry, rose industry in Germany and France. With discussion of plant perfumes that resemble the rose. A fold-out map charts the rose-farming districts in Bulgaria. Stock 2613; Werger & Burton 1058.

    Original printed paper wraps, spine partially perished, front cover loose; internally fine.

    Book ID: 16108
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  • (Color Plates)
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, by Berquin
    Berquin
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, Contenant L’Histoire Abrégée De Animaux:

    With a biographical notice on Arnaud Berquin by J.C. Demerville. This is a beautifully preserved copy of this updated 19th century edition of Berquin’s INTRODUCTION FAMILIÈRE À LA SCIENCE DE LA NATURE written over a half century earlier. “Despite the popularity of the work of Mme Le Prince de Beaumont, Mme d’Epinay and Mme de Genlis, it is Arnaud Berquin(1747-1791) who is most often credited with being the real pioneer of children’s literature in France.” (Brown, P.E. A CRITICAL HISTORY OF FRENCH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE. Vol.One: 1600-1830, P. 147.

    Original decoratively gilt cloth over boards; original endpapers; a red pen notation on flyleaf, a.e.g. Near fine.

    Book ID: 16528
    Tags: olympia6
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  • ILLUSTRATED CALENDAR WITH GRASSET COVER)
    (GRASSET, EUG.)
    CALENDRIER OFFERT PAR LA BELLE JARDINIERE...NOS JARDINS.

    A lovely calendar for the 1902 season with illustrations by numerous artists including Eugene Grasset for November. Grasset also illustrated the cover.

    Original cover loose, as issued. with 12 colored plates tied at the top edge.

    Book ID: 16589
    Tags: olympia8
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  • (Planned Residential Properties - Auction)
    (Anonymous)
    ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD PROPERTIES SITUATED IN THE UNIQUE WELL-PLANNED ESTATE OF ANGMERING-ON SEA Including: The Sports and Residential Club Premises Known As “Angmering Court”...To Be Sold By Auction As A Whole Or In Lots At The Old Ship Hotel, BrightonOn Tuesday, 20th September,1932.

    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12…

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    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12 plans (segments of the whole with more detail).These include freehold cottages; court stables; distinctive residences; flats; business premises; building sites; more residences, etc. The photographs illustrate Palm Court ( attached residences) a block of shops and flats, Angmering Court ( a handsome court and residential complex), a view of the Lido, tea room and promenade. As this estate was being auctioned as a whole or in parts, it seems that the original developers were not involved in the completion of the plan. Yet, the plan, itself, is well detailed and the overall key plan gives a sense of what might have been a truly elegant development. “ In Keeping”

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    Original paper covers, sewn, with some wrinkling, insignificant chipping, and damp staining at edges; a pen notation “I” on upper cover. ; internally very good with only the occasional patch of very light foxing.

    Book ID: 16659
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  • JULIA DE FONTENELLE, (Jean Sebastien Eugène) and Henri TOLLARD.
    MANUEL DE L'HERBORISTE, L'Épicier-Droguiste Et Du Grainier-Pépiniériste et Horticulteur.

    A two-volume Roret manual providing details on plant characteristics: where they grow, what their medical properties are and what their chemical analysis reveals. Henri Tollard contributed the portion of the manual addressed to the needs of nursery and seedsmen, horticulturists.

    Original printed paper covers, worn at spine heels, light to moderate foxing to text, but otherwise well preserved.

    Book ID: 16721
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  • (Vavin illustrations)
    LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. Ouvrage Illustré De Douze Vignettes Rehaussées En Couleur, d’Après les Dessins de A. Varin

    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy…

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    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy spinning) are engraved by Lejeune. The lithography is by Godard. Leneveux brought a similar spirit of transformed nature to her LES FLEURS PARLANTS (1845) and LES ANIMAUX PARLANTS (1845). Gumachian 373 ( in a different binding); Cotsen No. 27283, Cotsen Catalogue 3470. We have located 4 copies in the U.S.; 3 in France; 1 in the Netherlands; and 1 in the V&A through OCLC. A scarce little book. “Les insectes musiciens, les fourmis maconne....”

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    Contemporary brown cloth with gilt ruled and lettered spine, blind-embossed design on upper and lower covers, spine shows sewing bumps and the binding is tight - possibly re-cased with original endpapers at an early date; laid in to this copy, separately, are 4 uncoloured lithographed plates on cream tinted background which repeat the images of 4 coloured ones in the text; the binding matches the description of the CBC copy at UCLA; original or contemporary endpapers; light to moderate scattered foxing; a few signatures with uniformly browned paper; colour plates unblemished, fresh,and bright; with tissue guards to all but one plate, one tissue guard with tear. An attractive and very well preserved copy.

    Book ID: 16779
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  • (Interactive Cartography)
    MAP PUZZLE. by (PARAVIA, G.B.)
    (PARAVIA, G.B.)
    MAP PUZZLE. Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale.

    A carefully preserved, fairly complex map puzzle in its original box. It consists of twenty wooden cubes with coloured printed paper atlas sections on all six sides of each cube. Provided as guides or correction, are six loose sheets with rectos completely filled with detailed maps: Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale. The sheet for Italia is the box cover paste-down. Giovanni Battista Paravia’s publishing house began in 1802 and continued throughout the 19th century under various management, as G.B. Paravia. From its early focus on religious and scholastic texts, and spurred by Italian Unification, Paravia developed interests in educational material and maps, globes, and, eventually, atlases, dictionaries, and children’s books. A map puzzle such as this exemplifies…

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    A carefully preserved, fairly complex map puzzle in its original box. It consists of twenty wooden cubes with coloured printed paper atlas sections on all six sides of each cube. Provided as guides or correction, are six loose sheets with rectos completely filled with detailed maps: Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale. The sheet for Italia is the box cover paste-down. Giovanni Battista Paravia’s publishing house began in 1802 and continued throughout the 19th century under various management, as G.B. Paravia. From its early focus on religious and scholastic texts, and spurred by Italian Unification, Paravia developed interests in educational material and maps, globes, and, eventually, atlases, dictionaries, and children’s books. A map puzzle such as this exemplifies the firm’s dedication to a unified Italian education system. This is not for young children, but for more mature students and adults. It was published before WWII; in 1920, the firm’s name changed to Societa Anomina G.B. Paravia e C. Most uncommon.

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    Original paper covered wooden box with original brass closure. The sheet map for Italia is pasted down to upper cover of box, as issued and bordered in darkened gold paper or thread lacking less than 3 cm.; some minor edgewear, with just a bit of wood exposed on one bottom box corner; light to moderate foxing overall. Internally there are twenty wooden cubes with portions of paper maps printed on all fsix sides, mild foxing, occasional bit of bubbling, very infrequent bits of wood exposed on cubes. The plain cream paper lining of the box is moderately foxed. In all, well preserved.

    Book ID: 16783
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