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Rare European Artists Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are so many incredible European artists, and there is a wide selection of rare books about European artists to choose from. Some of the rare European art books featured below focus on specific artists, and other books are written solely about individual European artists. Many of these books have beautiful illustrations, and the books themselves could be considered works of art.

CHRONIQUES DES TEMPS HÉROIQUES by [Picasso, Pablo]: Jacob, Max

[ Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. Small quarto. Stiff lithographically decorated wrappers. Lithographed three panel frontis (replicating the slipcase decoration) and three original full-plate dry-point etchings. Textual illustrations. Fine (but see below) in ...

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AFFEN UND ALPHABETE by Grieshaber, H[elmut] A[ndreas] P[aul]

[Stuttgart: Manus Press, 1962. Folio (45 x 33.5 cm). Accordion-fold sheets laid into pictorial stiff wrappers. Spine label a bit frayed along the edges, some slipcase rubbing along the extreme edges of the wrappers, otherwise near fine in publisher's pic...

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by [Black Sun Press]: Carroll, Lewis [pseud. of C.L. Dodgson]

Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Oblong small quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine, nearly untouched copy, without foxing, in glassine wrapper and somewhat worn and soiled publisher's slipcase and chemise. First edition in this format. Illustrated with six...

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THE SPIRITUAL MISSION OF ART by [Arp, Jean]: Seuphor, Michel

New York: Galerie Chalette, 1960. Oblong small quarto. Full velveteen stiff wrappers, with onlaid bronze-like metallic figure on upper wrapper. Illustrated throughout with plates and photographs. Fine, in suede covered clamshell box (see below). First ed...

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Manet and the French Impressionists. Pisarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Guillaumin. Translated by J. E. Crawford Flitch by Duret, Theodore

280pp., illustrated, including 4 original etchings (with tissue guards) by Morison, Manet, & 2 Renoirs. Cloth with gilt foredge. Light foxing to endpapers and a few leaves (not affecting any of the prints). Bookplate indicating Librairie des Arts Décora...

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Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1920. 160pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and dusty, with faint coffee splash on lower wrapper, text slightly tanned (as usual), with faint rippling at edges, staples a bit rusty, otherwise...

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LA CHEVELURE by Hugnet, Georges

[Paris]: Editions Sagesse, 1937. Small quarto. Gold foil paper over wrappers, with collage on upper wrapper (torn black paper screenprinted with title in gilt). Frontis. A few creases to foil, clean splits along spine fold at crown and toe (no loss), bu...

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PERLES ET PARURES [caption title] ... LES JOYAUX FANTAISIE ... MINÉRALOGIE DES DAMES PAR LE CTE FŒLIX [with:] LES PARURES FANTAISIE ... HISTOIRE DE LA MODE PAR LE CTE FŒLIX by [Gavarni (pseud of Sulpice-Guillaume Chevalier) (illus)]: Méry, Joseph

Paris: G. de Gonet [et al]...[&] a Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer, 1850. Two volumes. [4],316pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates; [2],300pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates. Large octavo (27.5 x 18.7cm). Very handsome 20th century half tan morocco, rai...

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PARIS: CHEZ DESEVE , 1809. Rara edizione del 1809 di questo splendido album della Galleria di Rubens (1577-1640) in Folio grande. L'opera contiene 25 finissime incisioni su acciaio che riproducono i 24 quadri commissionati dalla Regina Maria de Medic...

From Sephora di Elena Serru


CONTES ANTIQUES by Sauvage, Sylvain [illustrator], and Pierre Louys

Paris: Éditions du Bois Sacré, 1929. clxxxiii,[1]pp. Small folio. (225 x 255 mm). Printed wrappers. Frontis. Illustrated with original colored engravings, ornamental initials, and with decorative head and tail-pieces in color. Two leaves show minor ma...

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The Sketchbooks of Picasso "Je Suis Le Cahier": Exhibition Poster by Pablo Picasso; Paloma Picasso ( SIGNED)

New York: SPADEM/ Pace Gallery Publ., 1986. RARE exhibition poster SIGNED by Paloma Picasso, renowned fashion designer and daughter of Pablo Picasso, signed lower left and dated by her "86. The exhibition ran at the Pace Gallery, New York City, from ...

From Dale Steffey Books


CHAGALL by [Chagall, Marc]: Lassaigne, Jacques

[Paris]: Maeght Editeur, 1957. Small quarto. Color lithographed pictorial wrapper over stiff wrapper. Plates and photographs. Slight tanning at spine ends, with small nick at crown, otherwise about fine. First edition. Including the wrapper and title-pag...

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THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS by Chagall, Marc, and Jean Leymarie [text & notes]

Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1962. 210,[4]pp. Small folio (33 x 26 cm). Cloth. Plates, photographs. Fine in dust jacket with tiny nicks toward lower fore-tip. Card slipcase. First English language edition, translated from the French by Elaine Desautels. I...

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THE LITHOGRAPHS OF CHAGALL by [Chagall, Marc]: Cain, Julien; Fernand Mourlot, and Maria Jolas [trans]

Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1960. Large quarto. Cloth. Illustrated throughout (largely in color). Fine in color lithographed pictorial dust jacket with minute patch of edgewear at lower foretip of upper panel, in plastic protective wrapper and card slipc...

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Extra. Ein Kunstmagazin - An Art Magazine by Werner Lippert (Ed.)

Cologne: L. Bohm-Marquardt / W. Lippert, 1974. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. First editions of the complete five-issue run published in 1974-1975. Quarto. Publisher's original pictorial wraps. Some rubbing, light edgewear.Very good set, no mar...

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