Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth, 262 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean, tight copy. This portrait of Disderi and the carte de visite he patented in Paris in 1854 is far more than a biography. The c-d-v, or photographic calling card, was a relatively inexpensive product that made the photographic portrait available to the middle class . McCauley's carefully documented work explores Disderi's career and oeuvre , the impact of mass-produced celebrity cartes on the social and cultural life of mid-19th-century France, and aesthetics in c-d-v portraiture. The final third of the book is an art historical evaluation of the importance of the c-d-v for portrait painting of the period . The fine bibliography, generous illustrative matter, and detailed notes add to the value of this work for the avid student of photohistory or 19th-century studies.
Softcover. Ithaca NY, Cornell University Press, reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 283 pages. A particularly vicious and bloody civil war has racked Algeria for a decade. Amnesty International notes that since 1992, in a population of 28 million, 80,000 people have been reported killed, and the actual total is almost certainly higher. This terrible war overshadows Algeria's long and complex history and its prominence on the world economic stage-second in size among African nations, Algeria has the longest Mediterranean coastline and contains the world's fifth-largest natural gas reserves. Algeria, 1830-2000 is a comprehensive narrative history of the country. Benjamin Stora, widely recognized as the leading expert on Algeria, presents the story of this turbulent area from the start of formal French colonialism in the early nineteenth century, through the prolonged war for independence in the latter 1950s, to the internal strife of the present day.This book adapts and updates three short volumes published originally in French by La Decouverte. For this English edition, Stora has written a new introductory chapter on Algeria's colonial period (1830-1954) and has revised the final section to bring the volume up to date.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Library of Congress/Musee d'Art Giverny, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Hardcover exhibition catalog with a dust jacket. 200 pages, 218 bw plates. An exhibition held in Paris a century ago demonstrated the key role American women photographers played in the international pictorialist movement. The accomplishment of these professional and amateur photographers clearly demonstrated a mastery of the medium and made a strong impression on those in attendance. Ambassadors of Progress explores this largely unknown event. Each of the 29 artists, including such well-known figures as Gertrude Kaesebier, Amelia van Buren and Zaida Ben-Yusuf, is represented in a selection of approximately 70 breathtaking color and b&w plates.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 328 pages. This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century.
Softcover. Paris, Books & Co., 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 169 pages. A volume on French Art Nouveau design, architecture and interior decoration. Features designs by Emile Galle, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Signac and others. Color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. New York, The Vendome Press, Reprint, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 204 pages. Hardcover. Purple covers with gilt titles to black cloth spine, gilt vase design to cover. Full page, full color and bw illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with light marginal wear to edges. Clean & unmarked pages throughout. Glass from the turn of the 19th - 20th century; the "Belle Epoque" era. Features many glass artists, including Philippe-Joseph Brocard, Auguste Jean, Ernest-Baptiste Leveille, Emile Galle, Les Freres Daum, Henri Cros, Albert Dammouse, Francois Decorchemont, and several others.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Getty Research Institute, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 416 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Art of the Defeat provides an unflinching look at the art scene in France during the German occupation. Black and white photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, The MIT Press, 1sr, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright gold foil dust wrapper, 476 pages. The artist Francis Picabia -- notorious dandy, bon vivant, painter, poet, filmmaker, and polemicist -- has emerged as the Dadaist with postmodern appeal, and one of the most enigmatic forces behind the enigma that was Dada. In this first book in English to focus on Picabia's work in Paris during the Dada years, art historian and critic George Baker reimagines Dada through Picabia's eyes. Such reimagining involves a new account of the readymade -- Marcel Duchamp's anti-art invention, which opened fine art to mass culture and the commodity. But in Picabia's hands, Baker argues, the Dada readymade aimed to reinvent art rather than destroy it. Picabia's readymade opened art not just to the commodity, but to the larger world from which the commodity stems: the fluid sea of capital and money that transforms all objects and experiences in its wake. The book thus tells the story of a set of newly transformed artistic practices, claiming them for art history -- and naming them -- for the first time: Dada Drawing, Dada Painting, Dada Photography, Dada Abstraction, Dada Cinema, Dada Montage.Along the way, Baker describes a series of nearly forgotten objects and events, from the almost lunatic range of the Paris Dada "manifestations" to Picabia's polemical writings. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Wilmington, DE, Scholarly Resources Inc., 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 298 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped. Cover boards bound in blue, gilt title on spine and front cover. Dust jacket has a touch of agewear, A little foxing on top edge. Clean inside, binding tight, in great shape.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 374 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with short tape repaired tears along edges, fading to spine. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1st US, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 319 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners bookplate on preliminary pages. 16 pages of black & white illustrations. Foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with chipping along edges.
Hardcover. Switzerland, A. Guichard, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, A very good hardcover copy, 126 pages with decorative burgundy boards and gilding on the spine and covers. Covers, spine head and tail have some light wear. Small scrape on front cover. Tight binding. Clean pages. Though not indicated as such, appears to be a book of 164 facsimile tipped-in plates. Production by Edita S. A. Lausanne. Illustration by Imprimerie Centrale Lausanne S. A. Text by Offset Jean Genoud S. A. Lausanne. Engraving by Photogravure Dupuis & Cie Lausanne. Binding by Maurice Busenhart, Lausanne.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages, like new in dust jacket. This fascinating account of Silvy's life and photography is published to mark the centenary of his death. Combining research into exhibition prints, still lifes, and street scenes, as well as the intimate, beautifully lit and posed cartes-de-visite, the book demonstrates Silvy's extraordinary originality and his life as a man of both art and commerce. Color and b&w illustrations.
Hardcover. London, George Routledge and Sons, Reprint, 1867, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two hardcover volumes. Translated by Thomas Johnes. 102 engravings. 3/4 blue leather & patterned paper on boards, Spine with gilt & raised bands. All edges gilt. Previous owner's name stamp on front end paper. Volume 1 - 640 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked text. Volume 2 - 552 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. NY, Semiotext(e)/MIT, 1st transl., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 400 pages. Letters by writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary Guy Debord conjure a vivid picture of the dynamic first years of the Situationist International movement. Debord's letters-published here for the first time in English-provide a fascinating insider's view of just how this seemingly disorganized group drifting around a newly consumerized Paris became one of the most defining cultural movements of the twentieth century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Library, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 144 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. With 2014 marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the commencement of World War I, En Guerre offers a fresh, thought-provoking exploration of the impact of the Great War as viewed through the lens of French graphic illustration of the period. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of these illustrations at the University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center, this catalog draws from illustrated books, magazines, and prints to present a wide range of perspectives on themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, nationalism, propaganda, and the soldier's experience, as well as the mobilization of the French national home front as seen through fashion, music, humor, and children's literature. With a text by noted historians Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein and featuring more than one hundred reproductions of the vivid and colorful work of French illustrators, En Guerre reaffirms the persuasive role that art can play in the service of political and military power.
Hardcover. NY, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 512 pages. B&w illustrations. With this handsome book, David Sweetman, a biographer of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, brings together the dissolute lives of various artists who came to represent decadent fin-de-siecle Paris: Oscar Wilde, Felix Feneon, Alfred Jarry, and, of course, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. As the author reminds us, imitations of the latter's work adorn the walls of French-themed bars worldwide and have become a shorthand for sanitized debauchery. Toulouse-Lautrec--absinthe drinker and brothel frequenter--was instrumental in the development of the poster, but what is his artistic legacy? Although Toulouse-Lautrec dominates the book's subtitle, Sweetman's sweep is much grander. In much the same way as his main subject was, Sweetman proves a sympathetic host to the women of Montmartre, tragic figures such as La Goulue, Jane Avril, and Suzanne Valadon, and he is particularly insightful on the singer Aristide Bruant's influence on the fledgling artist. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston , MFA Publications, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 223 pages, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 145 illustrations. Both a historical overview and an up-to-the-minute spectacular, "Fashion Show" explores the ever-fascinating world of Paris couture-the history of the Paris fashion industry from its beginnings through the mid-twentieth century.
Hardcover. NY, Crown, 1st, 1999-12-08, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 132 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. SIGNED BY MILLER.
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. Lavishly illustrated, this volume is the first complete catalog of the French daguerreotype collection of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Janet E. Buerger uses this remarkable collection of images to produce a cultural history of the daguerreotype's most learned following--an elite group of mid-nineteenth-century intellectuals who sought to understand and develop the usefulness, potential, and beauty of this camera image. This varied group, including entrepreneurs, painters, scientists, and historians, enables Buerger to trace the influence of photography into virtually every area of nineteenth-century European intellectual life.
Hardcover. London, Phaidon Press Limited, 1st Edition, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Text Volume - 450 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles & gilt decorations to cover, spine. Frontis illustration, Parement Master and Workshop: Annunciation, Paris, in full color, tipped-in. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Dust jacket with foxing, toning, now protected with plastic cover. Light foxing to edges. Otherwise very good, clean condition.Plate Volume - Hardcover, blue cloth boards with gilt titles & decorations. 845 plates, 12 full page, full color, tipped-in & beautifully presented. Dust jacket with light foxing, now protected with plastic cover. Light foxing to edges. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. Hamden CT, The Shoe String Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 265 pages, hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front flyleaf. Non-discrept tan boards clean and tight. French policy regarding the Chinese inhabitants of Madagascar. Scarce. A bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, reprint, 1887, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two complete hardcover volumes, with numerous engravings, gilt top edge and title. Minor corner and edge wear, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, light edge fade, otherwise, unmarked and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Hacker Art Books, reprint, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. 98 pages of text followed by 90 b&w plates with captions on opposite page. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Assouline Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 124 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. A tight copy. 165 color illustrations. With rich and dynamic photographs juxtaposing concepts from haute couture and scientific advancements to pop stars and popular culture, French Style is as sophisticated and chic as the nation it celebrates. This lavishly illustrated, fun and informal yet surprisingly informative compendium brings to life the savoir faire and joie de vivre that is French Style.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 282 pages, illustrated in b&w and color. Although Surrealism is usually associated with the 1920s and 1930s, it remained a vital force in Paris throughout the postwar period. This important book offers the first detailed account in English of the trajectory of the French Surrealists in the 1950s and 1960s, giving particular emphasis to the significance of myth for the group in its reception of science fiction and its engagement with fantastic art. Offering new readings of the art and writings of the later generation of Surrealists, Gavin Parkinson demonstrates how they were connected to the larger cultural and political debates of the time. Whereas earlier Surrealist art and writing drew on psychoanalytic practices, younger Surrealists engaged with contemporary issues, ideas, and themes of the period of the Cold War and Algerian War such as parapsychology, space travel, fantastic art, increasing consumerism in Europe, emerging avant-gardes such as Nouveau Realisme, and the rise of the whole genre of conspiracy theory, from Nazi occultism to flying saucers. Futures of Surrealism offers a unique perspective on this brave new world. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 376 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. George Sand was the most famous and most scandalous woman in nineteenth-century France. As a writer, she was enormously prolific. She wrote more than ninety novels, thirty-five plays, and thousands of pages of autobiography. She inspired writers as diverse as Flaubert and Proust but is often remembered for her love affairs with such figures as Musset and Chopin. Her affair with Chopin is the most notorious: their nine-year relationship ended in 1847 when Sand began to suspect that the composer had fallen in love with her daughter, Solange.
Hardcover. New York, Berghahn Books, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 268 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Small corner bump on front top right corner. Otherwise tight copy. Black and white images throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st English, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 527 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners name and brief inscription on front endpaper. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dust jacket with light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Tim Duggan Books, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 248 pages, b&w illustrations. The first great portrait photographer, a pioneering balloonist, the first person to take an aerial photograph, and the prime mover behind the first airmail service, Nadar was one of the original celebrity artist-entrepreneurs. A kind of 19th-century Andy Warhol, he knew everyone worth knowing and photographed them all, conferring on posterity psychologically compelling portraits of Manet, Sarah Bernhardt, Delacroix, Daumier and countless others--a priceless panorama of Parisian celebrity. Born Gaspard-Felix Tournachon, he adopted the pseudonym Nadar as a young bohemian, when he was a budding writer and cartoonist. Later he affixed the name Nadar to the facade of his opulent photographic studio in giant script, the illuminated letters ten feet tall, the whole sign fifty feet long, a garish red beacon on the boulevard. Nadar became known to all of Europe and even across the Atlantic when he launched "The Giant," a gas balloon the size of a twelve-story building, the largest of its time. With his daring exploits aboard his humongous balloon (including a catastrophic crash that made headlines around the world), he gave his friend Jules Verne the model for one of his most dynamic heroes.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 416 pages, profusely illustrated. After years of research, this complete retrospective offers, as no volume before it, an assessment of Le Gray's important place in the history of photography. His work had remained largely unknown by the general public until he was rediscovered in the 1960s and was deemed by connoisseurs to be the Monet of photography. Gustave Le Gray began as a young painter in Rome, then became a fashionable portrait photographer in Paris. He received commissions from Napoleon Ill, and astonished viewers with his painterly landscapes and ravishing seascapes. Facing bankruptcy, he feld Paris with Alexandre Dumas to Palermo, travelled to the Middle East, and finally settled in Egypt, where he became drawing master to the ruler's children and continued to make photographs until his death in 1884. Le Gray's work had remained largely unknown by the general public until he was rediscovered in the 1960s.
Hardcover. NY, Delano Greenidge Editions, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 396 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Guimard is the pre-eminent architect of Art Nouveau in France. He influenced French architecture and design in the first half of the 20th century. He was also the architect of a number of Paris Metro entrances. He was regarded as an architect who wielded the greatest influence on the popular imagination in Paris during the late 19th- and early 20th centuries.
Hardcover. Leiden/Boston, Brill, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket, 332 pages. Volume 77 in the 'Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought Series'. Through the examination of over 250 sermons by the most popular preacher in Paris before the Religious Wars, Francois Le Picart (1504-1556), this book offers a close look at religious mentalites in the French capital in these critical years and offers insight into changing definitions of orthodoxy and heresy.
Hardcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st US, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 394 pages, b&w illustrations. The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper Le Vintieme Siecle in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insightful biography delves deep into the psyche of Tintin creator Georges Remi and his public persona Herge. Author of the critically acclaimed Tintin and the World of Herge and the last person to interview Remi, Benoit Peeters tells the complete story behind Herge's origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin's popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Herge's identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Herge lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi.
Hardcover. New York, Robert Carter & Brothers, Reprint, 1867, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 184 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Foxing to pages. Cloth covers rubbed along edges and corners. Chipping to cloth at top and bottom of spine.
Hardcover. London, Richard Bentley, 1st, 1854, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes, 503, 474 pages. Bound in calf with raised spine bands, marbled edges, marbled end papers. Spine labels chipped on Volume 1, missing on Volume 2. Spines age-darkened, light wear to top and bottom. Previous owner's inscription otherwise internally clean and bright.
Hardcover. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Illustrated primarily with black & white drawings (some color) by C. LeRoy Baldridge. Dust jacket with chipping, closed tears along edges - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st Edition, 1899, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 330 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth bound cover boards, gilt title on spine and front cover board with design. Some age wear to covers (see image). Some fingerprint smudges (see image) and tanning throughout. Original author's name written on title page (see image). In very good shape for its age, no pages missing. True and fictional shortstories about French culture.
Hardcover. NY, Penguin Press, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket., 310 pages, color and b&w illustrations. In Montparnasse begins on the eve of the First World War and ends with the 1936 unveiling of Dali's Lobster Telephone. As those extraordinary years unfolded, the Surrealists found ever more innovative ways of exploring the interior life, and asking new questions about how to define art. In Montparnasse recounts how this artistic revolution came to be amidst the salons and cafes of that vibrant neighborhood. Sue Roe is both an incisive art critic of these pieces and a beguiling biographer with a fingertip feel for this compelling world. Beginning with Duchamp, Roe then takes us through the rise of the Dada movement, the birth of Surrealist photography with Man Ray, the creation of key works by Ernst, Cocteau, and others, through the arrival of Dali. On canvas and in their readymades and other works these artists juxtaposed objects never before seen together to make the viewer marvel at the ordinary--and at the workings of the subconscious. We see both how this art came to be and how the artists of Montparnasse lived. Roe puts us with Gertrude Stein in her box seat at the opening of The Rite of Spring; with Duchamp as he installs his famous urinal; at a Cocteau theatrical with Picasso and Coco Chanel; with Breton at a session with Freud; and with Man Ray as he romances Kiki de Montparnasse.
Hardcover. UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 334 pages. Spanning his renunciation of the Salon in 1834 until his large retrospective at the crucial 1855 Universal Exposition, this book examines the critical writing and journalistic reportage on Jean-Auguste-Dominque Ingres. It demonstrates how Ingres shaped his career in the rapidly evolving art world of mid-nineteenth century Paris. While enjoying the benefits of his affiliation with the Academy, the artist also pursued certain modes of presentation, most notably the single-artist exhibition and illustrated monograph, through which he distanced himself from the embattled world of artistic officialdom.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, MIT, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. The story of how hysterics were "invented" in 19th-century Paris is a fascinating one. All the more so because the staged performances that Freud witnessed at the famous Salpetriere asylum were to form the basis of his theory of hysteria, a theory which had a lasting impact on both psychiatry and medicine. Photography played an important role in the way doctors learned about so-called hysteria, often under the guise of objectivity.
Softcover. Philadelphia, Ratpac/Running Press, 1st US, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 942 pages, b&w photos. Clean, bright copy. Renoir made more than forty films from the silent era to the late '60s and today he is revered by filmmakers and seen by many as one of the greatest of all time. Previously unknown information including Renoir's close affiliation with Communism in the '30s is detailed in this definitive biography.
New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1st, 1933, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 60 pages, illustrated in color by O.D.V. Guillonnet. Large format in a edgeworn, lightly chipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Viking, reprint, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 55 pages. Color illustrations. A nice reprint of the classical picture book published in the early 1900s. Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1851-1913) was a French academic painter trained at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts. In the 1890's, he began illustrating childrens books. His masterpiece was "Joan of Arc" published in 1896 to great acclaim. The French art world understood that Boutet de Monvel had a created a new style of book illustration for children. His intricate style of flat images with water color detailing influenced childrens book illustration for the next fifty years.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N Abrams, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. "A lavish, information-packed look at the people and places of an important, exciting era in art history. "?Publishers Weekly.From 1900 to 1930, Montparnasse was the center of artistic life for the whole world. A major contribution to the social and cultural history of the period? with its informative text and hundreds of photographs?. As The Washington Post said, Kiki's Paris "celebrates the people who made the modern movement in art, music and literature, most of whom were friends or lovers of Kiki, the woman Hemingway called 'The Queen of Montparnasse.'"
Hardcover. Jersey FR, Charles Le Feuvre, 1st thus, 1881, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 420 pages, Green cloth binding with black stamping. Reimpression editee avec de legeres annotations. French text. Previous owner's bookplate, otherwise clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Chapman & Hall, 1st, 1912, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 312 pages. 16 B&W illustrations. Brown cover with gilt title to spine. Sun-fading and spotting. Unfinished front edge. Heavy foxing to all edges. Ex-Lib sticker on front end page. Tissue-protected frontispiece. Soiling to end pages. Overall, a clean, tight copy. A biography of Agnes Sorel, known by the sobriquet Dame de beaute, was a favorite and chief mistress of King Charles VII of France, by whom she bore four daughters. She is considered the first officially recognized royal mistress of a French king.