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XVIII-XIX-XXTH CENTURY - RARE EXAMPLES OF COLLECTIONS, PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS OF WHICH ONE (9) ACCOMPANIED BY A HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY THE AUTHOR. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VERSES OF MESSIEURS DE MALHERBE, GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE TRONSON DU COUDRAY, MODERN GRIMACES, ÉMILE CAMPARDON, LA NOUVELLE REVUE FRANCAISE, MEN OF THE DAY, FRANCIS CARCO, HENRY DE MONTHERLANT, ANDRÉ GIDE, THE COMICS 1) THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VERSES OF MESSIEURS DE MALHERBE.
De Racan, Maynard, Bois-Robert, Monfuron, Lingendes, Touvant, Motin, Lestoile and other various Authors of the most famous Esprits de la Cour. Paris, 1630. , 918,  с.; 18 х 11,5cm 2) GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE TRONSON DU COUDRAY (1750-1798) Plea of the citizen G.A. Tronson-Ducoudray. On the case of the Revolutionary Committee of Nantes. Paris: Desenne, 1795. 20 х 12,5 cm 3) MODERN GRIMACES: A satire of journalists, coming out on Thursday. Paris, 1869. No. 1-6. 25x16,5cm. Full set. In a calico binding of the mid-twentieth century. The illustrated publishing covers of all issues are preserved. Each issue contains two portraits. The publication was banned by the censorship of Napoleon III. Total number of issues - 6, full set is a rarity. Charles Gilbert-Martin (1839-1905) was a French journalist and cartoonist. In 1869, he began publishing the satirical magazine «Modern grimaces» - a series of caricature portraits of journalists of his time, he made drawings for it himself. Text by Ranc, Lockroy and Barbey d’Aurevilly. 4) ÉMILE CAMPARDON (1837-1915) La Cheminée de Madame de La Poupelinière. Paris : Charavay frères, 1880. 14х10,5cm. Edition of 233 numbered copies. Copy No172 on Dutch paper. Moroccan binding. First edition of this episode of 18th century gallant history, decorated with an etched frontispiece by Greux. The marshal of Richelieu, in love with Madame de La Poupelinière, the ex-actress Mimi Dancourt, had ingeniously rented a building adjoining the flat of this lady, and in order not to arouse the jealous mood of the husband, he entered the house of his mistress at night by means of a revolving plate installed at the bottom of the fireplace. Émile Campardon (1837-1915) was a French historian, archivist and writer. He was an archivist and head of the judicial section of the Archives nationales de France from 1857 to 1908, and the author of numerous books. At the beginning of the 20th century, he published "Quatrains and Souvenirs d'un archiviste". Intended for a circle of friends these extremely rare volumes contain amusing and impertinent portraits of archivists of the 19th century. 5) LA NOUVELLE REVUE FRANCAISE, 1908. November 15. No. 1. 88,  p.; 23 x 14,5cm. A French literary magazine that had a great influence, especially in the period between the world wars. It was founded in 1908 on the initiative of Charles-Louis Philippe by a group of creative young people, including Jacques Copeau and Andre Gide. This first issue, released in 1908, did not go on sale due to disagreements between its creators. The first issue, intended for the public, was published on February 1, 1909. 6) THE COMICS: AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS. Paris, 1911. No1-10. 2,5x25,5cm. Full set. In a full leather individual binding of the mid-twentieth century. Weekly illustrated satirical newspaper. Numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Each issue came in a color illustrated publishing cover containing two full-color illustrated pages. Illustrations by Carlegle, Galanis, Forain, Herman-Paul, Ibels, Leandre, Poulbot, Steinlein, Willett, Gris, etc. Text’s authors: Jean Cocteau, Curnonsky, Sasha Guitry, R.Ponchon, Rip, Collette Willy, Paul Poiret, etc. Rare in set. 1911. No1-10. 7) MEN OF THE DAY. Political, social, literary and artistic chronicle. Paris, 1908-1913. In six volumes: 310 issues, 3 special editions, 6 editions. In six identical semi-leather bindings. Golden spines. Weekly cartoon portraits of famous people of the time. Each issue features a satirical biography of a contemporary character, written by Victor Merik under the pseudonyms «Flax» or «Lux», caricature covers by Aristad Delaunay. Several issues are dedicated to anarchists and revolutionaries, among them: Charles-Albert, Lucien Descaves, Sebastian Faure, Francisco Ferrer, Jean Grave, Victor Griffelhes, Peter Kropotkin, Maximilian Luce, Charles Malato, Octave Mirbeau, Emile Pouget, Paul Robin and Georges Yvetot. 8) FRANCIS CARCO (1886-1958) Paris Nights. [Paris]: Au sans Pareil, 1927. 29х23,5cm. Paperback, publisher's folder. Edition decorated with 26 etched compositions by Dignimont, including one in colour frontispiece and 12 full-page. Limited edition of 430 copies. Copy No356. One of the numbered copies on Montgolfier d'Annonay white wove paper. Slightly worn dust jacket. Francis Carco (pen name of François Carcopino-Tusoli; 1886-1958) was a French writer, poet, journalist and lyricist. 9) HENRY DE MONTHERLANT (1895-1972) The love life of Monsieur de Guiscart; illustrations in metal points technics and chisels by Jean Traynier (in French). Paris, 1946. 275 copies printed. Frontispiece, 20 drawings across the text, miniature on the title page and 12 vignettes by artist Jean Traynier. With a handwritten letter of Henry de Montherlant. First edition. 10) ANDRÉ GIDE (1869-1951) Les nouvelles nourritures; illustrated with original burins by Tavy Notton. Paris: Aux dépens de l'artiste, 1958. 34х27cm. Softcover. Illustrated edition. In-4, in sheets, printed filled cover, publisher's folder and slipcase. 25 original burins by Tavy Notton, 6 of them on double-page. Edition of 150 copies, this one of the Arches Vellum. Copy No76.