8 pp. 8vo (213 x 140 mm.), disbound, single sheet folded. Paris: Dufossé & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
A very scarce sale catalogue of pictures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. We are not able to identify the seller beyond the information provided on the title-page, that he was an English baronet. Our catalogue lists 57 lots. Webb’s library was sold by Debure several days previous.
In very good condition and in original state. From the Bibliothèque Heim.
❧ Lugt 10475.
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8 pp. 8vo (213 x 140 mm.), disbound, single sheet folded. Paris: Dufossé & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
Par Michel Huber [& continued by Jean Gottlob Stimmel from the 4th vol.]. Five vols. bound in seven. 8vo, not quite uniform cont. marbled boards (a little worn & rubbed, occasional foxing), pale blue lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel, -03-05-10-10.
The main series of auction catalogues of the most important collection of art formed in Leipzig in the 18th century. Winckler (1731-95), was a wealthy merchant and banker. Following his formal education, he made a European tour in Britain, Holland, and Switzerland and became intensely interested in art. Winckler started collecting prints and soon began buying paintings...
56 pp. 8vo (199 x 130 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (spine defective), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce and exceptionally large auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and antiquities. Based on contemporary inscriptions in other copies, the seller was a “Mme Bergeret,” but we are unable to further identify her. The Getty Provenance Index notes that a number of the paintings in this sale had been purchased at the Silvestre sale in 1811 (Lugt 7932). This is one of Regnault-Delalande’s larger sales with 421 lots, many of which consist of large group lots.
36 pp. Small 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed paste paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Musier, 1774.
The uncommon sale catalogue of a distinguished collection belonging to Antoine Antonin, duc de Gramont (1722-1801), who inherited the title in 1745. 106 lots thoroughly described, including works by Albani, Guerchin, Wouwermans, Jordaens, Watteau, etc.
Nice copy, despite inoffensive marginal worming to first five leaves.
❧ Lugt 2348.
iv, 159 pp. 8vo (200 x 135 mm.), antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine, spine gilt. Paris: Chariot, Boileau & Joullain, 1773.
A scarce sale catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand and with running totals, featuring a large number of drawings formerly in the Crozat collection. Lempereur (1701-79), a well-known jeweler and local politician, cultivated a close relationship with Mariette, and at Mariette’s sale, Lempereur advised the king on drawings worthy of the royal collection. Gersaint counted Lempereur among his most important clients. Lempereur’s son, Jean Baptiste Denis (1726-96), continued in his footsteps as a passionate...
36 pp. Small 8vo (170 x 105 mm.), late 19th-century brown morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: Chariot & Joullain, 1775.
A scarce priced auction catalogue, which is, according to the Getty Provenance database, incorrectly attributed by Lugt (and the inscription on the present book’s title-page) to Lempereur (1701-79), a Parisian jeweler — not to be confused with his son, the collector Jean Baptiste Denis (1726-96). This anonymous sale very probably consisted of the estate of a man with a similar surname (see Lugt Marques, 1740). A contemporary annotator has added all prices.
The catalogue describes 252 lots, including 18...
32 pp. 8vo (195 x 129 mm.), late 19th-century marbled boards (spine a bit rubbed), red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Bonnefons & Henry, 1818.
A very scarce sale catalogue, mostly priced; we locate no copy in North America. A later 19th-century pencil inscription in the present copy, as well as in two other inscribed catalogues, suggests that the contents of this auction belonged to the art collector Hippolyte de Livry (1765-1834) — not to be confused with the author of the same name. Our Hippolyte had previously dispersed a portion of his collection through the expert and art critic...
126 pp. 8vo (195 x 130 mm.), late 19th-cent. blue sheep-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: Lebrun, 1788.
A rare auction catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand, of a formidable collection of paintings. Although Lugt attributes this to Montesquiou (1739-98), it seems that most of the lots did not belong to him. Jean Baptiste Pierre Lebrun (1748-1813), this sale’s expert, was known to add his inventory and lesser consignments to prestigious sales for which he was responsible. Montesquiou, member of the Académie Française and a general, was close to many of the physiocrats.
The present catalogue describes 276 lots...
75,  pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Basan, 1778.
A priced copy of this very rare catalogue of a famous Basan sale which featured an exceptional collection of Rembrandt prints. Our copy has a contemporary inscription on the title-page which reads “M. Servat,” supporting attributions by Lugt and Blanc.
The centerpiece of this sale was two portfolios, bound in red morocco, consisting of 486 prints by Rembrandt. The thorough description notes that a considerable number of the prints therein were not known to Gersaint and Yver, compilers of the...
20 pp. 8vo (198 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (head of spine a little worn), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1822.
An extremely rare auction catalogue inventorying the collection of an obscure painter active at the turn of the century. A contemporary annotator has written in the surname for this anonymous sale on the title-page, corroborating Lugt’s attribution. An 1817 almanac of Paris records a painter with the same surname working at rue de Rohan, 6. Viglianis also exhibited a landscape at the 1814 Salon — no. 948 in the exhibition livret.
184 lots, consisting primarily...
4 p.l., 262 pp.,  pp. catalogue of 46 Remy sales (an invaluable list), 8 pages of errata & schedule of the sale. 12mo. Paris: Musier, Pere, 1771.
([HUQUIER, Gabriel]). Catalogue des Tableaux, Gouaches, Desseins en feuilles & sous verre, Estampes de toutes les Ecoles, Livres d’Estampes & autres curiosités. Du Cabinet de M***. [“Heuquier” [sic] supplied in a cont. hand]. viii, 178 pp. 12mo. Paris: Prault, 1771.
(CAYEUX, Claude Philippe). Catalogue raisonné des Tableaux, Bronzes, Terre cuites, Figures et Bustes de platre, Desseins, Estampes des Toutes les Écoles…Qui composent le Cabinet de feu M. Cayeux...
Dont la Vente commencera le 4 Mars 1756. vi, 63 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, gilt wheat sheaves in five of the compartments, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin & P.G. Simon, 1756.
(SIREJACOB, J.A.J.). Catalogue d’une très-belle Collection d’Estampes, de Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Teniers, Callot & autres fameux Maîtres Italiens, François & Flamands. Assemblées depuis longues Années, & Délaissées par Monsieur J.A.J. Sirejacob, Ecuyer. Qui se Vendront…a Bruxelles, Lundi le 27. Août 1764. & jours suivans… 1 p.l., 76 pp. 8vo. Brussels: H.V. Lemincks, ...
Engraved frontis., numerous engravings in the text, & 58 mostly folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxviii, , 408,  pp. Large thick 4to, cont. cat’s paw polished calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: P.J. Mariette, 1750.
First published in 1691 and revised by Le Blond in the early 18th century, the Cours d’Architecture was totally revised and enlarged with new designs of buildings and ornaments by Mariette in 1738. Our edition of 1750 was the one most familiar to architects of the mid-18th century; it “was the standard work for architects…This book included a life...
Engraved allegorical frontis. 1 p.l., vi, 93 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. N.p.: 1751.
First edition. Bachaumont (1690-1771) was an influential noble who grew up at the court of Versailles during the height of its significance as the political and cultural nucleus of France. He frequented the salons of Paris and was entangled in several controversies, one in particular regarding a journal filled with gossip ascertained at the salon of Madame Doublet de Persan, for which he may have been partially responsible. By the end of his life, he was...
Many black & white illus.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers & index on lower wrapper. 4to (276 x 213 mm.), orig. printed wrappers. New York: 1977.
The rare second Backworks catalogue; we locate only one copy in North America, at the Museum of Modern Art. Backworks was a New York-based collaboration between Barbara Moore and Jon Hendricks, specializing in documents and artifacts of avant-garde and experimental art. Located at 488 Greenwich Street, the store was active into the early 80s. In 1981, Hendricks left the partnership to become curator of the Fluxus collection formed by Gilbert and Lila Silverman...
Black & white illus. throughout. Two large folded newsprint sheets (=8 pp.), loose as issued, mailed. New York: 1978.
The rarest Backworks catalogue, their third and hard to find in good condition. WorldCat locates no examples in North America. Backworks was a New York-based collaboration between Barbara Moore and Jon Hendricks, specializing in documents and artifacts of avant-garde and experimental art. Located at 488 Greenwich Street, the store was active into the early 80s. In 1981, Hendricks left the partnership to become curator of the Fluxus collection formed by Gilbert and Lila Silverman (now at the Museum of Modern Art...
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers). 4to (274 x 214 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1976.
Scarce and essential early documentation of Fluxus materials and artists’ books. This is the first catalogue issued by Backworks, a New York-based collaboration between Barbara Moore and Jon Hendricks, specializing in documents and artifacts of avant-garde and experimental art. Located at 488 Greenwich Street, the store was active into the early 1980s. In 1981, Hendricks left the partnership to become curator of the Fluxus collection formed by Gilbert and Lila Silverman (now at the Museum of Modern...
30 fine color paintings & 24 black ink drawings of various parts of the bamboo. 50 leaves. 4to (275 x 206 mm.), modern bright silk brocade wrappers, stitched as issued. [Probably Japan: late Edo].
A beautiful album of finely rendered drawings of bamboo, accompanied by explanatory text. There has been a long tradition in both China, since the eighth century, and Japan of illustrating bamboo, with much thought given to composition and the painting of the stems, knots, branches, and leaves. A number of treatises were written on the subject.
This handsomely painted manuscript contains many illustrations, all finely painted...
Printed on both sides. Postcard, mailed. Basel: Rolf Preisig, 1977.
Postcard invitation for Barry’s 1977 exhibition with Rolf Preisig. Verso text: “Celebrate, A Soundpiece Spoken by Janelle Reiring.” In fine condition. Mailed to Kurt Hermanns of Cologne.
❧ S. Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections (2010), p. 377.
Printed on both sides. Postcard, mailed. Basel: Rolf Preisig, 1974.
Postcard invitation for Barry's solo debut with Rolf Preisig. In fine condition. Mailed to Kurt Hermanns of Cologne.
❧ S. Richard, Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77, Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections (2010), p. 376.
Unpaginated. 8vo, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. London: n.d.
A fascinating bookseller catalogue published by Andrew Sclanders. It lists 680 items, including materials related to MC5, concrete & visual poetry, Ed Sanders and the Fugs, Alfred Jarry, experimental music, and Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground. A fine copy.