16 pp. 8vo (218 x 138 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1817.
An extremely rare auction catalogue of prints, drawings, engraved plates, and books; WorldCat locates only the BnF copy. Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824) presided over more than 300 auctions and was the most prolific expert of the period.
107 lots, including prints by Audran, Bartolozzi, Edelinck, Earlom, Flippart, Morghen, Woollett, etc. The books and suites of prints consist of many of the famous and beautifully illustrated art historical works of the time, along with travel and archaeological works.
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16 pp. 8vo (218 x 138 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1817.
8 pp. 8vo (219 x 137 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce sale catalogue of drawings and prints issued by Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824). Lugt only identifies the possible sellers as “Boullanger ou Perrier.” It consists of 63 lots, including work by Bervic, Desnoyers, Le Gouaz, Morghen, Porporati, Vernet, Vincent Woollett, etc.
In near fine condition; we locate no copy in North America. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian dealer of luxury objects and collector of early art auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on...
80 pp. 8vo (216 x 135 mm.), early 20th-cent. cloth-backed marbled boards & orig. printed wrappers mounted on stubs, gilt title on spine. Paris: Bonnefons Delavialle, Ch. Paillet; London: Treuttel & Wurtz, Jarman; Amsterdam: Dufour & De la Chaux; Brussels: Danot; Berlin: Logier & Simon Schropp; Vienna: Schabacher, .
A fascinating and rare auction catalogue of an extensive and influential collection of Asian artifacts belonging to a “F. Sallé,” with many contemporary pencil annotations in the margins. We have been unable to ascertain his first name, but Sallé appears in numerous early 19th-century Parisian auction catalogues as the commissaire-priseur.
This was the greatest collection of Chinese materials after that of the renowned sinophile Henri Léonard Jean Baptiste Bertin (1720-92), powerful ministre d’Etat under Louis XV and XVI. Most of Bertin’s collection was dispersed in 1792 without a catalogue; in 1815, a catalogued auction (Lugt 8637) was held to sell off the final portion of the collection.
ix, , 49 pp. 8vo (209 x 138 mm.), blue crushed morocco-backed marbled boards (tail of spine a trifle worn), title on spine. Paris: Bonnefons de la Vialle & Regnault-Delalande, 1814.
An uncommon sale catalogue detailing a very large collection of prints. Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824) was the era’s leading expert for sales of prints and issued more than 300 sale catalogues.
284 lots, many of which are sizable group lots. This catalogue describes prints by Aliamet, Baudet, Belle, C. Bloemaert, F. Bol, J. Browne, Ag. Carracci, Desnoyers, van Dyck, Earlom, Flippart, Massard, Morghen, Nanteuil, Piranesi, Porporati, Rembrandt, Strange, C. Visscher, Wille, Woollett, etc. Lots 237-72 are suites...
14 pp. (of 16, title lacking, see below). 8vo (209 x 131 mm.), late 19th-cent. blue leather-backed marbled boards (spine rubbed), gilt title on spine. [Paris: 1827].
A very interesting and rare auction catalogue dispersing the eclectic cabinet of Talma (1763-1826), one of the great actors during the French Revolution and Napoleon’s reign. This catalogue comes from the library of the Goncourt brothers, with the customary red ink inscription of Edmond on the front free endpaper.
The contents of this sale are unnumbered. The first eight pages vividly detail costumes from Talma’s famous roles as Hamlet, Shakespeare, Nero, Clovis, Genghis Khan, etc. The remainder...
20 pp. 8vo (184 x 125 mm.), late 19th-cent. red pebbled cloth-backed marbled boards (spine a little worn), spine gilt. Paris: Foliot & Gaubert, .
A scarce sale catalogue, fully priced in a contemporary hand, describing a choice collection of pictures; this copy belonged to a buyer at the sale who has marked in pencil that they purchased lot 28. Beyond “Tonnelier” the identity of the seller is unknown. The expert was probably Julien Foliot, a painter and sculptor active at this time.
53 lots, with an impressive range of mostly Northern paintings by Dujardin, A. van Ostade, D. Teniers, Brauwer, Poelenburgh, J. Ruysdael, Ph. Wouwerman...
Woodcut vignette on title. 26 pp. 8vo (182 x 126 mm.), late 19th-cent. citron morocco backed-marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Basan, 1773.
A very scarce auction catalogue dispersing Vassé’s collection and the contents of his studio; WorldCat and the Getty Provenance Index record no copy in North America. The sculptor Vassé (1716-72), a favorite pupil of Bouchardon and later professor at the Académie Royale, “was ambitious, and he was aided in his desire for a prestigious career by the collector and antiquary the Comte de Caylus, who in turn hoped through Vassé to bring about a return to Classical ideals in French sculpture…Contemporaries...
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.
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.
We find pictures by S. Bourdon, Bril, N. Coypel, Guido Reni, C. Poelenburgh, S. Ruysdael, L. Le Nain, etc. and prints (lots 76-412) by the three Audran, Balechou, C. Bloemaert, Bol, Callot, the three Carracci, Dürer, van Dyck, Dujardin, van Leyden, Mantegna, Nanteuil, Rembrandt, etc. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of prints described in a Regnault-Delalande catalogue, with examples from all across Europe.
38 pp. 8vo (205 x 132 mm.), cont. pink upper wrapper bound in late 19th-cent. maroon sheep-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt. Paris: Bonnefons de la Vialle & Henry, 1817.
A very rare sale catalogue of paintings owned by Marie Antoine Didot (d. 1835), better known as Didot de Saint-Marc. A member of the printing and publishing dynasty, he benefitted from the family’s wealth, and was more concerned with collecting pictures. Nearly all prices have been recorded in pencil by a contemporary annotator in the margins, as well as on the upper wrapper which is covered in notes and several names, such as Senave, Mallet, and...
1 p.l., iv, 24 pp. 8vo (191 x 123 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Le Normant & Regnault-Delalande, 1816.
A scarce sale catalogue offering a woman’s fine collection of paintings and other curiosities; this copy is partially priced in a contemporary hand. Several institutional copies have been inscribed with the surname “Forestier.” The Getty Provenance Index attributes this sale to de Forestier, born Godin, who was the wife of Augustin de Forestier (1729-1817), the trésorier général of the Swiss Guards. She assembled a choice group of pictures, and, as described in the Getty Provenance Index entry for this catalogue, the leading...
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 collector and patron 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 of prints (lots 1-132) by artists such as Bartolozzi, Bervic, Bloemaert, Cochin, Le Bas, Desnoyers, Earlom, Green, Ingouf, Massard, Morghen, Strange, Wille, Woollett, etc. We then find original engraved plates by a number of contemporary artists. The final section of drawings includes the work of Bruandet, S. Gessner, H. Robert, and “Joseph Pascal Viglianis,” presumably the seller. With the list of vacations on the final page.
Many black & white illus.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers & index on lower wrapper. 4to (276 x 213 mm.), orig. printed wrappers. New York: 1977. $400.00 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...
Three black & white illus. 9 unnumbered pages. 8vo (210 x 135 mm.), orig. gray printed wrappers (a little sunned), staple-bound. Paris: P. Rosenberg, 1936.
A scarce Braque exhibition catalogue of paintings made since 1931, featuring mostly still lifes along with two nudes. It lists 20 paintings, three of which are illustrated. Rosenberg had lured Braque away from Daniel Henry Kahnweiler and his brother Léonce in 1922. Braque’s first solo exhibition at Paul Rosenberg’s famed gallery on 21, rue la Boëtie took place in 1924. The final page of this catalogue announces future exhibitions for Seurat, Picasso, Monet, Matisse and Laurencin.
Very good copy, minor dampstaining to the first blank leaf.
11 black & white illus.  pp. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Houston, Texas: 1975.
A very rare program distributed by Barbara Cusack’s unheralded and short-lived Houston gallery. Cusack (b. 1937) opened the space in 1971, and shortly thereafter began hosting exhibitions by a series of influential Conceptual and Minimalist artists, such as Mangold, LeWitt, Kawara, Buren, Tuttle, Ian Wilson, Darboven, Andre, Dibbets, etc. By 1976, she was forced to close the gallery.
This program contains interesting installation shots of nearly all of the exhibitions that took place in 1974 and 1975 — for Wilson’s there is a facsimile of the signed Discussion. WorldCat has no records...
1 p.l., 20 pp. Small 8vo (185 x 138 mm.), printed paper wrappers, staple-bound. [Helsingfors: Handelstryckeriet, 1904].
The very scarce catalogue of a selling exhibition organized by Durand-Ruel in Helsinki. The artists featured in this show included Degas, Denis, P. Dubois, Alfred William Finch, Forain, Jeanniot, Constantin Meunier, Monet, Pissarro, Puvis de Chavannes, Renoir, van Rysselberghe, Signac, Sisley, Jacob Smits, Henri Thomas, etc. The title of each picture is printed in French, Finnish, and Swedish. All 69 entries are priced in francs.
Fine copy. We locate only one copy in North America.
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Cologne: 1983.
A very rare Conceptual art exhibition catalogue; in the United States, we locate just one copy, at the Getty, which acquired the Galerie Paul Maenz archive in 1991. From the lower wrapper text: “Today, in late 1983, the exhibition…aims to keep awake the memory of a decisive moment in modern art. At the same time, it pays homage to the gallery’s original and enduring identity. Finally, it should demonstrate to younger viewers what went before this New Painting and created the firm basis from which the latter could spring into...
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. 12mo, printed softcover. Berlin: 1977.
Scarce catalogue for Germany’s DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) program for artists; edition of 2000 copies. Curator and gallerist René Block (b. 1942) selected Dimitrijevic, Graham, Kawara, and Opalka for the 1976-77 term. Thoroughly illustrated with pictures of artworks and earlier exhibitions. Useful biographies and exhibition histories for each artist. In 1982, Block opened the DAAD-Galerie.
Near fine copy.
Black & white illus. throughout (one folding). Unpaginated. 12mo, printed softcover. Berlin: 1971.
Exhibition catalogue (5-31 March 1971) printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Includes pictures of works by Beuys, Brecht, Darboven, Dibbets, Filliou, Graham, LeWitt, Manzoni, Panamarenko, Palermo, Polke, Richter, Rot, Ruhm, Vautier, Voss, Vostell, etc.
Cover illus. & many black & white illus.  leaves. 12mo, printed pictorial wrappers. Berlin: 1971.
A very rare publication; one of 500 copies and René Block’s 13th catalogue. A rare posthumous gallery presentation of Marcel Duchamp’s readymades and prints shortly after the artist’s death. The text within consists of interviews between Claude-Lévi Strauss and Georges Charbonnier, and Duchamp and Arturo Schwarz, and a concise artist biography.
Near fine; some scuffing to the upper wrapper. WorldCat records examples at: Getty, Otis College of Art and Design, UC-Santa Barbara, and Frick.
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves. 12mo, beige printed wrappers. Berlin: 1968.
Scarce René Block exhibition catalogue. The exhibition unfolded in two parts, in the United States (“Minimal Art,” 7-30 June) and Germany (“Neue Monumente,” 20 July-16 August). The German leg took place at Block's Berlin gallery, we have not been able to ascertain the American location. It’s possible that two versions of the catalogue were published, our copy does not match the one pictured in René Block, Ich kenne kein Weekend.
Our catalogue pictures work by Andre, Bollinger, Buthe, Darboven, Judd, Kuehn, Laing, LeWitt, Morris, Palermo, Posenenske, and Sandback.
Many black & white illus. 16 pp. Small folio (295 x 210 mm.), orig. semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Tokyo: Galere Watari, 1983.
A rare exhibition catalogue for Kawara’s bookwork One Million Years. The exhibition took place at Galerie Watari in Tokyo from 27 October to 30 November. With a useful biography of the artist at the end. The present exhibition was held concurrently with another one of Kawara’s work at the Galerie Watari: Date Paintings 1981-1983.
Founded in 1972 by Shizuko Watari (1932-2012), Galerie Watari hosted exhibitions by Haring, Broodthaers, Nam June Paik, and Shinro Ohtake. The gallery closed in 1989...
Nine stapled & folded sheets (298 x 199 mm. unfolded), printed on both sides & 16 cards (191 x 149 mm.), with black & white illus. and facsimile ms. on reverse, both housed in the orig. cardstock box (205 x 161 x 24 mm.), with text on lid, sides, and bottom (lid a trifle soiled). Black & white illus. on inside of lid & floor of box. San Francisco: 2007.
Leiber’s rare 47th catalogue, which was issued for the second annual New York Art Book Fair, in 2007. It imitates Giulio Paolini’s boxed publication accompanying his 1977 exhibition at the Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach. The catalogue offers a collection of 33 (of 35) kassettenkataloge for...