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LITHOGRAPHED BY 2 WOMEN


JARRY DE MANCY, Adèle / LE BRETON, Jean-François. Le Dessin d’Après Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Méthode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d’Après Nature, dès la Première Leçon, par Mme Jerry de Mancy, Née Adèle le Breton, Peintre et Professeur…. Paris, for the author, 1831.

Extremely rare first edition (second issue, a year after the first) of this exposition of the drawing methods of Jean-François Le Breton, a respected drawing master in 19th century Paris. The present work is of particular interest, having been wholly composed and lithographed by two women, one of whom was Le Breton’s own daughter and pupil – and a drawing instructor and painter in her own right.
$2,250


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ONE OF THE FINEST
GERMAN ARTISTS-ARCHITECTURE WORKS
OF THE 16TH CENTURY.


JOHANN II OF PFALZ-SIMMERN; [RODLER, Hieronymus]. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der kunst des Messens, mit dem Zirkel, Richtscheidt oder Lineal. Zu nutz allen kunstliebhabern, fürnemlich den Malern, Bildhawern, Goldschmiden, Seidenstickern, Steynmetzen, Schreinern... Simmern, H. Rodler, 1531.

FIRST EDITION and a fine copy of this elaborately illustrated introduction to linear perspective, a cogent vernacular text which played a key role in disseminating Dürer’s projection method throughout Germany.
$28,500


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A ROMAN THEATER
TO MATCH THE GRANDEUR OF THE CITY ITSELF
WITH A DEDICATION BINDING OF POPE PIUS IX


[Architecture] LOVATTI, Conte Antonio. Progetto di un teatro municipale. . Rome, [1853].

Rare first and only edition of an 1853 project proposal – illustrated with 4 “magnificent engraved plates” (Jannattoni, p. 5) – by the architect Antonio Lovatti concerning the construction of a grand municipal opera house in the heart of Rome, here in a copy with a fine presentation binding carrying the gilt arms of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878).
$4,500


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“THE FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED SCENE DESIGNS”—HEWITT


SERLIO, Sebastiano. Il primo libro d'Architettura... Il Secondo Libro. . Paris, Jehan Barbé, 1545.

A tall copy of the first edition, first issue of the first two books of Serlio's general treatise, devoted to geometry, perspective and theatrical scenery, and as such considered "the first published account of modern theatrical practice" (Hewitt, The Renaissance Stage, p. 21).
$24,500


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A FESTIVAL BOOK FROM VALENCIA
WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS OF THE CELEBRATIONS


SERRANO, Thomas. Fiestas seculares, con que la coronada ciudad de Valencia celebró el feliz cumplimiento del tercer siglo de la canonizacion de su esclarecido hijo, y angel protector S. Vincente Ferrer, Apostol de Europa. Valencia, La vidua de Joseph de Orga, 1762.

Rare first edition of an illustrated festival book describing the celebration in Valencia of the 300th anniversary of the canonization of St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), the Dominican friar and native of Valencia acclaimed for his missionary work, his application of logic to theology, and his efforts to end the Western Schism (1378-1418).
$2,650


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