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THE VIRGIN OF ATOCHA
ILLUSTRATED
THE MOST MIRACULOUS PATRONESS OF MADRID


[VIRGIN OF ATOCHA] Concordia, y transaccion hecha entre el ilustrissimo, y reverendissimo señor Don Fray Alonso Bernardo de los Rios y Guzman …. Burgos?, n.p., 1679.

Very rare Spanish legal document concerning tithes certified between the Archbishop of Granada, Alonso Bernardo de los Rios y Guzman (served 1677-92), and the Prior of the Carthusian monastery of Granada. While the text offers a fascinating and surprisingly detailed account of this ecclesiastical suit and is especially rich in prosopographical material, the work is primarily of importance for its early copperplate engraving of the Virgin of Atocha depicted as the miraculous patroness of Madrid.
$850


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TRADE CATALOGUE
FRENCH ART DECO WALLPAPER SAMPLER
WITH 479 DESIGNS


[WALLPAPER] / [ART DECO] L. D. M. Paris. Nouveautés. No. 10. [France], [Zuber & Cie. and others], [1920s].

Remarkable volume of block-printed wallpaper samples from 1920s Paris showcasing both traditional designs and the most current (and often wonderfully garish) art deco styles. The volume is an archive of Roaring Twenties wallpapers decorated with stripes, geometrical designs, floral and fruit motifs, landscapes, pastoral scenes, classical and oriental motifs, and animal designs. Of particular note is a sample depicting Charlie Chaplin in a famous scene from The Kid (1921), and another depicting the young Breton housemaid Bécassine, the first female protagonist in the history of comics. Some examples come from the renowned Zuber & Cie.
$3,850


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THE METRIC SYSTEM IN REPUBLICAN PARIS
A CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION OF 26 RARE TITLES
MANY CONTEMPORARY ANNOTATIONS


[METRIC SYSTEM] / [FRENCH REPUBLIC] Mesures Républicaines. Paris, 1793-99.

Contemporary sammelband of 26 rare first-edition tracts relating to the early development of the metric system during the French First Republic. The volume contains titles published in Paris between 1793 and 1799, several of which include large folding tables and engravings illustrating problem surrounding the adoption of various new measurement standards for weights, linear units, monetary units, etc. The earliest and longest title included here has been extensively corrected and supplemented by a contemporary annotator to reflect later official changes to measurement and unit nomenclature.
$4,500


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[FETES / MALLORCA IMPRINTS] Anonymous. Breve noticia de las festivas domostraciones que con el plausible motivo de la real proclamacion del señor don Carlos IV. Hecha en la ciudad de Palma dia 11. de Julio de 1789. Palma de Mallorca, Imprenta Real, 1789.

Extremely rare first and sole edition of this Mallorcan festival book commemorating the festivities held in Palma on the occasion of Charles IV’s accession to the throne.
$3,850


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Drawing on Vellum


[DANCE OF DEATH] Anonymous. ANONYMOUS DRAWING, attributed to Francesco di Giovanni in graphite on verso. c. 1750-1800.

Highly finished preparatory design for a fresco or tapestry connected to the Albani family, whose coat of arms appears under the left-hand arch crowned with a cardinal's hat.
$15,000


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