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ARCHITECTURAL TREATISE
FROM PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE


ANTOINE, Jean. Traité d’architecture, ou proportions des trois ordres grecs, sur un module de douze parties. Par Jean Antoine, Architecte & Arpenteur Général du Départment de Metz. Treves, 1768.

Rare first and sole edition of this provincially published architectural treatise by an Alsatian architect seeking to promote his work in the wider cultural environment straddling the Franco-German language divide.
$4,850


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With an Analysis of the Perspective
of Raphael’s ‘Sposalizio’


BARCA, Pietro Antonio. Avvertimenti e Regole circa L’Architettura Civile, Scultura, Pittura, Prospettiva et Architettura Militare per Offesa e Difesa di Fortezze. . Milan, Pandolfo Malatesta, 1620.

Very rare first edition of this understudied general architectural treatise from Lombardy...
$28,500


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The Doges Of Venice
As Seen In Their Portraits In The Palazzo Ducale


BARDI, Girolamo. Dichiaratione di tutte le Istorie, che si sontengenono nei Quadri posti novamente nelle Sale dello Scrutinio, & del Gran Consiglio, del Palagio Ducale. Venice, F. Valgrigio, 1587.

First edition of this chronicle of Venetian history as seen through the paintings decorating the public rooms of the Palazzo Ducale after the fire of 1577 and a title of art-historical interest for its recording the arrangement of numerous famous Venetian paintings during the 16th century.
$1,000


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MEXICAN ANTIQUITIES
IN CONTEMPORARY HANDCOLOR


Dupaix, Guillaume; Castaneda, José Luciano (illustr.); . Antiquités mexicaines. Relation des trois Expéditions du Capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807, pour la Recherche des Antiquités du Pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque… . Paris, Didot, 1834.

First edition, first issue of this monumental work, here in a rare example with fine contemporary hand-colouring.
$175,000


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A FINE ARTS BOOK FROM OLAFUR ELIASSON


ELIASSON, Olafur. Your House. New York, Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, 2006.

Conceived by the Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) as part of the Contemporary Editions series at the Museum of Modern Art, Your House is one of the more intriguing achievements in 21st-century book arts.
$18,500


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