ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY. A collection of three... - Lot 28 - Pierre Bergé & Associés

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ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY. A collection of three... - Lot 28 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY.
A collection of three of the four works making up the Illustrated Library published by Gustave
Havard in 1845 and 1846.
A. [HAVARD (Jean-Alexandre), known as D'ALBANES.] Les mystères du collège, par d'Albanès, illustrés par Eustache Lorsay.
Paris, Gustave Havard, 1845.
Small in-8, bradel red half-maroquin with corners, spine decorated throughout, untrimmed, illustrated cover preserved (Carayon).
First printing.
Frontispiece and one hundred woodcut vignettes in the text.
Illustrated prospectus (four pages) bound in fine.
Jean-Alexandre Havard, known as d'Albanès, was the brother of the publisher Gustave Havard.
B. [HAVARD (Jean-Alexandre), dit D'ALBANES] and FATH (Georges). Les nains célèbres, depuis l'antiquité jusqu'et y compris Tom Pouce.
Paris, Gustave Havard, s.d. (1845).
Small in-8, binding by Carayon and condition identical to the previous work.
First printing.
Frontispiece and woodcut vignettes in the text engraved on drawings by Edouard de Beaumont.
C. MUSAEUS. Contes populaires de l'Allemagne, traduits par A. Cerfbeer de Medelsheim, édition illustrée de 300 vignettes allemandes.
Paris, Gustave Havard, 1846.
Two volumes small in-8, half red long-grained morocco with corners, untrimmed, gilt head, illustrated covers and spine kept (Bellevallée).
First edition.
Numerous excellent woodcut vignettes in the text, some full-page.
One of the copies reported by Carteret (III, p. 94) of which pages 137 - 140 have been reprinted and are not illustrated, the table occupying page 140.
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