A major work by the Japanese artist Hokusaï (1760-1849) who published from 1814, then throughout his life, these sketchbooks that he called "Manga". The complete series will consist of 15 volumes and is therefore the first manga ever to be published. The term will become generic at the end of the XIXth century to qualify the illustrated novels in Japan.
Here we offer volume 3 in its first edition. Revised editions will indeed see the light of day after the artist's death.
Hokusai's Manga brings together hundreds of small drawings printed in 3 colors (black, gray and flesh) representing scenes of everyday life (folk dances, sumo fights, work in the fields), decorative patterns, fantastic scenes ( demons, living in remote islands with disproportionate limbs ...).
The work left a lasting mark on the Japanese imagination and traces of it can always be found in current film and comic book productions.
Artist's copy signed by illustrator Sylvain Sauvage, is one of 25 copies reserved for collaborators among the 50 including the suite of prints off-print and an original sketch signed by the artist.
Very nice illustration of this classic by Stendhal.
GRANDVILLE, Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, dit. Les Métamorphoses du Jour. Accompagnées d'un texte par MM. Albéric Second, Louis Lurine, Clément Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Précédées d'une notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc. Nouvelle édition revue et complétée pour le texte par M. Jules Janin, augmentée de nombreux culs-de-lampe, têtes de pages, etc.
New augmented edition.
This augmented edition uses the 70 engravings of the original but they are here printed on stronger paper.
Our copy resumes the characteristics of the 1869 edition with two differences, the title page does not bear a date and the back of the half-title indicates the printing Noizette et Cie. (but Imprimerie J. Claye - A. Quantin at the end of the text).
No bibliographer notes this impression, which must probably date from the 1890s, a period during which the Noizette printing press seemed to be the most active.
One of the 50 copies on vellum paper (not justified) showing the etching by Langlois after Lambert in two states (one print on China laminated and placed in frontispiece).
Bound with the following:
RAYNOUARD, Observations philologiques et grammaticales sur le Roman de Rou, et sur quelques règles de la langue des trouvères, Rouen, Edouard Frère, 1929
LE PREVOST, Suppléments aux notes historiques sur le Roman de Rou, Rouen, Edouard Frère, 1929
A fine collection of philological research on the Roman de Rou, a versified chronicle of the history of Normandy from the time of Rollo to the battle of Tinchebray. It was commissioned by Henri II Plantagenêt from Robert Wace in the 12th century.
Work by Crebillon fils (1707-1777) who is a licentious Satire of Cardinal de Rohan, of the Unigenitus constitution, and of the Duchess of Maine, which will result in the author being imprisoned for a few weeks in Vincennes prison.
First edition of this collection of light poems which will remain anonymous.
Very nice typographic composition with a blood engraving placed in frontispiece and many small bands and lamp bases.
One of 450 copies on Holland (ours n ° 103).
Frontispiece a portrait in colors of the author by himself and engraved on copper by Raymond Haasen
Numbered copy on "vélin pur fil" (n° 540/455). Beautiful autograph from Jean La Varende with his large stylized signature.
Very nice edition for the Club des Cinquante illustrated by 6 original watercolors signed by the painter Michel Bertrand (1935-2009).
Michel Bertrand will turn two years later to contemporary art in which he will experience some success. Catherine Millet will classify him among the major artists of the Montpellier region alongside Gérard Garouste and Vincent Bouliès. Six of his works are part of the collections of the Center Georges Pompidou.
Collection of small texts serving as a support for the art of the monologue of the actor Coquelin Cadet, so the expressive figure will delight caricaturists, painters and sculptors. Each text is also preceded by a portrait of the actor playing his character engraved by A. Descaves.
Le Prêtre, (by Charles de Sivry), 1883 - (2) -18- (2) pages and frontispiece
L'Obélixe (by Maurice Boniface), 1883 - 11- (1) pages and frontispiece
Le Famille (by Eugène Coupetoul), 1883 - 11- (1) pages and frontispiece
Parrains par Amour! (by Ernest Mareau), 1883 - 13- (1) pages and frontispiece
La Vénus d'Anatole (by Ernest d'Hervilly), 1883 - 15- (1) pages and frontispiece
Oh ! The Monologue! (by J. Rouvier), 1883 - 12 pages and frontispiece
Complet! (by J. Richepin), 1884 - 10- (2) pages and frontispiece
Discretion (by Jean Gascogne), 1884 - 12 pages and frontispiece
The Monocoquelogues series should have comprised 10 to 12 texts, but we only found traces of these 8 pamphlets. To our knowledge, the series is therefore complete.