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Thus, were born the libraries, and with them the book and manuscript auctions, which gather ancient and modern books, letters, autographs, maps and postcards.
"A book is someone. Don't trust it. A book is a gear," wrote Victor Hugo. From books of hours - those manuscripts richly illuminated with azure and gold - to the works of surrealists André Breton and Paul Eluard, the jewels of the auctions are first editions on "large paper" with three cardinal values: period binding, prestigious provenance and "dispatch", in other words, a dedication by the author.
Collectors compete for manuscripts and letters by the poets of the day - Baudelaire, Verlaine and Rippe - autographs by Proust, travel books and maps. But the online auctions also focus on the ninth art with luxury editions and first editions of comic books by the old trio: Hergé, Franquin, Uderzo and Goscinny. We will also find albums and original plates of the young artists: Hugo Pratt, Moebius and Enki Bilal... a nice bubble of air!

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Littérature du XXe siècle. Ensemble de 18 ouvrages, la plupart en éditions originales, avec envoi autographe signé des auteurs sur chaque volume. Bon état. Maurice BARRÈS. Un jardin sur l'Oronte. Paris, Plon-Nourrit, 1922. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures et dos. Dos insolé. Abel BONNARD. Savoir aimer. Paris, Albin Michel, 1937. In-12, cartonnage, couvertures. Alphonse de CHATEAUBRIANT. La Brière. Paris, Grasset, 1923. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Natalie CLIFFORD BARNEY. Aventures de l'esprit. Paris, Émile-Paul, 1929. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Joseph DELTEIL. Les poilus. Épopée. Paris, Grasset, 1926. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Louis GUILLOUX. La maison du peuple. Paris, Grasset, 1927. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Jean HUGO. Avant d'oublier, 1918-1931. Paris, Fayard, 1976. In-8, cartonnage, couvertures. Joseph KESSEL & Georges SUAREZ. Le onze mai. Paris, NRF, 1924. In-12, demi-percaline, couvertures. Service de presse. Joseph KESSEL & Hélène ISOWOLSKY. Les rois aveugles. Paris, Les Éditions de France, 1925. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Service de presse. Léo LARGUIER. Mistral. Paris, Éditions des Portiques, 1930. In-12, cartonnage, couvertures. Pierre MAC ORLAN. Les pirates de l'avenue du rhum (reportage). Paris, Le Sagittaire, Simon Kra, 1924. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Service de presse. André MALRAUX. La tentation de l'Occident. Paris, Grasset, 1926. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures et dos. Service de presse. Francis de MIOMANDRE. L'ombre et l'amour. Journal d'un homme timide. Paris, Rasmussen, 1925. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Henry de MONTHERLANT. Aux fontaines du désir. Paris, Grasset, 1927. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. François NOURISSIER. Un petit bourgeois. Paris, Grasset, 1963. In-12, demi-percaline, couvertures. Philippe SOUPAULT. Le bal de l'amour. Paris, Émile-Paul, 1925. In-12, broché. Jean-Louis VAUDOYER. Beautés de la Provence. Paris, Grasset, 1926. In-12, demi-basane, couvertures. Louise de VILMORIN. Carnet de route. Genève, Club du poème, vers 1960. In-4 oblong, demi-basane.

Estim. 200 - 220 EUR