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Album Paris Théâtre
1 Album Paris Théâtre
Paris Bulla Frères Editeurs. Imprimerie Lemercier & Cie. Cloth Good 
N.d., circa 1860. Oblong 4to, 27 by 35 cm. 24 color plates, depicting the seating at 24 Parisian theatres, including Opera, Italiens, Opera-Comique, Lyrique, Odeon, Chatelet, Palais Royale, etc. etc. On the FEP and FFEP is pricing given for the various sections in these theatres. Thus was this publication intended as a utility reference at the time, to facilitate a theatre patron's choice of seat(s), since the color plates give the numbering for all the seats and stalls in the particular theatre. Scarce -- only two copies found on OCLC First Search, at Columbia and the BNF. Condition: heavy wear to the blue pebbled cloth. Some blistering, and a repaired closed tear, on the spine. Warping of the boards. Front endpapers, with theatre info, foxed and soiled. Otherwise, generally clean within. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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2 Edited by D. Croal Thomson. Assisted by Herbert E. Butler and E. G. Halton The Paris Exhibition 1900. The Art Journal
London The Art Journal Office. H. Virtue and Company, Limited 1901 First edition Decorated Cloth Very Good 
Small folio sized, 12.5 inches tall. 374 pp. The best survey of the arts, fine and decorative, at the 1900 Paris Exhibition, which was a real high water mark for world exhibitions in terms of design, influence, the zeitgeist. In contrast to earlier Art Journal surveys of the world expositions, and a mark of technological progress as well, this issue relies heavily on actual photography. Minor wear to the boards. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. Aquatinted, In Imitation of the Drawings, by Mr. Rosenberg, Segard, W. and Francois Martini Testard.  Aquatintist:  Friedrich Rosenberg
3 Segard, W. and Francois Martini Testard. Aquatintist: Friedrich Rosenberg Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. Aquatinted, In Imitation of the Drawings, by Mr. Rosenberg
London J. Moyes, for Gale, Curtis and Fenner; and Samuel Leigh 1814 First Edition Half Morocco. Marbled boards. Near Fine 
4to. 27 by 21 cm. 40 pp., plus 20 hand-colored aquatint plates of Parisian landmarks, many of which no longer exist (, les Tuileries, the prior opera house, Theatre de l'Ambigu Comique, Porte St. Antoine, Porte St. Bernard, Eglise de St. Chaumont, etc.). The illustrations are contained within circular frames, giving one the sense of peering through a peephole or window, and somehow sharpening one's focus on the structure being portrayed as well. Each plate is accompanies with a two page description and history. Abbey Travel 104. Lacking a half-title. A thoroughly clean copy otherwise. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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