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  • The Abbe Prevost – A Play by Helen Waddell – First Limited Numbered Signed edition – 1933

    The Abbe Prevost – A Play by Helen Waddell – First Limited Numbered Signed edition – 1933

    Superior production Published by Constable, London in 1933. Signed by the author and numbered 267 of a limited issue of 750 copies. Printed at the “Raven Press” in Harrow with a frontispiece engraved by Horace Walter Bray. Printed on thick cream paper rough cut to fore-edge, gilt to top. Original quarter velum over beige cloth covered boards. Gilt titles to front and spine.

    Very good condition … note on en paper inviting all communications to Miss Waddell’s agent at Lincoln’s Inn.

    A Play by esteemed Irish Playwright Helen Waddell, in a Prologue and Three Acts, over 57 pages, with Dramatis Personae of eight. The Prologue is set twenty years after the main events in the Library of the Chateau of the Prince de Conti. Act I is set in Lenski’s lodgings at the Hague in 173 and II and II in Prevost’s garret in Drury Lane, London in 1733.

    Abbe (Antoine Francois) Prevost (1697-1763) was a Benedictine Priest who fled France for London in 1728 after falling out with the Abbot. He became a teacher and writer and after a love affair with a pupil fled London for the Hague in 1730. There he met the beautiful Lenski (described by others as a lady of doubtful character) … got into trouble with creditors and fled back to London. It is these events which are the subject of this historical drama.

    Back in London, Prevost was briefly imprisoned for forgery. By 1735 he was forgiven by the Catholic faith and returned to Paris in 1735. A prolific writer, whilst all this was going on he published Manon Lescaut in 1731… one of Voyager’s favourites.

    A glimpse into the 18thC Life of Abbe Prevost

    $80.00

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  • The Little Green Road to Fairyland – By Annie R Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite – First Australian edition 1948

    The Little Green Road to Fairyland – By Annie R Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite – First Australian edition 1948

    This is the first Australian printing of this beautifully illustrated, and written, children’s book by Australian Rentoul sisters Annie and Ida (Outhwaite by marriage).

    First published in London in 1922 in a deluxe limited issue. This first Australian edition was issued in 1948 still under the original publishers name, Adam and Charles Black, Soho Square, London and printed by Speciality Press, Collins Street, Melbourne.

    Quarto, 94 pages with sixteen plates, half in colour by Ida. Still has the hard to come by dust jacket albeit signs of tape repair (tape now removed) an a little pink crayon near the edge. Gift inscription inside otherwise internally very clean, with all the plates … sometimes pilfered.
    Reference Muir 739.

    Collectable first Australian printing – beautiful Ida Outhwaite plates delightful Annie Rentoul narrative.

    $180.00

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  • Au Clair de la Lune – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Georges Lepape – 1913

    Au Clair de la Lune – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Georges Lepape – 1913

    A beautiful hand coloured “Pochoire” by the great George Lepape (1867-1971) for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton, an early one published in July 1913.

    One of the more exotic examples in the whole collection. Au Clair de la Lune … “in the Moonlight” with stunning colours. A coat by designer Paul Poiert (1879-1944) …. Beautiful silk with coloured embroidery lined with contrasting satin … and an unusual moon.

    The ultimate in fashion print from a perfect era.

    Price $160.00 unframed or $290.00 framed in Voyager Bon Ton style.

    George Lepape in a class of his own with “La Lune”

    $160.00

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  • Les Voila! – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Andre Marty -1920

    Les Voila! – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Andre Marty -1920

    Beautiful and one of our favourite hand coloured pochoir by Andre Marty (1882-1974) for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton published in June 1920.

    “Les Voila” with summer dresses by Doeuillet.

    The ultimate in fashion print from a perfect era.

    Price unframed $160.00 or $290.00 in Voyager Bon Ton style

    Stylish summer and I can see it too!

    $160.00

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  • Le Lys Rouge – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Simone Puget -1914

    Le Lys Rouge – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Simone Puget -1914

    A beautiful hand coloured “Pochoir” by Simone A Puget (1879-1944) for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton published in April 1914.

    Le Lys Rouge “The Red Lily” and a striking outfit by designer Paul Poiret … a gold fabric tunic and green jet embroidered skirt.

    See our pochoir “Salome” also a Puget pochoir of a Paul Poiret design making them a perfect and classy pair.

    The ultimate in fashion print from a perfect era.

    Price $160.00 unframed or $290.00 framed in Voyager Bon Ton style.

    Le Lys Rouge – striking image before its time

    $160.00

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  • La Princesse de Cleves – Madame de la Fayette – With Aquarelle by Edith Follet – 1920′s

    La Princesse de Cleves – Madame de la Fayette – With Aquarelle by Edith Follet – 1920′s

    The original novel was published anonymously in 1678. This is the stunning 1920’s production by Nilsson, Paris and contains ten striking tipped in aquarelles (watercolours) as well as the beautiful front cover by Edith Follet.

    In the French language, quarto soft covers (protected0, 186 pages in very good condition. All the aquarelle bright and clean.

    La Princesse de Cleves is regraded by many as the first psychological novel and is regarded as a classic. The story takes place between 1558 and 1559 at the Royal Court of Henry II of France. The novel reflects that era with precision. The characters mainly (apart from the heroine) represent real individual and the events that unfold are faithful to the historical record.

    Striking beautiful illustrations by Follet

    $140.00

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