French Imports

Stuart Ng Books is the largest importer of French Bande Dessinee (and related art books) in the United States. We select and stock new titles and current releases and source them directly from the French publishers and distributors. We carry the most mainstream publishers such as Casterman, Dargaud, And Dupuis, to boutique publishers such as Comix Buro, Stardom and Bruno Graff. We also buy and sell used, secondhand, and collectible Bande Dessinee and related art books from collectors here and abroad.

 
Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Near Fine (light wear to the covers), Soleil, Toulon, 2010, 1st, 14.7 inches, 11.75 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This oversized 2010 French edition of our own Claire Wendling art book is long out of print.</p><p>Foreword by Ashley Wood. One page bio and...

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Juanjo Guarnido, One of 275 numbered copies signed by the artist, VF, Valero, Teresa, Guarnido, Juanjo, Reves de Bulles, 2008, 1st, cloth spine, pictorial boards

This limited deluxe edition reproduces Juanjo’s 44 rough pencil pages for the entirety of his new series Sorcelleries plus 26 pages of character...

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Starwatcher - First Printing
  $275.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (spine ends and corners bent inward, covers and corners lightly rubbed, tight, clean), Aedena, Paris, 1986, 1st, 11.7 inches, 9.6 inches, 104 pages, over 140 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A collection of Moebius illustrations from a variety of sources (covers, posters, prints, book illustrations, portfolios). Previously unpublished paintings,...

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Silence, on Rêve
  $250.00
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Very Fine (very bright, tight, clean), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Moebius explores the world of dreams with an international roster of comics writers and artists: Arno, Barbier, Bess, Boucq, Caro, Coutelis, Darrow, Flo,...

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Mathieu Lauffray, Lauffray, Mathieu, One of 390 numbered copies with two exlibris, one signed by the artistsigned by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bruno Graff, Brussels, 2016, 1st, 12.2 inches, 10 inches, 320 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 2016 deluxe edition has 80 more pages than the 2012 Ankama Edition. A full third larger and bringing the book up to date! Pages 1 thru 240 are...

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Willem, Willem, #193 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Paris, Editions Cornelius, 1993, 1st, 290999001X, 7.75 inches, 6 inches, 64 pages, 26 full-page color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From Willem, the Holland born, France based comics artist with an underground sensibility, a limited edition art book, hand crafted, printed in silkscreen...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This very deluxe edition of Belladone, limited to 200 copies, consists of: The album in a cloth binding, special covers, plus eight-pages of sketches...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Inscribed by the artist, Very Good+ (all corners bumped, moderate cover wear, binding and interior very sound), Aedena, Paris, 1984, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, over 175 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This copy is wittily inscribed by the artist: the interior of this book was in bound upside down relative to the covers, so Moebius signed his name...

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Jean Frisano, Frisano, Jean, Limited to 700 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, 9eArt+ éditions / Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2020, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, color illustrations, French

Jean Frisano (1927-1987) was the subject of a major art exhibition at the 2020 Angouleme Festival: "De Tarzan à Marvel, l'Amérique...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $250.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 9782908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A pristine, tight, never read copy. "2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing...

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Le Chasseur Deprime
  $250.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Stardom, Paris, 2009, 2nd, 12 inches, 9 inches, 56 pages, black & white, softcover, French wraps, French

"Une Aventure du Major Grubert par Moebius." Published in 2009, this graphic novel features the return of Major Grubert of the Airtight Garage! These pages,...

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Cassandre
  $240.00
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket, A. M. Cassandre, Mouron, Henri, Cassandre, A. M., Schirmer/Mosel, 1985, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, German

The major monograph on this 1920s-1930s French poster artist. Text in German.

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Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, #238 of 450 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Bruno Graff, Brussels, 2013, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.2 inches, 120 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents. This deluxe edition contains: the entire album in...

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Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, #258 of 450 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Bruno Graff, Brussels, 2015, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.2 inches, 120 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents. This deluxe edition contains: the entire album in...

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Alex Raymond, Raymond, Alex, Near Fine/Very Good+ (boards slightly bowed, several small dings & nicks to dust jacket), Pollischansky, Vienna, 1985, 1st, 15.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 112 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, German, English

The text in the strip is in the original English, with the German translation running below the strip. 422 black & white dailies - from 10/28/48...

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Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2000, 1st, 2205049658, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A fine condition first printing (in French parlance, an "Edition Originale" or "E.O.") of the first Blacksad book.

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Nicolas De Crecy, De Crecy, Nicolas, One of 150 copies including a signed & numbered aquatint print, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Paris, MEL Publisher, 2016, 1st, 9791094823033, 12.5 inches, 11 inches, 344 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition of the monograph includes a slipcase and an aquatint print, Le petit fantôme domestique , 2015, signed and numbered to 150...

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Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Good+ (head of the spine bumped, the corners very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Soleil, Toulon, 2014, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents. A special edition reproducing Barbucci's finished...

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Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1500 copies, Near Fine (head of the spine bumped otherwise Very Fine), Soleil, Toulon, 2014, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents.A special edition reproducing Barbucci's finished pencils for...

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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2008, 1st, 978-2203012165, 10.9 inches, 7.5 inches, 136 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A first printing of Bastien Vives' breakthrough book with an impressive full-color dedicace. Warmly inscribed to a friend: Pour Sylvain-- In your...

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Venise Celeste - First Printing
  $225.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (covers lightly rubbed, page edges slightly yellowed, otherwise tight and clean), Aedena, Paris, 1984, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, over 175 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This was the first art book published by Moebius' own publishing company Aedena.  For this book, Moebius collects his work based upon the locations...

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Serge Le Tendre, Regis Loisel, Le Tendre, Serge, Loisel, Regis, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2011, 1st, 9782205066968, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 232 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The Quest for the Timebird. Loisel's acclaimed 4-volume fantasy series complete in one book. This out-of-print 2011 limited edition features a beautiful...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Alessandro, #17 of 25 numbered HC copies signed by Barbucci and Canepa, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Album, Paris, 2006, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

#17 of 25 numbered HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed by Barbucci and Canepa on a limitation page AND on a separate ex-libris. This deluxe edition of...

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Venise Celeste - First Printing
  $225.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (bump to the bottom edge of the front board (cover), very light wear at the spine ends, otherwise very sharp, tight and clean) issued without dustjacket, Aedena, Paris, 1984, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, over 175 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This was the first art book published by Moebius' own publishing company Aedena. For this book, Moebius collects his work based upon the locations he was...

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