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.

 
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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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $225.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Ateliers Zoo (Signed & Numbered)
  $200.00
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#767 of 850 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Frank Pe, Pe, Frank, Editions Pyramides, 1996, 1st, 2930203013, 5.75 inches, 7.75 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, French

A limited edition artist's sketchbook. #767 of 850 copies signed by Frank. Frank's bestselling series "Zoo" ran only three volumes, but spanned 13 years:...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (lower corners are lightly rubbed otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 1st printing, 2nd state, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (very light dent along the foreedge otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 2nd, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Claire Wendling, Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Claire Wendling, Alessandro, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine slipcase, Soleil, Toulon, 2005, 1st, 13 inches, 9.25 inches, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited edition Sky Doll slipcase contains: Sky Doll Tome 1 - Special Edition (matching pink spine and cover art without text) Sky Doll Tome 2...

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Drawers 2.0 (Fine)
  $200.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bordeaux, Le Cycliste, 2005, 1st thus, 2912249848, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the variant cover edition produced by Legends for distribution in the U.S way back in 2005. This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of...

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Jean-Luc Fromental, Floc'h, Fromental, Jean-Luc, Floc'h, #199 of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine plates in Near Fine box (some plate edges very lightly rubbed, light aging and wear to box), Paris, Albin Michel, 1991, 1st, 2-226-05377-8, 13 inches, 10 inches, 52 pages, color, French

This deluxe edition reproduces the entire album as individual color plates. 52 color plates in a clamshell box with the first plate signed & numbered...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $200.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light rubbing to the otherwise sharp corners, bright, clean), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Claire Wendling, #32 of 250 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine plates in a Near Fine folder, Wendling, Claire, Jour de Fete, 1994, 1st, 16 inches, 12 inches, color illustrations, French

A set of fine silk-screened color prints on heavy paper stock. Eight images and a title plate. Eight related images with four illustrations featuring...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Paul Jouve, Marcilhac, Felix, Jouve, Paul, Les Editions de l'Amateur, 2005, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, French

The first monograph devoted to the fantastic animal painter, sculptor, and illustrator Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Up till now, the only books available on this...

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Near Fine/Near Fine (some slight discoloration along lower cover edg, Michael Sowa, Nasuda and Sakae Kimoto, Jun, Sowa, Michael, Kodansha, Ltd., 2005, 1st, 9784062129046, 4062129043, Hardcover, boards, Japanese

An original Japanese publication of the works of surrealist German painter & illustrator Michael Sowa (Sowa's Ark). 45 paintings in color and five color...

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Very Fine, Charles Gleyre, Lepdor (ed.), Catherine, Gleyre, Charles, 5 Continents Editions, 2006, 1st, 978-88-7439-355-8, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A retrospective on the Swiss artist (2 May 1806 – 5 May 1874), who painted in Paris and taught and influenced a number of younger artists, including...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by the artist with a full page drawing, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited edition is long out of print and will not be reprinted. This copy has a big, full-page pencil and watercolor dedicace by the artist. This...

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Inside Moebius, Tome 6
  $195.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 3500 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Stardom/Moebius Production, 2010, 1st, 9782908766462, 9.6 inches, 7 inches, 120 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This final volume has the best artwork in the series. Since published in English, this is the original first edition/printing, self-published by Moebius,...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by the artist with a full-page pencil drawing, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (bump to the tail of the spine end with a small 1/8" scrape, corners very lightly bumped, interior Very Fine), Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Inscribed by the artist with a nice full-page pencil drawing of Belladone and dated in the year of publication: 2004! This Limited edition is long out...

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Gabriele Pennacchioli, Pennacchioli, Gabriele, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine plates in Very Fine portfolio, Les Sculpteurs de Bulles, Cresserons, 2020, 1st, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, color, English

Gabriele Pennacchioli's first portfolio, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the artist. This beautiful and luxurious collectible gathers 53 of his...

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Big Ben Bolt: Harvard Heavyweight
  $175.00
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#147 of 1000 numbered copies, Very Fine/Fine, John Cullen Murphy, Caplan, Elliot, Murphy, John Cullen, Pollischansky, 1978, 1st, 15.5 inches, 11 inches, 112 pages, Hardcover, cloth, English, German

The first 406 dailies - 68 weeks (2/20/50 to 6/7/51). This adventure strip with its blend of melodrama, romance and comic relief was John Cullen Murphy's...

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Drawers 2.0 (Near Fine)
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Near Fine (slight rubbing to the tips of each corner otherwise Fine), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Drawers 1.0 - Signed 1st
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket (crisp, sharp, unread), le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 112 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French


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Massimiliano Frezzato, Frezzato, Massimiliano, One of 600 numbered copies signed by the artist, Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Paris, Editions USA, 2003, 1st, 2-914409-30-3, 17.25 inches, 13.5 inches, 44 pages, color, Hardcover, spiralbound, French

Frezzato's Keepers of the Maser Volume 5 This collector's album, in A3 format (about 33x44 cm), presents the cover and all the original pages of Volume 5...

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Drawers 2.0
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (3/8-inch scrape to the top of the spine, small nicks to the tail of the spine, otherwise Very Fine, the open corners are sharp, covers clean, binding tight), Bordeaux, Le Cycliste, 2005, 1st, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (bright, tight, unrea, Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1992, 1st, 11.7 inches, 10.6 inches, 92 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, French

The dustjacketed first edition/first printing of this excellent 1992 collection of Moebius artwork. Some 40 color and over 200 black & white...

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Andre Franquin, Franquin, Andre, Limited to 2000 numbered copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034738113, 17 inches, 12 inches, 120 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An artist's edition of a classic Spirou and Fantasio adventure by Franquin: "Le dictateur et le champignon" ("The Dictator and the Mushroom"). This...

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New York Carnets
  $150.00
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Fine, Philippe Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Dupuy & Charles Berberian, Philippe, Cornelius, 2001, 1st, 8.25 inches, 11 inches, 48 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

A collection of sketches and drawings from a trip to New York by Dupuy & Berberian in April-October 1995. Wonderful atmospheric images of the city,...

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Limited to 2500 copies. This copy has been signed by the artist., Fine, Mike Mignola, Mignola, Mike, Delcourt, 2005, 1st, 9782847898378, 13.5 inches, 10 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the French limited edition printing the story "Third Wish" in black & white in a large 9.5 x 13 inch hardcover format. We were fortunate enough...

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Tueur de Monde
  $150.00
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Near Fine (only light wear), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1988, 1st thus, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This is the revised full color edition of "World Killer" (after Les Humanoides Associes' 1979 first printing limited to 5,000 copies). This story...

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Flash by Benjamin
  $150.00
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Benjamin, Benjamin, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Xiao Pan, Paris, 2008, 2nd, 12.6 inches, 9.6 inches, 160 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, French, English

This is the long out of print art book devoted to Chinese comic artist and illustrator Benjamin (artist-writer of Orange, Remember, and One Day). A large...

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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st Limited, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 108 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out of print limited edition reproduces the third Sky Doll volume (with an alternate ending) in its pencil form: the lefthand pages reproduce the...

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Sketchtravel - Deluxe Edition
  $150.00
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Limited to 2000 numbered copies, Very Fine, Chene, Paris, 2011, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

The Deluxe Edition is a facsimile of the original sketchbook that traveled the world. Dice Tsutsumi describing the Deluxe Edition: "As you may know,...

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Sanjulian (periode 1970-1984)
  $150.00
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Sanjulian, Sanjulian, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (two short closed tears to rubbed dustjacket), Grenoble, Glenat, 1985, 1st, 2723404773, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 178 pages, profusely illustrated, mostly in color, with three foldouts, hardcover, cloth, French

A deluxe monograph on this Spanish artist best known for his Warren magazine covers. Covers his work from 1970-1984 and is made up primarily of his book...

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Mike Mignola, Mignola, Mike, Very Fine, Delcourt, Paris, 2013, 1st, 13.4 inches, 10 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the out-of-print French limited edition reprinting Hellboy in Hell #1-5 in black & white in a large 9.75 x 13.25 inch hardcover format. The...

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Crumb 30/40
  $150.00
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Robert Crumb, Crumb, Robert, Near Fine (only light wear, flat, tight, bright), Futuropolis, Paris, 1982, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 36 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

This eleventh volume in Futuropolis' series of oversized 30x40 cm large-format comics collections (Moebius, Moscoso, Poivet, Jeff Jones, Wrightson, etc.)...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, One of 950 copies signed by the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2003, 1st, 9.75 inches, 6.6 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out-of-print signed and numbered Deluxe Edition is printed on an extra heavy fine art paper (Old Mill 190 gr. paper) which reproduces the artwork...

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Le Major - First Edition
  $150.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Stardom, Paris, 2011, 1st, 6.25 inches, 4.25 inches, 312 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

This is the out-of-print original edition from 2011 with a small 4 x 6 inch sketchbook format that reproduces the originals actual size. This reproduces an...

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Chaos - French 1st
  $150.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners sharp, moderate wear to dustjacket edges), Paris, Les Humanoides Associes, 1991, 1st, 9782731607086, 12.7 inches, 10.7 inches, 92 pages, over 200 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A collection of over 200 color and black & white illustrations. This is the French first edition, in its original large square format, with a...

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Silence, on Rêve (Near Fine)
  $150.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (upper corner very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine, very bright, tight, clean), Casterman, Paris, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Moebius contributed an 8-page comic story "Marie Dakar," provides 8 erotic illustrations and 8 other illustrations for this anthology he created and...

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Miroirs - Signed & Numbered
  $150.00
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Jean-Michel Nicollet, Nicollet, Jean-Michel, One of 423 of 450 numbered copies (and 50 HC copies) signed by the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Zanpano, 2009, 1st, 978-2-915757-13-2, 8.3 inches, 11 inches, 132 pages, 144 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. A beautiful art book devoted to the French illustrator Jean Michel Nicollet best known in America for his cover to first issue of Heavy Metal....

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Olivier Vatine, Daniel Pecqueur, Didier Cassegrain, Fred Blanchard, Vatine, Daniel Pecqueur, Olivier, Cassegrain, Fred Blanchard, Didier, Print run of approximately 600 copies or less, Lower rear corner slightly pushed in otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Delcourt, Paris, 1999, 1st, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This is an unsigned/unnumbered copy of the signed & numbered deluxe edition which was limited to 550 copies. This deluxe edition contains the...

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Limited edition, Very Fine, Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Casterman, 2007, 1st, 13 inches, 17 inches, 172 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

The first Corto Maltese adventure, the Ballad of the Salten Sea, appeared in 1967. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this work, Casterman created...

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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1999, 2004 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 230 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this series. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Al Severin, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist and with a matching numbered & signed color print laid-in. Also, has a second signed color print on heavy stock laid-in, VF, Severin, Al, Several Pictures, 2007, 1st, 97828746502, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist, with a matching numbered & signed color print laid-in. Also, this book has a second signed color...

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Fine (spine ends very lightly bumped, open corners sharp, very bright, clean), Serge Clerc, Landon, Francois, Clerc, Serge, Albin Michel, 1987, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A collection of the illustration work of this modern master of the clear-line style. 50 color and over 100 black & white illustrations: magazines,...

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Surfer d'Argent (French First)
  $125.00
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Fine, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Lee, Stan, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1990, 1st, 2203348011, 10.5 inches, 6.75 inches, 64 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

The First French edition and printing of this classic graphic novel: a unique collaboration between Moebius and Stan Lee.   A moral conflict plays...

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