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.

 
Thierry Thomas and Patrizia Zanotti, Hugo Pratt, Thomas and Patrizia Zanotti, Thierry, Pratt, Hugo, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear to book and to dustjacket), Casterman, Paris, 2013, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11.5 inches, 464 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

An incredible exploration of the black & white comics work of Hugo Pratt. Over 400 pages of illustrations, with numerous, numerous examples from Pratt's...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Alessandro, #354 of 400 numbered copies signed by Barbucci and Canepa, Top of the spine bumped otherwise Very Fine, Album, Paris, 2006, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition of the third volume includes exclusive bonus material: An introduction by Jean David Morvan 5 pages of sketches and studies...

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Verve, 1988-2005
  $125.00
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Ever Meulen, Meulen, Ever, Very Fine, Amsterdam, Oog en Blik, 2006, 1st, 978-9054921578, 11 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps

This excellent 2006 art book collects Meulen's most important graphic work from 1988 to 2005 (posters, covers, illustrations, serigraphs ...). Foreword...

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Ange, Patrick Renault, Charlie Adlard, Ange, Patrick Renault, Adlard, Charlie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2019, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 72 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Charlie Adlard was kind enough to sign this copy for us. This limited oversize deluxe edition reproduces the entire 52-page graphic novel from Adlard's...

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Arzak, Le Rocher 50 x 70 Plaque
  $125.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Paris, Moebius Productions, 2019, 27.6 inches, 19.7 inches, color, French

A 50 x 70 cm (19.7" x 27.6") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque. Matte finish. Wood edges are beveled and painted black. Ready for hanging.

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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light bump to the lower corners, otherwise very sharp, tight, clean), 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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Arzak, Arpenteur - Plaque
  $125.00
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Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 27.6 inches, 19.3 inches, color

A 50 x 70 cm (19.3" x 27.6") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

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John Willie, Willie, John, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very light wear), Paris, Futuropolis, 1985, 1st, Metaluna Store, 12 inches, 10 inches, 64 pages, 109 black-and-white photographs, Hardcover, boards, French

This collection of bondage and fetish photographs, all taken by John Willie in his home during the 50s, bring back to life that cultish and mysterious aura...

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The Book of Schuiten
  $125.00
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Benoit Peeters, Francois Schuiten, Peeters, Benoit, Schuiten, Francois, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Paris, Casterman, 2004, 1st, 978-2203343191, 12.3 inches, 10.3 inches, 136 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

This English language art book on the Belgian comics artist is long out-of-print. A 16-page French translation is appended at the end of the book. Though...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Good+ (bump and wear to the tail of the spine, smaller bump to the head of the spine, upper corners very slightly pushed inward, light wear to cover, interior sound), Les Humanoides, Paris, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This first volume collects three previous collections: John Watercolor (21 early stories from Hara Kiri, Inedit, Echo des Savanes, etc) Le Bandard...

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Near Fine (very light shelf wear, bright, tight, clean), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Humanoides Associes, 1980, 2nd 1983, 11.5 inches, 8.7 inches, 144 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Stories from 1963-1976. French text.

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, 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 limited edition reproduces the entire first volume of Alary's graphic novel:...

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Thierry Martin, Martin, Thierry, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve, Black & White Editions, Roeschwoog, France, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 10.25 inches, 320 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial cloth

This deluxe edition includes: the book itself signed & numbered to 300 copies a matching signed & numbered two-color bookplate/ex-libris...

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Joann Sfar, VF, Sfar, Joann, Dargaud, 2007, 1st, cloth spine, pictorial boards

The Rabbi's Cat series is honored with this special large format edition of the latest volume in the series (Tome 5). The 80-page story is reproduced in...

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Hugo Pratt, Very Fine, Pratt, Hugo, Casterman, 2009, 1st, wraps, French

From the publisher: "In this imaginary extension of the book Periples Imaginaires, which had coincided with a major retrospective exhibition of the Venetian...

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Very Good+ (light cover wear, previous owner's name neatly written on title page), Didier Conrad, Yann, Conrad, Didier, Glenat, 1984, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original editions ("E.O." - Edition originale) of the two volumes of Bob Marone published by Glenat in 1984 and 1985. Bob Morane is literary...

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Didier Graffet, Graffet, Didier, Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Paris, Galerie Daniel Maghen, 2013, 1st, 9782356740281, 14 inches, 10 inches, 88 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This beautiful, full color, clothbound, 88-page art book is signed and numbered to 500 copies, and accompanied by a matching signed and numbered print....

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Inside Moebius, Tome 4
  $100.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 3500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Stardom, Paris, 2008, 1st, 9.6 inches, 7 inches, 120 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition--the true first edition. The fourth volume of Moebius' introspective, stream of consciousness comics. Appearances by Major...

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Flash by Benjamin
  $100.00
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Benjamin, Benjamin, Very Good+ (mild wear to the top and bottom edge), Xiao Pan, Paris, 2008, 2nd, 12.6 inches, 9.6 inches, 160 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, French

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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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205076295, 16 inches, 12 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

A beautiful oversize (12 x 16 inch) black & white edition of this Blueberry graphic novel written & illustrated by Jean Giraud in 1999. This...

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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205076301, 16 inches, 12 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

A beautiful oversize (12 x 16 inch) black & white edition of this Blueberry graphic novel written & illustrated by Jean Giraud in 1999. This...

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Gesta Dei - Signed & Numbered
  $100.00
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Carlos Nine, Nine, Carlos, #832 of a limited edition signed by the artist, Fine, El Yeite Ilustrado, Buenos Aires, 2003, 1st thus, 12.2 inches, 8.5 inches, x, 107 pages, black & white, softcover, French wraps

Out of print. "Enciclopedia Grafica de los Asuntos Humanos y de las Cosa en General. Ordenada, Escrita y Dibujada por Carlos Nine de la Academia...

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Le Bandard Fou - First Printing
  $100.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Good+ (mild corner and shelfwear, binding sound), Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1976, 1st, 12.7 inches, 9.4 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

The first printing of the original edition of this early Moebius graphic novel. Later editions would be published in color, but Moebius' hatch heavy ink...

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Revoir Paris - L'Exposition
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Benoit Peeters, Francois Schuiten, Peeters, Benoit, Schuiten, Francois, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Casterman, Paris, 2014, 1st, 13.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 98 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The out-of-print catalog of the great exhibition at la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. This exhibition explored the urban...

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Los Angeles - Deluxe Edition
  $100.00
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Sylvain Despretz, Despretz, Sylvain, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 9791096315772, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 400 pages, 250 illustrations + 100 pages of storyboards, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

IN STOCK NOW ! The Deluxe Edition contains two books inserted in a beautiful slipcase : Los Angeles and Midnight Show . Los Angeles is...

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Thierry Martin, Martin, Thierry, One of 150 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Roeschwoog, France, Editions Black & White, 2020, 1st, 9791094988763, 6.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 192 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the deluxe edition, signed and numbered by the author, with variant front and back covers, and a print of the classic cover. aka The Saucy...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, #116 of 950 numbered copies signed by the artist, Pink spine is faded white otherwise 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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Yokaido
  $100.00
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Shigeru Mizuki, Mizuki, Shigeru, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Bordeaux, Cornelius, 2018, 1st, 9782360811441, 9.5 inches, 12 inches, 128 pages, 110 full-page color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. From the publisher: Utagawa Hiroshige is undoubtedly, with Hokusai, one of the most recognized Japanese artists in the art of...

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Papa c'est Moi
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Pascal Campion, Campion, Pascal, Very Fine, Trinquette Publishing, Chicago, 2012, 1st, 7.5 inches, 10 inches, 80 pages, 96 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Pascal Campion is an illustrator/animator/designer/director. Pascal's 2012 collection includes all of his usual early subjects and themes: animals,...

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Vinnifantastic* Notepad Drawings
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Vince, Vince, One of 400 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Paris, 2021, 1st, 9791069974456, 8.3 inches, 5.9 inches, 48 pages, 43 fullpage color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Vince's self-published collection of his ever so popular drawings of women. As Vince states on the cover: "NSFW / Vinnifantastic* Notepad's Drawings /...

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Nicolas Keramidas, Limited to 3000 copies, Scrawl in ink on copyright pages otherwise VF in a fine slipcase, Crisse, Didier, Keramidas, Nicolas, Soleil, 2004, 1st, pictorial boards, French

Luuna is a series about a Native American girl before the arrival of Europeans. This oversize black & white edition has a special cover, a limited edition...

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Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, Julie M, M, Julie, Scutella, 2009, 1st, 9782918111016, 9 inches, 12 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

Signed by the artist with a drawing (Samples of drawings shown above).

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VF/VF, A3 Editions, 2007, 1st, pictorial boards

A great collection of 215 French movie posters from 1921-1968 featuring female stars: Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Jane Russell, Ava Gardner, Simone...

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Regis Loisel, Limited to 350 copies, Very Fine, Loisel, Regis, Toth, 2010, 1st, spiralbound

A large format collection of female models drawn from life by the famed French artist. Beautiful reproduction. "Régis Loisel had never drawn from...

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Very Fine (flat, tight, clean), Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, iBooks, 2003, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.1 inches, 55 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

This full-size English language edition is out of print and increasingly hard to find. If you want to really appreciate the art, this ibooks edition is...

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Dupuy-Berberian Artbook
  $95.00
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Very Fine, Philippe Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Philippe, Chene, 2011, 9782812303319, 10 inches, 12.75 inches, 256 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A Dupuy-Berberian travel sketchbook. From the publisher: During a stay in the United States in 1995, Dupuy and Berberian, the duo famous for Monsieur...

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Jean-Marie Pigeon, Guillaume, Marie-Ange, Pigeon, Jean-Marie, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Christian Desbois Editions, 1995, 1st, 291015002X, 12 inches, 9 inches, 72 pages, over 100 color photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Jean-Marie Pigeon is one of the premier sculptors in the world of Bande Dessinee.  This monograph features over 100 color photographs of the...

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Olivier Vatine, Vatine, Olivier, One of 900 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Comix Buro, Paris, 2008, 1st, 8.75 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, French

The long out-of-print second collection of sketches, drawings, designs, and color renderings by this French artist (Pink Planet, Aquablue, Angela, Star...

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Zep, Vince, Zep, Vince, One of 999 numbered copies signed by the artists, Very Fine, Grenoble, Glenat, 2015, 1st, 9782344011867, 15 inches, 10 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, velvet covered boards, French

This deluxe edition is in an oversize format (a third larger than the regular edition); includes 18 additional pages of lovely watercolors, illustrations,...

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Philippe Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Philippe, Very Fine/Very Fine, Amsterdam, Oog & Blik, 2006, 1st, 978-90-5492-052-6, 10 inches, 12.75 inches, 248 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

A fantastic art book devoted to the French art team Dupuy-Berberian. Hundreds of color illustrations reproducing their work in all media: posters; book,...

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Verve, 1988-2005
  $95.00
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Ever Meulen, Meulen, Ever, Near Fine (mild bend to the lower corner, light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Amsterdam, Oog en Blik, 2006, 1st, 978-9054921578, 11 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps

This excellent 2006 art book collects Meulen's most important graphic work from 1988 to 2005 (posters, covers, illustrations, serigraphs ...). Foreword...

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Les mille et une nuits
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Jan Strnad, Richard Corben, Strnad, Jan, Corben, Richard, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (sharp corners, slight toning to pages), Paris, Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1979, 1st, 2-7316-0007-1, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The French edition of Corben and Strnad's "Thousand and One Nights." Preface by Harlan Ellison. This was the fifth title in the "Collection Heavy Metal"!

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Mirages
  $95.00
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Will, Will, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Daniel Maghen, 2017, 1st, 9782356740533, 11.7 inches, 8.693 inches, 408 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A beautifully designed and lushly produced art book, from Paris' premier bande dessinee art gallery, every piece is reproduced from the original art....

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Belles de Nuit
  $95.00
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Olivier Ledroit, Ledroit, Olivier, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Les Editions Nickel, Viry-Châtillon, 2013, 978-2-9144-2049-5, 13.3 inches, 10.5 inches, 176 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, French

An entire book devoted to Olivier Ledroit's paintings of women. Nudity. Several foldouts. Preface by Michel-Édouard Leclerc and an afterword by...

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Man Arenas, Arenas, Man, Small puncture to the paper covering the rear joint otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2013, 1st, 9782302020016, 11.6 inches, 10.2 inches, 40 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This volume is an offshoot of the main series and despite a narrative, it is nearly a purely pictorial book. It is page after page of Arenas' lush...

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Dimitri Vey, Man Arenas, Vey, Dimitri, Arenas, Man, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Paris, 2010, 1st, 12.1 inches, 8.75 inches, 64 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A graphic novel beautifully illustrated by Man Arenas. Yaxin the faun, the wizard Merlin, crows, fish, a fox, and nature softly and lovingly rendered by...

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Andre Juillard, Juillard, Andre, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Daniel Maghen, 2020, 1st, 9782356740830, 11.7 inches, 8.7 inches, 416 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Secret Sketchbooks (2004 - 2020) by André Juillard. A beautifully produced collection of 18 sketchbooks. Each sketchbook has a character of its own...

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Meuterei Auf Der "Bounty"
  $90.00
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Zdenek Burian, VG+ (one corner bumped, other corner rubbed). Very clean & attractive, Behounek, Frantisek, Burian, Zdenek, Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, 1949, 2nd 1950, cloth spine, pictorial boards

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