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.

 
Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), #839 of 999 copies signed by the artist, Nine Fine-Very Fine volumes and one Near Fine volume (very light wear) in a Very Good+ slipcase (mild shelfwear, silver paper on the back of slipcase has started curling and peeling), Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1982, 1st, 6 inches, 8.3 inches, 1280 pages, 1170 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, French

A silver slipcase containing 10 booklets (6 x 8.25 inches, 128 pages each, softcover) reproducing the entirety of the 1170 storyboards drawn by Moebius for...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to one printing of 5000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2010, 1st, 13 inches, 10 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial velvet boards, French

The massive catalogue for the 2010 Moebius exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. The book was limited to one printing of 5000 copies and sold...

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Pierre Lambert, Lambert, Pierre, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Orly, Les Editions de l'Ecole Georges Méliès, 2013, 1st, 978-2954208305, 2954208309, 13.7 inches, 13.7 inches, 220 pages, 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

Out of print. A sharp new unread copy. This slipcased coffee table art book has 220 13 x 13 inch pages with 250 color illustrations reproducing...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), One of 50 HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed & numbered with Roman numerals., Near Fine (left edge of the print has a few light abrasions otherwise print is clean and attractive), Editions Aedena, Paris, 1985, 1st, 25 inches, 18 inches, color

45 x 63 cm. Offset printed on Arches 250 Gram Paper. This print was limited to 150 signed & numbered copies and 50 HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed...

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Geof Darrow, Darrow, Geof, Signed and inscribed by the artist, Fine plates in a Near Fine box (the very sound box lid is very lightly rubbed at the edges and sunned on one side panel), Aedena, Paris, 1986, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.75 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover

A very scarce, long out of print portfolio that rarely appears on the market. A very limited edition portfolio of ten color prints featuring Bourbon...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Inscribed by the artist with a simple drawing of a star, Fine, Xerox, Paris, 2000, 1st, 8.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 112 pages, 61 color illustrations, mostly full-page, softcover, wraps, French

An original book created by Moebius for Xerox to showcase the quality of their latest color printer. Printed and bound on a Xerox DocuColor 100. Published...

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#594 of 2,050 copies signed by Charlier and Gir, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Very Good protective cardboard slipcase, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Novedi, 1986, 1st, 15 inches, 10.25 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, French

This is the signed and numbered clothbound edition with an extra 8 pages containing an essay by Charlier and an interview with Jean Giraud and an extra...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 3000 copies, Corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine, Les Humanoides, Paris, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 420 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This out of print hardcover omnibus was limited to only 3000 copies and reprints every Moebius story ever published in Metal Hurlant, in chronological order...

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Pierre Lambert, Lambert, Pierre, One of 750 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in Near Fine Cardboard Shipping Box, Paris, Les Editions Granovsky, 2018, 1st, 9782364805705, 17.5 inches, 17.5 inches, 172 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, black cloth, French

This is a new, completely revised version of Pierre Lambert's art book devoted to Walt Disney's 1940 animated film Pinocchio . Lambert has replaced a...


Roger Avermaete, #526 of 1000 copies, NF (fragile item, very sound, partly uncut), Avermaete, Roger, Dorbon Aine, 1928, 1st, wraps

"Illustrated with 239 woodcuts, 230 in black & white and nine in color, by various artists, of which 177 from the original blocks. Standard study...

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#738 of 2,050 copies signed by Charlier and Gir, Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Novedi, 1986, 1st, 15 inches, 10.25 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, French

This is the signed and numbered clothbound edition with an extra 8 pages containing an essay by Charlier and an interview with Jean Giraud and an extra...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 3000 numbered copies, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in shrinkwrap in original printed cardboard box, Paris, Casterman, 2015, 1st, 978-2203096264, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 408 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited edition, housed in a plexiglass slipcase, sold out almost immediately. This copy is Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in shrinkwrap in...

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Frank Pe, Pe, Frank, #204 of 250 numbered copies in English signed by the artist. This copy is also inscribed with a watercolor drawing, Near Fine (two small indentations on the back cover, lower tips lightly bumped), Editions de Toth, Paris, 2014, 1st, 15 inches, 11 inches, 44 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This copy is inscribed by Frank Pe with an original full-page watercolor of Little Nemo riding a giraffe! This oversize album is limited to 250...

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Quatre-Vingt Huit
  $495.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light bump to the upper edge of the rear board, corners sharp, pages flat and clea, Paris, Casterman, 1990, 1st, 2-203-34602-7, 9.75 inches, 10.9 inches, 65 pages, 94 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A very sharp copy of a scarce collection of Moebius' abstract paintings and drawings. This book had one printing in 1990 and was never reprinted. Minimal...

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Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (very light bumps to the spine ends and corners, light rubbing to the covers, otherwise Fine), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Hachette/Novedi, 1982, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A particularly collectable copy of the First Edition ("depot legal. March 1982") of this famous episode in the Lieutenant Blueberry series from the team of...

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#179 of 250 deluxe copies signed by the artist, VF/VF, Robert Crumb, Crumb, Robert, Oog & Blik, 2009, 1st, 11-13, 28, black & white, pictorial boards, pictorial boards, English, Dutch

The Dutch deluxe edition. Oog en Blik, the Dutch publisher of "Genesis", being friendly with Robert Crumb got the opportunity to add specials to their...

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Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres, Christin, Pierre, Mezieres, Jean-Claude, One of 499 numbered copies signed by both the artist and author, Very fine in very fine bo, Strasbourg, Editions Caurette, 2017, 1st, 979-10-96315-00-0, 18 inches, 13.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Out of print! A Valerian Artists Edition reproducing the original art for Les Oiseaux du Maître (The Birds of the Master). From the publisher:...

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Daisies: Affogato all'Amarena
  $325.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2010, 1st, 14.7 inches, 11.75 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This oversized 2010 French edition of our own Claire Wendling art book is long out of print and quite scarce.  Sketches and finished poster art by...

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Blueberry : Nez Casse (Signed)
  $300.00
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Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (very light bumps to the spine ends, light rubbing to the front cover, otherwise Fine), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Dargaud, 1980, 1985 printing, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A nicely signed copy of this Blueberry album (published in English as Broken Nose). Giraud has signed "Gir" with a border around it and below that...

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Teresa Valero, Juanjo Guarnido, Valero, Teresa, Guarnido, Juanjo, Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Khani, Paris, 2013, 1st, 14.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 164 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe collection of all three volumes of Sorcelleries is limited to only 200 copies! It is 164 pages including 16 pages of previously unpublished...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), One of 50 numbered EA copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Germany, no date (1995), 1st, 20 inches, 16 inches, color

An iconic image, offset printed on heavy stock, in a numbered edition signed by the artist. This Jean Giraud/Moebius illustration was used for the cover...

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Le Major - First Edition
  $300.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, 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 original's actual size. This reproduces...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $300.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, issued without dustjacket (sharp, bright, clean, glossy), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations of Jesus in the desert by Moebius.

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Upper corners bumped otherwise 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, eight-pages of sketches and...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by both the writer and the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Inscribed by both the writer and the artist. Inscribed by the writer on the first page: "Une histoire ecrite a la pointe de l'epee...et signee d'un...

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Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres, Christin, Pierre, Mezieres, Jean-Claude, One of 499 numbered copies signed by both the artist and author, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in mailing box, Buhl, France, Editions Caurette, 2017, 1st, 979-1096315048, 18 inches, 13.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A Valerian Artists Edition reproducing the original art for Châtelet Station, Direction Cassiopeia. With extra materials. From the publisher:...

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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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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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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Very Good+ (small bump to the bottom edge, light wear to the covers) issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2010, 1st, 14.7 inches, 11.75 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This oversized 2010 French edition of our own Claire Wendling art book is long out of print and quite scarce.  Sketches and finished poster art by...

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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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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, #107 of 450 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Bruno Graff, Brussels, 2014, 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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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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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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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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