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.

 
Zoo - La Visite
  $70.00
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Philippe Bonifay, Frank Pe, Bonifay, Philippe, Pe, Frank, Very Fine/Very Fine, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2009, 10.75 inches, 11 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An art book exploring the work of animalier Frank Pe and the world of Zoo, the best-selling comic series by Frank Pe and Philippe Bonifay. From the...

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Zaya, Tome 1
  $30.00
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Jean David Morvan, Jia Wei Huang (Huang Jia Wei), Morvan, Jean David, Huang (Huang Jia Wei), Jia Wei, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dargaud, Marcinelle, 2012, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards

A beautiful album set in the distant future. Incredible art by Chinese artist Huang Jia Wei whose drawing and "biomechanics" will remind you of Katsuya...

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Yves Chaland, Chaland, Yves, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Marcinelle, Champaka Brussels / Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9782390410027, 12.7 inches, 9.3000000000000007 inches, 384 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Yves Chaland: A Life in Drawings" This book is incredible and a must-have for any fan of Chaland. It presents over 300 originals chronologically, "scanned...

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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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Yokai
  $150.00
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Shigeru Mizuki, Mizuki, Shigeru, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bordeaux, Cornelius, 2017, 1st, 9782360810901, 9.5 inches, 12 inches, 208 pages, 32 full-page color and 166 full-page black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. A beautifully produced collection of 32 full-page color and 166 full-page black & white illustrations by Shigeru Mizuki of yokai....

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Yoann, Yoann, One of 900 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Comix Buro, Paris, 2015, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

You'll be amazed by the wide range of styles offered by the gifted artist Yoann. If his sketchbook of course puts the emphasis on Spirou sketches, it...

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Attilio Micheluzzi, Micheluzzi, Attilio, Very Fine, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2007, 1st, 9782352830009, 2352830001, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: The final book in the Rosso Stenton series. Rosso Stenton the heartthrob...Stenton the redheaded, unwitting deserter, is forced to...

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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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Raphael Lacoste, Lacoste, Raphael, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Editiones Caurette, Buhl, 2021, 9791096315512, 9 inches, 12 inches, 108 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards

In Worlds, Raphaël Lacoste shares his work over the last fifteen years, from the most iconic (Assassin's Creed) to more personal projects, including...

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Benoit Feroumont, One corner bumped otherwise Fine, Vehlmann, Fabien, Feroumont, Benoit, Dupuis, 2006, 1st, pictorial boards, French

Tome 1 won the Prix Jeunesse from FranceTelevisions and this follow-up volume is even better than the first! Depression-era America, recast to include...

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Benoit Feroumont, Fine, Vehlmann, Fabien, Feroumont, Benoit, Dupuis, 2005, 1st, pictorial boards, French

This Album won the Prix Jeunesse from FranceTelevisions! Depression-era America, recast to include fantastical supernatural creatures and monsters. These...

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What's New Pussycat?
  $28.00
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Gihef, Antonio Lapone, Gihef, Lapone, Antonio, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (mild wear to covers, interior Fine), Gerpinnes, Kennes, 2017, 1st, 9782875804297, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Lapone's sequel to Love is in the Air takes place in the same apartment building with new characters! The graphic novel is a romantic comedy set in 1960 New...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (mild wear to the bottom tips, otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 1st, 12 inches, 12 inches, 16 pages, color, wirebound

Long out of print. A portfolio of thirteen new color illustrations by Claire Wendling of girls and their pets: big and small, wild or domesticated. A...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to the covers and corners), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 1st, 12 inches, 12 inches, 16 pages, color, Softcover, wirebound

Long out of print. A portfolio of thirteen new color illustrations by Claire Wendling of girls and their pets: big and small, wild or domesticated. A...

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Welcome Home - Notebook
  $20.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine, Cornelius, Paris, 2015, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.75 inches, 32 pages, Softcover, color wraps

A blank notebook with two unpublished covers by  Charles Burns . For six years, Charles Burns dedicated time to create the  X'ed Out...

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Walter Minus, Minus, Walter, One of 2777 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Marcinelle, Editions Champaka, 2018, 1st, 978-2390410010, 11.25 inches, 11.75 inches, 120 pages, 90 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A signed & numbered limited edition. Out of print. A fine art book presenting 90 illustrations realized by Walter Minus over the last ten years.

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Jose Luis Munuera, Munuera, Jose Luis, Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2010, 1st, 9782205064537, 11.75 inches, 8.8 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the artist of Navis, a comic with wild action and sight gags. From the publisher: It's difficult to be a peaceful wolf in the Middle Ages......

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Walking Cat Tome 1
  $20.00
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Tomo Kitaoka, Kitaoka, Tomo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Kana, 2020, 1st, 9782505085188, 7.2 inches, 5 inches, 168 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

I was intrigued by this manga and I bet you are too. Believe it or not, it's never been published in English. From the publisher: Since the zombies...

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Very Fine, Gregory Charlet, Charlet, Gregory, Ankama, 2009, 1st, 9782916739663, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Silas is the son of the great Hunter Baajah; tradition demands that he learn to fill his father's role. But he fails to master magic, refusing to perform...

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Wadlow
  $35.00
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Very Fine, Nicolas Sure, Bec, Christophe, Sure, Nicolas, Soleil, 2011, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Another beautiful album from artist Nicolas Sure. This time, a historical fable. Robert Pershing Wadlow was born February 22, 1918 in Alton, Illinois....

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Blutch, Blutch, Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2015, 1st, 978-2205074642, 12 inches, 9 inches, 184 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, German, French, English

“Blutch is a master. No other cartoonist renders with such casual virtuosity.” —Craig Thompson “One of our greatest...

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Voyage en Satanie Tome 1
  $30.00
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VF, Marie and Sebastien Kerascoet, Vehlmann, Kerascoet, Marie and Sebastien, Dargaud, 2011, 1st, Hardcover, Pictorial boards, French

The latest from Kerascoet! A group of spelunkers is exploring caves when they mistakenly journey to a variety of mysterious underground lands. Book 1 of 2.

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VF, Augustin, Virginie, Virginie Augustin, Fantasmagories, 2011, 1st

A limited edition color print produced by Fantasmagories, a bande dessinee shop in Paris, famous for their ex-libris (bookplates).

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Vortex
  $36.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Cornelius, Paris, 2016, 9782360811076, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French English

Vortex is an art book by Charles Burns created especially for Cornélius and offered exclusively worldwide. It is not available in any other edition....

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Volage - Chronique des Enfers
  $40.00
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Stephen Desberg, Tony Sandoval, Desberg, Stephen, Sandoval, Tony, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Daniel Maghen, 2022, 1st, 9782356741042, 11.7 inches, 8.7 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Volage - A Chronicle of the Underworld" Here is Tony Sandoval's vision of Hell. This is likely Tony's most finished (slick) artwork of any of his albums to...

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Vitesse Moderne
  $30.00
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Blutch, VF, Blutch, Dupuis, 2010, 1st thus, French wraps, French

A beautiful album by the award-winning BD creator. This is a new expanded edition nicely printed on fine paper. This first printing includes a bonus 12...

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Lele Vianello, Vianello, Lele, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2015, 1st, 9782352832997, 2352832993, 9 inches, 9 inches, 36 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A tribute to Hugo Pratt by his assistant on Corto Maltese, Lele Vianello. From the publisher: Hugo Pratt died on August 20, 1995. The faithful of the...

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Vincent, Mon Frere Mort-Vivant
  $60.00
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Thierry Martin, Mathis, Jean-Marc, Martin, Thierry, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2005, 1st, 2845659091, 13.5 inches, 10 inches, 78 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Thierry Martin has a growing cult following among comic book and animation artists but has yet to break through with a mainstream bestseller. This...

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Viande / Meat - Small Notebook
  $12.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine, Cornelius, Paris, 2015, 1st, 5.25 inches, 4.25 inches, 32 pages, Softcover, color wraps

A blank notebook with two unpublished covers by  Charles Burns . For six years, Charles Burns dedicated time to create the  X'ed Out...

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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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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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Ver / Worm - Notebook
  $20.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine, Cornelius, Paris, 2015, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.75 inches, 32 pages, Softcover, color wraps

A blank notebook with two unpublished covers by  Charles Burns . For six years, Charles Burns dedicated time to create the  X'ed Out...

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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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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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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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Vatine Sketchbook #3
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Vatine, Olivier, Comix Buro, 2011, 1st, 8.75 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

From the publisher: "Here is, as expected, the third sketchbook from Vatine. "This new volume is substantially different from the previous two,...

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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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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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Pierre Christin, Jean Mezieres, Christin, Pierre, Mezieres, Jean, One of 499 numbered copies signed by Christin and Mezieres, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shipping box, Buhl, Editiones Caurette, 2021, 1st, 979-23-82890-00-4, 18.5 inches, 13.8 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A beautifully produced Artist's Edition-style book loaded with extra features! From the publisher: Brooklyn Station Terminus Cosmos is the 10th...

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Vague d'Amour
  $24.00
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François Ravard, François Ravard, Very Fine, Paris, Glenat, 2021, 1st, 9782344038376, 12.3 inches, 9.3 inches, 104 pages, 60 full-page and double-page color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, French

"Wave of love" A great collection of humorous watercolor illustrations, each reproduced full-page. From the publisher: A virtuoso illustrator sketches...

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Va'a
  $33.00
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Benjamin Flao, Troubs, Flao, Troubs, Benjamin, Very Fine, Paris, Futuropolis, 2014, 1st, 978-2754811187, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Benjamin Flao and Troubs' travel album of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia. From the publisher: In the spring of 2014, Flao and Troubs follow...

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Ut Tome 3: Histeria
  $30.00
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Paola De Barbato, Corrado Roi, De Barbato, Paola, Roi, Corrado, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2017, 1st, 978-2352834441, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 200 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Ut was awarded the 2017 Gran Guinigi for best series at Lucca Comics & Games. Ut is set in a world populated by creatures of human form but with...

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Paola De Barbato, Corrado Roi, De Barbato, Paola, Roi, Corrado, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2017, 1st, 978-2352834410, 11.75 inches, 9.125 inches, 200 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Men Left, Madness Remains. Ut was awarded the 2017 Gran Guinigi for best series at Lucca Comics & Games. Ut is set in a world populated by...

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Paola De Barbato, Corrado Roi, De Barbato, Paola, Roi, Corrado, Slight blunt bump to the top of the spine otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2017, 1st, 978-2352834403, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 200 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 600-page post-apocalyptic graphic novel won numerous awards in its native Italy, including the 2017 Gran Guinigi for best series at Lucca Comics &...

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Une Soeur
  $30.00
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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2017, 1st, 9782203147164, 11 inches, 7.5 inches, 216 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Six years after Polina , Bastien Vivès returns to the solo graphic novel, a complete and accomplished author. A master of...

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Philippe Dupuy, Dupuy, Philippe, Limited to 2400 copies with a signed & numbered print laid in, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve in publisher's shrinkwrap, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034733477, 9.4 inches, 6.7 inches, 128 pages, two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, decorative boards, French

"A History of Art 3: Do Not Paint" This volume is a biography of French fashion designer Paul Poiret by Philippe Dupuy (half of the team of...

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Philippe Dupuy, Dupuy, Philippe, Limited to 2400 copies with a signed & numbered print laid in, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve in publisher's shrinkwrap, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034736263, 9.25 inches, 6.7 inches, 128 pages, two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, decorative boards, French

"A History of Art 2: Painting" This volume is a biography of artists Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp by Philippe Dupuy (half of the team of...

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Josepe, Signed by the artist with a drawing, VF/VF, Josepe, Scutella, 2009, 1st, 9782918111023, pictorial boards, French, English

"A cruise in the world of chance happenings." Each full-page sketch is faced by its title in both French and English. "Quand la raison s’endort un...

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