Miniaev, Serguey and Philippe Smolarski Catalogue featuring art works of Asian nomadic tribes from a private European collection. Most of the works are in bronze from northern China and Mongolia (knives, belts, pendants, etc.). Profusely illustrated in color with short descriptions of each object, arranged in chronological order beginning with the 13th-11th centuries BC. Catalogue in English. Scarce in commerce. PHYSICAL DETAILS: Square Small Octavo (7 7/8 inches; 199 mm), 105,  pages, in stiff illustrated wrappers (soft cover). CONDITION. Light scuffing to the covers. Near Fine.
French author Romain Rolland's novella about two adolescent lovers in Paris, Pierre and Luce, during World War I. A beautiful production bound in full morocco, the book features 16 striking woodcuts by the Belgian graphic artist Frans Masereel. One of 1,250 numbered copies printed on Vélin pur fil du Marais, Pierre et Luce was the eleventh volume published by Éditions du Sablier. Masereel and French poet René Arcos established the Geneva publishing house in 1919. Rolland, a lifelong pacifist, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1915. PHYSICAL DETAILS: 16mo (6 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 162 x 120 mm), 176,  pages, in full morocco binding with gilt borders, six raised bands to spine, spine titles and top edge gilt. CONDITION: A bit of minor flaking to the spine, some small tears to the fore edges of a couple of pages, couple minor stains. A Near Fine copy of a beautifully produced book, enriched by Masereel's woodcuts.