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Illustration by Paul-Emile Becat

Paul Emile-Bécat

A Checklist of Works Illustrated by Paul Emile-Bécat

Paul-Emile Bécat was born February 2nd, 1885 in Paris. He was an accomplished printmaker, painter and extremely prolific illustrator. Bécat studied at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Flammeng and Ferrier. He received the Prix de Rome, the médaille d’argent at the Salon des Artistes Français where he also was a member, and the Prix de Robert de Rougé. Becat died in 1960.

Note: A watercolor by Becat titled "Fatou" (1935) was used as a frontispiece for the revue DAKOR, AOF Magazine, March 1955. Please contact me if you know more about this illustration.

  1. ADOLPHE

    Benjamin Constant. Introduction d'Edmond Pilon. Illustrations en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1936 (imprint J. Dumoulin).

    In-16. xix + 206pp. Printed by J. Dumoulin. 21 illustrations in color.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-76141 (2).  Monod: 3097)

  2. AMOURS, LES

    Pierre de Ronsard. Pointes sèches de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures claires, 1950.

    In-4. 159pp. Sheets loose as issued. Limited edition of 370 copies. 21 dry-pointe etchings.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-YE-970.  Auction Catalogue: "Vente de livres", H?tel Drouot sale No.11 March 21, 2001, #4)

  3. AMOURS, LES

    Ovide. Pointes sèches de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Ath?na, 1952.

    Limited edition of 997 copies. "13 pointes sèches originale en noir H.T. et 3 vignettes en couleur"

    (Bookseller holding: Paris, Chris'Broc 02/14/05)

  4. AMOURS D'OVIDE, LES

    Ovide. Traduites du latin par M. J. Mangeart et ornées de 24 pointes sèches originales par P.-E. Bécat. Paris: La Tradition, 1943.

    8vo. 197pp. 24 plates. Limited edition of 650 copies on vergé d'Ingres.

    Previously published by Jules Chevrel in 1913 with illustrations by Martin van Maele.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-YC-1583.  Monod: 8783.  Auction Catalogue: "Vente de livres", H?tel Drouot sale No.11 March 21, 2001, #4)

  5. AMOURS DE PSYCHÉ ET CUPIDON, LES

    Jean de Lafontaine. Pointes sèches de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures claires, 1955.

    4to. Frontispiece + 15 plates. Limited edition of 500 copies.

    Previously published in Paris, 1793 with engravings by Coiny [See: Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-2824].

    (Monod: 6679.  Bookseller holding: Ars Amandi, 6/24/04)

  6. AMOURS PASTORALES DE DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ, LES

    Longus. Traduction de Jacques Amyot, revue, corrigée et complétée par Paul-Louis Courier. Gravures originales de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: P. Levasseur, 1939.

    In-4. 187pp. Limited edition of 350 copies on Arches.

    Previously published by L. Conquet in 1898 with illustrations by Paul Avril and by Aux Dépens de ou chez l' in 1925 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-525.  Auction Catalogue: "Vente de livres", H?tel Drouot sale No.11 March 21, 2001, #4)

  7. APHRODITE

    Pierre Lou?s. Illustrations en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1937 (1938).

    In-8. 248pp. Printed by J. Dumoulin. 21 plates in color.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-84938.  Monod: 7363)

  8. APPRENTISSAGE AMOUREUX, L'

    Georges Marilly. Préface de Paul Reboux. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Le Livre du bibliophile, 1959.

    In-16. 204pp. 11 engravings in color.

    Part of the series "Le Coffret du bibliophile illustré"

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1596.  British Library: P.C.24.a.32)

  9. ART D'AIMER, L'

    Ovid. Traduit du latin par Heguin de Guerle et orné de vingt-quatre pointes sèches originales, par P.-E. Bécat. Paris: La Tradition, 1942.

    8vo. 175pp. 12 dry-point etchings.

    Previously published in 1932 with illustrations by Berthomme.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-YC-1073.  Monod: 8796)

  10. AVENTURES DU ROI PAUSOLE, LES

    Pierre Lou?s. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Le Vasseur, 1947.

    In-4. 235pp. Printed by J. Dumoulin.

    Sylvain Sauvage also illustrated this work, date unknown, issued separately as "Douze Fantaisies dur une Fantaisie", 12 plates, in a limited edition of 200 copies. [Kinsey: 843.7 L89 a2 1900]

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-779)

  11. BAINS DE BADE, LES

    René Boylesve. Pointes-sèches originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Éditions du Baniyan, 1958.

    4to. 211pp. Limited edition of 577 copies. 15 plates.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-9003.  Monod: 1842)

  12. BAISERS, LES

    Claude Joseph Dorat. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Editions Eryx, 1947.

    4to. Limited edition of 695 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-YE-1234.  University of Sydney: Deane Ero. B.2.74.  Monod: 3838)

  13. BATOUALA

    René Maran. Illustré de 18 gouaches [précédées d'un avant-propos] de P.-E. Bécat, gravées par Louis Maccard. Paris: G. Guillot, 1947.

    In-4. 189pp. Limited edition of 445 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-761.  Monod: 7723)

  14. BELLE ALSACIENNE, LA

    [Antoine Bret]. Ou Telle mère, telle fille. Attribué à A. Bret. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Le Livre du bibliophile, 1958.

    In-16. 203pp.

    Attributed to Antoine Bret. The introduction is signed B.V. [Bernard de Villeneuve]. First appeared as "Galanteries de Therse" in Amsterdam, 1745. First appeared under the present title in 1801. This edition is a facsimile reprint, with illustrations, of an edition published c.1910 by Georges & Robert Briffaut in their Coffret du Bibliophile series.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1509.  Monod: 1915.  Stormgart Books, 5/27/04)

  15. BIJOUX INDISCRETS, LES

    Denis Diderot. Illustré par P.-E. Becat. Paris: Le Vasseur, 1939.

    In-4. ii + 253pp. Limited edition of 491 copies.

    First published in 1748. Previously published by René Kieffer in 1923 with illustration by Sylvain Sauvage and by La Tradition in 1936 with illustrations by Berthomme.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-87149.  Monod: 3771)

  16. BLANC ET LE MOIR, LE

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat.

    Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [July 1951]. 8vo. 181pp. Housed in red slip-case. 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 5 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Jeannot et Colin; Le Monde Comme il va; and L'Homme aux quarante ecus.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  17. CANAPÉ, LE

    Fougeret de Monbron. Paris: Eryx, 1951.

    Limited edition of 175 copies. 11 plates in color

    (Monod: 4829)

  18. CANAPÉ, LE

    Fougeret de Monbron. Pointes sèches originales. Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: H. Neumayer, 1955.

    In-16. 163pp. Volume 2 of 2 from the collection "Collection précieuse grand jésus".

    Bibliothèque Nationale: 16-Z-5898 (2))

  19. CANDIDE

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat.

    Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [Dec. 1950]. 8vo. 169pp. Housed in red slip-case. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations in color.

    Volume 1 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  20. CHANSONS DE BILITIS, LES

    Pierre Lou?s. Illustré par Paul-Emile Bécat. Ornamentation de Marie Monnier. Paris: H. Piazza, 1943.

    8vo. 205pp. Limited edition of 3200 copies, of which 200 are on Japon Imperial and 3000 on velin. 24 illustrations in color by Becat.

    Previously published by Aux Dépens de ou chez l' in 1927 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage and by by Marcel Lubineau in 1938 as "Chansons secrètes de Bilitis" with Becat illustrations.

    (Monod: 7391)

  21. CHANSONS POUR ELLE ET ODES EN SON HONNEUR

    Paul Verlaine. Pointes-sèches de P.E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1954.

    In-4. 153pp. Limited edition of 499 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-YE-543.  Monod: 11076)

  22. CHANSONS SECRÈTES DE BILITIS, LES

    Pierre Lou?s. Avant-propos de G. C. Serrière. Illustré de 24 eaux-fortes en couleurs par P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, (1938).

    In-4. 113pp. Printed by J. Dumoulin in a limited edition of 470 copies.

    Previously published by Aux Dépens de ou chez l' in 1927 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage and later by H. Piazza in 1943 with illustrations by Becat.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-510.  Monod: 7395. Pia: 210,211)

  23. CHANSONS POUR ELLE ET ODES EN SON HONNEUR

    Paul Verlaine. Pointes-sèches de P.E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1954.

    In-4. 153pp. Limited edition of 499 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-YE-543.  Monod: 11076)

  24. CHOIX D'ŒUVRES DE MARIVAUX

    Marivaux. Editions des meilleures œuvres de Marivaux. Paris: Éditions Arc-en-Ciel, 1952-1953.

    8vo. 6 volumes. Limited edition of 2200 copies on vélin de chiffon. 72 illustrations total in color.

    Volumes in this collection: I. Arlequin Poli par l'Amour; II. Les Fausses Confidences; III. La Surprise de l'Amour; IV. Les Serments Indiscrets; V. La Dispute; VI. La Vie de Marianne

    (Private Collection)

  25. CORRESPONDANCE DE MADAME GOURDAN

    Alexandrine-Ernestine Gourdan. dite La Comtesse. Coffret du bibliophile illustré. Pamphlets et tableaux de moeurs intimes. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Le Livre du bibliophile, 1954.

    187pp. 11 plates in color

    Attributed to Thévenot de Morande. First published 1783, under the title: "Le portefeuille de Madame Gourdan"

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES 8-LI3-55 (BIS,B).  New York Public Library: 6-SNY (Correspondance de Madame Gourdan))

  26. DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS, LA

    Alexandre Dumas. Illustrations en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1935.

    In-16. xx + 324pp. Limited edition of 3000 copies of which 80 are on Holland Van Gelder and contain the frontispiece, 7 full-page plates and 18 textual illustrations, each of which is present in 3 states including 2 states in color on differing paper and one set in a black and white state.

    Introduction is by Jules Janin.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-81774.  Monod: 4083.  Bookseller holding: Blue Mountain Books 5/26/04)

  27. DIABLE AMOUREUX, LE

    Jacques Cazotte. Illustré de pointes-sèches originales, par P.-E. Becat. Paris: La Tradition, 1936.

    Large 8vo. 167pp. Limited edition of 500 copies on vélin d'Arches

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-473.  Monod: 2376 )

  28. DIABLE AU CORPS, LE

    Raymond Radiguet. Préface de Jean Cocteau. 16 compositions en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: G. Guillot, 1957.

    In-4. 184pp. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4541.  Monod: 9442)

  29. DOCTORAT IMPROMPTU, LE

    Andrea de Nerciat. Illustrations de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Éditions Eryx, 1946.

    In-4. 105pp. 18 plates, 8 of which are full-page, all are signed in the plate, painted with pochoir by Daniel Jacomet. Limited edition of 695 copies, of which 22 copies are on Rives wove paper and contain an extra suite of 8 pochoir plates and a suite of 8 b/w plates of images not utilized in the book. Loose in wrappers, chemise and slipcase.

    This work was first published in 1788. Previously published in 1935 with illustrations by Collot and in 1950 with illustrations by Berthomme

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1371. Monod: 261.  Bookseller holding: Gemini Fine Books, 5/26/04)

  30. DOCTORAT IMPROMPTU, LE

    Andréa de Nerciat. Les illustrations sont P.-E. de Becat. Paris: Éditions Eryx, 1948.

    In-4. 101pp. Limited edition of 22 copies are on Rives wove paper [out of 695 copies]. Frontispiece + 7 engravings in color and 9 illustrations in-text.

    (Bookseller holding: Antiquariat Ars Amandi, 12/12/04)

  31. ÉDUCATION SENTIMENTALE, L'

    Gustave Flaubert. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: La Tradition, 1937.

    8vo. 2 volumes. Vol.1: 266pp., Vol.2: 301pp. Printed by J. Dumoulin in a limited edition of 550 copies of which 30 are on Japon. 20 illustrations in color.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-493 (1) and (02).  Monod: 4638)

  32. EINSTEIN

    Archibald MacLeish. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929.

    30cm. [29] p. Limited edition of 100 copies on Holland watermarked Van Gelder Zonen, and 50 lettered copies on Japanese Vellum signed by the poet. One portrait of Einstein by Becat.

    (Library of Congress: PS3525.A27 E4 1929)

  33. FEMME CONFIDENCES INTIMES, LA

    Jacques Brededin [aka Dr. Jacobus]. Pointes-sèches de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Éditions de l'Ibis, 1968.

    4to. 145pp. Limited edition of 800 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-R-11889.  Monod: 1911)

  34. FEMME ET LE PANTIN

    Pierre Lou?s. Gravures originales de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Le Vasseur et Cie (impr. de J. Dumoulin), 1945.

    4to. 205pp. Limited edition of 540 copies of which 500 are on Arches à la forme, 5 (I-V) on Japon, and 35 (VI-XL) on velin d'arches. 20 plates in color.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-9047.  Monod: 7410.  Yale University: 1976 +277)

  35. FÉTES GALANTES

    Paul Verlaine. Illustré par P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Le Livre de Qualite, 1953.

    4to. 136pp. Limited edition of 2700 copies of which 200 are on velin chiffon de Lana. 57 watercolors.

    First published - Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1869. The poems in Les Fetes galantes were inspired by Mathilde Maute, Verlaine's future wife. It was printed in 360 copies, entirely at Verlaine's expense, with an original drawing by Paul Verlaine showing the back view of a couple walking, watched by a faun who resembles Verlaine himself

    (Monod: 11098)

  36. FLEURS DU MAL, LES

    Charles Baudelaire. Paris: Gibert jeune, 1959.

    In-16. 272pp.

    First published - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. Previously published by Rombaldi in 1936 with héliogravures by Edouard Chimot; in 1947 by Bonne Compagnie with illustrations by Berthomme; in 1950 by Rombaldi with illustrations by André collot; and in 1917 by possibly J. Chevrel with illustrations by Martin van Maele.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 16-YE-3815)

  37. FORTUNIO

    Théophile Gautier. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1934.

    8vo. 212pp. Full-page illustrations hors-text in color.

  38. FORTUNIO

    Théophile Gautier. Ou l'Eldorado. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1941.

    8vo. 212pp. Limited edition of 391 copies. 18 plates done in color.

    Previously published by Briffaut in 1934. Later published by La Tradition in 1947 with Berthomme illustrations.

    (Monod: 5183.  Bookseller holding: Librairie Picard, 5/26/04)

  39. FORTUNIO

    Théophile Gautier. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1946.

    8vo. iii + 231pp. Limited edition of 300 copies on vélin de Rives.

    (Bookseller holding: http://www.bookinerie.com/index.htm)

  40. FORTUNIO

    Théophile Gautier. Ou l'Eldorado. Gravures originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: G. Raoult, 1956.

    In-4. 231pp. Limited edition of 410 copies on vélin de Rives.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4528.  Monod: 5186)

  41. GARÇONNE, LA

    Victor Margueritte. Roman de moeurs. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: G. [Germaine] Raoult, 1957.

    In-4. 287pp. Limited edition of 1015 on sur vélin de Rives. 15 lithographs enhanced with pochoir, 12 of which are full-page.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-8780.  Monod: 7767.  Bookseller holding: Gemini Fine Books, 5/26/04)

  42. GEORGES DUHAMEL

    Luc Dutain. Avec un portrait par Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: A. Monnier, 1920.

    25cm. 28pp. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

    Volume 4 of 4 from the collection "Les Cahiers des amis des livres".

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Z-734 (4).  Monod: 4140)

  43. GRAZIELLA

    Alphonse de Lamartin. Illustrations de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1948.

    8vo. 161pp. Limited edition of 999 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-LN27-11179 (AY).  Monod: 6783)

  44. HISTOIRE DE CHEVALIER DES GRIEUX ET DE MANON LESCAUT

    Antoine-François Prévost. Par l'abbé Prévost. Gravures originales de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Le Vasseur, 1941.

    11.5" x 9.5". 233pp. Loose signatures in 4s laid in paper wraps, laid in boards. Housed in suede slipcase. Printed by J. Dumoulin in a limited edition of 475 copies of which 1-3 are on Japon Impérial (3 copperplate etchings, 2 watercolors, 8 original etchings, suite in b/w); 4-24 are on Japon Impérial (3 copperplate etchings, 1 watercolor, suite in b/w); 25-100 are on Arches (3 etchings, suite in b/w); 101-475 are on Velin. An additional 5 are on Japon Impérial numbered I-V; and 20 on grande velin d'Arches numbered VI-XXV.

    Previously published in c.1880 and 1889 as "Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier Des Grieux" with illustrations by Paul Avril and by Emile-Paul in 1941 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-533.  uction Catalogue: "Vente de livres", H?tel Drouot sale No.11 March 21, 2001, #5.  Private collection)

  45. HISTOIRE DU ROI GONZALVE ET DES DOUZE PRINCESSES

    Liège [Paris]: Aux Dépens d'un dilettante [Georges Briffaut], 1935 [c.1950].

    Small 4to. 80pp. Limited edition of 171 copies, of which 110 are on vélin blanc. 6 engravings hors-texte in color.

    (Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #136.  Kearney: Scissors and Paste Bibliographies)

  46. HOMME AUX QUARANTE ÉCUS, L'

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat.

    Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [July 1951]. 8vo. 181pp. Housed in red slip-case. 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 5 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Le Monde Comme il va; Le Blanc et le noir; and Jeannot et Colin.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  47. HUIT IMAGES AVEC LEUR TEXTE

    Paris: A Paris, 1932.

    In-4. Limited edition of 99 copies, of which 79 are on Rives. 8 engravings in color with 8 text descriptions.

    (Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #35)

  48. INGÉNU, L'

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [May. 1951].

    8vo. 186pp. Housed in red slip-case. 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 2 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Les Lettres d'Amabed.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  49. INQÉNUE LIBERTINE, L'

    Colette. Illustré de vingt pointes-sèches originales en couleurs de P.-E. BECAT. Lettrines et culs-de-lampe de Marie Monier. Paris: G. Guillot, 1947.

    In-4. 219pp. Limited edition of 465 copies. 20 plates in color.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-782.  Monod: 3013)

  50. JEANNOT ET COLIN

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [July 1951].

    8vo. 181pp. Housed in red slip-case. 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 5 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Le Monde Comme il va; Le Blanc et le noir; and L'Homme aux quarante ecus.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  51. LEÇONS D'AMOUR DANS UN PARC, LES

    René Boylesve. Pointes-sèches de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures claires, 1951.

    In-4. 189pp. Limited edition of 350 copies.

    Later published again by Heures Claires in 1952. Previously published by Briffaut in 1945 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4228.  Monod: 1859)

  52. LEÇONS D'AMOUR DANS UN PARC, LES

    René Boylesve [René Tardiveau]. Pointes-sèches de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1952.

    4to. 181pp. Limited edition of 350 copies.

    Previously published in 1951 by Les Heures Claires and by Briffaut in 1945 with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-8678.  Monod: 1865)

  53. LETTRES D'AMABED, LES

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [May. 1951].

    8vo. 186pp. Housed in red slip-case. 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 2 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains L'Ingénu.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  54. LETTRES DE LA MARQUISE DE M*** AU COMTE DE R***

    C.-J.-P. de Crebillon. Présentées par Émile Henriot, [Un romancier de Cythère, postface par Octave Uzanne]. A Paris: Au Cercle du Livre Précieux, 1959.

    20cm. xxiv + 215pp. Limited edition of 3500 copies. 10 full-page illustrations in b/w.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-1000 (336,7))

  55. LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, LES

    Choderlos de Laclos [Pierre-Ambroise-François]. Paris: 1949.

    2 volumes. Vol.1: 265pp., Vol.2: 267pp. Limited edition of 770 copies on Rives wove paper. 24 full-page hand-colored (pochoir) plates + 2 pochoirs on the covers.

    Previously published by J. Chevrel in 1908 with 20 engravings by Martin van Maele.

    (Monod 2772.  Bookseller holding: Gemini Fine Books, 5/26/04)

  56. MALHEUREUX PETIT VOYAGE, LE

    Gabriel Soulages. Ou la Misérable fin de Mme de Conflans, princesse de La Marsaille, rapportée par Marie-Toinon Cérisette, sa fidèle et dévouée servante. Gravures sur cuivre de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Éditions du Baniyan, 1950.

    In-4. 185pp. Limited edition of 765 copies. Housed in gold colored slipcase.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4153.  Monod: 714)

  57. MA VIE DE GARÇON

    [Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon]. Faits et gestes du Vicomte de Nantel. Illustrations de P. E. Bécat. Paris: Le Livre du bibliophile, 1955.

    In-16. 208pp.

    The ascripton to Crebillon is disputed and Caylus has been put forward as an alternative author [Patrick Kearney]. This work is a reprint of the third part of "Confidences reciproques, ou Anecdotes de la Societe de Mme la Comtesse de B***", published in 1774. "Les Faites et gestes" was published separately in 1818 as "Ma Vie de Garcon". See also a 1927 edition of this work published by Jean Fort with illustrations by Louis Malteste.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-2307.  Monod: 5511)

  58. MÉMOIRES DE FANNY HILL

    John Cleland. Traduit de L'Anglais par Isidore Liseux. Bruxelles [n.d. c.1948].

    2 volumes in 1. Vol.1: 118pp. Vol.2: 126pp. Limited edition of 550 copies, of which 200 are on rives. 10 lithographs in color.

    Previously published by Carrington in 1894 [c.1902?] as "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" with illustrations by Martin van Maele and again by Carrington in 1907 as Memoirs of Fanny Hill, under the imprint Kamashastra Society of Paris and Benares. Additional publications done in 1908 and 1919 with Avril plates.

    (Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #50.  Bookseller holding: Antiquariat Ars Amandi, 12/12/04)

  59. MÉMOIRES SECRETS

    Louis Petit de Bachaumont. pour servir à l'histoire de la république des lettres en France. Extraits choisis par Louis Perceau. Edition illustrée de vingt-quatre aquarelles de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1935.

    8vo. xxvii + 369pp. Limited edition of 1000 copies on vélin teinté. 24 colored (pochoir) plates.

    (Monod: 714.  British Library: RG.2000.a.39.  Kinsey: 844.6 B12 m5)

  60. MES AMOURS À VENISE

    Jacques Casanova [Giovanni Giacomo Casanova]. Gravures originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: G. Raoult, 1954.

    In-4. 247pp.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-K-1772.  Monod: 2329)

  61. MONDE COMME IL VA, LE

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [July 1951].

    8vo. 181pp. Housed in red slip-case. 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 5 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Jeannot et Colin; Le Blanc et le noir; and L'Homme aux quarante ecus.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  62. NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRAN?AIS, LES

    Hugues Rebell. Gravures originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Germaine Raoult, 1953.

    4to. 239pp.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4321.  British Library: P.C.14.ff.1.  Monod: 9506)

  63. ŒUVRES BADINES

    Alexis Piron. Épigrammes et chansons, poésies diverses, contes. Illustrés de compositions originales de Paul-Emile Bécat. Introduction par un Bibliophile bourguignon. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1949.

    In-4. 176pp. Limited edition of 1565 copies, of which 1500 are on vélin du Marais. 18 color engravings.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-YE-16118.  Monod: 9121)

  64. ŒUVRES CHOISIES MARIVAUX

    Pierre de Marivaux. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Éditions Arc-en-ciel, 1952-1953.

    8vo. 6 volumes.

    Volumes in this collection: [1.] La Surprise de l'amour. Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard. L'École des mères; [2.] La Double inconstance. La Seconde surprise de l'amour; [3.] Les Serments indiscrets. L'Épreuve. La Dispute; [4.] Les Fausses confidences. Le Legs. Les Sincères; [5.] Arlequin poli par l'amour. Le Préjugé vaincu. L'Heureux stratagème; [6.] La Vie de Marianne.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Z-32535.  Monod: 10121)

  65. ŒUVRES DE ALBERT SAMAIN

    Albert Samain. Illustrations de P.-É. Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1949-1950.

    In-16. 3 volumes. Limited edition of 4000 copies.

    Volumes in this collection: I. Au jardin de l'infante, augmenté de plusieurs poèmes; II. Le Chariot d'or. Symphonie héro?que. Aux flancs du vase; III. Contes. Polyphème. Poèmes inachevés

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 16-Z-4211.  Monod: 10121)

  66. ŒUVRES LIBERTINE DES POETES DU XIXE SIECLE

    Alexis Piron. Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1951.

    8vo. 190pp. 8 plates. Limited edition of 1500 copies

    (Bookseller holding: Ars Amandi, 6/24/04)

  67. ŒUVRES LIBRES

    Paul Verlaine. Illustré par Paul-Emile Bécat. Bruxelles: Aux dépens d'un groupe de bibliophiles, 1948.

    In-4. 113pp. Limited edition of 522 copies. 12 plates in color.

    Previously published by Jules Chevrel in 1910 with illustrations by Martin van Maele.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1389.  Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #280)

  68. PARFUM DE ÎLES BORROMÉES, LE

    René Boylesve. Illustrations en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1933.

    In-4. 176pp.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-Y2-433.  Monod: 1869)

  69. PIED FOURCHU, LE

    René Boylesve. Suivi des Légendes de légendes. Pointes-sèches originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Éditions du Baniyan, 1959.

    In-4. 217pp. Slipcase. Rice paper fore leaves. Limited edition of 565 copies of which #2-5 are on Imperial Japon, #6-15 are on Rives with the illustrations in two states, #16-55 are on Rives . 15 engravings in b/w.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-9020.  Monod: 1870.  Private Collection)

  70. POÈMES D'AMOUR

    Paul Verlaine. Illustrés de vingt-et-une pointes sèches originales, colorées à la main, de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Georges Guillot, 1946.

    In-4. 135pp. 45 "lettrines" by Marie Monnier and 21 full-page original hand-colored drypoint etchings. Limited edition of 545 copies of which 101 copies are 'deluxe' and contain an extra suite of 21 drypoint etchings with generous remarques, printed in black, printed on Rives wove paper.

    Previously published by Vasseur in 1937 with illustrations by Edouard Chimot.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES M-YE-407.  Monod: 11127.  Bookseller holding: Gemini Fine Books, 5/26/04)

  71. PRÉLUDE CHARNEL

    Robert Sermaise. [c.1957].

    Frontispiece + 15 b/w drawings.

    Loose preliminary erotic drawings for Sermaise's Prélude Charnel; although to the best of our knowledge were never used. It appears Edouard Chimot's drawings were used instead in the 1957 edition.

    (Private Collection)

  72. PRINCESSE DE BABYLONE, LA

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [Feb. 1951].

    8vo. 186pp. Housed in red slip-case. 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 3 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains Le Taureau blanc.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  73. RAGIONAMENTI, LES

    L'Arétin. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Éditions de la Nef d'argent, (1944).

    In-4. 2 volumes.

    First published in two sets of three dialogues in 1534 and 1536 [Foxon: p.25]. Previously published by Le Vasseur et Cie in 1933 (1934) with illustrations Collot and by Briffaut in 1935 with illustrations by Berthomme. Later published by G. Raoult in 1959.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1369.  Monod: 442)

  74. RAGIONAMENTI, LES

    L'Arétin. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Éditions de la Nef d'argent, 1949.

    8vo. 2 volumes. Vol.1: 145pp, Vol.2: 210pp. Limited edition of 3000 copies on velin. Chiffon wrappers. Illustrations done in color.

    (Private Collection)

  75. RAGIONAMENTI, LES

    L'Arétin. L'Oeuvre du divin Arétin. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: G. Raoult, 1959.

    25cm. 2 volumes. Vol.1: 189pp, Vol.2: 276pp. Limited edition of 875 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1579(1) and ENFER-1579(2))

  76. RELIQIEUSE, LA

    Denis Diderot. Quinze illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: Pierre Larrive, 1947.

    Previously published by Jules Chevrel in 1916 with illustrations by Martin van Maele and by Bibliothèque des Curieux [Briffaut] in 1920.

    (Monod: 3797)

  77. SCENES DE LA VIE DE BOHEME

    Henry Murger. Paris: Athena, 1951.

    Limited edition of 996 copies of which 770 are on Chiffon watermarked BFK. Housed in red slipcase. Plates in b/w with tissue guards.

    From the Athena Bibliophile collection. Not in Monod, Bibliothèque Nationale, KVK, etc. First published in Paris by Calmann Lévy in 1882.

    (Private Collection)

  78. SECTE DES ANANDRYNES, LA

    [Mairobert Mathieu-François Pindansat?]. Confession de Mademoiselle Sapho. Illustrations de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: J. Briffaut, 1952.

    In-16. xxxvii + 149pp.

    Introduction signed J. H.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1472)

  79. SECTE DES ANANDRYNES, LA

    [Mairobert Mathieu-François Pindansat?]. Confession de Mademoiselle Sappho. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. [With an Introduction and notes by 'J. V.', i.e. Jean Hervez, a pseudonym of Raoul Vèze.]. Paris: G. Briffaut, 1954.

    12mo. xxxvii + 146pp. 12 colored plates.

    From the series series Le Coffret du bibliophile illustré. Attributed variously to the comédienne Raucourt or to Pidansat de Mairobert

    (Kearny: Scissor & Bibliographies)

  80. SÉDUCTEUR, LES

    Gérard d' Houville. Pointes sèches originales de Paul-Emile Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza (impr. de J. Dumoulin), 1945.

    4to. 210pp. Plates in color and b/w. Limited edition of 500 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-3872.  Monod: 6105)

  81. SOLITUDES

    Édouard Estaunié. Édition revue et précédée d'une préface. Portrait de l'auteur par Paul-Emile Bécat, gravé sur bois par G. Aubert. Paris: Georges Cres et Cie, 1922.

    Small 8vo. vi + 251pp. Limited edition of 1980 copies.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-70297.  Monod: 4369)

  82. SOUPER DES PETITS-MA?TRES, LE

    Jean-François Cailhava de L'Estendoux. Illustré de 12 compositions originales par P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux (Briffaut), 1912.

    First published in 1770. Later published by Bibliothèque des Curieux in 1934 and by Le Livre du Bibliophile in 1956; both with 12 colored plates by Pierre Gandon.

    (Monod: 2132)

  83. SYLVIE

    Gérard Labrunie Nerval. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1949.

    8vo. 148pp. Limited edition of 600 copies. 20 illustrations in color, 19 in-text, tail-pieces.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-4107.  Monod: 8680)

  84. TANZAÏ ET NÉADARNÉ

    Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon. Pointes sèches originales de Paul Emile Bécat. Texte intégral de l'édition princeps de 1734. Paris: Éditions Eryx, 1950.

    29cm. 171pp. Limited edition of 429 copies of which 125 are on velin and contain an extra suite of plates in b/w.

    From the series "Auteurs et conteurs galants du XVIIIe siècle. 5". The copy at the British Library contains "another state of the dry-points and a "planche refusée"

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-Y2-8646.  British Library: Cup.410.g.532.  Monod: 3307)

  85. TAUREAU BLANC, LE

    Voltaire. Illustrations de Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [Feb. 1951].

    8vo. 186pp. Housed in red slip-case. 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 3 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans. The volume also contains La Princesse de Babylone.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

  86. TEMPLE DE GNIDE, LE

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu. Pointes sèches originales: Paul-Émile Bécat. Paris: Éditions Eryx, "Collection précieuse" 1954.

    In-16. 167pp. Limited edition of 488 copies on vélin Annam. Frontispiece + 11 engravings in color.

    The 11 illustrations with side etchings (+ 1 additional illustration not included in the standard issue) were also issued separately in a boxed folio . Sheet size 5 1/2" X 7 1/2", art area 3 1/2" X 5". The extra etching is housed in its own stamped jacket.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 16-Z-5898(1).  Monod: 8334.  Romantic Agony auction catalogue, lot #487.  Private Collection)

  87. THÉMIDORE

    [Claude Godard d'Aucour]. Mon histoire et celle de ma maîtresse. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Le Livre du Bibliophile, 1959.

    12mo. x + 182pp. Twelve coloured plates.

    From the series Le Coffret du bibliophile illustré. A reprint of the edition published at Bruxelles in 1883 by Henry Kistemaeckers. The original edition was first published at 'La Haye' [i.e. Paris] in 1745. See also a 1926 edition published by Maurice Glomeau with illustrations by Louis Malteste.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 16-Y2-25634.  British Library: Cup.1000.a.1.  Kearny: Scissor & Paste Bibliographies)

  88. TOI ET MOI

    Paul Géraldy. Pointes sèches de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: Les Heures Claires, 1947.

    In-4. 157pp.

    Later published by H. Piazza in 1958.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 4-YE-883)

  89. TOI ET MOI

    Paul Géraldy. Illustrations de P.-E. Bécat. Paris: H. Piazza, 1958.

    In-4. Limited edition of 4300 copies.

    Previously published by Les Heures Claires in 1947.

    (Monod: 5297)

  90. UNE JEUNE FILLE A LA PLAGE

    Héléna Varley, [Michèle Nicola?]. A la villa Brigitte. Paris: Collection des deux hémisphères [Maurice Duflou?], [n.d. c.1936]

    8vo. 140pp. Limited edition of 400 copies, of which 350 copies are on vélin surfin. 10 engravings in color.

    (Librairie Fata Libelli Curiosa Catalogue 1/15/05.  Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #272)

  91. VIE DES DAMES GALANTES, LA

    Brantome [Pierre de Bourdelle seigneur de Brantome]. Paris: Éditions Ath?na, 1948.

    23cm. 2 volumes. Vol.1: 240pp. Vol.2: 232pp. Printed by M. Theillet (Sannois) in a limited edition of 1449 copies printed on Rives watermarked RIVES BFK. 2 frontispieces + 23 plates done in pochoir.

    First published in 1857. Previously published by Charles Carrington in 1901 with illustrations by Adolphe Lambrecht. Published again by Paul Cotinaud in 1929 with illustrations by André Collot. And published yet again by Georges Briffaut as "Les dames galantes" in 2 volumes, 1930-1931 with illustrations by Joseph Hémard.

    (Private collection.  Bookseller holding: Livres de A à Z, 5/26/04)

  92. VIE DES DAMES GALANTES, LA

    Brant?me [Pierre de Bourdelle seigneur de Brant?me]. 1957.

    8vo. 2 volumes. Red slipcase. Limited edition of 1499 copies printed on Rives. 24 illustrations done in hand tinted pochoir.

    Previously published in 1948.

    (Private collection)

  93. VIE DES SEINS, LA

    Jacques Brededin. Point seches de P. E. Becat. Paris: Les heures claires, n.d. [c.1954]

    In-4. 141pp. Limited edition of 450 copies of which 350 are on rives. 15 total illustrations [Frontispiece. 7 engravings, 7 in-text engravings]

    Previously published by G. Guillot in 1945 with illustrations by Louis Icart.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-1000 (312).  Monod: 1913.  Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Erotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #36)

  94. ZADIG

    Voltaire. Ou la destinée. Micromegas. Paris: Editions Arc-En-Ciel [Nov. 1951].

    8vo. 185pp. Housed in red slip-case. 2 frontispieces, 2 title pages. 12 full-page hors-texte illustrations total in the volume.

    Volume 4 from the 5 volume series Contes et Romans.

    (Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-28252.  Monod: 11411)

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