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Treat the world well.  It was not given to you by your parents; it was lent to you by your children.
                     - Kenyan Proverb

  • Becquerel Mss.

    Rare Books

    Science, Medicine, Wine & Mountaineering

       Coup de Foudre, LLC™ began business in 1978 as a 'brick & mortar' retail bookshop with a side business specializing in antiquarian books.
       As the rare book department prospered we dropped the new book end of the business to concentrate on rarities sold from our open shop and book fairs.
  • Yamantaka Applique Thangka

    Buddhist Art

    High Ritual & Tribal

    Since 1998 Coup de Foudre, LLC™ has become a premier purveyor of antique Buddhist art from Mongolia, Tibet, China, India, and Southeast Asia.  We travel to Europe and Asia, as well as around the United States, to find the finest materials available!
  • Showa Cloth

    Tribal Art

    Authentic

    In 1992, as the quality and availability of truly rare science and medical books began to disappear from the trade and move to the auction house, we opened a Tribal Art Department using our student anthropological experience in East Africa as a base.
  • Walvia by Edward S. Curtis

    Maps, Prints, Paintings

    Originals

    Though we no longer maintain an open shop, we keep an inventory of maps, prints, photographs and paintings.  Contact us about our selection of Africa maps and Curtis photographs!

Welcome!




                                 to our 16th year on the internet!  We began business in 1978 as a 'bricks & mortar' business specializing in antiquarian books in science & medicine.  Since that time we have increasingly re-directed our business into the purchase and sale of antique Buddhist and authentic tribal art.  Please take a look!

About Us

Coup de Foudre, LLC™ welcomes you to our 17th year on the internet!  We began business in 1978 as a 'bricks & mortar' business specializing in antiquarian books in science & medicine.  Since that time we have increasingly re-directed our business into the purchase and sale of antique Buddhist and authentic tribal art.

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