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LES FLEURS EXPLIQUEES

By: Coupin, Henri

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Vuibert: 1906

Seller ID: 41142

Condition: Very Good+


x, 165, (1) pages; Introduction a La Botanique Par L'Étude Sommaire De 100 Plantestrès Communes Partout. Modern gray cloth binding with gilt spine lettering, original printed wrappers bound in. Illustrated with b&w drawings throughout. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Le Mot de L'Énigme [Tome I et Tome II]

By: Craven, Madame Augustus

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Didier et Co.: 1875

Seller ID: 40371

Condition: Very Good-


Green calf spines, marbled boards and endpapers, lacking title label at spines, leather rubbed at extremities. Contents clean and secure in binding. View more info

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Chronique des Travaux d'Histoire du Droit Publies en Angleterre du 1 Janvier 1939 a la Fin de Julliet 1948

By: Crompton, James

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Poznan, Uniwersytetu Poznanskiego: 1949

Seller ID: 41701

Condition: Good


26 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers, wrappers age toned, top corner clipped. Extrait des Annales d'Histoire du Droit, Tome II.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Oeuvres de D'Arnaud [ in Twelve Volumes ]

By: d'Arnaud, Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard ; [Clara Tice's set]

Price: $999.94

Publisher: Paris, Chez Laporte Libraire, rue Christine, M.DCC.CXV: 1795

Seller ID: 39489

Condition: Very Good


12 vols pages; Twelve volumes, 8vo, contemporary full calf, flat spines, covers with a decorative "cloud" or flame pattern, executed in acid-staining, delicate gilt borders. The flat spines have gilt-lettered labels in red and black; two of the other panels have gilt-tooled decorative "urns" -- the other two panels have an all-over pattern of gilt tools within a diagonal grid of rules. There are plum-colored endpapers, and the edges of the text-blocks are decoratively stained to match the boards. There is some cracking along the hinges and some light rubbing and wear, but th... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine


(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which... View more info

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CE QUE TOUT OFFICIER DOIT SAVOIR DE L'ARTILLERIE

By: De La Porte du Theil, Chef d'Escadron

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, Charles Lavauzelle & Co: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38615

Condition: Very Good-


Former owner's name on front wrapper in blue pencil (Major Anderegg - a Swiss officer), a few scattered marginal notations. Wrappers chipped at head and base of spine. Illustrated with aerial photographs, plans, a couple folding maps. An important early work by Joseph de La Porte du Theil. The author was born into a family of the old French nobility. After graduating, he was accepted in 1903 at the École Polytechnique (X1903 Promotion), which trained him as an officer of artillery . During the First World War, he was captain and squadron commander of artillery, the rank he held when this wo... View more info

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LA MAISON ROULANTE Ouvrage Illustree de 20 vignettes par Bayard

By: De Stolz, Madame ; Emile Bayard (illustrator)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie: 1872

Seller ID: 40559

Condition: Very Good


Bibliothèque rose illustrée; 286 pages; Clean and secure in 19th century binding of quarter red leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremities, darkened at spine. Deuxième édition. Illustrations by Bayard. Mme. De Stolz was the pseudonym of Fanny Begon (1820 - 1898) a French author whose career spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. She published over 100 books including several illustrated by the best artists of her time (including Bayard). Her work also frequently appeared in the Journal des Petites ... View more info

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MATERIEL DE ETABLISSEMENTS HOSPITALIERS - Religieux, Militaires, Maritimes, Penitentiaires, etc.

By: Dehaitre, Fernand

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Vincent Jamati: 1894

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39066

Condition: Very Good+


A wonderful treatise on hospital equipment from the 19th century. Everything from heating systems to sterilization equipment to rotisseries for the massive kitchens. Filled with terrific wood engraved illustrations. Quarter red leather with raised bands & gilt lettering & decorative devices over marbled boards, edges of boards rubbed, otherwise Very Good+. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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REVUE INTERNATIONALE D'HISTOIRE DE LA BANQUE, including The Greek Banking System by Kyrkilitis

By: Demarco, Domenico ; [ SIGNED ] ; Kyrkilitis

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Geneva, Librairie Droz: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38341

Condition: Very Good


International Review of the History of Banking; Autograph; viii, 687 pages; Publisher's stiff printed wrappers, fine, in a slightly soiled outer dust jacket. Contents clean and tight. The first nubmer of this elite academic journal on banking history, with texts in French, Italian & English with a full-page T. L. S. -- from Domenico Demarco, one of the contributing authors. Some of the articles include: Ler Premiere Annees de La Societe General: 1864-1870 by Betrand Giles; Eine Bankgrundung in Toledo by Kellenbenz; Il Credito Ipotecario nel Systema Bancario Svizzero by Arienti; The Greek Banki... View more info

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Cinq Années de Ma Vie 1894-1899

By: Dreyfus, Alfred

Price: $4,499.99

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 39500

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 212 pages; A remarkably rare and legally significant copy of the 1901 memoirs by Alfred Dreyfus, the French Army officer at the heart of a cruel forgery and subsequent miscarriage of justice known as the "Dreyfus Affair" -- which has reverberated around the civilized world from 1894, when Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason to France, right through to the present day. This copy was never published in any usual sense, nor was it ever offered for sale to the public. In this case, the old saying is incorrect -- one can judge from the cover that this book is different, and s... View more info

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LE CHATEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE

By: Elder, Marc ; (Marcel Tendron)

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Nantes, Imprimerie du Commerce de Nantes: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38370

Condition: Very Good


112 pages; Clean and tight in original stiff wrappers with printed label at front wrapper. Wrappers chiped at spine ends. Acheve d'imprimer le 25 janvier 1923, sur le presse de l"imprimerie du Commerce de Nantes. Phototypie Tainon. Clichea Guibert. Beautifully illustraed with three double page maps, 1 single page map, nineteen pages of photogravures. Descriptive text in French describing the castle and some of its history since construction began in the thirteenth century. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history th... View more info

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Madame Thérèse

By: Erckmann-Chatrian ; (Emile Erckmann et Alexandre Chatrian)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, J. Hetzel: 1870

Seller ID: 40556

Condition: Very Good


377 pages; Contents clean and tight in binding of tan calf and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Rubbing to leather, still an attractive example of this classic French novel. Date is approximate (quinzieme edition) Madame Thérèse was written by French authors Émile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. The story concerns the French Revolution and the formation of the first French Republic; the authors address themes of social justice and personal loyalties. View more info

Les Campagnes de Serbie 1914 et 1915 Illustre de Photographies par Fred Boissonnas

By: Feyler, Colonel Fernand

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Paris/Geneve, Editions d'Art Boissonnas / Librairie Jean Budry & Co: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39122

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 140 pages; Inscribed by the author on half-title to Major Anderegg from F. Feyler, dated 1926, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers, some minor wear to wrappers at spine. Illustrated with wonderful photographs by Fred Boissonnas. Frédéric Boissonnas (1858 - 1946), was a Swiss photographer, from a family of artists in Geneva. His father Henri-Antoine Boissonnas (1833-1889), founded a photographic studio in 1864. Frederic lead the workshop from 1887 to 1927. In 1919 he founded the publishing house Boissonnas SA. His second son, Henri-Paul Boissonnas (1894-... View more info

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GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]

By: Fleury, Marthe-Claire

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Seghers: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 36942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 41 pages; Number 112 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. A Fine copy in the original glassine dustwrapper. OCLC: 31187775; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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TINTORET in attractive leather binding

By: Fosca, Francois

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Paris, Albin Michel, Editeur: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39050

Condition: Very Good


Les Maitres Du Moyen Age Et De La Renaissance; 173 pp & 100 ff pages; Beautiful limited edition in Fine Leather Binding. A standard monograph on Tintoretto (text in French), with the original wrappers (including spine) neatly preserved in a handsome private binding of quarter brown morocco leather over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. Copy number 768/1650 on papier Alfa. Minimal light rubbing to the spine. Freitag 9407. Text in French. Heavy oversize book - foreign shipping can be arranged. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating... View more info

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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]

By: France, Anatole

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1925

Seller ID: 41345

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in half leather over marbled boards with four raised bands at spine and gilt lettering and decorative stamping. Original blue wrappers bound in. Title page and copyright page have same date - 1925; however, wrappers are dated 1927. Anatole France (1844 – 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. ; Experienc... View more info

PARIS TOKIO TOUTE MA TERRE [SIGNED]

By: Furukaki, Tetsuro

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Paris, Rene Julliard: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41218

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 94 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title. Clean and tight in original tan wrappers. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- Inscribed to his wife with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China "From Mao to Mozart," Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!") Tetsuro Furukaki was a Japanese poet and a francophile, who served as Japanese Ambassador to France. He ... View more info

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LES MAISONS FLEURIES

By: Gallotti-Thaureaux, Myriam

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Editions Charles Massin: 1970

Seller ID: 39798

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Clean and tight in original binding in nice dustjacket with a short closed tear at top edge. OCLC: 41715635 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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A French Prosodical Grammar, or reading book calculated for the use of all those to whom the English language may be a vehicle to learn the French pronuciation. : Dedicated to the United States of America

By: Gay, Anthelme ; [ Hugh Maxwell's copy (1787-1873)]

Price: $249.99

Publisher: New York, Printed for the author, by John Bull, no. 115, Cherry-Street: 1797

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41576

Condition: Good+


215, [1] pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, flat spine with gilt rules (now nearly rubbed away). This original binding is quite rubbed and worn, with several scrapes to the leather. The front hinge is cracked and tender, but the cover is still attached on its cords. There are two ink signatures and one set of initials in ink on the title page and facing front paste-down, along with another line. That line and one of the signatures is crossed out in ink, but it is easily possible to read that the distinctive signatures and initials belonged to a noted New York lawyer and politician... View more info

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Les Bonnes & Comment Jouer Les Bonnes

By: Genet, Jean

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Arbalete: 1963

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42075

Condition: Very Good+


95 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers, pages unopened. Les Bonnes (The Maids), this play by the French dramatist Jean Genet, was made into a 1974 film directed by Christopher Miles. The film starred Glenda Jackson as Solange, Susannah York as Claire, Vivien Merchant as Madame, and Mark Burns as Monsieur. Genet portrays two housemaids who engage in sadomasochistic role-playing when the lady of the house is away. View more info