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Image for Annales de L'Institut Pasteur (Journal de Microbiologie) - Tome Dix-Huitieme  XVIII  Includes  " Etudes expérimentales sur la syphilis " Deuxieme memoire & Troisieme memoire

Annales de L'Institut Pasteur (Journal de Microbiologie) - Tome Dix-Huitieme XVIII Includes " Etudes expérimentales sur la syphilis " Deuxieme memoire & Troisieme memoire

By: Metchnikoff, E. ; Émile Roux ; et alus

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Paris, Masson et Cie (for Institut Pasteur): 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40951

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 780 pages; Contemporary binding, red half morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands on the spine, title, date and volume number lettered directly in spine panels in gilt, top edges lightly marbled to match the marbled endpapers. Just a hint of light rubbing at the edges and corners; the binding is clean and handsome. Contents of 1904 include parts two and three of Élie Metchnikoff and Émile Roux's important series on syphilis: ( "Etudes expérimentales sur la syphilis." Deuxieme memoire [pp. 1-6] & Troisieme memoire [pp. 657-671, with 2 color plates). These articl... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES IDEES LITTERAIRES EN FRANCE AU DIX-NEUVIEME SIECLE , ET DE LEURS ORIGINES DANS SIECLES ANTERIEURS Two Volume Set

By: Michiels, Alfred

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Paris, W. Coquebert: 1842

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38845

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original bindings of red leather over marbled boards, raised bands at spine and gilt lettering. Two volume set. Listed as # 30067 in volume VI of Brunet. Alfred Michiels (born 25 December 1813 in Rome and died 28 October 1892 in Paris) was a Franco - Belgian literary historian who achieved fame in the second half of the 19th century by his important works on the history of art in Flanders, on the relations of France with Alsace-Lorraine, on the Franco-Prussian War, etc. He was the son of a Flemish mother and French father, studied law in Strasbourg, made a foot tour thro... View more info

Image for THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes  publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

By: Moliere, J.-B. Poquelin de ; Tiburce de Mare ; Francois Boucher

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, E. Flammarin Successeur: 1885

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 38927

Condition: Very Good


Complete eight volume set bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers, with anchor device on title pages, woodcut decorations to heads and tails of acts and plays, green silk ribbon place markers, gilt lettering and decoration at spines. Colour mildly faded at spines with minor rubbing at extremities. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Molière based on a painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel plus 34 etchings (eaux-fortes) by with tissue guards (avant toute lettre), each etching signed in pencil T. de Mare. Rather than order the suite of etchings by Leloir af... View more info

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VAINCRE - Esquisse d'une Doctrine de la Guerre basée sur la Connaissance de l'Homme et de la Morale in Three Volumes

By: Montaigne, Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Baptiste

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Nancy / Paris, Berger-Levrault: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38627

Condition: Very Good


3 volumes bound in brown cloth over marbled boards with gilt lettering at spines. xiii, (1), 253 pp.; xiii, (1), 253 pp.; xiii, (1), 187 pp. I: Préparation à l'étude de la guerre. L'Homme et la peur. II: Étude de la guerre. Les faits et les doctrines. III: La Guerre. La guerre dans sa forme et dans son essence. Each volume contains the bookplate of Colonel Apotheloz with an image of two soldiers moving shells under a stone arch and the legend "Munitions-Nachschubdienst 1939-40" Apotheloz's name is also written in volume one in blue pencil and discreetly stamped in the other two... View more info

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Air Indien

By: Morand, Paul

Price: $54.95

Publisher: (Paris), Bernard Grasset: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39830

Condition: Near Fine


268, [4] pages; An excellent copy of the first edition of this 1932 work by Paul Morand [1888-1976] -- part of the author's series: "Pour mon plaisir" - II. This is an example of the largest part of the first edition, printed on Alfax Navarre -- (press-numbered "Alfa 1856" on the verso of the title page). This is confirmed by the printed notation: "ALFA" at the foot of the spine. An excellent copy, clean and fresh, in the original wrappers, with an old (probably original) glassine overlay -- (the spine of the glassine is very slightly darkened). A neatly written in... View more info

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FLORE ANALYTIQUE DE LA SUISSE - Vademecum du Botaniste

By: Morthier, P.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Paris, Sandoz & Fischbacher: 1872

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 40341

Condition: Very Good


viii, 453 pages; Contents clean and tight in mid-twentieth century binding of blue cloth with gilt lettering at spine. Dr. Paul Morthier (1823-1886) was noted Swiss botanist and founder of the Swiss Botanical Society. Morthier served as Professor of Botany for 21 years at the Academy of Neufchatel. He originally studied medicine and became a skilled surgeon. After studying botany with Prof Oswald Heer, he took the professorship in 1862. He was also a noted authority on sponges. View more info

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Resolutions votees par l'Association des avocats americains sur le projet de Dumbarton Oaks (organisation internationale generale en vue de faire regner la paix, la justice et le droit) et declaration de principes et d'action conjointe adoptee par

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, American Bar Association: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38712

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original printed cream wrappers. French edition of the Recommendations of the American Bar Association as to the Dumbarton Oaks proposals for the establishment of a general international organization for peace, justice and law. OCLC 1571842 View more info

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MUSEE DE L'ART OCCIDENTAL MODERNE A MOSCOU

By: Musee de l'Art

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Moscow, Editions D'Etat: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39776

Condition: Very Good


A large cloth portfolio containing Introductory French text and list of plates bound in stiff wrappers and 32 full page colour plates with original tissue guards. Text and plates in Fine condition, cloth portfolio is very good with light soiling & foxing. Heavy oversize book, international and priority mail very expensive. View more info

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Annales de L'Institut Pasteur (Journal de Microbiologie) - Tome Vingt-Quatrieme XXIV including " Recherches experimentales sur le typhus exanthématique " ; "Technique fromagère" ; etc.

By: Nicolle, Charls ; Pierre Maze ; et alus

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Paris, Masson et Cie (for Institut Pasteur): 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40952

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 994 & 1 pages; Contemporary binding, red half morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands on the spine, title, date and volume number lettered directly in spine panels in gilt, top edges lightly marbled to match the marbled endpapers. Just a hint of light rubbing at the edges and corners; the binding is clean and handsome. 1910 was a particularly significant year for the Institut Pasteur's 'Annales' -- with contributions detailing progress in understanding and irradicating diseases and their agents, ever expanding understanding of how complex biological systems operate, and a r... View more info

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L'AMI DES MONUMENTS - Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4

By: Normand, Charles

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Paris, Comite des Monuments Francais: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39493

Condition: Very Good-


Four quarto volumes bound in half brown leather over marbled boards with five raised bands at spine with gilt lettering. Printed bookplate on ffeps, remains of pockets on rear endpapers, otherwise contents clean and tight. Chipped at the top of volume 4, still an attractive set. These are the first four annual volumes of this prestigious journal of French public art and architectural history Charles Normand was born into a long line of architects, including his father Alfred Normand (1822-1909). Normand studied in Paris at the School of Fine Arts in the architecture department from 1877 to... View more info

Image for Histoires et Lecons des Choses pour Les Enfants Illustree de 85 vignettes par Bertall

Histoires et Lecons des Choses pour Les Enfants Illustree de 85 vignettes par Bertall

By: Pape-Carpentier, Mme. Marie

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie: 1872

Seller ID: 40558

Condition: Very Good


Bibliothèque rose illustrée; 316 pages; Clean and secure in 19th century binding of quarter red leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremities, darkened at spine. Sixième édition. Illustrations. Marie Pape-Carpantier (1815–1878) was a French educator and author. She played a major role in revolutionizing education in French schools. She was a feminist who worked to fix poverty, social injustice, and to further the education of girls. She also wrote articles for the weekly French newspaper "The French Economist." View more info

Le Balzac de Monsieur de Guermantes Avec quatre dessins de l' auteur

By: Proust, Marcel

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Neuchâtel et Paris, Ides et Calendes: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40775

Condition: Very Good+


128 & [3] pages; Publisher's cream wrappers, spine and front cover lettered in black. An excellent, clean, unmarked copy -- very nearly fine. Extraits des cahiers de Marcel Proust, Introduction par Bernard de Fallois. This is copy number 1615 of 3000 copies on vélin blanc -- [there were also 49 copies on Chine, and 56 copies on Marais paper]. First edition. OCLC: 3092283 View more info

La Mission de Claude de Mesmes comte d'Avaux Ambassadeur extraordinaire en Pologne 1634-1636

By: Pulaski, François & Ladislas Tomkiewicz

Price: $37.95

Publisher: Paris, Bibliothèque Polonaise: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40221

Condition: Very Good-


xxix, 477 & [8] pages; Publisher's printed wrappers. Minor wear and some splitting along the top of the front hinge and the bottom of the rear hinge, minor toning at the edges of the wrappers. Portrait of Claude de Mesmes comte d'Avaux, from an old engraving. Text in French. A significant modern study of the particular mission to Poland of Claude de Mesmes, comte d'Avaux (1595–1650) -- one of France's leading diplomats. During the period covered by this volume, the Count worked towards an armistice between Sweden and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Treaty of Sztumska Wies. Mu... View more info

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LES BAUX - Guide Practique Illustre

By: Reynaud, Jean-Emile.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: L'Insitut Historique De Provence: 1952

Seller ID: 41013

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Wonderful lithographed cover printed in green and black, photographic illustrations throughout. Rear wrapper chipped at upper corner ; 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

Image for Lettres d’Adélaïde de Dammartin, comtesse de Sancerre, au comte de Nancé, son ami par Madame Riccoboni. Première [& Seconde] Partie.

Lettres d’Adélaïde de Dammartin, comtesse de Sancerre, au comte de Nancé, son ami par Madame Riccoboni. Première [& Seconde] Partie.

By: Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Paris, Chez Humblot (de l'imprimerie de Quillau): 1767

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41582

Condition: Very Good+


2 vols in 1 pages; Contemporary full calf, mottled decorative staining, flat spine separated into panels by gilt rules with floral tools in gilt in the center of each panel but the second, which has a red morocco titling label lettered in gilt, swirl marbled endpapers, edges of the text block marbled to match. A lovely binding of the time of publication, showing just a touch of the lightest rubbing along the hinges and corners; a clean and pleasing copy in choice condition. A significant and sucessful novel in epistolary form by one of the masters of the genre, Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1714 ... View more info

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HISTOIRE MUNICIPALE POPULAIRE DE PARIS - Depuis les origines jusqu'au l'avenement de Henri III

By: Robiquet, Paul

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Paris, C. Reinwald: 1880

Seller ID: 38846

Condition: Very Good


xii, 676 pages; Quarter brown leather over marbled boards. Light foxxing & some marginal pencil, near 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

Image for CODE RURAL , FORESTIER et FéODAL  ou recueil des lois, arrêtés et décrets sur la police rurale, l'agriculture, le régime forestier et les redevances féodales, depuis 1789 jusqu'à 1808 ; avec tables chronologique et alphabétique des matières

CODE RURAL , FORESTIER et FéODAL ou recueil des lois, arrêtés et décrets sur la police rurale, l'agriculture, le régime forestier et les redevances féodales, depuis 1789 jusqu'à 1808 ; avec tables chronologique et alphabétique des matières

By: Rondonneau, Louis ; (1759 - 1834)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Paris, Se trouve à Paris, chez Rondonneau, et Garnery: 1808

Seller ID: 42168

ISBN: 1274697530

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 271, (1) pages; Text complete and secure, bound in contemporary boards with leather title label at spine. A few marginal ink marks, some shallow chipping to edge of half-title, boards rubbed with light chipping at extremeties, corners rounded. An interesting volume on rural law and forestry regulations, with some material relating to hunting and fishing. OCLC 1068404532 Louis Rondonneau (1759-1834) was a bookseller and publisher in Paris during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. After holding various research and administrative positions (in both the private and public sectors), ... View more info

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LYRIQUE & AMOUREUX Orné D'Images Du Temps

By: Ronsard, Pierre De

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paris, La Sirène: (1922)

Seller ID: 40888

Condition: Very Good+


307 & [1] pages; Publisher's wrappers with glassine overlay, title lettered in black on the front cover within a decorative border printed in sepia. Portrait, title within decorative border, illustrations throughout from old woodcuts, decorative initials, borders, head & tailpieces in sepia throughout. A handsome modern interpretation of the style of the sixteenth century -- published as the sixth title in the series: collection Rat de Bibliothèque, finely printed in Macon by Protat Frères. A clean, pleasing copy, with a small chip missing at the head of the spine of printed wrappers and a p... View more info

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L'AIGLON DRAME EN SIX ACTES, EN VERS

By: Rostand, Edmond

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle: 1911

Seller ID: 39542

Condition: Very Good


263 pages; Former owner's name on first blank after marbled endpapers, contents clean and secure in early 20th century binding of quarter red morocco and marbled boards, five raised bands at spine with gilt lettering, rubbed at extremities. An attractive edition of this notable work of French dramatic literature. This play in six acts was based on the life of Napoleon II, (son of Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Marie Louise). The title of the play comes from a nickname for Napoleon II, the French word for "eaglet" (a young eagle). Rostand wrote L'Aiglon specifically for actress Sarah... View more info

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CYRANO DE BERGERAC Comedie Heroique En Cinq Actes En Vers

By: Rostand, Edmond

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, William R. Jenkins: 1900

Seller ID: 42139

Condition: Very Good-


239 pages; Representee a Paris, sur le Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin, le 28 decembre 1897. Original owner's name in pencil, otherwise clean and secure in half leather with marbled boards, marbled endpapers; leather splitting along spine foredge, but secure. OCLC 123163897 View more info