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Image for CARNETS DU GENERAL TAHON AVEC LES BATISSEURS DE L'EMPIRE  Tonkin, Dahomey, Madagascar, Sahara, Maroc, La Grande Guerre (1882-1918)

CARNETS DU GENERAL TAHON AVEC LES BATISSEURS DE L'EMPIRE Tonkin, Dahomey, Madagascar, Sahara, Maroc, La Grande Guerre (1882-1918)

By: Tahon, General Mathias-Jules-Pierre

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paris, Bernard Grasset: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38626

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with several fascinating sepia photographs. General Tahon traveled broadly in colonial service with the French Foreign Legion. He was stationed in Tonkin in the Far East in 1887. In the 1890s he was transferred to Algeria, Dahomey and Madagascar. In the first years of the twentieth century her served in the Sahara and Morocco. "Le general Tahon a fait une honorable carriere. Ses carnets de route n'apportent aucune revelation. On y cueille un vivant portrait de Dugenne..." View more info

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Essai sur les Fables de La Fontaine

By: Taine, Hippolyte

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Mme ve Joubert: 1853

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39502

Condition: Very Good


208 pages; Contemporary dark green half morocco over green and black pattern-printed boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt -- signed binding by Chatelin (stamp in tiny letters on the upper edge of the blank verso of the front free-endpaper). Minor rubbing and wear to the binding, especially at the corners and at the top of the spine, which is missing the top 2 mm. -- still quite handsome. The text shows light diffuse foxing throughout. Second edition, as stated on the title page. The first edition, published earlier in this same year of 1853, had 2 preliminary leaves and 200 pages and... View more info

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Le Vendangeur, ou le Jardin d'amour, poème traduit littéralement de l'italien de L. Tansillo

By: Tansillo, Luigi -- translated by Claude-François-Xavier Mercier (de Compiègne)

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Paris, chez l'auteur, Redacteur du Furet Littéraire, rue d'Angevilliers, No. 151. An VIII: 1800

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41577

Condition: Very Good+


1 p.l., 8, 126 & (8, ads) pages; Contemporary binding: black (roan?) leather spine over black pattern-printed boards, flat spine with title and modest decorative stamping in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges of the text block decoratively sprinkled. A lovely binding of the early French Republic era, showing only minor rubbing along the edges (a bit of pinching at the center of the fore-edges of the covers -- probably tied up with string at some point). A fresh, pleasant copy, with a few leaves showing irregular deckle edges (and very thin paper on the second, "Italian" title page). Thi... View more info

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Les Francs - Maçons

By: Tempels, Pierre

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Bruxelles - Brussels, Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt: 1888

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39154

Condition: Very Good


62 & [1] pages; Bound in black half crushed levant morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, edges untrimmed. Publisher's original yellow printed wrappers bound in. Scarce first edition, published anonymously, of this important contribution to the literature of Belgian free masonry. The long-lived author, Pierre Tempels [1825-1923] was Auditeur général militaire de l'armée Belge. There is handsome graphic evidence of his Masonic contributions in the form of a portrait medallion, issued in 1921. Binding handsome and clean, the wrappers have minor edge wear and small tears (particula... View more info

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Les Francs - Maçons Deuxieme édition

By: Tempels, Pierre

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Bruxelles - Brussels, Office de Publicité (Imprimerie J. Janssens): 1900

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39155

Condition: Very Good+


102 & [1] pages; Bound in black crushed levant morocco, marbled endpapers, edges trimmed rough. The handsome binding has the binder's stamp "Rel. D. Robyn" in tiny letters on the blank recto of the rear free endpaper. Publisher's original pale yellow printed wrappers bound in. Frontispiece portrait of Pierre Tempels (depicting a sculpted plaque). Scarce second edition of this important contribution to the literature of Belgian free masonry. The long-lived author, Pierre Tempels [1825-1923] was Auditeur général militaire de l'armée Belge. There is handsome graphic evidence of hi... View more info

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Les Chants d'un Patriote Suivis de Paris ... mon beau Paris, Batouba, Trois histoires d'amour

By: Trajan Saint-Inès [pseudonym of Antoine-André-Michel]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Paris, Editions Nicolas: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38813

Condition: Very Good-


Autograph; 103 pages; Publisher's wrappers, printed in red and black. 4 full page hors-texte illustrations (2 photographs in gravure, 2 other graphic works, all by the author). The author presents himself on the front wrapper as "Poète et promoteur de la résistance à Paris (14 Juin 1940 - 3 Septembre 1944)" The printed dedication is a memorial to other figures in the French Resistance. Full page ink inscription (in English) signed by the author and dated "1.11.1949" on the half title. Inserted printed errata sheet. Wrappers toned around the edges, with some wear at the... View more info

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Histoire de La Nation Suisse en Trois Tomes Leather bindings

By: Van Muyden, Berthold

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Lausanne, Henri Mignot Editeur: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38637

Condition: Near Fine


502, 510, 544 pages; Three volume set beautifully bound in warm brown leather spines and corners over marbled boards. Five raised bands at spine, gilt lettering and gilt dentelles at top and bottom of spines. 502, 510, 544 pp. Berthold Van Muyden (1852-1912) was an important 19th century Swiss historian, particularly of the Lausanne region. He was also president of the "Société d'histoire de la Suisse Romande." Contents include: I. 1. Les origines; 2. Période héroique; II. 3. Période de la réformation; 4. Dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles; III. 5. La Révolution helvéti... View more info

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Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal

By: Vertot, Rene Auber De

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Besancon, Imprimerie Librairie de Charles Deis: 1843

Seller ID: 41279

Condition: Very Good


124 pages; Light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original binding of green cloth spine over blue boards with printed title label at spine. OCLC: 883525180; 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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Dessins inédits de Viollet-le-Duc [Complete three volume set w/ 327 plates] publiés sous le patronage de l’Administration des beaux-arts par les soins de A. de Baudot, J. Roussel

By: Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel

Price: $649.99

Publisher: Paris, Armand Guérinet: 1894

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39494

Condition: Very Good


138; 130; 59 plates pages; Complete set of the three series -- undated, but circa 1894-1902 -- OCLC: 6595933. These three large portfolios contain reproductions of drawings by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814 – 1879), a major French architect and theorist. Born in Paris, he embraced rebellion as a youth, and is said to have built a barricade in the Revolution of 1830. And, although he was drawn to architecture early, he refused to enter the École des Beaux-Arts, thinking it stuffy and his attendence would entail years of uninspiring rote work and copying. So he apprenticed in the ... View more info

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Rapport du General U. Wille a l'Assemblee Federale sur le Service Actif de 1914

By: Wille, General Conrad Ulrich Sigmund

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Neuchatel, Attinger Freres: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38620

Condition: Very Good


439 pages; Former owner's name on front wrapper [Major Anderegg], a few scattered pencil lines in margins. General Conrad Ulrich Sigmund Wille (1848 – 1925) was the General of the Swiss Army during the First World War. Inspired by the Prussian techniques that he had observed during his studies in Berlin, he tried to imbue the Swiss Army with a spirit based on instruction, discipline and technical control. View more info

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ORGANISME ET SOCIETE

By: Worms, Rene

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Paris, V. Giard & E. Briere: 1896

Seller ID: 40159

Condition: Very Good


Bibliotheque Sociologique Internationale; 412 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of flexible brown leather with gilt lettering. Leather lightly chipped at spine ends, lightly faded at spine. Comparisons between societies and biological organisms were used by Comte, Herbert Spencer, Schaeffle, and dozens of others in the nineteenth century. Worms presented highly detailed comparisons between biological and social organisms in this work Organisme et Societe (1896). The issue of "organicism" was heatedly debated at the 1897 Congress of the Institut International de Sociologie. ... View more info

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L' ELAN DU DESESPOIR Tableaux de la Guerre de Gog et de Magog

By: Yssael

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Toulouse, Imprimerie Du Centre: 1944

Seller ID: 37010

Condition: Good


81 pages; #245 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Roman - Reportage. Inscription on ffep. Text clean and tight, wrappers very chipped. Rare in any condition. ; 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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STORIES FOR NINON

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Geo. H. Richmond & Son: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39120

Condition: Very Good+


342 pages; Clean and tight in original light red cloth binding with white lettering, cloth mildly darkened at spine. Frontispiece portrait of Emile Zola after a lithographic by Will Rothenstein. Translated by Vizetelly. This First American Edition combines stories from Zola's Contes a Ninon and Nouveaux Contes a Ninon, including Simplice, Sister of the Poor, The Love-Fairy, Sister-of-the-Poor, Thieves and The Ass, The Adventures of Big Sidoine and Little Mederic, A Bath, The Strawberries, Neighbor Jacques, Paradise of Cats, The Slack Season and many, many more. ; Experience the pleasure o... View more info

Image for Recueil précieux de la Maçonnerie Adonhiramite. (Première et seconde partie) - bound with La vraie Maçonnerie d'Adoption; Précédée de quelques Reflexions sur les Loges irrégulières & sur la Société civile

Recueil précieux de la Maçonnerie Adonhiramite. (Première et seconde partie) - bound with La vraie Maçonnerie d'Adoption; Précédée de quelques Reflexions sur les Loges irrégulières & sur la Société civile

By: [Guillemain de Saint Victor, Louis]

Price: $449.99

Publisher: "Philadelphie" [i.e. Paris], chez Philarèthe, rue de l'Equerre, à l'Aplomb: 1787

Seller ID: 38357

Condition: Very Good


128; 149; 142 pages; Three volumes, in strictly contemporary blue paper wrappers, stiffened with printer's waste (from an eighteenth century French law book). Uncut edges, all three half titles present. Generally an excellent set, and a rare survival in fragile contemporary wrappers. (Minor spotting to a a couple of preliminary leaves, rubbing to the old paper slips with manuscript titles in ink on the spines). A complete set of this significant French Masonic title. Details: Vol. 1 : Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, 128 pages, contenant les catéchismes des quatre pre... View more info