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1899 Memoires d'une Petite Fiancee, SAVIOE By DHANYS
1899 Memoires d'une Petite Fiancee, SAVIOE By DHANYS

Price: £119.99

A finely bound, third edition of Dhanys's uncommon Memoires d'une Petite Fiancee. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. With an armorial nameplate for Ronald Lindsay on the front pastedown. Maria...

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1899 Un Tendre Louis de Robert Illustrated Leather Binding
1899 Un Tendre Louis de Robert Illustrated Leather Binding

Price: £135.00

An attractively-bound French novel from Louis de RobertEdition Nymphee.Illustrated throughout with many vignettes.

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1900 J. Racine Theatre Complet Avec Des Remarques Litteraires Full Calf Prize
1900 J. Racine Theatre Complet Avec Des Remarques Litteraires Full Calf Prize

Price: £85.00

A prize copy of the complete works of Racine, attractively presented in full calf.Racine was one of the three great playwrights of France's cultural heydey in the 17th century. Here in the original French.This is a prize copy, originally...

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1900 Le Livre de la Douce Vie Gustave Zidler French Fine Binding
1900 Le Livre de la Douce Vie Gustave Zidler French Fine Binding

Price: £45.00

This is a scarce edition of this collection of poetry by Gustave Zidler.In the original French.Gustave Zidler was a French poet, playwright and man of letters.

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1900-03 3vol Vieilles Maisons Vieux Papiers G Lenotre French Revolution Plates
1900-03 3vol Vieilles Maisons Vieux Papiers G Lenotre French Revolution Plates

Price: £170.00

A collection of three volumes of eighteenth-century French history by G. Lenotre. Including: Vieilles Maisons, Vieux Papiers (1900) Vieilles Maisons, Vieux Papiers, Deuxieme Serie (1903) Un Agent des Princes...

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1902 De La Valliere A Montespan Lemoine Lichtenberger First Edition Louis XIV
1902 De La Valliere A Montespan Lemoine Lichtenberger First Edition Louis XIV

Price: £99.99

A presumed first edition of this biography of the life of Franoise Athnas de Rochechouart de Mortemart, marquise of Montespan, the favourite mistress of Louis XIV of France. Born into one of the oldest noble families of France,...

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1902 Litterature du Berry Poesie Auguste Theret First Edition Latouche Deschamps
1902 Litterature du Berry Poesie Auguste Theret First Edition Latouche Deschamps

Price: £49.00

The first edition of this work on poetry of the nineteenth century. In French.With original wraps bound in.

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1902-1905 3vol Montalembert Lecanuet in French Biograpy of Comte de Montalembert
1902-1905 3vol Montalembert Lecanuet in French Biograpy of Comte de Montalembert

Price: £125.00

A collection of the letters and journals of the controversial Comte Charles Forbes Ren de Montalembert, French publicist and historian.  He took great interest in the dbuts of the Liberal empire, while trying to parry...

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1903 L'Orestie d'Eschyle by Paul Mazon
1903 L'Orestie d'Eschyle by Paul Mazon

Price: £89.99

A finely bound edition of L'Orestie d'Eschyle by Paul Mazon. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. With an armorial nameplate for Ronald Lindsay. The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies...

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1903-4 2vol Memoires de la Societe de L'Histoire Tome XXX and XXXI
1903-4 2vol Memoires de la Societe de L'Histoire Tome XXX and XXXI

Price: £115.00

Two scarce volumes of the records of the La Societe de L'Histoire de Paris. In French. The Societe de L'Histoire de Paris is dedicated to publishing memoirs and documents on the history, language, monuments and topography of Paris. Illustrated...

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1904 La Revue de L'art FRENCH PERIODICAL Comte ART
1904 La Revue de L'art FRENCH PERIODICAL Comte ART

Price: £92.99

Handsome leather bound copy with cloth boards and gilt titles to spine. French art periodical which is illustrated with numerous plates and in text illustrations including some mounted plates with titled tissue guards. This is...

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1904 La Vie Amoureuse de Fancois Barbazanges by Marcelle Tinayre
1904 La Vie Amoureuse de Fancois Barbazanges by Marcelle Tinayre

Price: £69.99

A copy of 'La Vie Amoureuse de Francois Barbazanges' by Marcelle Tinayre. Marcelle Marguerite Suzanne Tinayre, born October 8, 1870 in Tulle, Corrze, and died August 23, 1948 in Grossouvre, Cher, was a French woman of letters and...

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1904 Les Aventures de Jeune Baron de Knifausen Goncourt Illustrated Limited Ed
1904 Les Aventures de Jeune Baron de Knifausen Goncourt Illustrated Limited Ed

Price: £195.00

An illustrated limited edition of this tale by the Goncourt brothers. In French. Number 192 of 200 copies. Bound by Durvand. Previous owner's label to front pastedown of George Fleming. With many charming illustrations by Louis...

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1904 Les Chefs D'Oeuvre des Grands Maitres Grand Masters French Illustrated
1904 Les Chefs D'Oeuvre des Grands Maitres Grand Masters French Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A study of the portraits of the Grand Masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Watteau and Van Dyck. WIth forty-six plates throughout, collated complete. In French. Compiled by Charles Mareau-Vauthier, French painter and writer. He...

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1904-1908 2 Vols Works of Charles Victor LANGLOIS
1904-1908 2 Vols Works of Charles Victor LANGLOIS

Price: £89.99

Two French historical works by specialist Middle Ages historian Charles-Victor Langlois. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and spine decoration. These copies are in the original...

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1905 5vol Principes D'Economie Politique Gustav Schmoller G Platon
1905 5vol Principes D'Economie Politique Gustav Schmoller G Platon

Price: £500.00

A complete collection of the economic principles of esteemed leader of the, "younger" German historical school of economics, Gustav Schmoller. Translated from the original German in French by G. Platon and Leon Polack.As an outspoken...

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1905 Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine Moeurs Parisiennes Alphonse Daudet
1905 Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine Moeurs Parisiennes Alphonse Daudet

Price: £69.99

A copy of 'Fromont jeune et Risler an' is a novel by French author Alphonse Daudet. It is the novel that first made Daudet famous, or as he put it, "the dawn of his popularity." Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 16 December 1897) was...

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1905 Jules LEMAITRE En Marge des Vieux Livres FRENCH 1S
1905 Jules LEMAITRE En Marge des Vieux Livres FRENCH 1S

Price: £83.99

Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine, marble paper covered boards, and marble paper pastedowns. Franois lie Jules Lematre (April 27, 1853 - August 4, 1914), was a French critic and dramatist. He was born at Vennecy...

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1905 L'Heredite des Stigmates de Degenerescence V Galippe Engravings
1905 L'Heredite des Stigmates de Degenerescence V Galippe Engravings

Price: £150.00

A French genealogical work, which translates as Heredity of the Stigmata of Degeneration and the Sovereign Families. In French. Illustrated throughout with many engraved portraits. With original paper-wraps bound in. Bookplate...

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1905 Les Revenantes F Champol French Novel Back to the World First Edition
1905 Les Revenantes F Champol French Novel Back to the World First Edition

Price: £34.99

A scarce edition of this French novel from F. Champol, the pseudonym of Marie-Anne Bertille Beuverand de la Loyere. First edition. Often translated into English as, 'Back to the World'. Her many popular novels, which often depicted...

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1906 COLONIES FRANCAISES BROSSARD illustrated
1906 COLONIES FRANCAISES BROSSARD illustrated

Price: £155.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of 'Colonies Francaises', created under the direction of Ch. Brossard by a group of writers, explorers and officials.  'Geographie pittoresque et monumentale de la france et de ses colonies'. Includes...

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1906 La Rebelle by Marcelle Tinayre
1906 La Rebelle by Marcelle Tinayre

Price: £22.99

A copy of 'La Rebelle' by Marcelle Tinayre. Marcelle Marguerite Suzanne Tinayre (October 1870 - August 1948) was a French woman of letters and prolific author. She was educated at Bordeaux and Paris, and in 1889 married the painter...

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1906 Le CHEVALIER de PUYJALOU H. de CHARLIEU
1906 Le CHEVALIER de PUYJALOU  H. de CHARLIEU

Price: £39.99

A decoratively bound and illustrated copy of Le Chevalier de Puyjalou by Hector de Charlieu. Bound in cloth with elaborate gilt lettering and decoration. Illustrated by Alfred Paris. This book is a "novel of France and the...

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1906 Premieres Poesies Alfred de Musset Engraved Plates
1906 Premieres Poesies Alfred de Musset Engraved Plates

Price: £69.99

A miniature edition of this collection of poetry from Alfred de Musset. In French. Incluuding Ballade a la Lune, Octave, Don Paez and many others.

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1906-08 2vol Les Marana and La Cousine Bette H de Balzac French Novels
1906-08 2vol Les Marana and La Cousine Bette H de Balzac French Novels

Price: £59.99

A collection of works by the renowned French writer Honore de Balzac. In French. Containing Etudes Philosophiques; Les Marana; Adieu; El Verdugo; L'Auberge Rouge; Maitre Cornelius; L'Elixir de Longue Vie; Les Proscrits in one...

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1906-08 5vols FRENCH History Revolution Lenotre Illus
1906-08 5vols FRENCH History Revolution Lenotre Illus

Price: £120.00

Five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards, and lots of illustrations. Louis Leon Theodore Gosselin (1855-1935) pen-name G. Lenotre was an expert on the Revolution and the Reign of...

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1907 2vols Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset Oiesues 1828-1833 and 1833-52 Poetry
1907 2vols Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset Oiesues 1828-1833 and 1833-52  Poetry

Price: £98.00

Two volumes of poetry by Alfred de Musset.Illustrated, with five plates to volume I and four plates to volume II.Volume I deals with Musset's poetry from 1828-1833 and volume II from 1833 - 1852.Both volumes are in an Albert Gunther...

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1907 L'Emigre The Emigrant Paul Bourget French Novel Leather
1907 L'Emigre The Emigrant Paul Bourget French Novel Leather

Price: £38.00

A copy of this work of French literature by Paul Bourget. Paul Bourget (1852-1935) was a French novelist and critic. He was a master of the psychological novel and a molder of opinion among French conservative intellectuals...

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1907-1914 3vol A Travers le Monde French Periodical Illustrated
1907-1914 3vol A Travers le Monde French Periodical Illustrated

Price: £350.00

A collection of issues of the French geographical periodical, A Travers le Monde. In French. Including: 1907-1908 1911-12 1913-14 Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette illustrations. With essays including La Pacification...

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1908 EDMOND ROSTAND La Samaritaine PLAY Theatre FRENCH
1908 EDMOND ROSTAND La Samaritaine PLAY Theatre FRENCH

Price: £29.99

leather bound copy with gilt titles to spine and blue cloth boards. A nice copy of Rostand's play complete with half title page and in the original French. Edmond Eugne Alexis Rostand (April 1, 1868December 2, 1918) was a French...

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1908 HENARD Saint-Honore FRENCH REVOLUTION Decorative
1908 HENARD Saint-Honore FRENCH REVOLUTION Decorative

Price: £74.99

A fascinating historical account of the origins of the French Revolution in relation to la Rue Saint-Honore in Paris, in a fine decorative binding. Featuring five fold-out plates showing reproductions of ancient maps. Robert...

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1909 Dans le Jardins et Dans Les Villes Edmond Pilon Leather Binding
1909 Dans le Jardins et Dans Les Villes Edmond Pilon Leather Binding

Price: £80.00

A handsomely-bound work on homes and gardens from Edmond Pilon.With the original wraps bound in.Bound by M. Marshall.

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1909 EMILE GEBHART Conteurs florentins du Moyen Age
1909 EMILE GEBHART Conteurs florentins du Moyen Age

Price: £47.99

Bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decoration. Emile Gebhart was a French academic and professor at the Sorbonne. Every summer for twenty-five years he went to Italy, talking to the local...

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1909 Robespierre et les Femmes Hector Fleischmann French Revolution
1909 Robespierre et les Femmes Hector Fleischmann French Revolution

Price: £49.99

A study of the life of Maximilien Robespierre, and the women in his life. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1909 Sept Dialogues de Betes Colette Willy Seventh Edition
1909 Sept Dialogues de Betes Colette Willy Seventh Edition

Price: £27.00

A collection of Colette Willy's Dialogues de Betes, with a preface by Francis Jammes.Seventh edition. With a frontispiece of the author. Numbered 6664 of the, 'Justification du Tirage'.

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1910 2vols Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Ornee de 10 portraits en Pied Colories
1910 2vols Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Ornee de 10 portraits en Pied Colories

Price: £390.00

A two volume set of Moliere's complete theatrical works. In the original quarter moroco bindings with drama masks gilt stamped to spines.With ten colour plates across both volumes.Collate, complete.Both volumes are undated,...

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1910 8vols Memoires de J Casanova de Seingalt Works Flammarion Valiant Binding
1910 8vols Memoires de J Casanova de Seingalt Works Flammarion Valiant Binding

Price: £525.00

The complete eight volumes of giocomo Girolama's memoirs.With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume and numerous vignettes throughout.In uniform Flammarion Vaillant bindings.Written in French. Giacomo Cassanova was an Italian...

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1910 Dans la Petite Ville by Charles-Louis PHILIPPE
1910 Dans la Petite Ville by Charles-Louis PHILIPPE

Price: £39.99

A half blue leather hardback with marbled boards and gilt lettering on the spine.   This is a nice copy of Philippe's Dans la Petite Ville (In the Small Town), previously owned by Ronald Lindsay.   Charles-Louis Philippe...

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1910 ENRIQUE LARRETA La Gloire de don Ramire FRENCH
1910 ENRIQUE LARRETA La Gloire de don Ramire FRENCH

Price: £59.99

Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine and marble paper covered boards. Enrique Larreta (1875-1961) was an Argentinan writer, author of La Gloria de don Ramiro, a highly representative work of Latin-American modernism....

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1910 Malencontre GUY CHANTEPLEURE Fiction FRENCH Novel
1910 Malencontre GUY CHANTEPLEURE Fiction FRENCH Novel

Price: £49.99

Leather bound copy with gilt title to spine and marbled boards. Nice copy of this French novel complete with half title page and in the original French.

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1910-14 3vol Works of Edmond Rostand L'Aiglon Cyrano de Bergerac Chantecler
1910-14 3vol Works of Edmond Rostand L'Aiglon Cyrano de Bergerac Chantecler

Price: £165.00

Three uniformly-bound plays by Edmond Rostand. Containing:L'Aiglon: Drame en Six Actes, en Vers (1914, deux cent quatre-vingt-quatorzieme mille).Cyrano de Bergerac (1914, quatre-centieme mille)Chantecler (1910, cent quarantieme...

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1911 4vol De Stendhal LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME in French
1911 4vol De Stendhal LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME in French

Price: £650.00

An attractive copy of La Chartreuse de Parme, Stendhal's seminal novel. While in some respects it is a 'romantic thriller', interwoven with intrigue and adventures, the novel is also an exploration of human nature and psychology...

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1911 Emaux et Camees by Theophile Gautier Edition Definitive
1911 Emaux et Camees by Theophile Gautier Edition Definitive

Price: £69.99

A copy of 'Emaux et Camees' by Theophile Gautier. Includes a bookplate from the private library of one Charles L. Payton. A copperplate ink inscription has been left to the front free-endpaper and includes an...

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1911 L'abbe De Voisenon L'oeuvre Libertine Bagneux Villeneuve French Anthology
1911 L'abbe De Voisenon L'oeuvre Libertine Bagneux Villeneuve French Anthology

Price: £40.00

A scarce edition of L'Oeuvre Libertine de L'Abbe de Voisenon, or The Work of Abbe de Voisenon.De Voisenon was a Eighteenth Century French dramatist, later to be discraced on account of his beliefs in the abolition of Parlement, the...

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1911-1922 4vols Selected Works of French Authors Verlaine Maeterlinck Audoux
1911-1922 4vols Selected Works of French Authors Verlaine Maeterlinck Audoux

Price: £210.00

Four volumes of work from three popular French Language authors.Uniformly bound in a pleasant quarter morocco binding with gilt stamped detailing to the spines.In the original French.The work present by Maurice Maeterlinck are...

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1912 Eric Gerard Mesures Electriques Lecons Donnees L'Institute Electrotechnique
1912 Eric Gerard Mesures Electriques Lecons Donnees L'Institute Electrotechnique

Price: £120.00

A very scarce French book on electricity, written by Eric Gerard.Gerard was a mining engineer who became an important figure in the early studies of the science of electricity, along with Georges Montefiore-Levi.Contains...

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1912 La Marquise de Verneuil Charles Merki Henriette de Balzac History French
1912 La Marquise de Verneuil Charles Merki Henriette de Balzac History French

Price: £140.00

An interesting biographical and historical work on the Marquise de Verneuil.With a portrait frontispiece of Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues.In the original French.With the bookplate of Mr E van Beusekom to the front pastedown....

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1912 Les Dieux Ont Soif Anatole France French Revolution Novel Robespierre First
1912 Les Dieux Ont Soif Anatole France French Revolution Novel Robespierre First

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this novel by Anatole France.Les Dieux on Soif or The Gods are Athirst is a fictional story set at the time of the French revolution. In the original French.The plot follows the rise of a young Parisian painter,...

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1913 Chretienne Madame Adam Juliette Lamber French Christianity
1913 Chretienne Madame Adam Juliette Lamber French Christianity

Price: £35.00

This is a scarce copy of this work by Juliette Adam.In the original French.Juliette Adam, also known by her maiden name Juliette Lambert, was a French author and feminist.

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1913 Crainquebille Play ANATOLE FRANCE in French
1913 Crainquebille Play ANATOLE FRANCE in French

Price: £110.00

A copy of Anatole France's play Cranquebille in three acts. First performed at the Renaissance theatre on March 12 1903. "Crainquebille" is the simple story of Crainquebille, a street peddler who has been selling produce on the...

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1913 Elisabeth de Baviere Imperatrice Reine D'Autriche Hongrie J de La Faye
1913 Elisabeth de Baviere Imperatrice Reine D'Autriche Hongrie J de La Faye

Price: £34.00

A biography on Elsabeth Amelie Eugenie, Duchess of Bavaria.With a portrait frontispiece of the Duchess.In original French. Written by Jacques de la Faye, a French writer. Elisabeth de Baviere, was born into her title....

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1913 Environs de Paris by Georges Cain Deuxieme Serie Illustrated
1913 Environs de Paris by Georges Cain Deuxieme Serie Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A copy of 'Environs de Paris' by Georges Cain. Includes a frontispiece and plates and illustrations throughout. Original paper wraps bound in. In French.

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1913 Essais De Critique et D'Histoire H. Taine French Language
1913 Essais De Critique et D'Histoire H. Taine French Language

Price: £45.00

This is a twelfth edition of this collected historical work by H. Taine.In French.Hippolyte Taine was a French critic and historian, and was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism.

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1913 Italie Septentrionale Manuel du Voyageur Karl Baedecker Maps French
1913 Italie Septentrionale Manuel du Voyageur Karl Baedecker Maps French

Price: £48.00

An eighteenth edition of this travel guide to Northern Italy by Karl Baedecker.Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Illustrated with...

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1913 La RENAISSANCE by Comte de GOBINEAU
1913 La RENAISSANCE by Comte de GOBINEAU

Price: £89.99

Gobineau's study of historic Renaissance figures in a smart fine binding of The Travellers Club. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. In the original French. With a ink...

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1913 Les Jardins de Versailles Pierre de Nolhac Illustrated Hatchards Binding
1913 Les Jardins de Versailles  Pierre de Nolhac Illustrated Hatchards Binding

Price: £45.00

A study of the gardens of Versailles from Pierre de Nolhac.Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Bound by Hatchards.

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1913 Maurice Gailhard-Bancel Anciennes Corporations Metiers Lutte Contra Fraude
1913 Maurice Gailhard-Bancel Anciennes Corporations Metiers Lutte Contra Fraude

Price: £55.00

An uncommon French volume on craftsman and guilds.Looking into ancient French guilds and their fight against fraud and counterfeit, this volumes makes for a very interesting insight into early organised labour.Contains ink inscription...

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1913 PAROLES d'un CROYANT La Mennais Illustrated French
1913 PAROLES d'un CROYANT La Mennais Illustrated French

Price: £165.00

A beautifully bound and scarce late edition of La Mennais' 1834 daring aphoristic work, in which he denounced the established social order and declared his rupture with the church. Featuring a vignette frontispiece and illustrated...

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1914 Aerostiers et Aviateurs Georges Frederic Espitallier Illustrated
1914 Aerostiers et Aviateurs Georges Frederic Espitallier Illustrated

Price: £195.00

A history of balloonists and aviators from Georges Frederic Espitallier In French. With numerous illustrations from Gil Baer. Contents are: Les Aerostiers de Coutelle, Pendant le Siege de Paris, Les Precurseaurs de la Navigation...

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1914 La France Pittoresque J Gourdault Engraved Plates French Countryside
1914 La France Pittoresque J Gourdault Engraved Plates French Countryside

Price: £185.00

An attractive collection of engravings of the countryside of France, with descriptions of sights of interest. In French. Illustrated throughout with many vignettes as well as full-page engravings. Including tours of Rouen,...

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1914-23 19vols Oeuvres de G Lenotre Vielles Maisons Vieux Papiers La Guillotine
1914-23 19vols Oeuvres de G Lenotre Vielles Maisons Vieux Papiers La Guillotine

Price: £900.00

A uniformly bound collection of G Lentore's historical works.These nineteen volumes consist of the following texts: Vielles Maisons Vieux Papiers I-IV, 1920Le Tribunal Revolutionnaire, vingt-huitieme edition, 1918. Paris Revolutionnaire,...

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1917 Les Fleurs du Mal Charles Baudelaire Scarce Illustrated Original Wraps
1917 Les Fleurs du Mal Charles Baudelaire Scarce Illustrated Original Wraps

Price: £695.00

A very scarce copy of Charles Baudelaires Les Fleurs du Mal.This is the fiftieth anniversary edition of this text  from the Librarie des Amateurs series by A Ferroud.Illustrated throughout with numerous page header and footer vignettes.With...

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1917-1919 2vol Vilfredo Pareto Traite de Sociologie Generale Boven
1917-1919 2vol Vilfredo Pareto Traite de Sociologie Generale Boven

Price: £450.00

An extensive pair of volumes containing the sociological works of Vilfredo Pareto.Translated into French by Pierre Boven.This is the first French edition of this important work.Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian engineer,...

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1918 Koenigsmark Pierre Benoit First Edition French Novel
1918 Koenigsmark Pierre Benoit First Edition French Novel

Price: £36.00

The first edition of this novel from Pierre Benoit. Pierre Benoit, born in Albi (southern France) was the son of a French soldier. Benoit spent his early years and military service in Northern Africa, before becoming a civil servant....

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1918 La Petite Cady Camille Pert French Novel Grille de Rougeul
1918 La Petite Cady Camille Pert French Novel Grille de Rougeul

Price: £69.99

A romantic novel from French writer Louise-Hortense Grille de Rougeul. The pen name Camille Pert was the gender-ambivalent pseudonym of one Louise-Hortense Grille de Rougeul. For all its romantic excess, her literary output reveals...

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1918 Les Fils de Philippe-Egalite pendant la Terreur by G Lenotre
1918 Les Fils de Philippe-Egalite pendant la Terreur by G Lenotre

Price: £69.99

A copy of 'Les Fils de Philippe-Egaliite pendant la Terreur', part of the 'Memoires et Souvenirs sur la Revolution et L'Empire' series. Written by 'G. Lenotre' (October 1855 - February 1935), whose real name was Theodore Louis Leon...

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1919 Adolphe Anecdote Trouvee Dans Les Papiers D'Un Inconnu Benjamin Constant
1919 Adolphe Anecdote Trouvee Dans Les Papiers D'Un Inconnu Benjamin Constant

Price: £65.00

An early twentieth century edition of this popular novel.Adolphe is a part biographical, part psychological novel. It was his best known work.The plot follows Adolphe, who falls in love with an older woman, Ellenore. Their illicit relationship...

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1919 Eugene FROMENTIN Written in French DOMINIQUE
1919 Eugene FROMENTIN Written in French DOMINIQUE

Price: £39.99

A green half leather hardback with gilt lettering an decoration on the spine.   This book, written in French, is a smart copy of Eugne Fromentin's celebrated Dominique, and was previously owned by Ronald Lindsay.   Eugne...

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1920 ANTHINEA D'Athenes a Florence Charles MAURRAS
1920 ANTHINEA D'Athenes a Florence Charles MAURRAS

Price: £71.99

An early twentieth century edition of this travelogue of a trip to Florence and Athens. In the original French. Charles-Marie-Photius Maurras, 1868 1952, was a French author, poet, and critic. He was a leader and principal thinker...

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1920 L'Atelier de Marie Claire Marguerite Audoux Novel Octage Mirbeau Preface
1920 L'Atelier de Marie Claire Marguerite Audoux Novel Octage Mirbeau Preface

Price: £60.00

An early twentieth century copy of Margeurite Audoux's critically acclaimed novel.Marie-Claire is the most autobiographical of Audoux' four novels. The novel describes her childhood and adolescence. The novel begins...

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1920-30 13vols Levy Benoit Maurois Tharaud Louys Hazard
1920-30 13vols Levy Benoit Maurois Tharaud Louys Hazard

Price: £299.99

Thirteen volumes bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decoration. A collection of titles by miscellaneous French authors, many of whom were recipients of the Academie francaise. Andre...

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1921 Les Dieux on Soif Anatole France Revolution Novel The Gods are Thirsty
1921 Les Dieux on Soif Anatole France Revolution Novel The Gods are Thirsty

Price: £96.00

A finely bound copy of Anatole France's famous novel.In the original French.With the original paper wraps bound in with the text.Les Dieux ont Soif, or The Gods are Athirst was first published in 1912. The novel is set during the French...

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1921 Louis XV Essai D'Apres Les Documents Authentiques Claude Sainte Andre
1921 Louis XV Essai D'Apres Les Documents Authentiques Claude Sainte Andre

Price: £89.99

A biography of Louis XV, with his portrait to frontispiece. In French. Louis XV (15 February 1710 10 May 1774) was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded...

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1921 Nouvelles Confidences Alphonse de Lamartine French Literature
1921 Nouvelles Confidences Alphonse de Lamartine French Literature

Price: £47.99

A collection of essays from Alphonse de Lamartine. In French. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the...

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1921 Poil de Carotte Jules Renard Illustrated Nouvelle Collection
1921 Poil de Carotte Jules Renard Illustrated Nouvelle Collection

Price: £90.00

A French children's tale from Jules Renard.With many illustrations in the text, and original wraps bound in.

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1922 First Edition La Legende du Cid Campeador Alexandre Arnoux Limited Edition
1922 First Edition La Legende du Cid Campeador Alexandre Arnoux Limited Edition

Price: £120.00

A first edition of this account of the life of El Cid, the famous Spanish military leader, in French. Decorative borders and capitals throughout. One of a limited print of five hundred printed on Japanese paper.

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1922 La Fete Arabe Jerome et Jean Tharaud Limited Edition
1922 La Fete Arabe Jerome et Jean Tharaud Limited Edition

Price: £75.00

A French collaborative novel from Jerome et Jean Tharaud.Limited to 1100 copies of which this is numbered 837.

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1922 La Sonate a Kreutzer Len Tolstoi French Language Wladimir Beinstock
1922 La Sonate a Kreutzer Len Tolstoi French Language Wladimir Beinstock

Price: £40.00

This is a translation of this work by Leo Tolstoy.Printed in French.With a frontispiece portrait of Tolstoy.Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker who primarily wrote novels and short stories.

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1922 Maria Chapdelaine French Canada Louis Hemon W H Blake Illustrated
1922 Maria Chapdelaine French Canada Louis Hemon W H Blake Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A tale of French Canada from Louis Hemon.Illustrated with many plates, and a red vignette to the title page. Limited to 1155 copies, of which this is numbered 742.

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1922 Poesies Alfred de Vigny La Femme Adultere and Others
1922 Poesies Alfred de Vigny La Femme Adultere and Others

Price: £59.99

A collection of the poetry of Alfred de Vigny, including La Femme Adultere, La Prison, and Eloa. In French. Always attracted to letters and versed in French history and in knowledge of the Bible, de Vigny began to...

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1922-3 2vol Histoire Generale des Litteratures Anciennes Francaise Raoul Mortier
1922-3 2vol Histoire Generale des Litteratures Anciennes Francaise Raoul Mortier

Price: £24.99

Two volumes of this history of literature by Raoul Mortier, covering Classical and French literature. Illustrated throughout with four coloured plates (collated complete), plus numerous facsimiles and vignette illustrations....

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1923 Girardin Le Commis de M Bouvat
1923 Girardin Le Commis de M Bouvat

Price: £29.99

A most handsome edition of this parochial children's story, illustrated with a prolific number of fine art-nouveau plates.  Jules Girardin was born at Loches in 1832.  He trained as a teacher and taught at number of local...

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1923 L'ABBE CONSTANTIN Ludovic HALEVY Trenchard Cox Original papers
1923 L'ABBE CONSTANTIN Ludovic HALEVY Trenchard Cox Original papers

Price: £89.99

A copy of L'Abbe Constantin written by Ludovic Halvy (1 January 1834 - 7 May 1908) was a French author and playwright. He became a member of L'Academie Francaise Previously owned by Sir (George) Trenchard Cox (19051995),...

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1923 L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play in Six Acts
1923 L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play in Six Acts

Price: £44.00

Edmond Rostrand's historical play, based on the life of Napoleon II. In French. 'Quatre-cent vingt-huitieme mille.'

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1924 Charles-Louis Philippe Bubu de Montparnasse Illus Chas Laborde Limited Ed
1924 Charles-Louis Philippe Bubu de Montparnasse Illus Chas Laborde Limited Ed

Price: £210.00

A limited edition of this French Novel.Illustrated with fifteen watercolours by Charles Laborde.Limited to 500 copies. Number 489, printed on vellum paper.Charles-Louis Philippe was a French novelist. This is his best known novel,...

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1924 Coeur Pensif ne Sait Ou Il Va Paul Bourget French Novel
1924 Coeur Pensif ne Sait Ou Il Va Paul Bourget French Novel

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A French novel from Paul Charles Joseph Bourget. Bourget's reputation as a novelist is assured in some academic and intellectual circles but while they were widely popular in his time, his novels have long been largely forgotten...

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1924 La Vie des Abeills Life of The Bees Maurice Maeterlinck Essay French
1924 La Vie des Abeills Life of The Bees Maurice Maeterlinck Essay French

Price: £105.00

A beautifully bound copy of Maurice Maeterlinck's essay. In the original French. La Vie Des Abeillles or The Life of the Bee is one of many essays by Maeterlinck. It was originally published in 1901.Maurice Maeterlinck was a Belgian...

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1924 Le Portrait Florentin de Botticelli A Bronzino Plates Jean Alazard
1924 Le Portrait Florentin de Botticelli A Bronzino Plates Jean Alazard

Price: £49.99

Jean Alazard's biography of Botticelli.Illustrated with numerous plates.In French. With a label for The French Book Shop to the rear endpaper.

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1924 Une Amitie Historique Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller SIGNED
1924 Une Amitie Historique Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller SIGNED

Price: £140.00

A history of the friendship between France and America. With numerous illustrations in the text.Inscribed by the author to the front endpaper.

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1925 2 Vols L'Aiglon & Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand French Fiction
1925 2 Vols L'Aiglon & Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand French Fiction

Price: £145.00

Two very smart volumes of renowned dramatist Edmond Rostand's plays 'L'Aiglon' and 'Cyrando De Bergerac'. 'L'Aiglon' is a play in six acts based on the life of Napoleon's son, Napoleon II of France, Duke of Reichstadt. The title...

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1925 3vol Les Freres Karamazov Fiodor Dostoievski Leather Bindings
1925 3vol Les Freres Karamazov Fiodor Dostoievski Leather Bindings

Price: £125.00

A French translation of The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky.'Roman 1880-1881 en quatre parties et un epilogue.'Translated from the Russian by Henri Mongault and Marc Laval. A rather attractive French Art Deco binding. Browned as...

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1925 Le Songe d'Une Femme Roman Familier Remy de Gourmont
1925 Le Songe d'Une Femme Roman Familier Remy de Gourmont

Price: £750.00

A lovely, limited edition copy of this collection of poetry by Remy de Gourmont. Illustrated throughout with many vignettes. Remy de Gourmont (April 4, 1858 September 27, 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential...

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1925 Le vie amoureuse de MADAME DU BARRY Paul REBOUX
1925 Le vie amoureuse de MADAME DU BARRY  Paul REBOUX

Price: £39.99

A bright, clean 1925 edition of the uncommon la vie amoureuse de madame du barry by Paul Reboux. Bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition Paul Reboux is the...

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1925 Marseille Notre-Dame de la Garde G arnaud D'Agnel Illustrated French
1925 Marseille Notre-Dame de la Garde G arnaud D'Agnel Illustrated French

Price: £170.00

A history of the French Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille. In French. First edition. The basilica was consecrated on June 5, 1864 and replaced a church of the same name built in 1214 and restored in the 15th century....

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1925 Un Royaume De Dieu Jerome Jean Tharaud Lucien Madrassi Illustrated French
1925 Un Royaume De Dieu Jerome Jean Tharaud Lucien Madrassi Illustrated French

Price: £525.00

A limited edition and signed copy of this French work about the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia, beautifully illustrated throughout. No. 89 of 400 copies, signed by the author and the illustrator. 'Illustre de quatre-vingt-six...

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1925-7 3vols Oeuvres Pierre Loti Fleurs D'Ennui Jeune Officier Pages Choisies
1925-7 3vols Oeuvres Pierre Loti Fleurs D'Ennui Jeune Officier Pages Choisies

Price: £175.00

Three volumes of works by Pierre Loti.With original paper wraps bound with the text.In the original French.Collated, each individual volume is complete.Pierre Loti was a French naval officer and novelist. He is best remembered for...

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1926 Chantecler Piece e Quatre Actes, en Vers by Edmond Rostand
1926 Chantecler Piece e Quatre Actes, en Vers by Edmond Rostand

Price: £89.99

A copy of 'Chantecler; Piece en Quatre Actes, en Vers' Edmond Eugne Alexis Rostand (1 April 1868 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play Cyrano de...

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1926 Felicien Champsaur La Caravane En Folie Calf Binding
1926 Felicien Champsaur La Caravane En Folie Calf Binding

Price: £29.00

An illustrated copy of Champsaur's La Caravane en Folie.Flicien Champsaur (1858 1934) was a French novelist and journalist.Illustrations by Fabius Lorenzi.

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1926 First Edition La Legende de Socrate Mario Meunier Limited Edition
1926 First Edition La Legende de Socrate Mario Meunier Limited Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this account of the life and teachings of Socrates in French. Photographic frontispiece of a bust of Socrates. Numer 139 of a limited print of five hundred printed on Japanese paper.

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1926 Jeanne Maurice Pouquet Le Salon de Madame Arman de Caillavet Signed
1926 Jeanne Maurice Pouquet Le Salon de Madame Arman de Caillavet Signed

Price: £140.00

A history of the salon of the muse of Anatole France, Leontine Lippman.Illustrated with several plates. Signed by the author to the half-title. Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the Foreign Office from 1889 to 1928. He was...

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1926 La Feerie Cinghalaise FRENCH Croisset 1st
1926 La Feerie Cinghalaise FRENCH Croisset 1st

Price: £33.99

Smart leather bound copy with gilt titles to spine. The first edition of De Croisset's novel bound with the original paper wraps. Text is in the original French.

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1926 La Physiologie du Gout Brillat-Savarin Edition Critique Limited Edition
1926 La Physiologie du Gout Brillat-Savarin Edition Critique Limited Edition

Price: £260.00

A limited edition copy of this famous work on the physiology of taste from Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece.Limited to four hundred copies, of which this is numbered 163.The book has not been...

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1926 La Princesse des Ursins Taillandier in French Biography of de la Tremoille
1926 La Princesse des Ursins Taillandier in French Biography of de la Tremoille

Price: £49.99

A biography of Marie Anne de la Tremoille, lady of the Spanish court and daughter of the duc de Noirmoutier. Dying at the age of 80, she played a central role at the Spanish Royal Court during the first years of the reign of Philip...

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1926 Le Roman d'un Enfant Pierre Loti J Platrier Binding
1926 Le Roman d'un Enfant Pierre Loti J Platrier Binding

Price: £50.00

An attractively-bound copy of this semi-fictional account of the childhood of Pierre Loti, which greatly influenced Proust. Pierre Loti (pseudonym of Julien Viaud; 14 January 1850 10 June 1923) was a French novelist and naval...

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1926 Le Salon de Madame Arman de Caillavet Jeanne Maurice Pouquet
1926 Le Salon de Madame Arman de Caillavet Jeanne Maurice Pouquet

Price: £75.00

A history of the salon of the muse of Anatole France, Leontine Lippman.Illustrated with several plates. Preface by Gabriel Hanotaux.

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1926 Les Sondeurs D'Abimes Grand Roman Illustrations Maurice Champagne
1926 Les Sondeurs D'Abimes Grand Roman Illustrations Maurice Champagne

Price: £175.00

A French adventure novel from science fiction author Maurice Champagne. In French. Illustrated throughout by Rene Giffey. Fourth edition.

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1926-8 8vols Various Historical Writings of Notable Figures Duc de Simon French
1926-8 8vols Various Historical Writings of Notable Figures Duc de Simon French

Price: £240.00

A collection of eight volumes of historical and biographical works. Titles are as follows:Quelques Figures de L'Histoire by C A Saint-Beve and a preface by Jacques Bainville.Vie de Bianca Cappello by Pierre GauthiezAutour...

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1927 Etudes Anglaises Andre Maurois Dickens Walpole Ruskin Wilde Literature
1927 Etudes Anglaises Andre Maurois Dickens Walpole Ruskin Wilde Literature

Price: £59.99

A critical examination of the works of four famous English authors from Andre Maurois. In French. Covering the works of Charles Dickens, Horace Walpole, John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde. Limited edition.

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1927 La Rive d'Asie First Edition Claude Anet Jean Schopfer Novel Leather French
1927 La Rive d'Asie First Edition Claude Anet Jean Schopfer Novel Leather French

Price: £150.00

An attractively bound first edition of this novel in French by Claude Anet.Claude Anet is the pseudonym of Jean Schopfer (1868-1931), a Swiss writer and tennis player who competed for France. His 1920 novel 'Ariane,...

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1927 La Tentatrice J Carayon V Blasco Ibanez Novel La Tierra de Todos Temptress
1927 La Tentatrice J Carayon V Blasco Ibanez Novel La Tierra de Todos Temptress

Price: £95.00

A French translation of Vincente Blasco Ibanez' successful novel.La Tentarice, or its original title La Tierra de Todos and in English The Temptress was an extremely successful novel by Ibanez. It was made into a 1926 American silent...

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1927 Le Conflit des Ames Religions et Patries d'Estalleur-Chanteraine
1927 Le Conflit des Ames Religions et Patries d'Estalleur-Chanteraine

Price: £95.00

A scarce edition of this work by Philippe d'Estailleur-Chanteraine.With an ink inscription signed "from the author"Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the Foreign Office from 1889 to 1928. He was private secretary to the Permanent...

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1927 Memoires de Voltaire Paul Souday in French
1927 Memoires de Voltaire Paul Souday in French

Price: £49.99

The memoirs of French philosopher Franois-Marie Arouet, better known by his pseudonym Voltaire. Paul Souday (born in Le Havre Aug. 20, 1869 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine  July 7, 1929), was a French literary critic and essayist. He...

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1927 Pierre Mael La Pupille du Bonhomme Gentleman's Pupil
1927 Pierre Mael La Pupille du Bonhomme Gentleman's Pupil

Price: £44.99

A charming, prize edition French youth novel, in the distinctive livery associated with these unique volumes.    Particularly unique to late Victorian France was a genre of socially and...

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1927 Satire Contre Les Femmes et Maris Jean-Francois Regnard Colour Illustration
1927 Satire Contre Les Femmes et Maris Jean-Francois Regnard Colour Illustration

Price: £150.00

A limited copy of this French humorous tale. In French. Illustrated throughout with colour vignettes by Joseph Hemard. Limited to 1000 copies printed on vellum, of which this is number 196.

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1928 Abel Bonnard L'Argent Dedication by the Author
1928 Abel Bonnard L'Argent Dedication by the Author

Price: £95.00

A re-bound first edition of Bonnard's L'Argent.Abel Bonnard (1883 1968) was a French poet, novelist and politician.With a dedication by the author.Notes and Maxims on money.

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1928 Climats Andre Maurois French Novel Signed
1928 Climats Andre Maurois French Novel Signed

Price: £600.00

One of Andre Maurois' best-known works, in the original French. With an ink inscription by Andre Maurois to the title page.Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the Foreign Office from 1889 to 1928. He was private secretary to...

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1928 L'Age Hereux Collection French Publication Illustrated In Leather Binding
1928 L'Age Hereux Collection French Publication Illustrated In Leather Binding

Price: £115.00

A collection of twenty-four volumes of L'age Hereux, written in French and attractive leather binding.Dating from January to December 1928, the volumes each have coloured title pages, as well as some coloured illustrations. Translated...

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1928 Le Confessions Du Comte De Charles Pinot Duclos Limited Number 2043 of 2530
1928 Le Confessions Du Comte De Charles Pinot Duclos Limited Number 2043 of 2530

Price: £19.99

A nicely illustrated copy of the the 'roman-memoires' of Charles Pinot Duclos. The canonical form of French fiction for the majority of the 1700s, the 'roman-memoires' were essentially pseudo-memories, novels written as memoirs,...

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1928 Le Roman de Tristan et D'Iseult Piere Chamption Limited Ed Fine Binding
1928 Le Roman de Tristan et D'Iseult Piere Chamption Limited Ed Fine Binding

Price: £150.00

An attractive edition of this popular French Romance.A new translation by Pierre Champion limited to 500 copies of which this is number 174.Pierre Champion was a French historian and politician who published several historical manuscripts...

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1928 Les Silences Du Colonel Bramble Andre Maurois Limited Edition French Novel
1928 Les Silences Du Colonel Bramble Andre Maurois Limited Edition French Novel

Price: £75.00

Andre Maurois' first novel.This novel is numbered 163 of copies printed on to vellum.With the original paper wraps bound with works. In the original French.Andre Maurois was a French author. He joined the French...

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1928 Metapsychisme et Occultisme Douze Conferences by M de Mack
1928 Metapsychisme et Occultisme Douze Conferences by M de Mack

Price: £140.00

A copy of 'Mtapsychisme et Occultisme; Douze Conferences' by M. de Meck, Russian state councilor. The first part gives a 'Histoire du Mtapsychisme', the second includes 'Phnomnologie Mtapsychique' and the third consists...

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1928 Monsieur des Lourdines Alphonse de Chateaubriant Illustrated Numbered Ed
1928 Monsieur des Lourdines Alphonse de Chateaubriant Illustrated Numbered Ed

Price: £175.00

A beautifully bound, illustrated, copy of Alphonse de Chateaubriant's novel.In an Alois Burdych Knihar Jaromer binding.This book is numbered 165 of copies printed on papier de rives'. In the original French.With the original paper...

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1928-1934 2 Vols Works of ANATOLE FRANCE Illustrated
1928-1934 2 Vols Works of ANATOLE FRANCE Illustrated

Price: £99.99

Two volumes of the complete, illustrated works of nobel prize-winning author Anatole France. Uniformly bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Volume XVII contains Rabelais,...

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1929 ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES COLONIALES IV Sahara SUDAN
1929 ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES COLONIALES IV Sahara SUDAN

Price: £49.99

One volume bound with card covers. History, Legends and Myths This book contains the genealogy of the various black tribes of the Sudan and the history of the Kings after Muhammad. The text is in French.

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1929 First Edition L'Homme Vierge Marcel Prevost French Novel
1929 First Edition L'Homme Vierge Marcel Prevost French Novel

Price: £39.99

A copy of Prevost's classic novel, L'Homme Vierge (The Virgin Boy). First edition. Eugene Marcel Prvost (1 May 1862 8 April 1941) was a French author and dramatist. Prvost wrote romantic and psychological novels that combined...

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1929 Gabriel Hanotaux Jeanne D'Arc Apres Cinq Cents Ans Dedication by Author
1929 Gabriel Hanotaux Jeanne D'Arc Apres Cinq Cents Ans Dedication by Author

Price: £120.00

A copy of Hanotaux's Jeanne d'Arc Apres Cing Cents Ans.Albert Auguste Gabriel Hanotaux, known as Gabriel Hanotaux, (1853 1944) was a French statesman and historian.With a dedication by the author.Features a fold-out facsimile letter...

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1929 L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play in Six Acts
1929 L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play in Six Acts

Price: £19.99

Edmond Rostrand's historical play, based on the life of Napoleon II. In French. 'Cinq cent quarante-deuxieme mille.'

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1929 Memoires du Sieur de Pontis Pierre Thomas du Fosse Limited Edition
1929 Memoires du Sieur de Pontis Pierre Thomas du Fosse Limited Edition

Price: £80.00

A limited edition print of this biographical work.This edition is numbered 103 of 500 from this print run printed on to vellum paper.With the original paper wraps and spine bound in to this work. Illustrated, with eight full page plates.Collated,...

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1930 2vol Byron Andre Maurois French Biography Fine Binding First Edition
1930 2vol Byron Andre Maurois French Biography Fine Binding First Edition

Price: £195.00

Andre Maurois's biography of the poet, Lord Byron. In French. First edition. Andr Maurois (born mile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; 26 July 1885 9 October 1967) was a French author. Complete in two volumes.

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1930 Atala Rene Francois-Rene de Chateubriand Romantic Novel
1930 Atala Rene Francois-Rene de Chateubriand Romantic Novel

Price: £45.00

A smart copy of these two stories from Chateaubriand. Atala is an early novella by Francois-Ren de Chateaubriand, first published on 12 germinal IX (2 April 1801). Along with Ren, it began as a discarded fragment from a long prose...

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1930 Le Chant d'Ilse L. Gautier Vignal French Novel Signed
1930 Le Chant d'Ilse L. Gautier Vignal French Novel Signed

Price: £95.00

An attractive copy of this work by L. Gautier Vignal. Signed by the author to the half title. Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the Foreign Office from 1889 to 1928. He was private secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary...

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1930 Oeuvres Completes De Mathurin Regnier Jean Plattard Limited Edition
1930 Oeuvres Completes De Mathurin Regnier Jean Plattard Limited Edition

Price: £45.00

The poetical works of Mathurin Regnier.In the original French.Limited edition, this copy is numbered 269 as it is one of 300 examples in 'papier Biblio-Pelure India'. With the original wraps bound in text.Regnier was a French satirist....

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1930 Rudyard Kipling Le Livre de la Jungle Jungle Book in French
1930 Rudyard Kipling Le Livre de la Jungle Jungle Book in French

Price: £140.00

An illustrated French translation of the children's classic The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated throughout by Roger Reboussin.Seventh edition.Translated by Louis Fabulet and Robert d'Humieres.

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1930 Sensualite by Andre David in French Signed
1930 Sensualite by Andre David in French Signed

Price: £80.00

A copy of Sensualite by Andre David.In French.Seventeen Thousand."Chaque baiser appelle un autre baiser." - Marcel Proust.Signed by the author to the half-title page.

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1931 Edy Legrand Pentatoli Volume I First Edition Illustrated Limited Edition
1931 Edy Legrand Pentatoli Volume I First Edition Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £200.00

The first volume of this exotic french novel, with 20 striking black and white illustrations. Edy Legrand's real name was Edward Louis Warschawsky, he was born in Bordeaux in 1894 and died in Bonniuex in 1970. He was...

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1931 Pathologie du Foie et Du Pancreas Marcel Brule
1931 Pathologie du Foie et Du Pancreas Marcel Brule

Price: £59.99

A medical study of diseases of the liver and the pancreas. In French. With chapters on the symptoms of liver disease, afflications of the duodenum, and the diagnosis of liver and pancreas illnesses.

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1932 Colette Vivier La Maison Sens Dessus Dessous Decorative Binding Illustrated
1932 Colette Vivier La Maison Sens Dessus Dessous Decorative Binding Illustrated

Price: £24.00

A uncommon French children's book, in very attractive decorative binding.Illustrated by A. Pecoud, the work features numerous plates and vignettes throughout, and is a fine example of both children's illustration and literature.

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1932 Docteur Mary Trivas Le Douloureux Calvaire D'Alphonse Daudet Tebetique
1932 Docteur Mary Trivas Le Douloureux Calvaire D'Alphonse Daudet Tebetique

Price: £80.00

An interesting analysis of Alphonse Daudet's life with tabes dorsalis.In the original French.With the original wraps bound in with text.Illustrated, with three photographic plates. One of the plates has come away but is present....

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1933 Edourd VII Et Son Temps by Andre Maurois
1933 Edourd VII Et Son Temps by Andre Maurois

Price: £39.99

The history of Edward VII and his time. Edward VII was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Original French edition. Copy number 2083. Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom...

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1933 LA COLONIE FRANCAISE DE BERNE by Florian Imber
1933 LA COLONIE FRANCAISE DE BERNE by Florian Imber

Price: £19.99

Facing religious persecution from the beginning of the Reformation, many Huguenots were forced to flee from France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This book tells the story of the Huguenot colony in Berne, Switzerland. Bound...

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1936 Le Cavalier de Paille by Monique Saint-Helier
1936 Le Cavalier de Paille by Monique Saint-Helier

Price: £39.99

A copy of 'Le Cavalier de Paille' by Monique Saint-Helier. Monique Saint-Helier (September 1895 - March 1955) was the pseudonym of Bertha Eimann-Briod, writer Suisse Romande. First Edition. In French.

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1936 Paul De Pitray Le Petits-Fils De Cadichon Decorative Binding First Edition
1936 Paul De Pitray Le Petits-Fils De Cadichon Decorative Binding First Edition

Price: £24.00

A very scarce first edition of this novel by Paul De Pitray, in attractive decorative binding.A French language children's novel, the work is illustrated throughout with monochrome plates and vignettes by A. Rapeno. 

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1936-1950 6vols Selected French History Works Richelieu La Troisieme Republique
1936-1950 6vols Selected French History Works Richelieu La Troisieme Republique

Price: £100.00

A collection of six volumes of historical works published by the Librarie Artheme Fayard.In the original French.The titles are as follows:L'Anciene Regime by Frantz Funck-BerentoLa Troisieme Republique 1870-1935 by Jacques BainvilleLe...

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1938 Cet Ouvrage a Ete Edite Par Le Gouvernement George VI Elizabeth Illustrated
1938 Cet Ouvrage a Ete Edite Par Le Gouvernement George VI Elizabeth Illustrated

Price: £125.00

An illustrated souvenir book, produced to commemorate the visit in July 1938 of George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. In French. Limited edition, number 165 of 1000 copies.

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1938 FRENCH ART France ALBIN-GUILLOT Ltd Ed
1938 FRENCH ART France ALBIN-GUILLOT Ltd Ed

Price: £47.99

An illustrated, limited First Edition of this pictorial celebration of France on the

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1938 Valet Dames Roi Jacques Cheneviere French Novel Fine Binding
1938 Valet Dames Roi Jacques Cheneviere French Novel Fine Binding

Price: £60.00

A beautifully bound copy of Jacques Cheneviere's novel.In the original French.Jacques Cheneviere was the author of many books of poetry, novels and short stories. In addition to this he also penned some critical works. Other...

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1939 Histoire de L'Art Antique Elie Faure Illustrated
1939 Histoire de L'Art Antique Elie Faure Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A history of ancient art, covering Egyptian, Greek and Roman architecture, statues, paintings, freizes and pottery. With numerous black-and-white photographs, plates and illustrations throughout. Jacques lie Faure (April 4,...

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1939 L'Amour et L'Amitie Abel Bonnard Limited Edition
1939 L'Amour et L'Amitie Abel Bonnard Limited Edition

Price: £90.00

A scarce copy of this novel from Abel Bonnard. Limited edition, of which this is stamped 5259.With original paper wraps bound in.

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1939 Les Valois 1293-1589 Andre de Maricourt French
1939 Les Valois 1293-1589 Andre de Maricourt French

Price: £44.00

A history of the House of Valois from the Baron de Maricourt. In French. The House of Valois was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, succeeding the House of Capet (or "Direct Capetians") as kings of France from 1328 to 1589. A...

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1941 Cahiers Montesquieu 1716-1755 Collection of Writings Reflections French
1941 Cahiers Montesquieu 1716-1755 Collection of Writings Reflections French

Price: £38.00

A fascinating insight into Montesquieu's works. Edited by Bernard Grasset, and in the original French.Illustrated throughout, with numerous photographic plates of notes of Montesquieu's work, examples of early editions of...

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1941 Eugene Fromentin Les Maitres d'autrefois Belgique Hollande Fine Binding Art
1941 Eugene Fromentin Les Maitres d'autrefois Belgique Hollande Fine Binding Art

Price: £39.99

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1941 La Pharisienne Francois Mauriac French Novel Academie Francaise
1941 La Pharisienne Francois Mauriac French Novel Academie Francaise

Price: £90.00

A beautifully bound copy of Francois Mauriac's La Pharisienne.Published the same year as the first edition.With the original wraps and spine bound into this book.La Pharisienne or A Woman of Pharisees is a novel by Francois Mauriac...

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1944 Benjamin Constant Adolphe Illustrated With Colour Plates Limited Edition
1944 Benjamin Constant Adolphe Illustrated With Colour Plates Limited Edition

Price: £80.00

A very attractive decorative edition of this Constant's classic novel, written in French.The work features coloured plates and vignettes throughout from Ferdinand Fargeot, embellishing this hugely popular work.Part of a limited printing...

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1945 ALASKA Bruet GEOGRAPHY Geology TOPOGRAPHY French
1945 ALASKA Bruet GEOGRAPHY Geology TOPOGRAPHY French

Price: £24.99

Leather bound with gilt title to spine and marbled boards.  Text is in French. Comprehensive study on Alaska from the Bibliotheque Geographique series illustrated with plates and maps throughout.  Bound with original...

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1945 La Maison de Sylvie Amour Exil Prison Art Poetique Illustrated Limited Ed
1945 La Maison de Sylvie Amour Exil Prison Art Poetique Illustrated Limited Ed

Price: £75.00

A limited edition print of  Theophile de Viau's La Maison de Sylvie.In the original French.This is number 1323 of 2100 copies printed onto white vellum.With the original paper wraps bound in with text.This edition was edited by...

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1946 Daphne Adeane Maurice Baring French Louise Faisans-Maury
1946 Daphne Adeane Maurice Baring French Louise Faisans-Maury

Price: £27.99

A French translation of this novel by Maurice Baring. With a preface by Andre Maurois. The novel was first published in English in 1926. The plot centres around a young woman, Fanny, who looks mysteriously like a painting of the...

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1946 L'Heritage by Guy de Maupassant Illustrated by Paul Cuchet Limited Edition
1946 L'Heritage by Guy de Maupassant Illustrated by Paul Cuchet Limited Edition

Price: £240.00

A limited edition of Guy de Maupassant's amusing tale of inheritance and baby-making. Number 436 of 777 copies. In the original paper wraps with original protective glassine wraps intact, and a marbled slipcase. With numerous...

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1946-47 2vol Histoire Generale Syncrhonique Illustrated Pierre Dumoulin
1946-47 2vol Histoire Generale Syncrhonique Illustrated Pierre Dumoulin

Price: £45.00

A French history from Pierre Dumoulin de Laplante, bound in leather.No. d'edition: 827.Illustrated throughout with numerous maps. Complete in two volumes.

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1946-53 3Vol Emineh Pakravan H Verlarde Novel Travel Plates Maps
1946-53 3Vol Emineh Pakravan H Verlarde Novel Travel Plates Maps

Price: £80.00

A three volume set of French works.Two works by Emineh Pakravan, one of which is a novel the other a biography of Agha Mohammad Ghadjar.Printed in French.Hector Verlade's work on the architecture of Peru contains 97 plates.

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1947 1955 2vol Les Pretendants au Trone De France Raoul de Warren Royal History
1947 1955 2vol Les Pretendants au Trone De France Raoul de Warren Royal History

Price: £140.00

A nicely bound pair of volumes comprising Raoul de Warren's fascinating history of pretenders to the French throne. Promising "puzzles and historical controversies" the books examine the history of well known pretenders in greater...

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1947 2vol Maxence van der Meersch Corps et Ames Roman French Novel
1947 2vol Maxence van der Meersch Corps et Ames Roman French Novel

Price: £49.99

A handsomely bound edition of this novel from Maxence van der Meersch. In French. Maxence Van der Meersch was a French Flemish writer. In 1943 he published Corps et mes (Bodies and Souls), which was awarded the grand prix de...

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1948 ROMAN ART in POITOU France FRENCH Illus
1948 ROMAN ART in POITOU France FRENCH Illus

Price: £71.99

Handsome leather bound copy with gilt titles to spine and marbled boards. Charming book exploring the Roman Art of Poitou in France.  Text is in French.  Contains many plates and in text illustrations throughout.

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1949 Poemes de Dessous le Plancher Suivis de la Noce Noire by Andre Frenaud
1949 Poemes de Dessous le Plancher Suivis de la Noce Noire by Andre Frenaud

Price: £24.99

A book of poetry by Andre Gallimard, with an ink inscription to half title to the poet Frank Prince. In French. Andre Frenaud was a French poet of the Surrealist movement.

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1951-56 2Vol Bibliotheques de L'institut Pasteur Catalogue des Periodiques
1951-56 2Vol Bibliotheques de L'institut Pasteur Catalogue des Periodiques

Price: £70.00

This is a two volume set detailing the works held at the Bibliotheque de L'institu Pasteur.In french.A catalogue and supplement to the periodicals at the medical institute in 1951.

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1953 Manuel Pratique D'Illusionnisme et de Prestidigitation by Remi Ceillier
1953 Manuel Pratique D'Illusionnisme et de Prestidigitation by Remi Ceillier

Price: £39.99

A fascinating and informative book on magic and conjuring. With 103 diagrams in text. Remi Ceillier was a Professor of Science and amateur magician who performed as "Professeur Boscar". With a preface by Auguste Lumiere, the pioneering...

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1953 Perrault Contes Maurice Leroy Illustrated Limited Edition
1953 Perrault Contes Maurice Leroy Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £600.00

An illustrated and scarce copy of the tales of Charles Perrault. Illustrated throughout by Maurice Leroy. Limited edition, printed on cartridge paper, and numbered 1397.

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1958 Jacques Roujon Le Duc de Saint Simon 1675-1755
1958 Jacques Roujon Le Duc de Saint Simon 1675-1755

Price: £95.00

A French biography of soldier and diplomat, Louuis de Rouvroy. Including a frontispiece portrait. With original wraps bound in. Bookplate of Dr. Robert Thibaut to front pastedown.

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1960-1975 38vols Various French Works from Le Livre de Chevet Colourful Bindings
1960-1975 38vols Various French Works from Le Livre de Chevet Colourful Bindings

Price: £1,100.00

A wide range of pocket sized works. From palm readings and zodiacs, to poetry and philosophy, this set is an eclectic yet attractive addition to any library.The works present are as follows:Contes by Contesse D'AulnoyLe Langage des...

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1961 Comte de Gobineau Nouvelles French Eugenics Joseph Arthur de Gobineau
1961 Comte de Gobineau Nouvelles French Eugenics Joseph Arthur de Gobineau

Price: £34.99

A collection of the travel memoirs of Joseph Arthur de Gobineau, which lead to his revolutionary theories in the field of eugenics. In French. Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (14 July 1816, Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine ...

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1961 Methode D'Arabe Litteral Deuxieme Livre by Gerard Lecomte Ameur Ghedira
1961 Methode D'Arabe Litteral Deuxieme Livre by Gerard Lecomte Ameur Ghedira

Price: £19.99

A copy of 'Methode D'Arabe Litteral' by Gerard Lecomte and Ameur Ghedira. Being a comprehensive and infomative text on the method of the written arabic language. Gerard Lecomte (1926-1997), was a French professor...

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1966 8vol Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Peintres Sculpteurs E Benezit
1966 8vol Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Peintres Sculpteurs E Benezit

Price: £400.00

A critical dictionary of painters, sculptors, designers and engravers, edited by E. Benezit. In French. New edition. Illustrated throughout with many plates, depicting the works of some of the artists described. Emmanuel...

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1967 Madame du Deffand Gerard Doscot Biography of Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond
1967 Madame du Deffand Gerard Doscot Biography of Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond

Price: £15.99

A biography of French hostess and patron of the arts, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (more commonly known as Madame du Deffand). First edition. With coloured portrait to front board. Part of the 'Women Who Made...

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1969 Poesie Francaise du XVIIe Siecle Denis Roche French Poetry
1969 Poesie Francaise du XVIIe Siecle Denis Roche French Poetry

Price: £24.99

A collection of seventeenth-century French poetry. In French. Including works by Jean Racine, Claude Perrault, Etienne Durand and many others.

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1969 Tiens! Il N'y a Personne Ronald Searle Snails First French Edition
1969 Tiens! Il N'y a Personne Ronald Searle Snails First French Edition

Price: £55.00

The first French edition of this work by Ronald Searle. Published the same year as the true first, the English edition issued in 1969. Illustrated throughout. The flyleaf of the English...

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1974 Paul Corbin French Language Archaelogical Study Geometric Graves Of Argos
1974 Paul Corbin French Language Archaelogical Study Geometric Graves Of Argos

Price: £110.00

A scarce French language archaeological work.The seventh volume of the monograph series Etudes Peoloponnesiennes published by the French school of Athens and begun in 1956. Focussing on the geometric tombs and their contents in...

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1975 Paris Il Y Cent Ans Auguste Vitu Illustrated
1975 Paris Il Y Cent Ans Auguste Vitu Illustrated

Price: £74.99

A smart copy of this facsimile Parisien history from Auguste Vitu. In French. Illustrated throughout with many engravings in the text and full-page illustrations.   Auguste Vitu (Meudon, 7  October  1823 -...

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1976 8vol Histoire de la France et des Francais Castelot Decaux et al Colour
1976 8vol Histoire de la France et des Francais Castelot Decaux et al Colour

Price: £245.00

A modern history of France, scarce in its entirety, from 1180-1969. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and facsimiles, many of which are coloured. Andr Castelot, born Andr Storms (23 January 1911, Antwerp...

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1982 2vol La Pucelle d'Orleans M de Voltaire Illustrated Limited Edition
1982 2vol La Pucelle d'Orleans M de Voltaire Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £98.00

A smart copy of the Voltaire classic, The Maid of Orleans.In the original French. Illustrated throughout with many erotic coloured and engraved plates. Limited to 3050 copies, of which this is numbered 2024.The Maid...

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1988 18th Century English Painting BORENIUS art FRENCH
1988 18th Century English Painting BORENIUS art FRENCH

Price: £24.99

Publisher's card covers with pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with black and white and tipped in colour plates. French catalogue of English artists from the eighteenth century.

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c1687 Les Exercises des Aydes de Normandie Louis Guerin French Farms Wine Scarce
c1687 Les Exercises des Aydes de Normandie Louis Guerin French Farms Wine Scarce

Price: £190.00

An interesting pocket sized work.Lacking a title page, information on this work is taken from Copac.In the original French.With numerous tables to the rear regarding Droit de Subvention a L'entre for many alcohols as well as other charges...

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c1707 Langage de Muets ou les Promenades Angloises French Fiction Scarce
c1707 Langage de Muets ou les Promenades Angloises French Fiction  Scarce

Price: £225.00

A scarce copy of this French work. "Containing several very extraordinary, amorous, and entertaining adventures." Title page missing. With bookplate of the Earl of Guilford, Wroxton Abby, to front pastedown - believed...

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c1760 Works of Antoine Leonard THOMAS
c1760 Works of Antoine Leonard THOMAS

Price: £95.99

Three works of Antoine Leonard Thomas bound in one volume. Disbound. Whilst this work is disbound, the text sewing is sound. Antoine Leonard Thomas, 1732 1785, was a French poet and literary critic, best known in his time...

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c1804 Essai Medico-Legal Sur Les Empoisonnemens by Nicholas Burdin
c1804 Essai Medico-Legal Sur Les Empoisonnemens by Nicholas Burdin

Price: £265.00

A French text investigating the Medical-legal testing on poisoning'sThe study of legal medicine Was a Relatively new discipline, having only been Taught in France since 1792 With a list of relevant professors in this field...

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c1807 2vol Epigrammes de M Val Martial Latin French Translation Denis Volland
c1807 2vol Epigrammes de M Val Martial Latin French Translation Denis Volland

Price: £155.00

An attractively bound collection of French epigrams. A new translation for the original Latin - which is also included - by Denis Volland. Dated using Copac. Volumes I and II of three only.

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c1846 Fables de Florian Madame Amable Tastu Illustrated Poems Scarce
c1846 Fables de Florian Madame Amable Tastu Illustrated Poems Scarce

Price: £145.00

A scarce copy of this collection of poetical fables by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian with critical notes by Madame Amable Tastu. Jean Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794) was a French poet and romance writer. Illustrated...

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c1849 Oeuvres de A de Lamartine Les Confidences in French
c1849 Oeuvres de A de Lamartine Les Confidences in French

Price: £69.99

A selection of essays from Alphonse de Lamartine. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. In...

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c1850 Contes et Nouvelles Alphonse Karr French Levy Edition
c1850 Contes et Nouvelles Alphonse Karr French Levy Edition

Price: £57.00

A collection of short stories by Alphonse Karr.In original French. Alphone Karr was a French critic, journalist and novelist. He became a teacher at his old school, College Bourbon. Some of his novels were autobiographical...

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c1850 CONTRAT MARIAGE GRENADIERE GOBSACK Honore de Balzac
c1850 CONTRAT MARIAGE GRENADIERE GOBSACK Honore de Balzac

Price: £69.99

A collection of three stories by Honor de Balzac featuring the popular Le Contrat de Mariage. Honor de Balzac (May 1799 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories...

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c1850 Veillees Litteraires Illustrees Les Denier des Mohicans Christoph Colomb
c1850 Veillees Litteraires Illustrees Les Denier des Mohicans Christoph Colomb

Price: £39.00

Two stories from James Fenimore Cooper, translated into French and reprinted in Veillees Litteraires Illustrees.Including Le Dernier des Mohicans (The Last of the Mohicans) and Christophe Columb (Christopher Columbus).Illustrated throughout...

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c1853 Fleurs de L'Histoire by Madame Drohojoska Illustrated by Jules David
c1853 Fleurs de L'Histoire by Madame Drohojoska Illustrated by Jules David

Price: £49.99

A collection of historical stories for young readers. In French. With numerous beautiful illustrations in black, white and beige by Jules David, Champagne and Raunheim. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of Franz Van...

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c1860 Extraits des Annales des Sciences Naturelles Scarce French Natural History
c1860 Extraits des Annales des Sciences Naturelles Scarce French Natural History

Price: £135.00

A collection of scientific articles from the French publication Des Annales Des Sciences Naturelles by P. P. Deherain. In French. Containing  Recherches sur L'Assimilation des Substances Minerales par Les Plantes by M. P....

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c1860 Oeuvres de Jean Racine Precedees D'Une Notice Par Louis Simon Auger
c1860 Oeuvres de Jean Racine Precedees D'Une Notice Par Louis Simon Auger

Price: £99.99

The complete dramatic works of French playwright, Jean Racine. In French. Jean Racine (22 December 1639 21 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Moliere and...

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c1861 Scenes de la Vie de Boheme par Henry Murger Nouvelle Edition Weardale
c1861 Scenes de la Vie de Boheme par Henry Murger Nouvelle Edition Weardale

Price: £99.99

Henry Murger's popular work, romanticising Parisian Bohemian lifestyles. Nouvelle edition, entirement revue et corriger. In French. The book was written from Murger's own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in...

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c1863 Theatre Complet de Racine avec des remarques litteraires Felix Lemaistre
c1863 Theatre Complet de Racine avec des remarques litteraires Felix Lemaistre

Price: £20.00

A complete collection of one of the most influential playwrights in the Western tradition, Jean Racine.Included is a choice of classical notes from M. Felix Lemaistre and biographical notes on the life and theatre of Racine...

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c1867 Ingres Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Olivier Merson Photographic Frontispiece
c1867 Ingres Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Olivier Merson Photographic Frontispiece

Price: £195.00

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c1868 CONTES de TOUS PAYS by Emile Chasles G Staal
c1868 CONTES de TOUS PAYS by Emile Chasles  G Staal

Price: £140.00

A bright, clean, illustrated first edition of the uncommon Contes de Tous Pays by mile Chasles. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. First Edition. Uncommon. With illustrations by G. Staal. This...

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c1870 2vol Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Engraved Plates French Theatre
c1870 2vol Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Engraved Plates French Theatre

Price: £70.00

The complete collection of the bawdy comedies of Moliere. Including Don Juan, L'Ecole des Femmes, Le Depit Amoureux and more. Illustrated throughout with sixteen engraved tissue-guarded plates. Complete in two volumes.

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c1870 3 Vol Theatre de Corneille by Pierre Corneille Nouvelle Edition
c1870 3 Vol Theatre de Corneille  by Pierre Corneille Nouvelle Edition

Price: £125.00

A complete three volume set of 'Theatre de Corneille; precede des discours sur le poeme dramatique suivi d'un examen analytique des pieces non comprises dans la presente edition et d'un choix de poesies diverses. Nouvelle Edition...

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c1870 Histoire d'une Bouchee de Pain Jane Mace Lettrres a Une Petite Fille
c1870 Histoire d'une Bouchee de Pain Jane Mace Lettrres a Une Petite Fille

Price: £70.00

A collection of fictional letters from Jean Mace entitled, 'The History of A Mouthful of Bread.'Fifth edition.

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c1870 Les Veillees du Chateau Madame de Genlis Illustrated Plates
c1870 Les Veillees du Chateau Madame de Genlis Illustrated Plates

Price: £29.00

A morality tale for children from Madame de Genlis. 'Nouvelle edition'.Illustrated throughout with plates and vignette engravings by G. Staal.In the original French.

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