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Various French Works of Fiction and Non-Fiction

From Le Livre de Chevet

By Various Authors

1960-1975 - Paris - Claude Tchou, Le Livre de Chevet

5" by 3"




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'Aulnoy
Le Langage des Fleurs by Claude Tchou
Theatre de Racine by Jean Racine (four volumes, Vols I - IV)
Contes by Comtesse de Segur
Contes by D'Anderson (Hans Christian Anderson) (Two volumes of the same text in different bindings)
Contes by Perrault
Lettres a Louis de Narbonne Adolphe de Ribbing et Benjamin Constant by Madame de Stael
Chansons Paroles de Jacques Lanzmann et de Anne Segalen by Jacques Dutronc
Contes by Aulnoy
Les Signes Du Zodiaque by Conrad Moricand
La Nuit Obscure de L'Ame by Saint-Jean de La Croix
Les Joues en Feu et Autres Poemes by Raymond Radiguet
Chansons by Leo Ferre
Les Lignes de La Main
Le Chateau de L'Ame
by Sainte Therese d'Avila
Nouvelle Clef des Songes
by Vigny
Anthologie de La Poesie Francaise du XIXe Siecle by Jean Robert Masson Francois Mizrachi
Lao-Tseu Tao-Te-King Tchouang Tseu Pensees
Artine et Autres Poemes
by Reme Char
Les Fioretti de Saint Francois d'Assie
Opera suivi de Des Mots de Mon Style
by Jean Cocteau
Dignes de Vivre Pouvoir Tout Dire by Paul Eluard
Reflexions by Vauvenargues
Legendes de Noel by Tchou
Chants de Noel by Tchou
Chansons by Jacques Brel
Chansons et Poemes by Boris Vian
Pensees by Marc Aurele
Le Cantique Des Cantiques suivi Psaumes de David
by Georges Brassens
Maximes by La Rochefouauld.
Plantes et Philtres Magiques by Tchou
Plantes et drogues a Poison by Tchou

Vignette illustrations to Le Langage des Fleurs, Cotesse de Segur Contes, Contes D'Anderson, Contes de Perrault, Les Signes du Zodiaque, Les Lignes de la Main, Nouvelle Clef des Songes, Plantes et Philtres Magiques and Plantes et drogues a poison.

With a frontispiece to Radiguet's Les Joues, Taeo-Te King Tchouang Tseu, Artine et Autres Poems, Dignes de Vivre Pouvoir Tout Dire, Vauvenargues' Reflexions, Marc Aurele's Pensees and La Rouchefoucauld's Maximes.

Illustrated title pages to every volume. 

With a colour illustration pasted to the front of one of the Hans Christian Anderson books and a gilt-stamped silhouette to front board of Madame de Stael's Lettres.  

All volumes are written in French.

All of these volumes were published as a part of publisher Claude Tchou's book series 'Le Livre de Chevet' or bedside books.


In a combination of cloth, silk and leather bindings. Externally, all volumes are in excellent with some very minor shelfwear. Some minor handling marks to some of the cloth bound volumes as well as a small amount of bumping to the head and tail of spines. Contes by D'Anderson has some fading to the gilt, particularly the front board. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Ribbon bookmarks present to all volumes.  Overall: FINE.


Price: £1,100.00

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