The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £190.00

  

La Touraine Ancienne et Moderne

By Stanislas Bellanger

1845

L. Mercier : Paris

11" by 7"

614pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A fully illustrated work on the history of Touraine in France, with coloured plates of coats of arms, written by Stanislas Bellanger.

This work is an interesting history of the Touraine province in France. Touraine was often a favourite residence of the French Kings, and was visited by Joan of Arc in 1429 for a historic meeting with Charles VII. Notable people such as the writer Honore de Balzac, the philosopher Rene Descartes and the poet Alfred de Vigny. Written by Stanislas Bellanger, and with a preface by L'Abbe Orsini. Illustrated by Th. Frere, Breviere, Lacoste aine L. Noel, Mauduison, Engelmann and Graf, Ernest Meyer, Giniex, de Bar, and more With thirty-four plates, six of which are chromolithographed , and twenty-eight are lithographed, as well as numerous monochrome in-text illustrations. Five of the chromolithographed plates show the various coats of arms of Tours, each illustration stating which family they come from. Collated, complete. Two of the plates are misbound; the plate supposed to be facing page two-hundred and fifty-four is actually facing page two-hundred and thirty-four, and the plate that is supposed to be facing page five-hundred and fifty-eight is actually facing page five-hundred and thirty-eight. With three chromolithographed dedication pages to the front, and a chromolithographed title page. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'Anna Marie Priney, Tours 1854 - May'.

CONDITION

In the original full crushed morocco binding. Externally, with marking to the boards, causing some discolouration. A little fading to the spine, joints, and to the head of the rear board. Some patches of rubbing to the boards and joints, resulting in some loss to the front joint and top edge of the front board. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light marking to the boards. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Some light marks to the rear endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spotting, being heavier to the plates, and to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

ADD TO BASKET

Price: £190.00


What Our Customers Say...

Chris, Australia

Just to let you know my signed by the grand daughters, limited edition of Stories from Dickens arrived safely in Melbourne this morning. Considering that I only placed the order on 24th March, 5 days ago, I am again astonished at your fantastic prompt and safe delivery of a well protected book in a DHL box half way across the world.

Many, many other leading book dealers around the world come nowhere close to your efficient dispatch and delivery service.

Frances, UK

Just to let you know that my order has just arrived and I'm really pleased with the books. I hadn't realized these actually existed so am delighted to get them.

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

Thank you for such speedy shipping! I couldn’t be happier with the purchase.

Brad, USA

Thank you, the book has arrived as described and well packaged. We are delighted and it is now safely in our archives!

Pam, UK

Thank you very much! the book has come, everything is very neat and beautiful!

Anastassiya, Kazakhstan

Many thanks for the book which arrived safely.The book was written by my great great grandfather, I have his various medals so its found a good home.

Guy, UK

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...