L'Architecture, 1932. Hardcover. Includes all twelve issues from 1932. Ex-library with stamps to title page and some interior pages. Bound in black cloth with brown leather title label to spine. Rubbing and chipping to title label. Fraying and wear to book cloth along both hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Front hinge is starting. Browning and chipping to edges of some pages. Clean overall aside from library stamps. Includes many black and white photographic illustrations. 384 pages plus 468 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
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Paris: L'Art du Livre, c.1910. Limited edition, Number 571. Very good in contemporary three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and floral devices to spine. Minor rubbing and wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Minor sunning to spine. Printed in two colors throughout, with elaborate borders & decorative initials. 126 pages. A lovely book. French. FRE/012723.
Paris: L'Avenir Graphique, 1974. Very good minus. Oblong octavo. Bound in side-stapled paper wrappers with title to front panel. Previous owner's writing to front wrapper in pen. Light foxing to wrappers. Photographic illustrations to interior, including images of old cameras. [16 pages.] French. FRE111101.
Paris: [multiple], [1797 - 1801]. Hardcover. An interesting compilation of five dramatic or comedic plays published in the last years of the French Revolution and the establishment of the First Republic. Three of the works were published by Chez Barba, a bookshop that specialized in the theater. It was founded by Jean-Nicolas Barba, a bookseller and sometimes actor. All of the plays are complete. They were printed on various types of paper, and some have browned considerably while others are clean and bright. They were apparently printed quickly and not that carefully, with upside or incorrect page numbers. Bound in tan cloth boards that are bumped, stained and rubbed. A torn paper title label is affixed to the spine. Free front endpaper has a piece cut out, removing a signature. The front pastedown has an ownership signature dated 1846. and a small piece of paper affixed along the top of the hinge. A good minus anthology of 18th century plays. Measures 5 x 7.75 inches. Pages: 56, 64, , 28, 40, 24. FRENCHLANG/072523. Good +.
Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivon & Cie, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and red and dark green title to front board. Gilt decoration to front board. Top edge of pages in gilt. Wear to lower right corner of top board. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 340 pages. French. FRH1/12010. Very Good.
La Haye: A.A.M. Stols, 1925. Paperback. Number 23 of 100 copies. Signed by the author and printer. This was the 7th book printed by A.A.M. Stols for his friends. This copy was printed for Eugene Keuchenius. Claude Aveline was the pen name of Evgen Avtsine (1901 - 1992). He was a French author, publisher, and member of the French Resistance. Bound in light grayish paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Browning to spine and edges of wrappers. Printed in black with red initials. Offsetting to endpapers, else clean and bright. IN FRENCH. In original glassine. Creasing and browning to glassine. 16 pages. PRI/022823. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie de Theodore Lefevre et Emile Guerin, late 1890's. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good plus in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and elaborate gilt and black decoration to spine and front board. Interesting illustration of a bear attacking three men to front board. Light rubbing to front board, chipping to cloth on spine ends, and wear to corners. Signed by previous owner on front free endpage. A few spots of foxing to interior, but overall very clean. Includes numerous full page illustrations. An attractive book. In French. 251 pages. FRE/041509. Very Good.
Paris: Garnier Freres, Libraires-Editeurs. Hardcover. Diziesme (10th) edition. Includes 425 illustrations by Gustave Dore in black and white. Octavo. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt title to spine and black boxed pattern to front and back covers. Sunning to spine. Cover shows signs of wear, with a small crack to bottom of gutter of front cover and cracked gutters on inside front and back covers. Pages and bright and clean, but with some foxing to many pages. 615 pages. FRELANG/082422. Very Good.
La Haye: D.A. Daamen, 1939. Paperback. Number 221 of 500 copies. With full page erotic illustrations by Bantizinger, in a style similar to Matisse. In cream paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Tape repair to front wrapper near front joint. Chipping and browning to wrappers and spine panel. A few spots of soiling to wrappers. Clean, bright interior with full page (mostly erotic) illustrations for each of the 12 poems. IN FRENCH. Size: Thin folio. About 13.75 x 9.75 inches. FRE/021323. Very Good.
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1913. Hardcover. 12mo. In red 3/4 leather with dark marbled paper covered boards with gilt title stamp to banded spine. Minor overall edgewear to boards, front outer hinge very tender and nearly detatched. A few light margin notes in pencil. Interior is otherwise very clean with very clean black and white illustrated frontis and title page with original tissue guard. Gilt top edge with untrimmed edges to fore and bottom. 226 pages. French Language. FRE/082306. Very Good Minus.
Paris: P. Didot L'Aine, 1822. Hardcover. Very good minus full brown leather tiny volume (5.4 x 3.4 x 0.8), gilt tooling around board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Lacks leather spine, has been reinforced with maroon tape, which also covers the hinges. Handwritten label to spine. Inner hinges have been reinforced with brown tape as well, split near front hinge at half-title page but the maroon tape on the outside keeps it together (half-title is loose, but still bound into textblock). Laid-paper interior is lightly browned but text remains bright. Only minor foxing throughout. In French. 238 pages. French. FRE/12043. Very Good -.
Paris: Freres Barbou, No date. Circa late 1700s. Hardcover. Good brown leather covered boards with gilt tooling to spine. Spine label is missing. Chipping and creasing to leather on spine and corners. Crack to spine. Marble endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down. Endpapers foxed, page edges lightly spotted but tight binding and clean text, especially for its age. Includes fold out map. 536 pages. French History. FRELANG/3043. Very Good.
Paris and London: The Berlitz School, 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and edges of boards. Illustrated with some illustrations in full color. Occasional smudge marks to interior but clean overall. A few previous owner markings to endpapers. In addition to lessons, it includes readings, basic vocabulary, and six songs in French with musical scores. 112 pages. CHILD/062520. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Bechet Aine, 1822. Hardcover. Very good in modern green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Laid paper interior with occasional spots of foxing. Previous owner's bookplate inside cover. Ownership stamp and signature also to front pastedown. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Tight binding, in French. 511 pages. French History. FRH/3113. Very Good.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth backed, orange paper covered boards with grey title to front board and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to edges and boards. Bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature to front free end paper and notes to rear end pages.. Minor foxing to margins and a few areas of underlining to text. Else is clean and bright. 257 pages. French Language. FRELANG/103015. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1927. Hardcover. Bray discusses the development and theoretical basis for what was called the Doctrine Classique, which referred to 17th-century French literature written from the time of Henry IV through the reign of Louis XIV. This literature is associated with the Classicism of Louis XIV's reign; its authors practiced ideals of order, clarity, proportion and good taste. Small quarto. Red leather over blue marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Front cover is slightly bowed and also slightly bent at upper right corner. Loss of small portions of paper to front board. Minor wear to edges. Wear to both joints. Small open tears on front free endpaper, due to brittle paper. Pages show some browning, with foxing on some pages, especially in early section of book. Also some foxing on edge of text block. 389 pages, including index. FRELANG/082422. Very Good.
Chez Cussac, 1786. Hardcover. Good+ in brown leather covered boards with faded gilt tooling and "4" to the spine. Large chip to head of spine. Title label missing. Crack to front hinge appears to have be reenforced with glue on the inner hinge. Wear to leather on boards including what appears to be some head dammage to the edges. Crack to rear hinge. Binding is tight. Marble end pages. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright with only light foxing throughout. Good candidate for rebinding. 560 pages. In French. French Language. FRELANG/101315. Good +.
Chez Cussac, 1786. Hardcover. Good+ in brown leather covered boards with gilt tooling and "6" to the spine. Large chip to head of spine. Title label missing. Front board detached but present. Wear to leather on boards. Marbled end pages. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright with only light and sporadic foxing throughout. Good candidate for rebinding. 519 pages. In French. French Language. FRELANG/110515. Good +.
Chez Cussac, 1786. Hardcover. Good+ in brown leather covered boards with gilt tooling and "3" to the spine. Large chip to head of spine. Title label missing. Front board detached but present. Wear to leather on boards. Crack to rear hinge. Marble end pages. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright with only light foxing throughout. Good candidate for rebinding. 560 pages. In French. French Language. FRELANG/101315. Good +.
Nancy: Editions Serpenoise, Presses Universitaires de Nancy, (1991). Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in olive green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Stamp to front free end page and to copyright page. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Red and white illustrated dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 231 pages. IN FRENCH. FREHIS/110215. Near Fine.
Paris: Librairie Militaire, 1846. Hardcover. Good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to brown title label on spine. Soiling to front board and spine. Minor bumping to edges. Marbled end pages. Damp stain to bottom edge almost every page, about 1.5 inches upwards from the bottom edge and branching one inch outwards. This does not Affect the text which is clean and bright. 229 pages. French Language. FRE211011. Good+.
[Milan]: Enrico Navarra, 1989. Hardcover. Inscribed by the artist to Baltimore art dealer Ernest Lowenstein in the year of publication. With an original lithograph as the frontispiece. Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (1935-) is a French painter known for his striking compositions of women in hats that recall the French Post-Impressionist avant-garde, including the works of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. A lovely volume in French, English, and Chinese that showcases Cassigneul's style and use of color. Bound in gray cloth with gilt title to spine. Small light brown mark on front cover. In a glossy gray paper dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. Near fine condition. Measures 8.5 x 11 inches. 79 pages including biography and exhibitions. ART/072722. Near Fine.