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.
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Lausanne: Jean Marguerat, . Softcover. A nice copy of this work titled in English "Letters to a German Friend." In these imaginary letters to an imaginary friend, Camus responds to his German friend who advocates the greatness of his country. Camus replies that justice is greater than greatness and that, in any case, all means are not good to ensure its pre-eminence. Courage is only valid if it is subordinated to intelligence. Germany wants to dominate Europe while France hopes for a common adventure. Both believed that this world was not dominated by "superior reason", transcendent. If the German could infer that everything was allowed, Camus refused despair and turned to justice. "I still believe that this world has no higher sense," he wrote to her. But I know something in him makes sense, and that's the man, because he's the only one to demand to have some."[French Wikipedia]. Bound in soft cream wrappers with title and author on front cover and spine. With a glassine cover that has small nicks and tears. Otherwise very good condition. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 81 pages. FRENCHL/062620. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Tous les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1854. Hardcover. Includes poems in French. Red cloth boards with gilt and leather label to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners including a half inch tear to the head of the spine. Foxing throughout. Frontispiece. Full gilt edges. A thin, smallish book. 179 pages. FRE/061820. Very Good.
Paris: Louis Conard, 1910. Hardcover. Bookplate of Barrett Harper Clark to front pastedown and ownership signature in pen dated June 1910 on front free endpaper. Clark (1890 - 1953) was a Canadian author and actor known for translating French plays into English (so it seems very appropriate that this book once belonged to him). Bound in three quarter dark green leather over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and author to spine. Chipping, cracking, and wear to leather on spine and hinges. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Tipped-in black and white photographic illustration of a statue of Flaubert to front free endpaper. Signature across title page. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. Frontispiece. An attractive copy of this classic. IN FRENCH. 630 pages. FRE/061020. Very Good.
Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1873. Hardcover. Scarce print version of a French theatrical work that was presented on stage in November 1872. Bound in red three quarter leather with five raised bands and gilt titling. Marbled paper covers. Binding is bumped and soiled with some chips. Marbled endpapers. t.e.g. Interior pages clean with light aging to margins. In very good condition. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston affixed to front pastedown. Measures 6 x 9.25 inches. 112 pages. FRENCH/050420. Very Good.
Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1851. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in three quarter dark green leather over marbled paper covered boards with raised bands and gilt title to spine. Wear and rubbing to leather. Minor wear to edges and corners. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Corner of front free endpaper is no longer present. Original light blue paper wrappers are bound in. Minor foxing to interior. Clean overall. Attractive book despite noted condition issues. 123 pages. FRE/051420. Very Good.
Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1864. Hardcover. A acarce pretty copy of this printing of the French theatrical version of Don Quixote that was performed for the first time in Paris in June 1864. Bound in three quarter green leather with five raised bands and gilt titling. Green marbled paper covers. Marbled endpapers. The binding has chips and bumping and a small tear along the top right edge of spine. t.e.g. Interior pages are clean. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston affixed to front pastedown. Very good condition. Measures 5.25 x 7.5 inches. 183 pages. FRENCH/050420. Very Good.
Paris: Calmann Levy, 1883. Hardcover. Attractively bound in three quarter navy blue leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing to leather along hinges and raised bands. Bookplate of Franklin Johnson to front pastedown. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Original yellow paper wrapper is bound in. 185 pages. FRE/051420. Very Good.