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 and blue marbled paper-covered boards with red raised leather cover to spine. Gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Front cover is slightly bent at upper right corner and small portions of paper are missing. Paper is rubbed off of edges of cover. Cracking to exterior gutters of both front and back leather. Small open tears on front free endpaper. 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.
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. Hardcover. First American edition. Georges CaIn was a French painter, illustrator and writer, who specialized in the history of Paris, its monuments and its theaters. His illustrations can be seen at various French museums, including the Musee Carnavalet in Paris, where he was curator from 1897-1914. The book includes 12 walks on the Left Bank and 14 on the Right Bank. Includes a color frontispiece by Maxwell Armfield and 118 other illustrations and plans. Small octavo. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title to front and spine, and other decorative gilt pattern to spine. Pages show toning, but are clean. Sunning to spine and a part of front cover. Cover shows general wear, including at corners. Previous owner's signature to front end paper. 334 pages, including index. FREHIST/081322. Very Good.
Paris: Edouard Champion, 1923. Hardcover. This two-volume publication is part of the Librairie Speciale Pour L'Histoire de France. It is an important summary of the history of French poetry in the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. 60 phototypes inset. Small quarto. Black leather-covered boards, with gilt title to raised spine of each volume. Leather is scuffed and worn at all corners and edges of covers on both volumes, as well as at front and back gutters and on spines. Marbled front and back endpapers. Pages are browned but clean. 395 pages in Volume I; 475 pages in Volume II. FRELANG/090722. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1875. Hardcover. Filled with illustrations. Guizot (1787 - 1874) was a French historian, author, and prominent political figure before the Revolution. Illustrated by Alphonse Marie Adolphe de Neuville (1835 - 1885), a French painter who studied under Delacroix and frequently depicted patriotic subjects. Bound in three-quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and volumes to spines. Wear and some pulls to leather on spines, hinges, corners, and edges of boards; chipping to paper along edges of boards. Rubbing to covers of boards. Front hinge of first volume was torn, but has been repaired. All boards remain attached, but some hinges are starting. Sunning to spines; although, gilt remains bright. Light dampstain to margins of first and last few pages of first three volumes. Spots of foxing to interiors and to edges of textblocks. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. This is a heavy set and will require an additional shipping fee. Volume I: 578 pages; Volume II: 571 pages; Volume III: 564 pages; Volume IV: 570 pages; Volume V: 598 pages. FRE/112322. Very Good.
Ithaca, NY: Mack, Andrus, and Woodruff, 1841. Hardcover. First Edition. The Marquis de Lafayette is a well-known name and a hero to scholars of the American Revolution. The author of this biography claims that although there were many writings about episodes of Lafayette's life, no one had documented his whole life, from birth to death, "in such a plain, economical form as will bring it within the means of all classes of readers to purchase." Small octavo. Dark greyish-blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title and gilt statue of Lafayette on spine. Stamped pattern to front and back covers. Cover is worn through on edges and top and bottom of spine. Gutter of inside front cover is cracked. Heavy foxing on insides of covers and free end papers. Pages are toned, but generally clean, with foxing or stains on some. There is a slight diagonal crease running through the entire page block. 371 pages. FREHIST/082222. Very Good.