Verviers: Bureau, No date. Circa 1880s. Hardcover. Presentation copy signed by the author. Good minus in blue leather with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Gilt emblem to both covers. Pages edged in gilt. Rear board is detached but present. Bottom piece of spine is also detached along with front endpage which bears the author's signature. Short closed tear to front endpage near author's signature. Occasional spots of foxing. 115 pages. FRE1/12050. Very Good.
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Toulouse: Privat, (1986). Hardcover. 8vo. Limited edition of 4000 of which this is number 856. From the Pays et Villes de France series. Very good+ in maroon cloth covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Spine slightly rolled. Light bumping to corners. Birthday message written in pencil to bottom edge of half title page. Else is near fine with illustrations throughout. White illustrated dust jacket with brown title to front panel and black title to white spine. Minor yellowing to edges of dust jacket. 334 pages. IN FRENCH. French Travel. FRETRA/030216. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Paris: H. Floury, 1924. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine. Modern Rebinding. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. 309. Unopened pages. Many illustrations throughout including frontis. 310 pages. Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7 1/2. IN FRENCH. FRE101110. Very Good.
Alger: Maison-Carree; Maison-Mere des Missionnaires D'Afrique (Peres Blancs), 1925. Paperback. About a French mission in Uganda. Very good in green side-stapled paper wrappers with red title to front cover. Browning and light wear to edges of covers. clean interior with photographic illustrations. 38 pages. FRE/121713. Very Good.
Zaire: . Paperback. Special issue of this Frence language periodical from Zaire commemorating the life of Mama Mobuto Sese Seko, wife of dictator Mobuto, following her death in 1977 at the age of thirty-six. The issue is filled with articles and photographs in both color and b&w. Slight creasing and signs of handling to paper covers but in very good condition. 36 pages + 6 unpagnated full page color photos. AFR/011614. Very Good.
Libreville, Gabon: Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer, 1969. Paperback. A scarce catalog in French on the history and culture of Gabon as seen through its artifacts, including tools, jewelry, basketry,masks, and musical instruments. There are many black & white photographs of objects accompanied by their descriptions. In original black paper wraps with pictorial cover with title to spine and front. Some wear along spine and cover edges but very good.condition as is interior with crease to half title and offsetting from cover flaps. A fascinating monograph on Gabon's art and traditions. AFRICA/102412. Very Good in Wraps.