Paris: Chez la Veuve Desaint, 1775. Hardcover. Bound in contemporary mottled brown leather with gilt designs to spine along with red title label. Missing free front endpaper and last page of the "Approbation" in rear. Interior is in very good condition with tight textblock and foxing. A few pages in middle have light dampstaining to margins and edges of text. Antiquated signature of previous owner in pen on the front endpage and title page. An attractive book. 437 pages. REL/033010. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Vincent, 1776. Hardcover. Bound in 2 volumes: A - K and L - Z. An extensive dictionary of artists including painters, musicians, actors, dancers, engravers, printers, clockmakers, and mechanics. The dates of birth and death and a brief biography is listed for each cited artist. Very good minus in full brown leather with maroon title labels and black volume labels to spines. Six compartments to spines with raised bands and gilt decoration. The front hinge of volume one is cracked. The corners are bumped, edges worn, spine ends chipped, and leather cracked. Previous owner's signature in pen to front endpages of both volumes. Page 281 / 282 of volume 2 has a long closed tear and paper imperfection to following page. Scattered foxing throughout and a spots of dampstaining to beginning and end of volume one. Marbled endpage and full red edges. 772 pages in volume one and 95 pages in volume two. FRE/011513. Very Good.
Nouveaux Cahiers, 1963. Paperback. IN FRENCH. Includes essays by Andre Dalmas, Jean Paulhan, Louis Massingnon, Pierre Leyris, John Clare, Georges Perros, Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, Henri Thomas, Francois Michel. Grey paper wrappers with red title to front panel. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. Clean, bright interior. 123 pages. FRE/080508. Very Good.
Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux, 1909. Hardcover. Very good rebound in brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to maroon leather title labels on spines. Minor rubbing to spine labels. Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Decorative end pages. Light yellowing to pages. Text is clean and bright. In French. French Language. FRE110171 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
Neuchatel: Les Poetes des Cahiers du Rhone III; Editions de la Baconniere, (1945). Paperback. Frontispiece by Matisse. Very good in original red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Small mark of soiling to spine panel and old price in pencil on front cover. Minor fading to spine panel and minor wear to edges. Clean interior with browning to margins. 56 pages. Very Good.
Coblenz: Karl Baedeker, n.d. (1867). Hardcover. Seventh edition of this travel guidebook for Switzerland and parts of Italy from the classic series of guidebooks published by Karl Baedeker for locations throughout Europe. This densely printed book offers copius information and recommendations for seemingly every spot in these countries. There are seven maps, seven city plans, and seven foldout panoramas. Except for one foldout with torn edges, the maps and foldouts are in very good condition. The interior pages are also very good with occasional spotting and browning to margins. Bound in red cloth with title in gilt to spine and cover. Spine has been reglued to text block and front joint is tender. Light soiling but still bright. In French. 4 x 6 inches. 421 pages including index. TRAVEL/120717.
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: Societe du Mercure de France, 1905. Hardcover. Translated by X. Marcel Boulestin with an essay by him on Beerbohm. This is the first edition in French of one of Beerbohm's best known works, The Happy Hypocrite. It includes the first publication of a caricature of Boulestin by Max. Boulestin was best known as a chef and restauranteur, but also published articles and books. Bound in original brownish-gray wrappers with red and black lettering to front cover . Covers in near fine condition save for slight darkening to spine and crease on front right cover along fore-edge. Interior is bright and clean, with usual browning to margins of pages, not affecting text. The bookplate of Scottish historian and book collector W. Macdonald Mackay is affixed to the verso of the front wrapper. Rare to find in this condition. Housed in half morocco slipcase with pink cloth boards and red leather spine. Some smudging to boards. 106 pages. FRE/020408. Near Fine.
Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1905. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in green cloth covered boards with maroon title to front board and to spine. Beautiful dark green decoration to front board. Minor yellowing to spine. Interior is clean and bright with 113 black and white illustrations. 174 pages. In French. FRE31102. Very Good.
Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1923. Paperback. 1 of 200 numbered copies. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Creases to spine. Minor and edgewear to exterior. Clean, bright interior with several illustrations. Includes poetry, essays, and more. 231 pages. In French. FRE/080608. Very Good.
n.p. n.p., n.d. [circa late 18th century]. Hardcover. Volume two only of this French translation of Boccaccio's stories. Small octavo in brown leather with front board and free front endpaper detached and back board missing. Raised bands to spine with title label missing. Brown spotting throughout. Just fair condition. 383 pages plus table of stories. FRE/12031. Fair.
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.
Lausanne: Librairie Th. Sack-Reymond, 1913. Hardcover. Includes twelve fairytales (Cendrillon, La Belle au Bois Dormant, La Petite Sirene, La Belle et la Bete, etc.). Very Good in three quarter leather with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine, marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Illustrated with charming black and white plates with tissue-guards. Text is printed in black. Initials, head and tail pieces are printed in red. Moderate wear to corners and spine ends and light rubbing to hinges, but overall a clean, attractive copy. 246 pages. Children's Literature. CHI1/6221. Very Good.
Tours: Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1888. Hardcover. Second edition, reviewed and enlarged. Very good in red cloth with faded gilt lettering and design on spine and front cover. Gilt lettering on front board states "Institution de Madame Audousset." Marbled endpapers, full gilt edges, raised bands on spine, and engraved frontis with tissue. iIlustrated throughout with engravings. There is intermittent foxing throughout. Thick quarto. 400 pages. French History. FRE104260. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, (1919). Hardcover. Maroon leather backed marble paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Spine and top edge of boards have faded to brown. Marble end pages. Chipping and creasing to top corner of several pages. Browning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. 310 pages. French Language. FRELANG/011309. Very Good.