Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
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Paris: Eugene Figuiere, 1913. Sixth edition. Quarto in brown and grey illustrated hardcovers; VG; vinyl covers and paper wraps with shelf wear and discoloration; boards clean; binding strong; paper highly discolored with some foxing; 46 plates at the end, clean; text clean; pp. 84; in French; shelved in Case # 11.
Paris: Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Editeurs, 1869. Octavo; pp 719; G-/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; original publisher's cloth has some rubbing to exterior; raised bands to spine; gilt decorations to spine; blind stamped borders to panels; text block show all edges gilt; interior clean; previous owner's name to front endpaper; cracking to front gutter; some soiling to endpapers; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated; French text;.
Paris, France: Aux Editions Du Cygne, 1932. (unstated edition). Quarto. Good- with no dust jacket. Half-cloth half-marbled pink boards. Brown spine with beige panel and black lettering. Slight shelf-wear to covers. Text block edges clean and unmarked. Text of pages clean and unmarked. 366pp. Text in French.
Paris: Librairie Leon Vanier, Editeur, 1902. 16mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text; Boards are sunned on exterior with moderately rubbed edges & corners, but panels are strong & sturdy; Text block has darkened with age, pastedowns have missing paper covering and are cracking slightly from spine along hinges, and othe Signed: Yes No rwise pages are tightly bound; pp 144. Inscribed by author on front end paper.
Paris: Librairie D'Amerique et D'Orient, 1948. Octavo; G-/no-DJ paperback; Tan spine with black text; 2 Volumes; Covers are age toned with sunned spines and lightly rubbed exteriors, v. 1 has 2 closed tears across upper spine; Text blocks have darkened due to age, but still intact and bound with deckled fore edges; pp 235. French language.
Paris: J.B. Bailliere et Fils, 1893. second edition. 12mo in 3/4 brown moire and leatherette; condition: Good-; five-band spine with tiny gold letters; front board detached from spine; ex-library copy with hospital stamps; front end page has a small tear; paper heavily faded; text clean; pp. 157; in FRENCH; as is; shelved in Health section.
Paris: Arts et Metiers, 1955. G+ Condition. Wide 4to in dark green boards half-bound (spine and corners) in green cloth, title on spine in gilt. No DJ. Edges of boards rubbed, spine agetoned, light scattered wear and staining to boards. TEXT IN FRENCH. Top and fore edges of textblock foxed, pages otherwise clean. A number of pages of photo images scattered throughout. 543 pp. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions.
Givors: André Martel, 1948. Fourth. Octavo, 273 pages; Good + condition; Spine worn with multiple lengthwise creases and small pieces torn off at head and foot, small tear to bottom rear cover, creases and spotting to both covers; clean interior with many uncut pages, binding loose in places but all pages remain attached, contains numerous B&W photographs; sold as is.
Paris: Editions Vincent, Freal et Cie, 1948. Small Quarto; pp 336; G-/paperback; sunned tan spine with black text; covers have lightly rubbed exterior; minor chip to spine edges; small smudges to exterior; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; light toning towards interior edges; profusely illustrated; previous owner's name inside front cover; French text.
Paris: Didot; etal. 1747. Nouvelle edition. Small octavo; VG+/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; gilt filigree in panels; major shelf wear and bumping; edges and joints, chipping and wear; edges, tinted red; endpapers, marbling; 574 pp. else good; TEXT IN FRENCH. Shelved Dupont: Case 10.
Weatherford, TX: Uniformology, 2006. Second Edition. Booklet [7x8]; Good/paperback; creamy white spine with brown text; covers show light soiling to exterior; some rubbing wear to rear joint; intact panels; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; arts - General;.
Paris: J. Bodin et Son Temps. 1853. Octavo; VG- condition hardcover. Gilt text and design on five raised band brown leather spine. Boards age-toned, half cut brown leather on marbled boards, minor to moderate shelfwear, rubbing along corners and spine head/tail, corners bumped towards textblock on front board; Textblock darkened from age, occasional foxing throughout textblock, bookplate on front paste down, black stamp on top corner of FFEP, previous owner's name inscribed on FFEP. Text in FRENCH. -----SHELVE NET DESK OFFICE.
Paris: Delagrave, ca. 1913. First edition. Large folio magazine rebound in 3/4 red marble and brown leather; VG; six-band embossed spine; moderate shelf wear around edges; ex-libris plate inside front cover; open back gutter; strong binding; marbled end pages; tiny closed tears on first end pages; paper heavily faded; text clean in French; pp. 398; contains Daumier, Forain, Leandre, Louis Morin among others; shelved in Case # 13; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Paris: Calmann-Levy. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in marbled paper and brown leather with gold print, wear to corners and edges and hinges, tattering to spine caps; Text block has marbled endpapers torn along hinges, vendor label inside front flyleaf, pencil notation throughout, age-toned paper; Text in French; 318 pages.
Lowell, Massachusetts: Vive L'Empereur Books, 1993. US Edition. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. white wraps spine with medium blue titling centered, reading crease down center spine, light wear to tip and tail. a touch thumbed, bottom right corner of front curls slighty. bright ivory interior, the textblock and sheet margins are clear and excellent. features 3600 entries, nine maps and twelve halftone reproductions. heavy dark yellow head-edge foxing, less to other edges. 455 pp. ISBN# 1883452007.
Worcester, MA: L'Opinion Publique, 1911. First;. Thick octavo in royal blue cloth with gold letters; Good; boards show some soiling and shelf wear around spine; small bump on lower right corner; strong binding; previous owner's name inside ffep; sewn-in bookmark; external edges dusty; paper clean and only slightly faded; text in fairly large print; some portraits and biographies in thin glossy paper; contains historical journals from 1838 to 1911; pp. 434.
New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Navy blue spine with gilt text & vertical filigree designs; 2 volumes; Panels are half-bound with leather spine & corners and cloth which have slightly sunned exterior; wear along edges ; text blocks have darkened on exterior edges; slight foxing on pages throughout; previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns; cracking along front hinges at bindings; pp 341 + 309; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
France: Librairie Grund, 1966. Reprint. Eight stout octavos in red cloth boards, all VG/No DJs, spines are red cloth with gilt text. The following characterizes all volumes: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, minor rubbing of gilt text on spine and front board, light bits of foxing to edges of text block and endpapers. TEXT IN FRENCH. Binding strong and text clean in all volumes. Tres bon etat. TOME I: AA-BONNARD; TOME 2: BONNARDEL-C; TOME 3: D-FORAIN; TOME 4: FORAND-HOUDON; TOME 5: HOUE-MATISSE; TOME 6: MATO-POUSSIN; TOME 7: POUTE-SNY; TOME 8: SOANE-Z. Shelve with above Art/Artist/Art History.
Paris: Editions Athena, 1950. Octavo; G-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with purple text; Covers have slightly age toned edges with tears at front near spine edges with minor edge wear otherwise, exteriors are lightly smudged and rubbed mostly along spine edges, spine has light foxing; Text block has slight foxing on exterior edges but pages are unmarked with good binding; pp 311. French language.
Paris: chez Monsieur Thuret. Set of plates rebound in black hardcovers with 5-band spine with gold gilt; VG; some shelf wear around spine and general fraying around edges; open gutters front and back not detrimental to binding; paper is age-toned, sightly stained with some offsetting on back of plates; contains 42 double sided plates; scarce; shelved in Case 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Perrotin, Libraire-Editeur, 1858. 32mo., 568pp.; G; 1/4 bound, spine black leather, green label, gilt lettering and tooling, marbled boards; some wear to boards; water damage throughout, covering upper fore corner and extending to approximately 1/4 of the page; text in French; shelved front case.
Paris: Perrotin, Libraire, 1866. Nouvelle edition populaire. Quarto; Nouvelle edition populaire; Good condition Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in brown leather, worn, exposed corners, tatted spine caps, scuffing to raised bands and hinges, stains and shelfwear, large stain on rear; Text block has gilt edges, cracked hinges, mild amount of foxing to pages; “Ornée de 161 dessins inédits et de vignettes nombreuses par MM. Andrieux, Bayard, Crépon … [et al.]”— title page; Text in French; vii, 648 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w). Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s) This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Paris: Gallimard, 1935. Octavo in slipcase, 287 pages followed by 208 pages of plates; VG/G condition; Blue cloth, spine has gilded text, light spotting to spine and boards, small area at center of both boards along spine hinges seems to have spotting from sticker residue, corners lightly bumped, age-toning and light foxing to textblock portion dedicated to text while portion dedicated to plates is printed on lighter paper and has a single small dark blemish; foxing and age-toning throughout textblock, some plates stuck together, interior clean.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996. First Edition. Quarto; pp 192; VG/VG-; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows minor chipping to spine edges; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows slight minimal wear to exterior edges; illustrated with many color photographs; interior clean; signed by author.
Boston: The Riverside Press, 1909. Limited Edition, #283/370. small 4to., 337pp.; VG; bound in green cloth with gilt; wrapped in the original glassine cover, numerous rips, including a chunk missing along the tail of spine and the lower part of the front cover; fore and lower edges of text block deckled; of a limited edition of 370 copies, this is number 283; many pages uncut; interior clean; MA consignment; shelved case 12.
Émile Bernard. Autograph Letter Signed. "Emile." Two pages in French, 4" x 5.25", [n.p.; n.d.] A letter from Bernard to the French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher, and art collector, Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934). Bernard open his letter by asking Schuffenecker why they no longer write to each other. Thinking that he hurt Schuffenecker because of some slight, Bernard admits that he must have appeared harsh when it came to discussing "Jesus the savior," but it was said only because he wished to console him. He proceeds to claim that he shares Schuffenecker's pain and asks forgiveness if he has caused offense, writing, "may God judge this thing at his dazzling tribunal." Bernard closed the letter by claiming that his mother reminded him how kind Schuffenecker had been and how good a person he is, and signed off with "thank you and I am sorry." The letter is accompanied by: 1) ALS. "H. Bernard." Two pages (of a bifolium) in French, with canceled postal cover, 4.5" x 6.75", Paris; February 14, 1895. Letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin (1838/39-1909), Émile Bernard's mother, to Émile Schuffenecker, in which she asks how he is doing and tells him that she is forwarding a letter for him from her son. She mentions the cold weather and hopes that March will bring more gentle days to Colombes [outside of Paris], where they would be very happy to see him. 2) A print of a photograph, 3.5" x 4.5", 1895, of a building in Cairo, Egypt, with writing by Bernard on the verso, noting that "a house on a Cairo street in 1895, indicating that architecture is not yet dead in the Orient." In 1893, Bernard traveled to Egypt and lived in the Middle East for the next ten years. Condition: Good. The letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin has slight rust residue from a paperclip (since removed) at the right hand top of the last page, and what appears to be as light stain on the upper left corner of the last page.
Paris: Editions de la Roseraie, 1927. first limited edition (420 copies on Velin de Rives); signed by Illustrator and Publisher. Large quarto in black and brown hardcovers with beige letters; spine black with no letters; VG; boards with minimal soiling; deckle edges slightly dusty; color illustrations throughout covered with rice paper; text in large print; pp. 215; in French; signatures on end page; this novel inspired the 1935 major motion picture featuring Arletty and Michel Simon; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Devambez, Editeur, 1913. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Dark red spine with gold text; Boards have slightly detached outer layer of head spine edge & front panel is detaching along gutter, slight wear & rubbing on exterior and along edges, clean exterior; Previous owner's name on front end paper; Text block has loose rear end paper with age toned, unmarked pages; pp 272.
Paris: C. H. Langlois, 1830. First edition. Set of four volumes rebound in dark green marble with embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; marble edges; paper and text clean; few last pages foxed; in French; shelved above Science; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Albin Michel, 1976. First Edition. 8vo., 639pp.; VG-/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild wear to dust jacket, including rubbing and creases to corners, head and tail of spine; small stains to fore edge of text block; white cloth boards with black lettering; small stamp and handwritten name on second free endpaper; INSCRIBED by Louisette Bertholle on half-title; text in French; shelved case 12.
France: Aux Editions Du Cygne, 1932. (unstated edition). Quarto. Good- with no dust jacket. Half-cloth, half marbled pink boards. Brown spine with beige panel and black lettering. Wear along the top of the spine at the front hinge. Binding loosening in several spots. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and unmarked. 366pp. Text in French.
Montreal: Le Cercle du Livre de France, Ltee, 1961. Small Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with black text; Uncut pages; Covers have slightly age toned exterior edges which also have some minor edge wear, overall intact; Previous owner's name on Text block has darkened slightly on exterior edges due to age with unmarked pages and good binding; pp 308.
New York: The Century Co., 1895. Octavo; Fair+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, cocked spine, wear to corners and spine caps, small white stain to spine, shelfwear; Text block has cracked front hinge, intermittent spine breaks, foxing to endpapers, clean text; xiv, 279 pages, frontispiece, (port.), illustrated (b&w plates).
Paris, France: Éditions de La Sirène, 1923. First Edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Brown spine with black text; Covers darkened with age, generally clean, with shelfwear and edgewear, covers fragile, darkened patch along front cover edge of spine, one or two small darker spots on front cover as well, spine and back cover are a darker shade of brown than front cover, light rubbing/chipping at tail end of spine, 1.5" open tear at top end of spine, open along front cover edge of spine, and bottom of tear along spine, that is to say tear hinges along back cover edge of spine, tear also causes minor textblock separation from binding, otherwise spine has minor edgewear, and back cover has several small creases, reverse side of covers appear light green - possibly the original color?; Textblock darkened by age, otherwise clean, slight musty smell, pages fragile, some age-toning along edges of pages, other pages mis-cut along tail edge, in general edges lightly deckled, small dark stain near tail corner edge on pages 32-33, offset stain marks on several pages preceding and following the stain; pp 119.
Buffalo, NY: Foster & Stewart Publishing Corporation, 1952. Second Edition, Fourth Printing. Octavo; pp 150; G/no-DJ; beige spine with dark brown text; illustration to front; cloth shows slight sunning with light soiling to exterior; some wear to edges and corners; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; some foxing to first and last few pages; small sticker to first page; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Paris: Chez Jombert, 1752. Fourth Edition. Quarto; (12), 448, (12) pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt decoration on spine, five raised bands, leather spine label. With 37 full-page engravings. Boards rubbed; heavily rubbed at corners; spine label mostly lacking; old tideline from water stain on endpapers and first and last few pages of text. Good solid copy. Shelved in Case #3.
Paris: Sedes, 1950. 12mo; pp 199; G-/paperback; dark peach with black text; covers show some fraying to spine; moderately sunned spine; slight writing to front; rubbing to edges; text block has deckled edges; some age toning throughout; slight cracking to front gutter; frontispiece; illustrated; French text; inscribed by author's granddaughter, Aurore Sand.
France: Editions Albert Morance, 1924. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; spine khaki w/black txt, creasing at joints and along spine, minor shelf wear; covers firm, clean; binding strong; pages are in good repair: some wear, scalloped edges exhibit minor chipping, slight discoloration due to aging otherwise in very good cond. 227pp. French txt.
Paris: Chez Poncelin, 1801. 12mos., 11 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; all edges of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; blue ribbon in each volume; each volume with title page, half-title, illustrated title page, and numerous copper engravings; light wear to bindings; some mild age-toning; text in French; shelved case 0.
Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1998. Quarto; pp 271; VG/VG; brown spine with white text; dust jacket has minimal wear to exterior; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; arts - French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Noble Offset Printers, Inc., 1968. Text in French; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards straight and strong, with minor edge wear and a few scuffs. Spine's top left lightly frayed. Front board has a small spot of white paint at top edge. Front pastedown has former owner's name in black ink. Binding strong; Textblock edges have a few small spots, tail edge some light rubbing, interior clean; 832 pp.
Saint-Parres-lès-Vaudes: La Contra-Reforme Catholique. Mixed Editions. Small Octavo; VG/VG; white spines with black and red text; 3 volumes: vol. 1, Sourate I: La Benediction and Sourate II: Dieu des Delivrances, pp 344; vol. 2, Sourate III: Dieu des Delivrances et cinq etudes linguistiques et historiques, pp 315; vol. 3, Sourate IV: Le Dieu des Fecondites, Sourate V: C'est le Dieu Qui Est Roi! et une etude linguistique et historique: la Ka'ba, pp 335; dust jackets have light wear to exteriors; cloths clean; strong boards; text blocks clean; French text;.
Paris, France: Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie, 1862. 1st assumed. VG 4to in red marbled boards, qtr. spine in red-brown leather. Corners badly bumped, edges abraded. Spines scuffed, esp.at bottom, uncracked, hinges sound. Textblock red-spattered, tops poss. dyed, now faded to uniform gray. Pages clean, flat and white, slight foxing, mostly to endpapers, Vol. I pgs. 785-7 top corners torn off. Text in French. 787, 751, 810, and 791 pgs. This is the 4 volume edition of 1862, not loose volumes of the 1836 12 volume edition. Shelved in alcove #1.