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Paris: Furne, 1830. First edition. Set of 30 small octavos rebound in 1/2 moire and red leather spine with gold gilt and letters; VG; strong binding and moderate shelf wear; moire edges; paper slightly foxed; text clean in small print; each volume contains photogravures and frontispiece; in French; shelved above Civil War section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris, France: Fernand Nathan, 1962. Small Octavo; VG/no-DJ; White spine with gold text and multiple horizontal slim gold bands; Boards strong, clean, general edgewear and shelfwear, light foxing on top edge and inside cover edge of back cover, plastic cracked and peeling along back cover joint; Textblock clean, light foxing along headband; pp 254.
Paris: Editions Garnier, 1982. Editions Garnier. Thin, Oblong Octavo; VG/Hardcover; White spine with black text; Light shelf wear to covers, minor rubbing and light marks to surfaces, creasing at head and tail edge of spine, otherwise boards are strong and clean; Text block clean, in French language, vivid color illustrations.
Boston, New York, London: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, 2001. First North American Edition. Quarto; pp 287; VG/VG-; light green spine with green and black text; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; slight bumping to front tail edge; cloth has light shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Saint-Malo: Editions d'Art Derveaux, 1987. Octavo; VG/G+; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has moderately rubbing exterior mostly along spine and edges, but otherwise undamaged and intact exterior, mylar covering; Cloth is clean with strong panels; Text block is clean and intact with tight binding; pp 31. French text.
Paris: Edite Par Marcus, 1944. Fair. Thin squarish 4to in off-white boards, no title on spine. Significant agetoning and foxing to boards, chipping along edges and spine, spine splitting, some light pencil marking and moisture staining to front. TEXT IN FRENCH. Profusely illustrated in full color. Foxing to endpages and to outer edge of most pages throughout. Shelved in Case # 13 (in a plastic bag).
Rodez, France: Editions Subervie, 1997. First Edition. Folio, 112 pages, [5 pages], VG-; white paper boards, black lettering: mild bumping to head and tail, chipping to tail at hinges, mail dent to front board, light overall wear to boards, very light scuff marks/minor imperfections to back board; minimal text-block clean; starting hinge between pages 8-9, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; very occasional minor imperfections to margins of interior, text and gloss photographic plates unaffected; numerous black-and-white and full-color gloss photographic plates of cows and the occasional chicken; text in French; housed in VG- slipcase, black-and-white gradient spine to slipcase with black lettering; shelved front table.
Paris: D. Eymery, 1842. Second Edition. 10mo., 368,  pages; VG; 1/4 bound in green leather, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to boards; marbled endpapers with matching textblock; mild foxing throughout; bookplate for Mme. Desrayaux on front pastedown; with frontispiece, title page vignette, and four full-page plates, all beautifully hand-colored; text in French; shelved case 10.
Paris: Editions de Le Table Ronde, 1997. Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with black text; Covers have minor shelf wear with slight age toning around edges, otherwise exteriors are intact without defect; Text block shows slight foxing and wear on edges due to handling with tight binding; previous owner's name on ffep; pp 280. French text.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1955. Booklet [6x8]; pp 115; G-/paperback; dark tan spine with black text; covers show some age toning toward edges; moderate wear to exterior; previous owner's name to front; chip to spine tail edge; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; slight detaching at front gutter; interior lightly toned; French text Shelve Ephemera Box J.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1979. second edition. set of fur large quartos in red hardcovers and white DJ in cases; VG/VG; DJ with minimal soiling and slight discoloration and shelf wear on top; cases in cardboard; thick paper and text clean; small sticker on spine vol. 1 and 2; about 600 pages each; frm origins to 1979; in FRENCH; shelved in Political Science section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Bruxelles: Jean Leonard, 1740. 18mo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards in brown leather, corners and spine caps worn and exposed, slight tear at bottom of front hinge, slight stains and surface tears; Text block has red-tinted edges, bookplate on front pastedown, tanning to endpapers, penciled note on front flyleaf; Text in French; 406 pages + 7 folded leaves, frontispiece (port.).
Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1921. First Edition. Quarto; Fair+; softcover; grey spine; original paper wrapping; covers have general shelfwear, general edgewear, small closed tears and chipping on front fore edge, small closed tear on head fore corner, rubbing on fore edges and fore corners, rubbing on spine, chipping on spine edges, age toning around edges; text block age toned, foxing on front blank, frontispiece tissue paper loose, small tears and chipping along page 5 fore edge; First Edition; written in French; 44pp.
Paris: Michel Levy Frères, 1854 [Vol. 1 +2]; 1860 [Vol. 3]. Reprint. three small 8vos.; VG-; 282 pp. [Vol. 1], 292 pp. [Vol. 2], 236 pp. [Vol. 3]; purple/brown paneled leather-bound spine with gilded lettering, four panels; purple marbled paper-covered boards, with red marbled endpapers; some chipping, bumping, and fraying to head and tail of spines and corners; shelfwear to edges of boards; soiling to all edges of text blocks; age toning and staining throughout the interiors of all three vols.; rubbing to spine of Vol. 2; text in French; shelved above Mythology.
Paris: Nelson Editeurs, 1960. 18mo; 2 volumes; G/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with black print; DJ (vol. 2 only) has tears along top and bottom edges and along spine hinges and flap folds, creasing, smudging, shelfwear; Boards in white cloth with green print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, vol. 2 has mildly cocked spine, spotting and smudging present; Text block has green-tinted top edge, spotting to front edges, slight spotting to endpapers, vol. 1 has most of pp. 127-128 torn away, otherwise clean text; Text in French; 2 volumes (vi, 378, 376 pages).
Paris: Jouvet & Cie., Editeurs, 1843. Good condition, Quarto quarter bound in brown leather and brown cloth over boards with gilt text/designs and four raised bands on spine, edges of text block gilt. Some shelfwear; bumped and chipped down to boards at corners, bumped and worn at head and tail of spine. Raised bands on spine rubbed and scuffed, a few surface scratches, hinges rubbed and boards a bit faded along edges. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. [--TEXT IN FRENCH--] Shelved Master Shake case.
Paris: Denoel et Steele, 1930. first edition. Thin octavo in beige discolored soft covers with glassine DJ; VG; DJ has an open tear in the front; covers are highly discolored; binding loosening; papers slightly foxed and faded; art work on every page protected with rice paper; text print fairly large; pp. 64; in FRENCH; shelved in case #10.
Amsterdam: Paddington Press Ltd, 1976. Small quarto; pp 240; G/G; black spine with yellow text; dust jacket has minor chipping to edges; slight rubbing to exterior; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has soiled exterior edges; light pencil to endpapers; light ink to rear pastedown; interior clean; profusely illustrated with many photographs.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Reprint. Octavo: G-/no-DJ paperback: Yellow spine with black text: Covers have general shelfwear, some curling to corners, notations on back interior cover, multiple instances of creasing on both front and back, sun fading to spine, binding solid: Textblock exterior is age toned, pages contain numerous instances of margin notations and underlining, text i still readable: 1987 reprint: 193 pp.
Rodale Press. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover in slipcase w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Slipcase red cardboard, torn and taped at top and bottom closed corners, wear to open corners, smudging, creasing; Boards in white paper and green cloth with gold print, spotting to paper on front and rear; Textblock clean and tight, top edge tinted green; xiii, 153 pages, illustrated (some color).
Bruxelles: Impresion Anastaltique, 1967. Ex library, reproduction; Octavo; VG/no dust jacket; Tan spine with brown text; Boards have light edge wear, call number penned at tail of spine, clean and undamaged; Edge of text block is age toned, library stamp on front paste-down and after title page, call penciled on page 1, paperclip imprint on rear end-paper, otherwise interior is clean and undamaged; French language; 96pp.
Paris: Librairie de A. Durand, 1859-60. French edition. Octavo; vg-/none; brown marbled spine with gilt text on black label; boards, purplish marbling with no text; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 482 pp. + 438 pp.; erratum; light general toning; some foxing; spine, boards, and all edges and corners, major wear and chipping; spine sunned; head and foot, breaks; else good; ---ASIAN STUDIES; LINGUISTICS; TEXT IN FRENCH.
Paris: G. Crès & Cie. Various Editions. Octavos, Volume I: XXVI, 320 pages, Volume II: XX, 402, 4 foldouts, Volume III: XXVI, 364 pages, 2 foldouts, Volume IV: 481 pages, 3 foldouts; Very Good+ condition; Brown quarter-bound leather spines with raised bands and gilded text, rubbing to spine and particular wear to head of spine on Volume III, rubbing to head edges on all volumes and bumping to rear corners of Volume IV; Foxing to portions of textblock interior, small square sticker on penultimate (blank) page in Volumes I-III, contains plates and no markings or writing; Volumes I-III 1926 Second Editions, Volume IV 1921 First Edition; sold as is.
Paris: Jules Labitte, Libraire-Editeur, 1846. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; 3/4 brown spines with gilt text; 3 volumes; marbled boards; boards have some rubbing to edges and corners; other moderate wear to exteriors; sturdy boards; text blocks show age toning to exterior edges; interior has light foxing to some pages; marbled endpapers; top edges gilt; previous owner's label and name to ffeps; slight cracking to gutters; ex-libris plates to half title pages; some ink and pencil markings throughout volumes; French text;.
Paris: Veuve Estienne & Fils, 1752. 16mo; G-/no DJ; Ex-Library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather, raised bands, gold print on red and black banners; Boards in brown leather, tearing at hinges, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block has red-tinted edges, pencil mark on title page and pencil notations and library date label on rear endpapers, tanning to endpapers, cracked hinges, water stain on fore edge with stain going through to some pages within, slight amount of foxing and age-toning, mild puckering to paper; Text in French; vi, 356 pages.
Brussels: Arcade, 1977. Quarto, 298 pages; VG; fully bound in green leather, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minimal shelf wear, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; contains a plethora of tipped-in plate illustrations; housed in brown publisher's slipcase; shelved Alcove 2.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, n.d. First Edition. Quarto; pp 160; G/G; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; light foxing toward edges; cloth has slight wear to edges; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated in black and white and color; arts - French.
Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire, 1912. first edition. large folios in 3/4 burgundy moire and leatherette; VG; five-band embossed spine with gold letters; boards with moderate soiling and shelf wear; moire flaps; ex-libris plate inside front cover; parchment paper with deckle edges; black and white plate reproductions; occasional foxing mostly on paper; text clean; pp. 326 and 119 excluding plates; volume 1 contains XVth century master in Bruges, Gand, Bruxelles and Tournai; volume 2 contains XVIth century masters; in French; Shelved Front case.
Washington, D.C./Cambridge: The Smithsonian Institution/ Cambridge University Press, 1990. Large Octavo; pp 430; G/paperback; lavender spine with white text; covers show light wear to exterior; mild creases to spine; intact panels; text block has lightly toned exterior edges; frontispiece; light underlining to few early pages; profusely illustrated; arts - American;.
Paris: Louis Conard, 1902. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; hardcover; red spine, gild text; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, bumping on corners, closed tear along spine front head edge, cracking in front interior along spine; text block age toned, loose pages inserted, ink bleeding throughout; written in French; 734pp.
Paris: Librairie du Bon Vieux Temps, 1924. First (enlarged from the 1618 edition);. Long thick octavo in soft ivory and black covers; spine with black letters; G-; paper covers soiled with small tears around spine; paper heavily soiled, foxed and discolored; deckle edges dusty; hinges loose on first pages; last pages with dog ears; this is volume I only in FRENCH; pp. 521.
Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1931. Quarto, XI, 296 pages, unpaginated plates; VG- condition; Brown wrappers with red and black text on spine and cover, reading creases to spine, wear to head and foot of spine, overall wear to wrappers with some stains, age-toning, sunning, folds, and scratching, front wrapper is detached at spine bottom (quarter inch); interior front hinge detaching, overall binding loosely secure but some pages liable to detach, interior unmarked and surprisingly free of foxing and age-toning for a book its age.
Paris: H. Laurens, 1930. Octavo, 236 pages; Very Good- condition; Dull green quarter-bound cloth spine with burgundy window containing gilded text and design, some smudging and spots, slight bumping to corners and few bumps along board edges, slight foxing to textblock edges; foxing to portions of textblock interior else clean, contains 16 plates; sold as is.
Milan: Alice Edition, 1974. First limited edition (1 of 1,750). Thin, oblong folio in beige and green soft covers with grey cardboard case; VG/G; case shows some shelf wear on spine; tiny stain on back cover; contains 24 watercolours and the foreword in form of lithograph by Max Ernst; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs; IR consignment.
Paris: Masson, 1992. Reprint. Octavo; vg+/none; glossy white spine with red text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; some underlining in pencil in Preface, else text block, clean; small heart-shaped hole punch (Remainder mark?) to tail of pages 199-endpapers; 212pp. --Traduction autorisee de l'ouvrage publie en langue anglaise sous le titre 'Today and Tomorrow'. --Une edition rare.