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Paris: Chez Pillet et Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1818-1820. Third Edition. Octavo; 7 volumes - volume 1: lxxx, 402 pages,  ads, volume 2: 552, volume 3: 464, volume 4: 512, volume 5: 468, volume 6: 475, volume 7: 472; Fair; full title - De La Chine, ou Description Generale de Cet Empire, Redigee D'Apres Les Memoires De La Mission De Pe-Kin; bound in original paper wraps, sun faded beige labels to spines with black lettering; severe wear and rubbing to spines, cracking at spines to all volumes, volumes 1, 2, 4, 5 are detached or nearly detached at binding, some slight moisture staining to fore edges of first few pages of volumes 1 and 5, slight moisture staining to rear of volumes 4, 6 and 7; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Estavayer-Le-Lac, 1980. Oblong octavo; VG/VG-; brown spine, black lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, closed tears on rear edges, sticker on front, protected by BroDart; boards slightly bowed, minor bumping on fore corners and spine edges, penciling on front end paper, erased penciling on front and rear end papers; text block age toned, light soiling on exterior head edge; 127pp.
Paris: Textuel, 2003. First Edition. Folio, 102 pages, VG-; quarter-bound, red cloth spine, blue and brown pictorial gloss paper boards: very mild overall wear to boards, slight creasing to cloth spine along hinges, very mild edgewear to boards; interior clean, replete with full-color gloss photographic plates; SIGNED by Gruyaert to half-title page; text in French; shelved Case 11.
Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, 1909. Fifth edition. Set of four large octavos in 1/2 red marble and leather with six-band spine and gold letters; VG; moderate soiling; good binding; dusty edges; paper age-toned; text and drawings in good condition; in French; shelved above China Section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Les Arts Decoratifs, 2006. Small Quarto; pp 255; VG/VG-; black spine with white and red text; dust jacket has light shelf wear to exterior; cloth has only mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; text in French;.
Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1981. Octavo; pp 390; G/paperback; beige spine with black text; full title: Politique et Histoire au Moyen Age: Recueil d'Articles Sur l'Histoire Politique et l'Historiographie Medievale (1956-1981); covers have moderate shelf wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; samm sticker to rear; text block shows light soiling to exterior edges, due to handling; interior clean; illustrated; French text.
Paris: Librairie Floury, 1944. First limited edition (#480 of 600). Folio rebound in pale blue cloth with navy blue sticker on spine; VG; moderate soiling on boards; some discoloration around edges; strong binding; original covers in good condition; slight bump on first pages at top left; slightly age-toned paper clean; text and plates clean; contains 93 plates with extensive commentaries in French; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Boston: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat, n.d. Octavo; Good; green spines with gilt text; 6 volumes; original publisher's cloths show moderate wear to exteriors; black titles to fronts; black and gilt borders and decorations to fronts and spines; some white spotting to exteriors; beveled edges; mild rubbing to edges; intact boards; text blocks have darkened somewhat due to age; profusely illustrated throughout volumes with tissue guards to some; light foxing sprinkled to some pages; slight staining toward fore edges of some vols. 1, 3 and 5; cracking to gutters; light chips to page fore edge to vol. 3; previous owner's name to ffeps; frontispiece; previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: R. Roger et F. Chernoviz, 1916. first limited edition (No. 493 of 600). large quarto rebound in beige hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; some shelf wear on spine and soiling on boards; bumped corners; light foxing on some pages; thick parchment paper clean; text clean; 35 pages of plates at the end; in French; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
Canada: Les Presses De L'Universite De Montreal, 1975. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No DJ (paperback); Spine is light yellow with brown text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 300.
Brussels: Arcade Editions, 1960. Limited Edition (1/2800). Quarto, 272 pages; VG; quarter bound in gray cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt tooling; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; profusely illustrated with tipped in plates; signed on the limitation page; housed in gray publisher's slipcase; shelved front table.
Paris: Fayard, 1925. Serial. Wide octavo; good+/wraps; orange spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 126 pp.; illus., 23 woodcuts; some pages uncut; varied foxing and light age-toning; spine, short closed tears; crown and foot, chipping and minor material loss; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
Paris: Librairie D'Edme Picard, 1849. Second edition. Large Quarto; Fair-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; 2 Volumes; Boards of v. 2 have detaching front panel with tears at head and tail spine edges and taped tears at head fore edges of both volumes, some scratching on panels as well as rubbed corners near spine and rubbing & small tears along all edges of both volumes, peeling tear near tail edge on front panel and peeling tear near spine head edge on rear panel on v. 2; Text blocks have slight foxing along exterior edges and on first few pages and toward rear of text; pp 298. French text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971. First edition. Octavo; pp 388; VG-/G; Beige spine with dark red text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior, minor chipping to edges, sunning to spine; cloth has light sunning exterior, minor rubbing to edges; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. First Edition. 10mo; pp 331; G+/no-DJ; burgundy pictorial spine with gilt text; white and gilt drawing to front; gilt and white titles to front; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges and corners; light sunning to spine; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; ex-library markings inside; previous owner's name to ffep; clean text pages; illustrated; good binding;.
London: Chatto and Windus Ltd, 1957. Small Octavo; G/Fair; Tan spine with black text, blue lines; dust jacket has tears along edges; dj spine & fore edges have soiling wear, due to handling & age; light stains on front, maybe water; dj in protective mylar; boards are slightly sunned w/ intact & sturdy panels; text block has very slightly age toned exterior edges; first few pages are cracked along binding, but pages are present; shadow toning between pastedowns & end papers; text pages are unmarked; previous owner's name is embossed on ffep; pp 316.
Rennes: Guillaume Vatar, 1748. Translation. Small octavo; Good+ condition; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and raised bands; gilt filigree in panels; major shelf wear and bumping; edges and joints, chipping and wear;split start; edges, tinted red; text block, clean; some dog-ears; 848 pp., w/table des matieres, 31 pp.; boards, edges w/gilt filigree, worn; scarring; endpapers, toning starts; else good; TEXT IN FRENCH. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Paris: Aubier, Editions Montaigne, 1943. Edition revue et corrigee. Octavo; “Edition revue et corrigee”; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in red leather, spine is torn (separated) along rear hinge and most of front hinge, wear to corners, surface tears to spine caps, wear to bottom edge, slight spotting and shelfwear to boards; Text block has marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker, tanning to endpapers, ink annotations to title page, light amount of pencil annotations within; German with French translation on facing pages; 480 pages.
New York City: Museum of Modern Art, 1949. Small quarto, 170 pages; VG condition; Red-brown wrappers with off-white text on spine and cover, blue reproduction of drawing on cover, spine faded and lightly creased, slight wear to head and foot of spine, general light wear to wrappers; interior binding solid, pages unmarked.
Paris: J. Hetzel, Libraire-Editeur, c. 1870. 12mo; Fair/paperback; beige spines with black text; 5 books in 8 volumes: v. 1, Fantine; v. 2, Fantine; v. 3, Cosette; v. 4, Marius; v.5, part 1, L'Idylle Rue Plumet et L'Epopee Rue Saint-Denis; v.6, part 2, LIdylle Rue Plumet et L'Epopee Rue Saint-Denis; v. 7, part 1, Jean Valjean; v. 8, part 2, Jean Valjean; paperback covers are original wraps; exteriors show slight foxing; some chips to edges; v. 6 missing wrapper; text blocks have light toning to interior edges; some cracks to few gutters; deckled edges; text in French;.
Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1909. 12mo; G/no-DJ; Yellow spine with gold text; French language; Boards have slightly rubbed & smudged exterior with minor edge wear, lightly bumped corners, otherwise sturdy; Text block is slightly age toned with foxing along outside edges, however pages are unmarked; pp 564.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942. Fourth Edition. Octavo; G+ Hardcover; Gray and Gold spine with Gold text on Blue spine label; Boards strong, cocking to spine, closed tear along rear joint, some edgewear, some shelfwear, otherwise clean; Textblock has writing in pencil on front pastedown, staining to front endpaper and pastedown, rear endpaper and pastedown, foxing on reverse of title page, title page, page before title page, small brown marks on pages 261 and 263, age toning, otherwise clean; 342 pp; B-R Code on Copyright page.
Paris: Larousse, 1957. first edition. Set of three thick quarto in black hardcovers embossed with gold gilt with illustrated DJ in brodart; VG/VG-; spine green, beige and blue with white letters; DJ have substantial shelf wear, with tears and abrasions, but protected by brodart; paper and text in good condition; paper slightly faded; text in fine print and in FRENCH; all illustrations in black and white; app. 350 pages each volume; shelved alcove; LR consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Three Sirens Press, 1931. Octavo; pp 339; G/no-DJ; light green spine with gilt text; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; slight rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean; frontispiece; deckled fore edge; illustrated; some uncut pages.
Paris, France: La Pensee Universelle, 1977. Second. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with red and white text; Covers have shelfwear and edgewear, front cover generally clean, fore edges bow upwards in a wing-like fashion, light creases along the spine, back cover edges lightly bowed as well; Textblock generally clean, some corners slightly folded at the top edge, other pages creased from two-thirds the way up from the middle of the page to the head of the page, foxing along headband, fore and bottom edge, and the free pages before and after the primary textblock; pp 294.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1928. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; G+/No-DJ; Spine is age-toned and stained tan with blue text; Boards have some rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, some material loss at edges and corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, deckled pages, chipping to edges, some material loss to edges, age-toning, content is clear; pp 70.
Paris: Mercvre De France, 1912. Limited Edition. small 4to., 89pp.; VG-; 3/4 bound in green leather, partially faded to brown, marbled boards; spine brown with elaborate tooling, some gilt, two panels, gilt lettering; front board lower corner missing a chip some shelfwear, mild scratches to leather on rear board, small amount of peeling to corners; wear to hinges; rebound, appears to have been in wraps at one point, wrap covers bound in; of 300 copies on paper vellum, this is copy 236; shelved case 12.
Paris: Germer Bailliere, Libraire Editeur, 1867. 12mo; Fair+/no-DJ; hardcover; quarter bound in brown leather, gild text; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, chipping on corners, sticker on interior cover, small tear on read interior cover; text block age toned, soiling throughout, penciling on first and last pages, tearing along spine near top; 179pp.
Paris: Ernest Bourdin, Editeur, 1862. Large Octavo; pp 644; G-/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; raised bands and gilt borders to spine; black front and rear; blind stamped borders to boards; cloth has some soiling to exterior; minor chips to spine edges; rubbed corners; text block shows all edges gilt; frontispiece with tissue guard; tissue guard shows staining; profusely illustrated; cracking to gutters; silk endpapers; illustrated; French text.
Hachette Litterature, 1984. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, gold with red and black print; DJ has edgewear, small tears at top and bottom edges, mild shelfwear; Boards in brown paper with gold print, slight wear to spine tail and slight bump to bottom front edge, else clean and strong; Text block has inscription on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Text in French; 522 pages.
Paris: Henry Babou, 1929. Quarto, 36 pages, XL plates (unbound pages consist of once folded sheets followed by single sheet per plate, all contained in a hard binder with ribbon closure); One of 1,010 numbered copies printed on vellum by Papeteries Johannot; G+ condition; Light brown binder with black and red text on front, heavy wear to spine hinges, rubbing to all edges, scratching to boards and few liquid damage stains to rear board, half-erased pencil marking at top right front board; age-toning to interior board edges, minor age-toning to pages else clean, contains all 40 plates.
Brussels: Le Grenier du Collectionneur, 1974. Bibliotheque des Collectionneurs: Books for the Collectors Volume 1 edition. Paperback octavo. VG- with no dust jacket. Yellow spine with black lettering. Slight shelf-wear to wrappers, particularly at the top of the spine. Binding strong. Faint foxing to top text block edge, other edges clean. Small stain to rear free end paper and interior of rear wrapper. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 202pp. Text in French.
Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1936. Octavo; G-; Paperback; Spine, tan with black print; Cover is buff with brown and black print, owner name in ink on front, small edge tears, torn spine paper revealing binding, torn along spine hinges, mild smudging/shelfwear; Textblock has spotting to top edge, loose binding at top, some uncut pages, deckle-edged; Text in French, translation from English of author’s “Through the shadows with O. Henry”; 332 pages.