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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;.
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).
Lyon, France: Chez Bruyset, 1796. 32mo (under 5" tall) in brown leather boards, title on spine in faded gilt on red label. Wear to boards; edges and boards rubbed, corners lightly bumped and fraying, spine lightly cracked and lightly chipped at ends. Marbled endpages and edges of textblock, textblock ang pages agetoned, scattered foxing to pages as well. TEXT IN FRENCH. Single odd Volume. Previous owner's signature on title page. Previous owner was Jacques-Nicolas Paillot de Montabertan, an accomplished French artist who painted several well known works. Several sketches in pencil on free-end-papers.
Lyon, France: Chez Bruyset, 1796. 32mo (under 5" tall) in brown leather boards, title on spine in faded gilt on red label. Wear to boards; edges and boards rubbed, corners lightly bumped and fraying, spine lightly cracked and lightly chipped at ends. Marbled endpages and edges of textblock, textblock ang pages agetoned, scattered foxing to pages as well. TEXT IN FRENCH. Single odd Volume. Prev. owner's signature on title page. Previous owner was Jacques-Nicolas Paillot de Montabertan, an accomplished French artist who painted several well known works.
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: 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.
Paris: J. Hetzel. 12mo; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue scuffed leather, unreadable print; Boards half bound with blue leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, spine torn entire length of front hinge and almost entire length of rear, leather scuffed and worn on spine and corners, shelfwear to papered boards; Text block has inscription in ink on half-title page, spotting to endpapers, intermittent spine breaks, age-toning to paper; Text in French; 201, 271 pages.
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: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1866. Second edition. 12mo; Deuxième édition; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spine and marbled paper to boards, wear to hinges, spine caps, and raised bands, light wear to corners and edges; Text block has book plate on front pastedown, torn front hinge, else clean and tight but for mild foxing to some pages; Text in French; iv, 338 pages.
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: 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: Les Humanoides Associes, 1979. Octavo; pp 192; G/paperback; red/black pictorial spine with white text; covers show slight shelf wear to exterior; faux flaps; minor rubbing to corners; text block has light soiling to exterior edges; mild defect to front gutter; interior clean; illustrated; text in French;.
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.
Paris: Pierre Sechers, 1956. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with black print; Boards in marbled paper and blue cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, warping, spotting; Text block has torn hinges at endpapers, toning to endpapers, spine break at page 128, inscription in ink on front endpapers, clean text; This is a paperback (cover present) that has been bound in hard covers; Text in French; 137 pages, illustrated.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Elzevier, 1629. 32mo in contemporary vellum boards. Light wear and staining to boards, binding in excellent condition excepting rear end paper, which is coming loose, front and rear free end papers worn at edges, pages lightly age-toned, some scattered foxing, previous owner's name in ink on front free end paper and below frontispiece, else text free from marking. 507 pp. + 12 pg. index. [Shelved Case 3 with vellum books].
Societes Mobil au Cameroun, 1982. Square Octavo; VG/VG-Hardcover; Cream spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, slight rubbing and minor marks to surfaces of jacket, fraying and age toning to jacket sides; Boards are strong and clean, vivid red board with yellow star, boards are strong and clean, binding solid, ivory toned pages, pp 94 has a crease; Text block clean, in French language, vivid full color illustrations; 156 pp.
London: G. Bell and Sons, 1913. Sixth Edition Revised. Sixth Edition Revised; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is thick and sunned to a brown with rubbed gold text; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, joints and hinges are slightly sprung ; Text block has general signs of handling, stamp from previous owner on front paste down, age-toning, some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 596.
Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1930. Ex-library, Quarto; Fair-/ Leather Hardcover; Sunned, heavy wear burgundy and black spine with gold text; Very heavy age and wear to cover boards, large open tears on partially shredded spine and spine base, spine discolored due to sun exposure, rust colored spots along spine and boards, fading and discoloration along edges and sides, faded gilt text on front olive green patterned cover boards; Binding intact, Vol I - cover loose at front joint/hinge exposing webbing, age toning, foxing and spotting to free end pages and within pages, library markings on title page, foxing and age toning along sides and edges of pages; Purple age toned, dusty text block exterior, text block clean, in French language. Volume I - 322 pp Volume II - 348 pp.
Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1924. Ex-library, Quarto; Fair-/ Leather Hardcover; Sunned, heavy wear burgundy and black spine with gold text; Very heavy age and wear to cover boards, large open tears on partially shredded spine and spine base, spine discolored due to sun exposure, rust colored spots along spine and boards, fading and discoloration along edges and sides, faded gilt text on front olive green patterned cover boards; Binding intact, age toning, foxing and spotting to free end pages and within pages, library markings on title page, foxing and age toning along sides and edges of pages; Purple age toned, dusty text block exterior, text block clean, in French language. Volume I - 322 pp Volume II - 348 pp.
Paris: Duval Et Herment, 1843. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket; Cream spine with red and black lettering; Re-bound with marbled boards; Chipping at corners, some fraying; Binding starting, cracking at the end papers; Scuffing to the marbled edges of the text block, spotting throughout; Minor pencil notations; Good copy only; Text in French; 370 Pages; SHELVED in case 12.
New York: Atheneum, 1976. First Edition. Octavo; pp 371; VG/G; ivory spine with black and red text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; few chips to edges; light crease to front; cloth has light sun fading to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
New York: Artabras, Inc., 1980. Folio; pp 447; VG-/G; white spine with black text; dust jacket show slight soiling to exterior; price clipped front flap; cloth has light sun fading to edges; exterior clean; strong boards; text block shows light smudges to exterior fore edge; profusely illustrated; interior clean; arts - Impressionist; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders; This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1929. Large Octavo; pp 182; G+/no-DJ; beige spine with navy text to paper label; cloth has beige spine light blue boards, slight sunning to exterior, some smudges toward edges and spine; text block has some age toning to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; deckled edges; interior clean.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1986. First Edtion. Octavo; VG-/No Jacket Paperback; White spine with black lettering; Some rubbing to cover, several light creases to front cover, edges and corners show some wear and bumping; Binding is tight; Previous owner's name is inked on front free end paper, text block is otherwise clean; NOTE: Text is in French; 325 pp.
Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1977. Octavo; pp 537; Good-/paperback; ivory spine with black and gray text; covers show noticeable rubbing to exterior; worn edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; intact panels; text block has light soiling; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean; illustrated; text in French;.
Kunzelsau, Thalwil, Salzburg: Sigloch Service Edition, 1976. Text entirely in German. Oblong Folio; VG/no-DJ hardcover; Black spine with white text; Boards strong, minor rubbing to spine/corners, slight discoloration and scuffing on rear cover; Textblock shows very small marks on half title page, otherwise clean; 219pp.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: L'Académie Françoise, 1757. First. The following applies to both volumes unless otherwise noted: Octavo; Good condition hardcovers; Light brown leather spines with raised bands, gold illustrations, a red label, and gold text; Boards strong, age-worn, generally clean, with shelfwear and edgewear, Vol. 1 - rubbing at tail corners and chipping at both ends of spine, white stain on back cover near spine as well as abrasion at tail corner, Vol. 2 - rubbing/chipping at corners, and chipping at both ends of spine, crack in spine towards tail end; Textblock darkened with age otherwise generally clean, musty odor, light way to page but no obvious signs of water damage, occasional faint stain in textblock, text smudging at page numbers, previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, front cover doesn't lay flat, all red edge coloring faded yet intact, ribbon placeholder affixed to headband, Vol. 1 - random individual numbers written in ink on front free-end paper and back pastedown, small, dark stain on fore edge, Vol 2. - tail edge of front free-end paper torn-away, remainder of page wrinkled, spine cracked, signatures looser, exposed, one signature partially detached (pg 193); pp Vol. 1 - 465, Vol. 2 - 448.
Paris: Duchartre, 1930. first. large quarto rebound in fine brown leatherette with moire; VG; embossed spine with burgundt sticker and gold letters; original illustrated cover faded; glossy paper faded and clean; numerous black and white illustrations throughout; app. 300 pages each volume; contain history from Antiquity to 1930s including some exotic boats worldwide; these volumes are in FRENCH; shelved in room 12.
Paris: Eric Losfeld, Le Terrain Vague, 1964. Octavo landscape; G+/no-DJ paperback; black spine with white lettering; covers sturdy, clean, lamination lifting at spine joints, minor wear at spine head and tail, minor other edgewear, minimal wear on covers; textblock clean, light age toning, minimal edgewear, free of writing/markings, free of highlighting/underlining. pp. 154.