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Paris: J.B. Ferreyrol, 1891. first edition; rebound. small octavo rebound in 1/2 blue moire with dark green five bands spine with gold letters; in good condition; boards with fraying and general shelf wear; binding strong; paper heavily discolored; beautiful illustrations; musical scores in tight print; pp. 271; in FRENCH; shelved in Drama section.
New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1968. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 141; G/paperback; ivory spine with black text; covers have light toning toward edges; minor edge wear; light crease to front; text block shows light shelf wear to exterior edges; light cracking to front gutter; light ink to margin at pp 10; previous owner's name to half title page; profusely illustrated; arts - biography.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994. Large Octavo; pp 420; G/G-; white spine with red text; dust jacket has large chip to tail spine edge; previous bookshop's sticker to front; slight rubbing to exterior; cloth shows light wear to exterior; bumped spine tail edge; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; previous owner's name to ffep; profusely illustrated; arts- French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Londres [i.e. Paris?]: 1779. Octavo, , 182 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, rebacked with paneled gilt spine preserved; some wear to boards; text bock gilt; marbled endpapers; front pastedown with two bookplates and an old catalogue description; With a half-title and an additional engraved titlepage; illustrated with 29 plates inset, including the 'petits pieds' plate; The imprint is false; probably printed in Paris.; shelved case 3.
France: Casterman, 2002. Quarto; VG/ Hardcover; Spine is red and black with black and white text; Cover boards are clean and strong with minimal light shelf wear, light scratching and small scar to front cover near spine; Text block is clean and in French language with vivid and bright illustrations; 64 pp.
Brussels, Belgium: Institut D'Etudes Europeennes, 2009. 3rd edition completely revised and updated. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; White and blue spine with blue text; Covers clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, sticky residue near spine on back cover, small bubbling of plastic coating at head of spine; Textblock clean, streaky discoloration along fore edge, wrapping around corner to tail edge; pp 328.
New York: Carolina Nitsch, 2010. First limited edition (1 of 1,500 copies). Large, thin folio in beige cloth with burgundy letters; VG; small stain on top cover; small bump on lower left corner; contains 16 colored plates and full size frontispiece photograph; in good condition; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Les Presses de la Cite, 1986. Octavo; pp 317; G/paperback; ivory spine with blue and black text; covers have some soiling to exterior; lightly sunned spine; slight wear to edges; small sticker to rear; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; French text.
1803/1804/1808. 1) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.25" x 8.75", Arcueil [France]; May 28, 1803. In this letter to an unnamed minister, Madame Berthollet requests the original letters from Berthollet [her husband or herself?] requesting assistance with finding an administrative position for two people when the minister sends his recommendations for said people to give to officials at the administrative offices they wish to enter into. 2) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8", Arcueil; July 29, 1803. In this letter to a Madame Vinneux in Lausanne, Madame Berthollet informs her friend that she will be able to obtain a passport for her and that the ambassador to Switzerland will assist her with the necessary steps for her return to France. 3) ALS. "F. Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8.25", Arcueil; June 11, 1804. In this letter to Madame Vinneux, Madame Berthollet opens by speculating that passport troubles are being caused by "cette saison" [presumably meaning the contemporaneous political situation] and will seek information about the delay experienced by her friend in obtaining permission to travel. Mme. Berthollet was convinced her friend was on her way and assures her that she and her husband speak of her and "their second son," Déodat, at every meal. Meanwhile her husband has received a "new distinction" from the government that she describes as more of a burden than a privilege since they must outfit an "archbishop's house" with furniture, linens and all the rest [Claude Louis Berthollet was made a Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1804]. 4) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.5" x 9.25", Arcueil; January 9, 1808. In this letter, Madame Berthollet invites Monsieur and Madame Tochon [could be Joseph-François Tochon (1772-1820), numismatist, collector, and political figure] to dinner in Arcueil. Condition: Letters have usual folds. Letter 2 has four pin holes through lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter opened; otherwise good. Letter 3 has four pins holes through the lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter was opened; otherwise good. Letter 4 has some paper loss on the last line of the letter where gaul ink has bled through paper, effective several words; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Spurr & Swift, 1927. Limited edition (1/1000, unnumbered). Limited edition (1/1000, unnumbered). 12mo; G+ condition hardcovers; brown leather spine w/ gold text; Half leather bound set. See photos for details Boards strong, minor shelf wear and bumping, weakened joints/hinges, Front boards of volumes 1, 2, and 10 detatched yet present; text blocks, clean with general wear and agetoning.
London: J. Johnson, 1796. Second Edition. Octavos, 192, 158, 200, 236 pages; VG; 3/4 bound with light brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spines with labels in two compartments, gilt tooling in others, top label on each volume fallen off, other label burgundy with gilt lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards, particularly corners and head and tail of spine; mild scattered foxing; each volume contains two parts, with pagination restarting; Madame Roland was a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction, who began writing her memoirs during her stay in prison, completing them in five months, with sections smuggled from the prison by her frequent guests. On 8 November 1793, she was conveyed to the guillotine. Before placing her head on the block, she bowed before the clay statue of Liberty in the Place de la Révolution, uttering the famous remark for which she is remembered: "'O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom! (Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!." [wikipedia] text in English; shelved above sociology.
Tielt: Lannoo, 1978. Limited edition. Quarto; Limited edition, 149/500; G/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print, call number taped to bottom; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has cracked front hinge at first page of poem, else clean and tight; Signed by the author and illustrator on the number edition page; Text in French; unpaged, illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1894. Fifth Edition. Octavo; G Hardcovers; Brown and Gold spine with Gold text on Red and Brown spine labels; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear; rubbing to corners, Volume 1 has sunning to front joint, Volume 2 has a small tear along front joint near head edge; Textblocks have age toning, small brown marks on some pages, red smudging along tail edge of both textblocks; Volume 1 380 pp, Volume 2 428 pp.
Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1946. First;. Octavo in blue and white soft covers; G/G-; spine white with black letters; covers show heavy shelf wear; spine has an open tear on top; front first end page is detached from spine and soiled; binding strong; paper discolored; folded charts and illustrations interspersed; uncut pages; pp. 382; this book is in FRENCH; as is.
Geneva: Les Trésors de la Littérature Française, 1943. Albert Skira Art Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine brown with beige spine label, gilt lettering; boards strong, clean, some wear at spine head, minor wear near spine tail, minimal other edgewear, minimal wear on covers; textblock clean, deckle edges, pages uncut, free of writing/underlining, has white ribbon bookmark, written in French. pp. 135.
Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Small quarto, 98 pages, 340 pages, Notes section numbered 439-475; VG-/G- condition; Off-white cloth, gilded text on spine, foxing to boards, age-toning to board edges and spine head and foot, textblock edges fine; small stain on interior front board; interior unmarked, slight age-toning to some page edges; Light tan DJ with red and black text on spine, red and black text and photo of stonework on front, wear to edges of spine and flap folds including small tear at head of spine and at bottom back cover, spine and both covers significantly soiled with dirty hand/fingerprints.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. Limited edition (58 copies); signed (#D). Thick, small quarto in burgundy leather with five-band embossed spine and gold letters in cardboard case; bound by hand; VG/VG; moderate shelf wear on spine with slight fraying around edges; front board slightly loosening on top; marbled end pages clean; paper and text clean; three pages have minuscule notches on the edge; pp. 400; abundant illustrations, mostly in black and white, with color at the end; synopsis of each chapter at the end; dedication in French and signature on special page; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Paris: Jacques Grancher, Editeur, 1988. Octavo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with red text; Covers have slight shelf wear such as lightly rubbed exterior and minimal edge wear with stable and intact panels, sticker on rear; Text block has light wear on exterior edges but text pages are unmarked and binding is tight; pp 262. French text.
Paris: Bachelier, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1847. First Edition. Octavo, xiv, 353 pages, 9 plates; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt, burgundy label and gilt titling; marbled endpapers; hinges beginning to separate, wear primarily to head of spine, hinges, corners; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; bookplate to front pastedown; text in French; MW consignment;.
[n.p. but Paris]: [n.p.]. Early Edition. Quarto, 123 leaves; VG; bound in period speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt, titling worn off; some wear and rubbing to boards; speckled textblock; two bookplates to front pastedown; with 122 leaves of plates plus an engraved title page; MW consignment; shelved case 4.
Paris: Auguste Picard, 1921. Quarto, 412 pages; VG- condition; light brown wrappers with black text on spine, rear and cover, wear and creases to all sides, cover torn about half inch at head of spine, textblock edges lightly age-toned; binding weakened but all pages remain attached, age-toned endpapers, price pencilled in at top of front free endpaper, interior clean and unmarked.
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1920. 12mo; vg- condition hardcover; brown cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, bookplate; rebound; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 409 pp.; illus., frontispiece and text engravings; general toning; binding shaken; boards, flaking; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
New York: The Century Co., 1907. Reprinted. Octavo; G/no-DJ; red spines with gilt text; 4 volumes: vol. 1, pp 336; vol. 2, pp 318; vol. 3, Memoirs of pp 307; vol. 4, pp 326; cloths show moderate wear to exteriors, showing light rubbing to exteriors; some soiling to spines; some rubbing to corners; text blocks have top edges gilt; deckled fore edges; minor chips to few pages; frontispieces with tissue guards; interiors have some foxing to few pages; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1945. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spines with brown text; 2 Volumes; Covers are covered with cellophane paper which is very fragile and tearing, exteriors have shelf wear such as tears at head & tail of spines, cocked spines, light age toning and some spots on exteriors; Text block has darkened due to age and handling, deckled fore edges, v. 1 has slight cracking from binding at front hinge and v. 2 has writing on ffep and binding is completely detached from covers along spine, but cover is not torn, conditions are 'as is'; pages are uncut; pp 678. French language.
Paris: Alain de Gourcuff Editeur, 1999. Oblong Folio; pp 111; Good+; 1/4 bound light brown spine with gilt text; clamshell folio case exterior; strong panels; some dings to edges; rubbing soiling to rear; intact panels; case has brown ribbon closures; text block consists of envelope enclosure adhered to front pastedown with disbound plates; plates entitled, "Vues de Quelques Monuments de Paris", Achevés Sous le Regne de Louis-Philippe I ["Views Of Some Monuments Of Paris ", Completed Under The Reign of Louis-Philippe I]; adhered to rear pastedown encases hardbound album book; album shows clean exterior; text block clean; profusely illustrated; text in French; arts - French; 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: Chez les Marchands de Nouveantes, 1795. First Edition. 8vo., 218 pages; VG-; bound in acid-washed calf, spine brown with gilt tooling, burgundy label with gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, primarily along corners and edges; head and tail of spine chipped off; gilt board edges; marbled endpapers; two bookplates on front pastedown; age-toning and mild foxing to pages; title roughly translates to 'Dissertation on the fundamental principles of human society'; text in French; shelved case 10.
Geneva: Les Trésors de la Littérature Française, 1944. Albert Skira Art Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine brown with beige spine label, gilt lettering; boards strong, clean, some wear at spine head, minor wear at spine tail, front joint cracked, minimal other edgewear, brown smudges on back cover along fore edge, minimal wear on covers; textblock clean, deckle edges, pages uncut, free of writing/underlining, has white ribbon bookmark, written in French. pp. 174.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1966. Third Edition. Octavo; Troisieme Edition Augmentee; VG; Paperback; Spine white with black print; Cover has slight spotting, bumped corners, age-toning, creases along spine; Textblock has slight foxing, deckle-edged with uncut pages, red pencil annotations through p. LII and pp. 294-295; Text in French; lii, 482 pages.
Montreal: Librairie D'Action Canadienne-Francaise, Limitee, 1931. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Light blue spine with purple text; Covers have age toning around edges which are slightly frayed & lightly rubbed, but still intact; Text block has darkened due to age, slight cracking between pp 64-65 & 112-113 along binding, and slight writing on ffep, but otherwise unmarked text pages; some uncut pages; pp 144. French language.
Paris: La Decouverte, Le Monde, Sol. Octavo (narrow); G; Paperback; Spine, green with white print; Clear plastic portfolio contains six folded map/tour guides each representing a guided tour of a particular area of Paris; Cover is clean, some creasing to the rear; Folded guides are clean and tight; illustrated. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
Paris: Ludovic Baschet, 1893. First limited edition (#54 of 650 copies). Tall folio in red hardcovers with gold gilt and black letters; VG; some soiling on covers; slight fraying on spine; some stains on first page; contains 100 photographs; in French; shelved alcove 1; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1869. Quarto; Poor; softcover; original brown paper wrapping; covers have moderate shelfwear, significant edgewear, chipping along edges and spine, front cover detached, penciling on front and rear, penciling on rear interior; text block age toned, penciling on front tissue paper, ex-libris stamp title page, creasing on fore corners and head edge, light soiling throughout; inscription by author on title page; 74pp.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1982. First MIT Press Edition. Octavo; pp 280; VG/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; some toning to rear; minor edge wear; cloth has very light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; previous owner's embossed stamp to title page; profusely illustrated; very good binding.
Chicago: The Book House for Children, 1950. Large Octavo; pp 191; Good; blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has slight sun darkening to spine and out edges; beige/green and yellow illustration to front; rubbed corners; strong boards; text block has age toned exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; previous owner's name to front pastedown; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. black wraps spine, matte and smooth, with bold brown centered lettering. illustrated softcover front with black/brown titling. tightly bound copy, clear and bright interior, edges unblemished, a very neat copy overall. 277 pp. ISBN# 082232766X.
Athenes: Institut de Francais d'Athenes, 1962. Octavo; pp 176; VG-/paperback; beige spine with black text; covers have slight soiling to exterior, minor crease to front fore edge; text block exterior shows light wear to exterior edges, slight cracking to rear gutter; interior clean, uncut pages; French text;.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Quarto; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with brown print; DJ clean and bright; Boards in brown cloth with white print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 411 pages, illustrated (color). [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 275 pages; VG/Fair; spine beige with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '15s. net'; dust jacket missing the middle third of the spine, small chips to other parts of spine, tape to head and tail; spine of boards slightly age-toned; spine cocked; top edge of text block red; INSCRIBED on ffep to Don-Tudor Wilkinson, Paris 1954, with his bookplate a the bottom of the page; shelved case 9.
Lausanne: Editions Rencontre. First Thus. First Thus Edition. Octavo; VG condition hardcover. Lightly sunned beige with gilded text. Boards strong, with some minor shelfwear/faint soiling, general shelfwear; Textblock darkened with age, some wrinkling to bottom-right corner, otherwise clean, Text in French. 476pp. Shelved aisle 7.