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, minimal other edgewear, light smudging on covers, minimal other wear on covers; textblock clean, deckle edges, pages uncut, free of writing/underlining, has white ribbon bookmark, written in French. pp. 174.
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Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, 1923. VG- Condition hardcover. Thin Quarto in marbled boards with gray half-cloth spines, title on spine in gold on red labels. Volume has light bumping and fraying to edges and corners, has 2" tear to cloth at bottom of front board along spine. Textblock agetoned, clean, some library stamps, 246pp + folding maps.
Paris: Chez Galliot, 1882. First Thus. 6 Octavo set; G+; Red spines with gilt lettering; Marbled page edges; Bumping and wear to the corners and edges, spines rubbed and worn. Some tearing to boards of a couple of volumes; Pages cleaned but age-toned; Text in French; Shelved Above US History. Item is heavy: please contact for priority or international shipping.
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, top corners bumped, minor to 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. 315.
New York: Garland Publishing Inc, 1993. Quarto; VG-/Hardcover; Beige spine with gold text; Moderate shelf wear to covers, foxing along spine and exterior surfaces, slight creasing at corners, otherwise boards are strong and clean, binding slightly cocked, foxing along front and rear paste-downs and free end pages; Heavy foxing along text block exterior, text block clean; 332 pp Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
Paris: Fernand Nathan, 1967. Octavo; VG/Hardcover; Blue spine with orange and white text; Moderate shelf wear to covers, minor chipping at front spine edge and corners, otherwise clean; Binding solid, slightly cocked spine, toning to front pastedown and free end pages, creasing at spine tail; Toning along text block exterior otherwise text block clean, vivid color and black & white illustrations, in French language; 325 pp.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2019. Limited Edition, #953/1000. Octavo, 428 pages; VG; bound in fine black genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt motif on covers; gilt text blocks; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; scratch to fore edge of text block; SIGNED on limitation page by Lynne Olson; Certificate of Authenticity loose within; shelved easton press.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1938. Large octavo; pp 731; Fair/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth has noticeable soiling to exterior; rubbing wear to edges, mostly to spine edges; split start toward head edge at rear joint; text block shows age toned exterior edges; light foxing to endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; light foxing impacting some plates; arts - biography.
Paris: Calmann Levy, Editeur, 1888. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 189; Fair/no-DJ; 1/4 bound navy spine without text; blue marbled boards have some rubbing to edges; exterior spine missing; lightly sunned exterior; text block has light age toning to exterior edges; marbled endpapers; cracking to front gutter; interior shows light toning to few pages; French text;.
Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005. First edition. Octavo. VG in VG dust jacket. Black and pink spine with black and pink lettering. Slight shelf-wear to dust jacket panels. Covers clean, binding strong, text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 292pp.
Paris: Borderie Obliques, 1980. Thick Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Blue spine with red text; Moderate shelf wear and age to covers, slight marks, fading and rubbing along surfaces, bumping at corners; Binding slightly cocked, minor blemishes on text block exterior, text block clean, in French language, vivid grey-scale illustrations; 420 pp.
Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1928. Limited Edition, #1/100 copies. 8vo., 224pp.; VG; 1/4 bound in black leather, paneled spine with red labels and gilt lettering; red paper boards; name written on half-title; mild shelfwear and rubbing; marbled endpapers; bound from wraps, with original covers bound in; of an edition of 120 copies, of which 100 are numbered and 20 are lettered, this is number 1; Author was royal surgeon to kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IV, and Henry III; shelved front case.
Paris: Marcel Giard, 1927. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 691; G-/paperback; tanned spine from original blue covers with black text; wraps are age toned, mostly to spine; sticker residue to front, slight stamped writing to rear, some chipping to edges; text block has deckled age toned edges, age darkened interior; French text.
Alsace: Editions Solar, 2009. Thick Octavo; pp 1774; VG-; burgundy spine with black, gray, and red text; cloth shows slight rubbing to exterior; chip to rear fore corner; strong boards; text block shows only light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated; text in French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1891. First. Octavos, Volume I: CXLIV, 347 pages, Volume II: 433 pages; Very Good- condition; Quarter-bound leather spine with raised bands and slight wear to hinges, head and foot, several small scratches to paper-covered portion of boards, general age wear to textblock edges; foxing to some portions of textblock interior, many uncut pages, interior otherwise clean but for a price notation on wax-paper title page in Volume II; sold as is.
Paris: Garnier Frères, 1875. Quarto. Spine is red leather with gilt text at head and decoration. Hardcover without jacket. Rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Bumping and shelf-wear. Head edge gilt. Foxing to text-block, occasionally affecting text. Front hinge cracked. Binding is sturdy. Four plates present. Text is in French. 758pp. Shelved on bookshelf near stairs on sales floor. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
Glasgow: William Collins, 1838. Octavo, cxii, 49-450 pages; VG-; bound in full black leather, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, spine; mild foxing, more severe towards endpapers; frontispiece, with more severe foxing, some mild water damage; text in English; shelved case 10.
London: University of London Press, 1929. Reprint. Octavo; VG- Hardcover; Red spine with Black text; Boards strong, clean, bumping at corners, sunning to spine, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock has moderate age toning, closed tear on page 41, pencil mark on page 35, Previous owner's name in pen on front endpaper, mild foxing on many pages (does not affect reading of text), Black mark on page 2; 42 pp; Text in French and English.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1956. First. Octavo, VIII, 130 pages, XXXII full-page plates; G+ condition; White spine with red design at head and foot and black text, cover photograph of sculpted art and white title text on black background, wear and rubbing to spine edges, head and foot, wear to most edges, few blemishes to rear cover, textblock edges clean; interior binding is loosening at head but all pages remain attached, light and sparse pencil underlining and marks in textblock else clean.
Paris: De L'Art Catholique, 1919. Small quarto; pp 184; G/paperback; dark tan spine with red text; covers show age toning to exterior, minor chipping to edges, slight rubbing to rear; text block has deckled edges, age toning to exterior edges, some light foxing toward page edges, otherwise interior clean; French text.
Bordeaux: Feret & Fils, 1970. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, tan with black print; Cover is grey with black print, toning to spine, peripheral tanning, edgewear, slight tears at spine ends, top corner crease in front and rear, rear crease extends into text block, ink notation on rear; Text block has name in ink inside front cover, pencil notation throughout, deckled edges, age-toning to paper; Text in French; 736 pages.
Paris: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz, 1976. Facsimile Edition. folio, 138 fol. [276pp.]; VG; bound in suede covers, paneled spine with no lettering; housed in original cardboard box; minimal shelfwear; lacking companion volume; facsimile of the Manuscrit Français 616, der Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; shelved Case 11.
Paris, France: Éditions Cercle d'Art, 1966. First Edition. Square quarto; 189 pages, [1 blank page], [8 page index]; VG-/G+: white DJ, black lettering: closed tear to top edge and bottom edge of front cover, mild overall wear to covers, DJ protected by mylar; beige buckram boards, no lettering to spine, blue and red "Picasso" to front board: boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; slight fraying to cloth boards; slight bumping to corners; mild wear/waving to text-block; interior clean, replete with laid-in and tipped-in gloss images of Picasso's work; text in French; shelved Front Table.
Bruxelles; Paris: Victor le Roy; Charles Mannheim, 1880. First Edition. Folio, vii, 422 pages; VG-; red cloth boards covered in red tape, gilt lettering to front cover; illustrated throughout with engravings, plates with tissue-guards in excellent condition; text in French; title within ornamental border; shelved front table.
Paris: Hachette, 1938. na. Quarto; good+/fair-; wraps, white spine with no text; dj, red spine with no text; ex libris, bookplate, front inside; Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1938, printed signatures; major shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning, edges and hinges; 24 color illus.; 32 pp.; spine, staining; dj, open tears; spine, split starts; else good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH; ---ISBN none. Shelve arts case.
Paris: Desenne, 1834. First Thus. 8 Octavo set; G+; Tan spines, marbled boards, gilt lettering and designs; Wear, bumping to corners and edges, some corners beginning to fray, spines rubbed; Binding is sturdy; Pages toned and foxed in spots, all volumes in good to good plus condition; 8 volumes, text in French; SHELVED: above case 12. Set is heavy, please contact us for international and priority shipping.
Ottawa: Les Editions la Presse, Ltee, 1980. Thick Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Orange spine with gold text; Boards have slightly sunned spine with slightly rubbed exterior and corners; Textblock is slightly age toned; pp 652. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976. First edition; signed and dedicated to Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi. Thick, oblong quarto in black cloth hardcovers with red and brown illustrated DJ; spine white with black letters; VG/VG; minimal soiling; strong binding; plates and paper clean; contains 488 plates in black and white as well as double-folded color full pages; short biography and Artist's Credo; on first front end page, large, colorful "Agamograph" and dedication to Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, Iranian Ambassador to the U.S. from 1960-62 during the Shah's reign, and again from 1973-79 when the Iranian Revolution started and the Shah fled Iran; second front end page has a large drawing of Ambassador Zahedi with handwritten dedication by Agam; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelved Case 11.
Hartford: Andruss and Star, 1815. Early reprint. Two volumes in octavo. Fair. Two volumes on a related subjects in identical bindings. The book by LaBaume is missing its title page. Worn leather covers and spines exhibit significant rubbing. Volume 1 missing part of leather along the head of its backstrip. Hinges of both volumes loose. Owner markings to front and rear end paper and pastedown of both volumes. Binding fair to good for both volumes. Text block solid, but hinges are loose. Some stains to the pages of both volumes. We are including the book by LaBaume with the book by Porter as part of a matched set. Volume 1 is 400pp. Volume 2 is to 354pp.
Paris: Chez L'Ecrivain, Dentu, Delaroque, 1814. First Edition. 16mo., 212pp.; VG; 1/4 bound with brown leather, gilt tooling and lettering on spine; marbled boards, endpapers; mild shelfwear; marginalia throughout, both in pencil and ink; foldout color frontispiece in excellent condition; text in French; previous owners name on second free endpaper; shelved case 3.
Paris: L'Edition d'Art, 1927. First limited edition (#271 of 775). Octavo in green soft covers with gold and red lettering in brown case; condition: Good; case sides detached; covers are separated; first front end page loose; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; series of pages bound with tape; pp. 135; filled with gold and color illustrations and decoration by Boris Zworykine; in French; shelved in Case 0.
Octavo; VG/VG-Hardcover; Dark blue spine with white text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, light fraying along sides,otherwise intact, price-clipped at front flap, toning to jacket; Moderate wear to boards, bowed boards; Binding solid, ivory toned pages; Text block clean; 302 pp; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-10766.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963. Quarto; pp 211; G/G-; creamy beige spine with red text; dust jacket shows modest sunning to exterior; some chips to edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has sun fading exterior; slight stain to spine head edge; mild wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1875. first edition; rebound. tall, thick octavo rebound in brown marble hardcovers; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; VG; boards show some fraying around spine and moderate shelf wear; marble front flap detached; ex-libris label insde front board; previous owner's name on ffep; front gutter soiled and slightly loose; dusty edges and slight musty odor; paper with occasional foxing; pp. 680; from pre-historical findings to the French Revolution; beautiful engraved illustrations throughout; in FRENCH; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Librairie Classique de L. Hatchette, 1835. Octavo; good-/none; red cloth spine with gilt lettering and 4 raised bands; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; flaking; small closed tears at head/tail of spine; former owner's name inked to half-title page; text block, clean; considerably age-toned/foxed; 509pp. Text presented side-by-side in LATIN (verso page) and FRENCH (recto page).
Lausanne: Editions Rencontre, 1962. 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, spine portion missing, does not affect binding strength; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise clean, Text in French. 457pp. Shelved aisle 7.
Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1747. 18mo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather with gold print; Boards in brown leather, mild wear to hinges, corners, spine caps; Text block has marbled endpapers, red-speckled edges, ribbon marker, very light amount of foxing, clean and tight; Text in French; 252 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box, in Netdesk office.
Paris: Editions du Moniteur, 1981. Small Quarto; pp 157; VG/G-; ivory spine with dark green text; dust jacket has chips to edges; light tone to exterior edges; light wear to exterior otherwise; small price sticker to front flap; cloth has lightly sunned exterior edges; strong boards; text block clean; previous bookshop's sticker to front pastedown; profusely illustrated; French text;.
Paris: Librairie De Firmin-Dodot et Cie, n.d. Quarto; G-/no-DJ; dark blue spines with gilt text; circa 1869-1873? 2 volumes: vol. 1, text; vol. 2, plates; cloths have heavy rubbing to edges, condition noted; some chips to head and foot spines; sunfaded exteriors; ex-library stickers to spines and rear; text blocks have slightly age toned exterior edges; ex-library stamps to exterior edges; frontispieces; ex-library plates to pastedowns; ex-library markings inside; profuse with richly colored illustrations; some chips to edges; vol. 2, p 3 has small cut out of design; shows repairs and tape mends to few pages; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
Alger, Algeria: Jules Carbonel. Limited Edition, Number 40 of 60. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Signed; Grey spine with black text; Glassine cover faded with age, chipping at corners, small tears along front cover's fore edge and top edge, large tear along mid-spine and tail of spine, most of top edge of glassine back cover missing, remaining edges of glassine chipping, exposed corners and ends of spine gently chipped; Textblock age-toned, otherwise clean, author and editor's signatures appear on limited edition explanation page, textblock signatures and pages delicate but remain sturdy, edges deckled; pp 266. French language text. eb/nd.
Milano (Milan (Italy): Ulrico Hoepli Editore S.P.A, 1969. First edition. VG+. folio (12 1/2" tall) in off-white cloth boards, title on spine in gilt on red cloth label. No dust jacket. Only very light rubbing to edges of boards. Fore and bottom edges of textblock are deckled, bottom edge lightly rubbed, pages are clean and bright. Text in French. Many b&w images at rear; reproductions of medieval illustrations and illustrated pages. ARTS (RENAISSANCE) Shelved Rockville non-retail.