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.
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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.
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.
Paris: Francois Huby, 1613. First Edition. Thick 12mo in discolored vellum; G; substantial shelf wear on covers with large open tear on spine, binding still strong but loosening; engraving title page stained and brittle; paper wobbly with general offsetting and slight foxing; previous owner's ex-libris inscription on back page; pp. 850; text in French with no marks; scarce, early edition of this work; shelved in Case 3; GP consignment.
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.
Tours: Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1864. Large Octavo, 448 pages; VG; bound in publisher's half cloth of speckled taffeta, spine brown calf with elaborate gilt; mild rubbing and wear to boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with 163 in-text woodcuts and 16 full-page woodcuts from the drawings of W. Freeman and J. Noël.; interior clean; shelved case 10.
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;.
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;.
Paris: Les musees de la Ville de Paris, 2009. Small Quarto; pp 336; G/paperback; black spine with white text; black wrap to front cover; covers show moderate wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; text block shows light shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; light cracking to front gutter; profusely illustrated; French text.
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: 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.
Lyon, France: Thomas Amaulry, 1696. First. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Brown leather spine with raised bands, gold illustrations, brown label, and gold text; boards strong, clean, with shelfwear and edgewear, supple leather, gold illustrations along edges of covers - tips of edges worn off, corners soft, rubbed, rubbed-through at top front cover corner, rubbing at both ends of spine, cracks along both sides of spine, gouge in leather along back cover edge of spine; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean apart from foxing at front and back of text and periodical foxing throughout text, light wave to page however no obvious signs of water damage, cracked front and back hinges, previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, tear in front free-end paper towards top corner, name of a previous owner possibly inscribed on reverse side of page, name of a previous owner inscribed on title page as well as marginalia written in a different hand, notation and numbering inscribed on back pastedown, aging has lent pages a 'felted feel,' top edge coloring intact yet severely faded, red freckling stains along fore and tail edges, foxing along tail edge; pp 298. Shelved in Netdesk office, above ephemera sections.
Madison and London: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. Large Octavo; pp 778; VG-/G-; light gray spine with black text; dust jacket shows small chips to spine edges and fore corners; sunned spine; front and rear light green; noticeable wear to edges; closed tear to rear; price clipped flap; cloth has clean exterior; minor bumping to spine edges; strong boards; text block shows very light wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; illustrated; interior clean.
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.
France: Fayard/Commentaire, 2010. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: White spine with black text: Covers are in very good condition with very light shelfwear, 3 inch crease on spine, slight curling at corners, otherwise clean: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: Text is entirely in FRENCH: 366 pp.
France: Librairie Academique Perrin, 1980. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is red leather with gold text; Boards have some rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, content is clear; pp 120.
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.
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;.
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.
Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1956. Text entirely in French. Both volumes come with individual slip case. Octavo; VG/VG-; White spine with black/red text; DJ's show moderate soiling around edges; Leather covers, clean; Textblock has small mark on exterior fore edge/tail corner, otherwise clean; 898+1049pp.
Paris: E. Dentu, 1890. first edition. Thick folios in grey hardcovers with brown gilt and gold letters; VG; boards have moderate soiling; volume one corners slightly bumped; edges dusty; paper clean; text clean; in French; foxing on a few pages; app. 600 pages each volume; shelved above French section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Saugrain l'aine, 1723. new edition. set of two 10mos in dark brown leatherette with gold gilt on embossed spine; in good condition; boards show signs of heavy shelf wear from age, with general fraying, tears on spine, edges, and corners; loose gutters at center; wove paper faded; text clean; previous owner's name on second end page; pp. 719; contains engravings and folded plates (one stained and detached in vol. 1); tight print in FRENCH; shelved in Case # 4; please contact us for shipping costs. eb/nd.
Paris: Andre Cailleau, 1717. First Edition. Narrow duodecimo in original dark brown leather boards; VG/G; six-band embossed spine rebound in dark brown leatherette with burgundy frame and gold letters and gilt; original boards with shelf wear around edges and tiny indentations; binding strong due to rebound spine; boards' interiors soiled; ex-libris stamps and inscriptions on title page; paper faded and slightly foxed; text clean and very readable with occasional smaller print; edges very dusty; few full page engravings; one folded map of Mont Carmel and Caifa; contains a description of Arabia, Mecca, Sanaa, Oman and Bahrain; this journey was commissioned by King Louis XIV for Monsignor Rouille, Finance Minister; in FRENCH; app. 350 pages; shelved in Case 9.
circa 1915-1947. The following original draft drawings and paintings by Marco Montedoro are being offered as a collection. They include original graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor paintings on paper and artist's board spanning the career of Marco Montedoro as a set and costume designer. The archive is a comprehensive representation of his professional career in Europe and the United States. Before he died, Montedoro gave his collection to his close friend Hella Arensen (ne Aronson), a German Jewish newspaper artist who emigrated from pre-war Nazi Germany to New York. Since Montedoro's death, the collection has remained in the Aronson family. Most images are signed by Montedoro, with an average size of 11" x 14", and are in varying condition. A full photographic gallery of this collection is available upon request. Montedoro's family of musicians considered him a child prodigy and sent him in his teens to Paris to study drawing and painting. He worked as an artist in Paris until 1913, when he became the artistic director of the Berlin Metropole. During WWI, he designed posters for Italian theaters and cinemas. Following the war, Montedoro returned to Paris to design costumes for the Palace, Ambassadeurs, Moulin Rouge, and Folies Bergère, including a 1927 sow featuring Josephine Baker. During this period he also designed productions in Milan, Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Poland. In 1930, Montedoro relocated to New York City and designed for the Schuberts, including the 1941-1942 Broadway production of La Vie Parisienne. From 1932-1947, Montedoro worked alongside Vincinte Minelli designing sets and costumes for Radio City Music Hall, where Montedoro became head designer. Montedoro's genius is featured om Angelo Luerti's 2006 book 'Non Solo Erté - Not Only Erté, Costume Design for the Paris Music Hall 1918-1940.
Paris: H Floury, 1896. First Edition. Octavo; G/No Jacket Paperback; Tan spine with red and black lettering; Cover is greatly age-toned, shows signs of wear on all edges and corners, small (1/2 inch) tears to upper and lower spine; Binding is sturdy; Some foxing to first and last pages; All pages age-toned; 120 pp.
Paris, France: Société de l'Histoire des Colonies Françaises; Librairie Larose, 1958. New Edition. Tall octavos, 3 rebound volumes, VG-; quarter-bound, navy blue leather spines, red and blue marbled paper boards, gilt lettering to spines: gilt lettering somewhat rubbed yet clear and legible, "Française" in title misspelled "Fraçaise" to spines of all volumes; mild overall wear to boards, bumping with material loss to corners, rubbing with slight material loss to edges of boards; mild wear to age-toned text-blocks; light age-toning to interior, text clear and legible; fold-out gloss maps to rear of all volumes; corners bumped with material loss to Volumes 2 more so than other volumes, mild creasing to bottom corners of pages 1093-1106 visible to text-block, paste-downs unaffixed to boards, cardboard and sewn binding visible, Volume 2 only, markings in blue pen to cardboard (front and back boards), recto of unaffixed front paste-down, and verso of unaffixed back paste-down; text in French; shelved above Holocaust Studies.
Paris: Hachette, 1908. First edition. Large quarto in pale green and heavy gold gilt leather; six-band embossed spine; VG; boards heavily discolored with large stains in the back; gilt edges clean; text, paper and engravings clean; frontispiece loose; in French; pp. 398; contains portraits from Antiquity to modern days in Italy, Spain, Northern Europe, France and England; shelved front table; please contact us for shipping costs.