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].
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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: 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.
Oxford, Uk and malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers Inc., 2001. Second Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 591; VG-/paperback; red/blue pictorial spine with white text; covers show mild wear to exterior; intact panels; text block has slight stain to tail edge; light wear to edges otherwise; 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.
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.
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot Freres, 1878. Quarto, xiii, 560 pages; VG; bound in publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth, sun-faded spine with gilt lettering; mild wear to hinges, some chipping to head of spine; marbled endpapers; mild foxing throughout; Illustrated with of 16 Chromolithographs and 250 woodcuts (of which 20 are taken out of text); consignment; shelved front table.
Philadelphia: M. Thomas, 1817. American Edition. Octavo in 1/4 leather, 3/4 marbled boards; some shelf-wear: bumping to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards, leather on spine is rather worn; title in gold lettering still easily legible, joints are a little fragile, all edges of text block have an elegant marble stain, interior is age toned with moderate foxing, previous owner's name written lightly in pencil on free end paper, no other writing in text, binding tight. 176 pp. excluding appendices. Full Title: France; with the addition of an English translation of the French words and phrases [Shelved in alcove 2 -- spine is worn leather with gold text].
Paris: Librairie Academique Perrin, Editeur, 1938. 10mo; pp 408; G/no-DJ; 1/4 bound brown spine with gilt text to maroon bar; raised bands to spine; marbled boards have slight rubbing to exterior; some wear to joints and corners; sturdy boards; text block has some toning fore and tail exterior edges; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; previous owner's bookplate to ffep; frontispiece; interior lightly toned; French text;.
Paris: Chez Mme Ve Jules Renouard, 1864. Octavo; VG-; black leather 1/4 bound spines with gilt text; raised bands to spines; no jackets; green marbled boards has slight wear to exteriors; mild edge wear; text blocks show slight toning to exterior edges; top edges gilt; deckled fore edges; marbled endpapers; interiors clean; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; text in French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Bruxelles: Ministere de la Culture Francaise, 1979. Large Octavo; pp 234; G/G; grayish beige spine with black and ivory text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; some slight scratches to exterior; lightly bumped spine tail edge; sticker residue to spine; paperback covers have slight toning toward edges; mild wear to edges; small chips to spine tail edge; slight wear to edges; intact panels; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; ex-library with some markings inside; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; text in French;.
Paris: Durand Ainé, Marcand D'Estampes, 1832. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, marbled boards; gilt stamping and titling to spine; head and tail both have some glue repair, head with drop of glue showing, chipping to head and tail of spine' some rubbing and wear to binding; bookplate to front pastedown; with 70 beautifully colored plates, some mild foxing, primarily to edges; list of plates bound in rear; MW consignment; shelved case 11.
Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170  pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10.
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1952. Octavo; G/G; Ex-library; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print, library call number taped at bottom; DJ has small tears at spine ends and flap corners (taped), spotting to front, mild shelfwear, name in ink on front flap "Madame La Marechale de Lattre Tassigny"; Boards in blue cloth mild wear to corners and spine caps, library call number taped on at bottom of spine, cocked spine; Text block has library stamps to edges, blue-tinted top edge, book plate on front pastedown, library pocket on rear pastedown, cracked front hinge, clean text; Inscribed in ink by “L. de Lattre … 1957” (author’s wife?) on the half-title page; 532 pages, illustrated (b&w plates, folded map).
Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et Cie, Editeurs, 1843. Text in French; Large octavo; G-/no-DJ; Red spine with gilded text; Marbled boards with leather spine and corners. Boards and leather have considerable scuffing and chipping. Boards chipped all along edges, spine frayed along edges and down sides, front board has closed tears on hinge at top and at bottom, each about 1.5 inch length. Pastedowns have edge wear, binding shaken; Textblock age toned, textblock edges scuffed, some pages inside have foxing. Binding split between pages 4 and 5. First few pages (and reverse of front end paper) have small damp stain in upper corner, back end paper and last few pages have chipping around upper corner. Interior clean, text clear; 827 pp.
Paris: Chez Lefevre, Libraire, 1818. Octavo; pp 810; Fair/no-DJ; brown spine without text; leather boards have severe wear to exterior, outer layer of spine missing, chipped edges; text block has age toned exterior edges, some staining to edges of pastedowns and endpapers, light foxing throughout text, minor chipping to fore edge of ffep; condition noted; signed by author; French text.
Paris: Les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1839. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text on a dark red bar; Volume one only; Boards have stain at head edge near spine with heavy rubbing wear along spine edges and tear at head of spine, lower spine is missing exterior layer, and fore edge corners are heavily frayed, front panel is slightly splayed; Text block has darkened due to age with sticker and previous owner's book plate on front pastedown, cracking between pastedowns and end papers along hinges but panels are still attached, foxing, light staining at edges and shadow toning on first and last few pages, small tear at tail edge of pp 290, however all pages are fully bound; pp 292. French text.
Zurich: W. Boesiger et O. Stonorov, 1948. Fifth edition. Oblong, thin quartos in beige cloth hardcovers with embossed letters in different colors; VG; moderate soiling and slight discoloration on boards; paper slightly faded and foxed; text clean, in French; clean photographs, in black and white; edges dusty and foxed; one volume has a few pages detaching; two volumes in German and French; shelved above French section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Charles Antoine Jombert, 1751. First Edition. Tall, thick quarto in brown leather with 7-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling on boards and strong binding; title page missing; some staining on first pages; one over large plate has a large cut; all other plates in good condition; this is volume II of III; 268 plates total; in French; shelved in Case 4; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: J. and R. Tonson, 1757. Octavo; two volumes; 132-272pp; bound in contemporary full calf; red morocco title labels; chipped and worn at spine ends with some loss; joints peeling; corners worn and showing; one top board nearly loose; owner name in ink on front endpapers; contemporary owner name on one title; contents a bit toned; else good with an engraved frontispiece by Phinn & Mitchelson in the first volume. [Spine; old leather; morocco title labels; gilt volume numbers].
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1904-1906. Tall octavo, VG-; three-quarter-bound, black cloth spine/corners; smooth black marbled paper boards; overall mild wear to boards, rounding to spine, boards somewhat shaken; starting hinges to pages 82-83, 92-93, 108-109; binding intact; slight material loss to head, mild bumping with slight material loss to corners; ex-library: Syracuse University Library / Mathematics bookplate with "Gift of Carl F. Muckenhoupt" (former Physics chair at Northeastern University) stated, partially removed "DATE DUE" label with previous owner's signature to ffep; two academic papers housed in a single bound volume; VOL. I [pub. 1904, English trans. LESSONS ON INTEGRATION AND THE SEARCH FOR SIMPLE FUNCTIONS, pages iii-138; marginalia/underlining in pencil to occasional leaves to first 60 pages; embossed SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY" stamp to title page; based on lectures presented 1902-1903]; VOL. II [pub. 1906, English trans. LESSONS ON TRIGONOMETRIC SERIES; based on lectures presented 1904-1905]; all presented at the Collège de France; shelved Case 10.
France: Librairie Rapeal Simon, 1877. First Edition. Folio; VG/no-DJ; spine white w/red & black text, some wear, fraying at top of spine, library number written on bottom, series of tiny pinpricks on front side, creasing; otherwise good; boards firm, library sticker & merchant sticker on inside frt cvr, acquisition sticker on the back,some creasing otherwise clean and in good repair; binding loosening at hinges, seams open on both sides, otherwise in good cond. despite age; pages have aging, slight wear but otherwise in very good cond. for as is buy 11pp + 20 plates. Oversized: may require additional postage for expedited/international orders. French pottery.
London; New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul; Columbia University Press, 1962, 1964. Octavo; VG-/G; black and white pictorial spines with red text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, From Its Origins to 1793, pp 365; From 1793 to 1799, pp 429; dust jackets have modestly sunned exterior; mylar wraps; cloths have light sunning to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks show mild wear to exterior edges; interiors clean;.
Cairo: Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale, 2007. Reprint, 2nd edition. Quarto; G/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spines with black text; 3 Volumes, one separate, vol. 1 and vols. 1 & 2 in one bound book, as well as a book of photographic record; Covers have slightly rubbed and lightly smudged exteriors and minor edge wear with sturdy panels; Text blocks have some shelf wear such as light rubbing due to handling and minor smudges on exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight bindings. French language.
Paris: Editions A. et J. Picard & Cie. 1966. Octavo; pp 534; G-/paperback; grayish beige spine with black text; odd volume; exterior has slight sun darkening to spine; moderate shelf wear to exterior; lightly creased fore edge; intact panels; minor chips to edges; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; interior show light toning toward edges; light marginalia in pencil; text in French;.
Antwerp, Belgium: Mercator Editions, 1967. Large Quarto, Hardcover; VG/VG; White Spine Black Text; Book comes in slipcase. Slipcase shows minor general shelf ware, some rubbing/fraying to edges. DJ is clean with general shelf ware. Chipping along edges of spine. Mild rubbing and closed tears on certain edges. Sunning on covers. Otherwise fine; Text block lightly age toned but clean. Text and illustration legible and clear; pp 436. Additional cost for items designated for expedited/international shipping, or for any items too large or heavy (over 4 Lbs) for Economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.
1732. Lemery," "Boulduc," "Geoffroy." One page, with cross outs and words added, in French, 7.5" x 8.5", [Paris?]; February 27, 1732. In this report, possibly in Lemery's hand and presumably prepared for the French Academy of Science, Lémery, Boulduc, and Geoffroy write the following concerning the trade of rhubarb We have examined by order of the Academy a dissertation submitted the Controller General concerning the trade of rhubarb and false rhubarb which was substituted for the [latter or former?] because it is rare in France; we opine that in order to [illegible] the trade of rhubarb which is as delicious from Archangel to the Echelles du Levant [ports in the Near East and North Africa], it would be in the interest of the king and the public good that the [illegible] forbid the entry of false rhubarb from foreign lands. If false rhubarb is useful in certain cases, enough of it grows in the kingdom to satisfy that need." Condition: Manuscript has creases along edges, small section of paper loss under Lemery's signature; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
Bruxelles: Crédit Communal, 1984. Quarto; G; Paperback; Spine, grey with black print; Cover has mild wear to corners and spine ends, creasing on spine, vertical crease to front, light shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; Catalog of an exhibition held 1984-1985 in Brussels at the Crédit communal de Belgique; Text in French; 447 pages, illustrated (b&w, some 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.].
[Paris]: De l'imprimerie royale, 1752. First Edition. Quarto, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary calf with gilt seal to center of each board, newly rebacked in pale brown leather, two burgundy labels with gilt titling; all edges of text block gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 3 engraved headbands and 2 title vignettes.; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
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.