France & French Language
Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1692. 24mo in contemporary vellum boards. light wear to edges of boards, some slight soiling, one centimeter of vellum along edge of back board is worn away, leather stripes at top and bottom of spine, top stripe reads "h." bottom stripe reads "N.3124" binding tight, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, pages crisp, minimal foxing, writing in pencil on ffep, else pages free from marking. 536 pp. This volume only, from a 25 volume set detailing European history from 1686 through 1693, This volume covers July through December, 1692. TEXT IN FRENCH SHELVED BEHIND ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK.
Tunis: Ministere des Affaires Culturelles et de L'Information, 1971. Booklet; G-/no-DJ paperback; Yellow spine with black text; Covers have moderate wear such as lightly smudged and rubbed exterior with fraying & rubbed edges; Text block light writing inside front cover with slight wear along edges due to handling, page 85 has red ink mark but otherwise general wear with good binding; pp 214. French language.
Paris: Ph. Lottin, 1727. First edition. 10mo in dark brown leather with six-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards; small open tear on upper right corner; strong binding; marble end pages; penciled inscription with authors' names on second end page; book slightly warped upwards; edges dusty; paper slightly age-toned; clean text; 48 pages of hymns at the end; in French; shelved in Case # 3.
Paris: Editions Diderot, 1946. First edition. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Terra cotta spine with white text; Frenchlanguage; Boards have moisture staining towards lower front edge with rubbing, spotting on exterior surfaces & corners, but have no major structural defects; Text block has darkened with age, also some moisture staining most notably along exterior edges, overall pages are intact & tightly bound to spine; pp 235.
Paris: Institut Charles de Gaulle, 1992. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Off white spine with blue text: Covers have light shelfwear, some age related fading, otherwise clean, slight fraying of corners: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds or tears: Volume IV only: Text is entirely in FRENCH: 452 pp.
Yugoslavia: El Moudjahid, 1962. Two Hardcover Quartos. Both in VG- condition. Shelf and edge wear to boards. Corners of boards bumped and frayed. Library of Congress stamps on front endpages. Heavy fraying to paper on ends of spines. Text is in French. Bindings are solid. [Oversized, two volume set. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. (Set should come to 7lbs, factoring in packing materials) For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1822. First edition. Thick quarto in burgundy leather with gold gilt; six-band spine with heavy gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards, mostly around spine and edges; gilt edges; paper sunned with light, occasional foxing or offsetting; text in French; contains an engraving on each page with descriptive paragraphs; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1876. Large Thick Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gold text set on a light brown block; French language; Boards have some rubbing along edges with moderate scratches on exterior, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy; Text block is slightly age toned with wear along edges due to handling, sticker on front pastedown, slight foxing on first & last few pages, front pastedown is cracking slightly from binding at hinge; pp 230.
Gettysburg, PA: James Magee, printer, 1802. Rare Gettysburg imprint. 16mo; good+/none; full brown leather with gilt title and panel rulings; new endpapers; ex libris, signature, title-page; all corners and edges, chipping, wear, and some abrasions; text block, clean with foxing, spot staining; and light general age-toning; 272 pp.; small dog-ears with text loss on final pages, 271-272, missing head-edge; spine and boards, creases and scars; else very good; ---CONSIGNMENT. Shelved Case #3.
1679. new edition. 10mo in brown leather with gilt; Good condition; six-band embossed spine and gilt edges; boards show some shelf wear mostly on back cover and around slightly bumped corners; front end pages have been cut off, including title page; first page of text inscribed by previous owner; paper slightly discolored and foxed on the edges, but scores of Gregorian chant are clean and readable; back end pages and flaps are soiled; in FRENCH; shelved in case # 4.
Paris: Alphonse Leclere, 1861. first edition. Small octavo in dark brown leatherette with framed gold gilt; in good condition; 6-band embossed spine with small, open tears along edges; binding strong; ornate end pages; gilt edges; paper slightly faded; text clean; tight print; slight musty odor; pp. 219; contains 33 letters addressed from uncle to nephew, and 39 plates of colored engravings in very good condition; in FRENCH; shelved in Case # 4.
Paris: Lemarchand, 1802. new edition;. 12mos. in light brown leather; Good; 5-band spines with gold letters and burgundy frame; some amount of shelf wear mostly on spine and edges; binding strong; previous owner's tiny seal on title page; frontispiece portrait loose; paper faded and foxed, text clean in tight print; in FRENCH; shelved in France section.
Paris: Cercle d'Art, 1948. first edition. Thin folio in beige and grey soft covers with no letters; VG; moderate soiling on boards; spine has a small cut at bottom; most pages still uncut; paper slightly faded; contains about 100 plates in black and white; pp. 127; in French; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Lyon: Societe de Topographie Historique, 1986? Facsimile. Elephant size folio in beige hardcovers with brown letters; VG; portfolio in good condition; contains 25 plates; the original facsimile of the detailed plan of the city in the 1550s was published in 1876; shelved front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, Editeurs, 1894. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text; Boards are sunned with rubbing along edges and spine with strong panels; Text block has darkened due to age with stiff pages, slight cracking between pastedowns and end papers at hinges but pages are still intact. French language.
Paris 6eme: author, 1939. first edition. Folio in grey and black soft covers in good condition; spine with open tear; loose binding; text and paper clean; pp. 140; introduction by Paul Valery; contains art by Courbet, Seurat, Miro, and Rouault as well as Ancient Greece and Roman illuminations; please note: lithographs pp. 51-54 missing; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelve in CASE #11.
Paris 6eme: author, 1938. first edition. tall folio in orange soft covers; VG; covers in good condition; loose binding; text, paper, and plates in good condition; introduction by Rabindranath Tagore; pp. 132; in English; contains Moslem, Persian, Indian, and Chinese art and photographs, as well as Bonnard, Matisse and Delacroix; please note: plates missing on pp. 6, and 51-58; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelve in CASE #11.
London: Charles Hunter, 1824. 8vo., xix, 627pp.; VG-; bound in brown leather, paneled brown spine, maroon label, gilt lettering; some rubbing to boards, bumping to corners; rubbing to corners and board edges; small silver sticker with previous owners information on ffep; foxing to endpapers; small amount of pencil writing on page 113; binding solid; literally translated from the original and official edition, published at Paris, in 1804; shelved case 10.
Bruxelles: Editions Meddens, 1968. Quarto (10"w x 13.5"h); good/good; dj, white spine with black text; dj [Brodart], moderate shelf wear; 2" closed tear, bottom of front cover; HB, white spine with gold text; boards, moderate soiling along the edges; text block, clean; illustrated in black-and-white and in color; 211pp.---TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelved in French section. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1973. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with dark green text; French language; Covers have faux DJ flaps, slight age toning around edges, lightly rubbed edges, but otherwise glossy exterior surface; Text block has overall light tone and unmarked; pp 288.
Le Sycomore, 1984. First limited edition (#176 of 500); signed. Oblong folio in black cloth with black and white DJ in brodart; VG/VG; white letters on spine; DJ has some closed tears around edges, protected by brodart; strong binding; paper and text clean; pp. 301; author's signature and dedication on last front end page; very scarce; contains chapters on the uses of light in cinematography and in the arts, as well as philosophical and artistic descriptions of the role of light in photography; some full size pages in color; long, beautiful quote from Alain Robbe-Grillet inside front cover; in French; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Belgique: Cosey Editions, 1988. Aire Libre. Quarto; vg+/none; v1, green and aquamarine spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 48 pp.; tail-edge, joint, split start; previously mended; else very good; ---v2, Quarto; vg+/none; striped with bands of blue on spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 54 pp.; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
Paris: Hotel Drouot, 2006. First edition. Thick quarto in grey and black hardcovers with black cloth spine; VG; minimal soiling; tiny bumps on four corners; glossy paper with color illustrations throughout; open gutter on p. 545; pp. 557; in French with translation of notes at the end; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1987. First Edition [Presumed]. Octavo; VG-/No Jacket Paperback; White spine with black and green lettering; Cover shows some wear, bumping at the upper and lower edges of spine; Binding is tight; previous owner's name inked on front page, otherwise text block is clean; 179 pp,
Paris, France: Chez B. Le Francq, 1784. First. 8vo; 220 pp.; half-leather binding with paper covered boards, gilt text on calf label on a brown leather spine. VG. "Memoires de Comte du Neny" written on ffep by some previous owner in the distant past. Severe rubbing and bumping to the board edges. Minor stains to the covers. Text is in FRENCH.
Paris: Librairie Academique Perrin, 1980. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is green 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 347.
Paris: Eugene Figuiere, 1913. Sixth edition. Quarto in brown and grey illustrated hardcovers; VG; vinyl covers and paper wraps with shelf wear and discoloration; boards clean; binding strong; paper highly discolored with some foxing; 46 plates at the end, clean; text clean; pp. 84; in French; shelved in Case # 11.
Constantinople: Demetrius Nicolaides, 1873. first edition. small octavo in black and beige moire hardcovers; Good; spine black with gold letters; ex-library copy with seal and stamp on spine; boards show some shelf wear around edges; tiny open tear on top of front board; binding strong; previous owner's name on title page; paper heavily discolored; text clean; some pages creased at the end; pp. 427; book is a result of a legislative movement in Turkey (Corpus Juris Ottomani) for a corpus written in French; shelved in case # 9; in FRENCH.