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La Veritable Politique des Personnes de Qualite. La Vera Politica delle Persone di Qualita

By: Anon

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Strasbourg and Argentina, Amand Konig 1752: 1752

Book number: 53689

Condition: Good


(8), 275, (12) pp. 12mo bound in 8's and 4's. Contemporary half leather over boards. Raised bands to spine. Lacks any spine lettering. Slight wear to spine ends & extremities and boards rubbed. Later ink name to ffep. Internally clean. Binding firm. Only edition in the UK is incomplete in the BL. Facing-page text in French and Italian. View more info

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Poèmes à Lou

By: Apollinaire, Guillaume

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard 1978: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 48107

Condition: Very Good


247 pp., toned at the extremities. View more info

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Fonds Atget, Hauts-De-Seine: Catalogue Des Photographies Anciennes

By: Atget, Eugene;Cuzin, Jean Pierre;Musee de l'Ile-de-France;Meyenbourg, Marianne De

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Hauts De Seine, Le Musee De Poche 1991: 1991

Book number: 44624

ISBN: 2901437001

Condition: Near Fine


285 pp., Illustrated in b/w. FRENCH TEXT. Scarce title. View more info

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Le Marais: Mythe et Realite

By: Babelon, Jean-Pierre

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Paris, Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites/Picard 1987: 1987

Book number: 52102

ISBN: 2858220751

Condition: Very Good


340 pp. Large paperback. Spine faded but lettering bright. Slight edgewear to covers. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Hotel de Sully in Paris in 1987. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Text in French. VG View more info

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Les Rivalites en Province

By: Balzac, H. de

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Bruxelles et Leipzig, Meline, Cans et Compagnie 1838: 1838

Book number: 55419

Condition: Good


178 pp. Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards edgeworn with wear to corners. Foxing throughout. Early library stamps on title-page papered over. Original Brussels edition. Text in French language. View more info

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Les Contes Drolatiques : Colligez ez Abbayes de Touraine et mis en Lumiere par le Sieur de Balzac

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten 1864: 1864

Edition: Sixth Edition

Book number: 53227

Condition: Very Good


xxxi, 614 pp. Half dark blue morocco over blue cloth boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Areas of damage to boards at lower edges. Scattered foxing. With 425 illustrations by Gustave Dore. Binding firm. Text in French language. View more info

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L'Armee du Rhin : Depuis le 12 Aout Jusqu'au 29 Octobre 1870

By: Bazaine, Le Marechal

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Henri Plon 1872: 1872

Book number: 52708

Condition: Very Good


305 pp. Limp maroon cloth with gilt title to spine. Ex-institutional library with usual stamps and markings. Spine slightly faded. A few pencil notations. With eight maps (lacks 3 maps). Chronicles the early months of the Franco-Prussian War. Text in French language. VG View more info

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Australie: Voyage Autour du Monde

By: Beauvoir, Le Comte de

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie. 1886: 1886

Book number: 51465

Condition: Very Good


iv, 364 pp. Dark blue morocco spine over marbled paper-covered boards. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to spine. Two folding colour maps. Twelve photo-gravure illustrations. Internally very clean. Binding firm. Text in French. VG View more info

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Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Pays...8 volumes

By: Benezit, E.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Grund 1960: 1960

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 51202

Condition: Fine


Complete set in eight volumes. Brown half morocco over light brown cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Black & white illustrations. Fresh and clean condition throughout. Bindings bright. Text in French. An attractive set in Fine condition. View more info

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Wassily Kandinsky

By: Bill, Max

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Paris, Maeght Editeur 1951: 1951

Book number: 42180

Condition: Very Good


FRENCH TEXT 178 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w,, in dustwrapper and slipcase. View more info

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La Nature dans l'Assiette (The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc)

By: Blanc, Georges ;Baker, Christopher

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A., Stewart Tabori & Chang 1987: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 42575

ISBN: 1556700083

Condition: Near Fine


319 pp., illustrated in colour. Minor tanning to edges. Blanc is a Michelin 3 star chef. FRENCH TEXT View more info

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Grammaire Des Arts Du Dessin Architecture, Sculpture, Peinture

By: Blanc, M. Charles

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Paris, Libraire Renouard 1882: 1882

Edition: Fourth Editiion

Book number: 37102

Condition: Very Good


691 pp., Red quarter morocco with very pretty gilt decorated panels marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated with various in text line figures. TEG. Binding slightly worn and rubbed, internally very good and clean FRENCH TEXT View more info

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Les Annees 60 d'Anne Bony

By: Bony, Anne and introduction by Francois Olivier Rousseau

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions du Regard 1983: 1983

Book number: 50370

ISBN: 2903370060

Condition: Very Good


765 pp. Slight edgewear. Fully illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. Text in French. A Very Good copy with some dents to the corners. View more info

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Discours Sur L'histoire Universelle, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin

By: Bossuet, J. B.

Price: £850.00

Publisher: London, Samuel Bagster 1807: 1807

Book number: 45167

Condition: Very Good


[4], 404, [2], 121 pp., Three parts in two volumes bound as one. Bound in a beautiful contemporary wine coloured straightgrained full morocco. Gilt lines and borders, and lovely panels on spine. AEG. Very pretty fore edge painting of St Peter's Rome. Library plates for Mary Robinson Stamer and 'Tervoe House'; an estate in Limerick the neighbouring county to Clare of which the Stamers were High Sherrifs. Minor fading to spine, corners bumped, a few minor scuffs and scratc... View more info

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Histoire Du Costume : En Occident de L'Antiquite a nos Jours

By: Boucher, Francois

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paris, Flammarion 1983: 1983

Book number: 53165

ISBN: 2080100327

Condition: Fine


463 pp. Publisher's full lavender cloth in pictorial dust jacket. New edition with a chapter by Yvonne Deslandres. Dj slightly edgeworn with a few short tears but jacket now protected in a clear plastic wrapper. Fresh and clean copy. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Text in French language. View more info

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Histoire des Quatre Fils d"Aymon

By: Bres, M.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Paris, Louis Janet N.d. [1827]: 1827

Book number: 52439

Condition: Very Good


x, 276 pp. Bound in brown straight-grained morocco with decorative blind-stamped designs to boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt and blind-stamped decoration. All edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription to first blank. Scattered light foxing. With four hand-coloured engravings and hand-coloured title page vignette. Colours vibrant. Binding firm. Text in French language. In VG condition. View more info

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Manuel du Libraire et de L'Amateur de Livres. In eight volumes complete.

By: Brunet, Jacques-Charles

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Berlin, Fraenkel & Cie. 1921: 1921

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 50123

Condition: Very Good


In 8 volumes complete, including the supplement in two volumes. Publisher's vellum spines and tips over marbled boards. Lettering in black to spines. Vellum somewhat darkened and boards faded. Slight wear to extremities. Leaves darkened. In-text illustrations. With the two volume supplement, being a facsimle edition of the Paris edition of 1878. Text primarily in French. All bindings firm. A VG set of this standard early reference work on bibliography. View more info

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Afghanistan: Les Tresors Retrouves. Collections Du Musee National d'Afghanistan

By: Cambon, Pierre and Jean-Francois Jarrige

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Paris, Musee Des Arts Asiatiques Guimet 2006: 2006

Book number: 44751

Condition: Very Good


48 pp. Paperback. Published to accompany the exhibition in Paris in 2006-2007. Full colour throughout. French text. View more info

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Les Week-End de Saint-Ouen

By: Campagne, Jean-Marc

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Paris, Aux Depens d'un Groupe d'Amateurs 1951: 1951

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 52992

Condition: Very Good


Edition limited to 215 copies. This is copy no. 160 of 175 copies on velin pur fil des Papeteries de Rives. Original grey portfolio boards with lettering in black to spine. In the original slipcase. Paper covers with title enclosing folded folio sheets. Slipcase partially split at lower edge. Spine marked. Slight dampstaining affecting paper covers and a few leaves. Title page in colour and with 28 colour lithographs by Grau Sala. Text in French language. View more info

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Memoires sur la Vie Privee de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre : Suivis de Souvenirs et d'Anecdotes Historiques... In two volumes

By: Campan, Madame

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Londres, Chez Henri Colburn et Co. et M. Bossange et Co. 1823: 1823

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 54702

Condition: Good


In 2 volumes complete. lvi, 443; viii, 440 pp. Later half morocco over original printed boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Boards rubbed & marked with wear & rubbing to extremities. Later endpapers. Frontis portrait engraving. Bindings firm. Text in French language. View more info