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  • BARING-GOULD, S., 1834-1924
    A BOOK OF THE PYRANEES. With Twenty-Five Illustrations

    New York: Dutton, 1908. Maroon cloth gilt lettered. pp [10], 309 + one map and 24 photographic plates; indexed. Oct, 1911, ink private owner inscription on front free endpaper; minor rubbing to spine tips, with a nick at head of spine; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Made from UK sheets. UK and US firsts were in 1907, this copy has the half-title leaf on a stub for some reason.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26331
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  • HEPPENSTALL, Rayner
    A LITTLE PATTERN OF FRENCH CRIME

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1969. Blue boards, pp 177, index. Ink name at front, else fine. Jacket has large price clip, sunning to red portion of spine, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47800
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  • A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell

    Edition: First illustrated edition

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1900. Second edition, with minor revisions and a new Preface, the first illustrated edition (first was in 1884). Dark green pictorial cloth stamped in red, gilt, and pale yellow, top edge gilt, spine gilt lettered, binding design by Thomas Watson Ball. pp [2], (xiv), (352) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 43 other plates, 22 vignette illustrations in text. Nicks to spine ends; small abrasion to rear cover at inner top edge; small light spot to lower inner corner of front cover; tidy ink owner name at front; some underlining in red on pp 7, 19 and 68; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight, still atractive copy. BAL 10642. Edition of 2030 copies, of which about 1218 were in this binding.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46917
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  • ZOLA, Émile
    A LOVE EPISODE. translated, with a preface, by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly ; and illustrated with ninety-four wood engravings from drawings by E. Thévenot.

    London: Hutchinson, 1898. Colonial Library issue, later printing. First was 1895. Translation of PAGE D'AMOUR. Plain red cloth gilt lettered. pp (xii), 386, (2, ads). Also endpaper ads. Spine a little darkened, yellowing to page edges; some separations in gutters; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50778
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  • GRANT, W.L. (Denzil Holles)
    A PURITAN AT THE COURT OF LOUIS XIV

    Edition: First edition.

    Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University, 1913. pp 17, [3], stapled, in light brown printed paper covers. Front cover has short tear to fore margin internally repaired with archival paper tape and chips to outer corners, VG clean copy otherwise, no owner names. Bulletin of the Departments of History and Political and Economic Science in Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, No. 8, July, 1913. A short monograph on English Presbyterian peer and member of the House of Lords Denzil Holles (b. 1599), who also served as Ambassador to Paris. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 28047
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  • A Sketch of the Public Life of the Duke of Otranto by (Fouché, Joseph)
    (Fouché, Joseph)
    A Sketch of the Public Life of the Duke of Otranto

    Edition: First UK edition

    London, Leipsic, and Amsterdam: H. Colburn and others, 1816. Original boards with cloth spine with paper label, untrimmed edges. pp (4), 168, [4] + short 12 pp Simpkin, Marshall catalogue. Preface by the German editor. Spine worn, missing pieces, label mostly readable; boards a little warped, worn at fore edges; text paper a bit cockled from damp but quite clean and unworn, no stains. Some neat repairs. A scarce early attempt at image rehabilitation by Napoleon’s notorious Minister of Police. This "sketch" would be expanded into a two-volume autobiography in 1825. "[Fouché] commenced his career as a revolutionist; voted the death of the king; betrayed the Republic to Napoleon; broke his faith to the usurper, then to the Bourbons;…

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    London, Leipsic, and Amsterdam: H. Colburn and others, 1816. Original boards with cloth spine with paper label, untrimmed edges. pp (4), 168, [4] + short 12 pp Simpkin, Marshall catalogue. Preface by the German editor. Spine worn, missing pieces, label mostly readable; boards a little warped, worn at fore edges; text paper a bit cockled from damp but quite clean and unworn, no stains. Some neat repairs. A scarce early attempt at image rehabilitation by Napoleon’s notorious Minister of Police. This "sketch" would be expanded into a two-volume autobiography in 1825. "[Fouché] commenced his career as a revolutionist; voted the death of the king; betrayed the Republic to Napoleon; broke his faith to the usurper, then to the Bourbons; then again to the hero of the Hundred Days; he was venal, mendacious, disloyal, corrupt to the core... His memoirs are indeed no less amazing than instructive reading, and in them will be found the history of the first Napoleonic Empire with a cynical frankness little less than revolting" (Daily Telegraph).

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50675
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  • SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles (Victor Hugo)
    A STUDY OF VICTOR HUGO

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chatto & Windus. Octavo, dark green cloth. pp (vi), 148, (1, ad), (3) + 32 pp Jan., 1886, catalogue. Book a little leaned, spine gilt lightly dulled, half inch cloth split to top of front joint, slight cloth bubbling to covers, endpapers foxed, scar from removed label inside front cover, occasional minor text foxing, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, darkening to page edges; in all, a good, clean, tight and unworn copy. Edition of 1k copies. Wise 81.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38433
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  • WITTIG, Monique
    ACROSS THE ACHERON. Translated from the French by David Le Vay in collaboration with Margaret Crosland

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Peter Owen, 1987. Black cloth. Light toning to text paper, else fine in fine jacket. Fantasy novel by a radical feminist lesbian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46845
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  • AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA: the journal of a tour to that island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli.The second edition by BOSWELL, James
    BOSWELL, James
    AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA: the journal of a tour to that island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli.The second edition

    Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Second edition, first London edition, same year as the Glasgow first, with some minor authorial changes, variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241. pp (xxiv), 384 + folding frontispiece map; half-title present. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with label and gilt rules. Spine has very shallow chip across head, slight rubbing, rippling to the shiny surface; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; tanning to corners of endpapers from binding materials; armorial bookplate (browned) of Robert Sherson, M.D., with his ink signature; crease to one fold of frontispiece, which has lightly offset onto the title page; VG otherwise, text fine. The young…

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    Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Second edition, first London edition, same year as the Glasgow first, with some minor authorial changes, variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241. pp (xxiv), 384 + folding frontispiece map; half-title present. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with label and gilt rules. Spine has very shallow chip across head, slight rubbing, rippling to the shiny surface; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; tanning to corners of endpapers from binding materials; armorial bookplate (browned) of Robert Sherson, M.D., with his ink signature; crease to one fold of frontispiece, which has lightly offset onto the title page; VG otherwise, text fine. The young Boswell's first important publication, "with its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of [General Pascal] Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, it was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated, stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought its author wide fame in Britain and Europe, and found an interested readership among the Americans. It attracted the notice of the French government (which had a translation made), and though Boswell's ambition for British intervention was not to be fulfilled, he probably influenced Britain's decision to send secret supplies of arms to the Corsicans" - ODNB. ESTC T26158 ; Pottle 24; Tinker 322. Edition of 3.5k copies, published a month after the first.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49746
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  • ANDRÉ by SAND, George (pseud. of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. 1804-76)
    SAND, George (pseud. of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. 1804-76)
    ANDRÉ

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Félix Bonnaire / Victor Magen, 1835. 21.5 cm. Old quarter calf and marbled boards, elaborately gilt-tooled spine with titling piece, marbled endpapers and page edges. (4), 420 pp, half-title present. Vicaire VI, 203. Boards with modest rubbing, joints professionally repaired, mild flaking to the gilt spine lettering, leaves with scattered foxing, most noticeably on the half-title and title leaves, in all a VG copy. Front pastedown with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. An early novel by Sand, quite scarce in first edition. Written in Venice, it is the story of a tragic and unwise marriage between a young flower seller and a feckless nobleman. A proto-feminist work that…

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    Paris: Félix Bonnaire / Victor Magen, 1835. 21.5 cm. Old quarter calf and marbled boards, elaborately gilt-tooled spine with titling piece, marbled endpapers and page edges. (4), 420 pp, half-title present. Vicaire VI, 203. Boards with modest rubbing, joints professionally repaired, mild flaking to the gilt spine lettering, leaves with scattered foxing, most noticeably on the half-title and title leaves, in all a VG copy. Front pastedown with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. An early novel by Sand, quite scarce in first edition. Written in Venice, it is the story of a tragic and unwise marriage between a young flower seller and a feckless nobleman. A proto-feminist work that paints a grim picture of the effects of marriage on a woman of intelligence and of marriage between people of different social classes.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45241
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  • Krumeich, Gerd
    Armaments and Politics in France on the Eve of the First World War: The Introduction of Three-Year Conscription, 1913-1914

    Leamington Spa: Berg Publishers, 1984. (6), 307 pp. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44508
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  • Milner, John
    Art, War and Revolution in France 1870-1871: Myth, Reportage and Reality

    Edition: First printing

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. Red cloth. pp 243, index, colour and b&w reproductions. Ink owner name, else fine. Jacket has a small creased tear at head of spine, else fine. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48632
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  • HAYMAN, Ronald (Antonin Artaud)
    ARTAUD AND AFTER

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Oxford, 1977. Octavo, black boards. Fine in VG price-clipped jacket, no owner names. Plates, index. A study of the influential opium addicted playwright, actor, poet and director.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 32385
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  • STARKIE, Enid (Arthur Rimbaud)
    ARTHUR RIMBAUD

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1947. Second edition, revised (first was in 1938). Octavo, maroon cloth. 464 pp + plates. Notes, index. Page edges yellowed, spine very lightly sunned, 1950 ink inscription at front, else a VG clean and unworn jackeless copy. "This is a new version of the first comprehensive book in English - and the fullest biography in any language - about Arthur Rimbaud." - jacket flap of another copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46818
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  • LE SAGE, Alain René
    ASMODEUS, The Devil on Two Sticks...With a Memoir of the Author. Embellished with Two Hundred Engravings, After Designs by Tony Johannot.

    London: Willioughby & Co. No date, later edition. c.1840s or 50s? Octavo, pp xxiv, 3-275, 1 blank, 8 ads, Original brown cloth decorated in blind to covers, pictorial spine stamped in gilt ("Illustrated Standard Edition...200 Engravings".) Cream endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and seven other full page illustrations inserted, numerous illustrations in text. Spine sunned to tan; sunning and dampspotting to margins of covers; spine has top half inch chipped away, small pieces missing with loss of parts of "Illustrated Standard", bottom 1/8 inch chipped away; inner hinges cracked; occasional soil spots in text; mainly VG otherwise, sound in the binding. With armorial book plate to front pastedown, and 1854 ink name to front free endpaper,…

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    London: Willioughby & Co. No date, later edition. c.1840s or 50s? Octavo, pp xxiv, 3-275, 1 blank, 8 ads, Original brown cloth decorated in blind to covers, pictorial spine stamped in gilt ("Illustrated Standard Edition...200 Engravings".) Cream endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and seven other full page illustrations inserted, numerous illustrations in text. Spine sunned to tan; sunning and dampspotting to margins of covers; spine has top half inch chipped away, small pieces missing with loss of parts of "Illustrated Standard", bottom 1/8 inch chipped away; inner hinges cracked; occasional soil spots in text; mainly VG otherwise, sound in the binding. With armorial book plate to front pastedown, and 1854 ink name to front free endpaper, of Thomas Curtis Clarke, eminent American civil engineer and bridge builder. Clarke was a New Englander who moved to Port Hope, Ontario in 1853 to work for the local railway. He married and raised a family there, and was a partner in a Port Hope firm that built the East and West Blocks of Canada's Parliament Buildings in the 1860s. He then moved back to the USA where he pioneered the modern iron viaduct and built major railway bridges that made him famous. Clarke is buried in Port Hope.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14752
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  • BERNSTEIN, Samuel
    AUGUSTE BLANQUI AND THE ART OF INSURRECTION

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1971. Black boards, pp 364, index. Ink owner name else fine in VG+ jacket. Louis Auguste Blanqui was a professional French revolutionary who was active in period from the restoration of the Bourbons to the defeat of the Paris Commune. He spent 33 of his 76 years in nearly 30 different prisons.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47963
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  • BARRÈS, Maurice
    AUTOUR DE JEANNE D'ARC

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Librairie Ancienne Édouard Champion, 1916. #319 of 500 copies on d'Arches paper. 4to. [4], (89), [3, blank], [4, ads] pp. Captioned tissue guard to the facsimile letter at front. Bound in grey card covers with original, protective tissue wrapper. Initial and terminal leaves a bit tanned from laid in publisher's advertisements; nicks to spine tips; tissue wrapper tanned, with a few chips and short tears; light tanning to margins of covers; soft corner crease to front free endpaper; else a fine unopened copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 12023
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  • (Pitou, Louis-Ange. 1767-1846)
    Aux amis de l'ordre et de la paix, aux Français dignes de ce nom, de quelqu'opinion qu'ils soient ou qu'ils aient été sur l'Urne des Stuarts et des Bourbons (drop title)

    (Paris): Imprimerie d'Ant. Beraud, no date (ca 1790s?). Disbound, 20 cm, 8 pp, no wrappers. Fine copy. FRBNF31118695 Pitou "entered the priesthood, but after the beginning of the French Revolution he abandoned his profession. A zealous royalist, he was arrested sixteen times, and finally transported to Guiana under the Directory. Shortly after his arrival at Cayenne he escaped, and after many adventures among the natives he returned to France. He engaged in new conspiracies under the consulate, and was a few years in prison. After the return of the Bourbons, Pitou received a small pension." - Wikipedia. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47497
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  • BALTHASAR by FRANCE, Anatole [pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924].
    FRANCE, Anatole [pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924].
    BALTHASAR

    Edition: First printing

    Paris: Calmann Levy, 1889. 18.5 cm. (iv), (295), (1, blank) pp. Nicely rebound in quarter brown morocco, spine gilt lettered with five raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, original front and rear wrappers bound in. Bookplate on front free endpaper and verso of front wrapper, "P." rubber stamped to half title leaf; bit of rubbing to outer corners; else a fine copy of this collection of seven stories.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5638
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  • PICQ, Ardant du, Colonel
    BATTLE STUDIES: ancient and modern battle. Translated by Colonel John N. Greely and Major Robert C. Cotton

    Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing, 1958. pp (xxii), 273. Cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; ink owner name, VG otherwise. Publisher's Military Classics series. Translated from the French original. Du Picq fell during the Franco-Prussian War; the book has bearing on WWI.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48018
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