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1 Aicard, Jean THE DIVERTING ADVENTURES OF MAURIN Translated by Alfred Allinson, M. A.
London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1910 Hardcover Very Good+  
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. The book has a soft blue cloth cover with gilt title and design on the front cover and spine. The gilt is still bright. The covers are clean with a few tiny spots of color loss on the back panel, and slightly bumped corner. The end papers and pages are clean. The front and bottom edges are untrimmed. The top edges were once blue, but some color has now faded. The reverse of the front end paper carries and inscription "Fortescue Moresby with Xmas and New Year's greetings from Dick Allinson Dec 1909". There is a former owner bookplate on the front free end paper. ; 8vo; 375 pages  
Price: 25.00 USD
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POUR DON CARLOS , Benoit, Pierre
2 Benoit, Pierre POUR DON CARLOS
Paris Librairie Plon 1934 Softcover Illustrated by Pierre Broussard 
SIGNED by Pierre Broussard, illustrator. French style softcover book. Limited edtion, this is number 634 of 2200. There are twelve full page illustrations with tissue guards. This book is signed on the half title page by Broussard, one of the prominent Art Deco artists of France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was well known for the work he did for the fashion houses of Paris. The book would be fine except for faint soil on the back panel and a little wear at some edges. The interior is fine. Protected in a see-through, removable mylar cover. In French. ; 8vo; Signed by Illustrator  
Price: 115.00 USD
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3 Bourget, Paul PHYSIOLOGIE DE L'AMOUR MODERNE
Paris Georgre Cres Et Cie. 1917 Hardcover 
This is the 1917 edition on Japon Imperial paper with No '42' (of 48) stamped in. This book is 3/4 brown Morocco with marbled paper covers and ruled lines in gilt. The book was bound by Minos of Paris. (Relieur, 15, Rue du Petit-Pont) . The end papers are a closely matching design and color (green with touches of brown. The original wrapper is bound in (both front and rear. There is a Preface with the initials of Bourget, 520 numbered pages, plus a Table of Contents. Wood engravings are by J. L. Perrichon (original wrapper, frontispiece, seond title page and head and end decorative designs. ) The condition of the leather is good - there is some slight rubbing and a very tiny touch of bookboard showing at the corners. The leather on the spine was overlaid with a design of alternating shades of brown Morocco with gilt titles. There are two small chips on one corner of the desing, not not at the edge of the spine. The spine edges are strong. The binding is tight. There are no marks or writing. The end papers and the pages are crisp and clean except for a some smudging on the original front and rear wrapper. There is a light touch of foxing to the first and last blank paper. The top edges are gilt. A rayon ribbon marker is present but worn at the top edges. The book is small, but thick (2 inches - 520 pages - 2 & 1/2 pounds in weight) and may require extra postage if shipped internationally. ; 8vo; 522 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Colette LE BLÉ EN HERBE
Paris, France Flammarion Et Cie 1955 Hardcover Near Fine  
This is a softcover book in near fine condition. Unread - pages are uncut. There are no creases on the spine and the book is square with no pressure to the spine. There is a hint of an erasure of a pencil price. There are no marks or writing. The cover is a photo of a man and woman in black and white with green ink for the title.. In French. ; 8vo; 202 pages  
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 De Gasztold, Carmen Bernos THE CREATURES CHOIR
New York Viking 1965 First American Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  Illustrated by Jean Primrose 
This is a first edition hardcover with a dust jacket. It is tight, clean, and bright. The end papers and text are free of writing and marks. The jacket is in fine condition. The book appears to be carefully read. Translated by Rumer Godden. In English. Illustrations by Jean Primrose. ; 8vo  
Price: 19.00 USD
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6 De Maupassant, Guy PIERRE ET JEAN THE TWO BROTHERS
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1889 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Duez, E. and Lynch, A. 
Beautiful large hardcover edition of this classic translated into English by Albert Smith and beautifully illustrated with full page plates and in text illustrations in toned photogravures (photoengravings) . Red cloth boards with black decorative pattern, gilt title. Pattern and gilt are partially faded on cover and quite faded on the spine. Light soiling and shelfwear to extremities. Though the binding is very tight, both paper endpapers have previously broken and have been reinforced. Decorative floral endpapers in gold and white - the front free end paper has three chips from the lower right corner. The paper used for the end papers is delicate. The text is printed on heavy bond paper with gilt top edge, deckled fore and bottom edges. There are some light areas of foxing within the text and more pronounced foxing on the tissue guards for the plates. Illustrated with 36 exquisitely rendered photogravures by Albert Lynch and E. Duez. ; Large 8vo; 170 pages  
Price: 270.00 USD
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7 De Musset, Alfred FANTASIO A Comedy in Two Acts
Holland The Pleiad 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Fernand Giauque 
Hardcover book of a limited edition with two full page pochoir prints and several black and white lithographs throughout. This would be a near fine book except for a small faint spot on the front cover, faded gilt title on the spine, and a small, circular stamp in ink of the owner or bookseller on the front pasted down end paper. There is only a hint of wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The interior pages are very clean. The covers are a brick red/rust colored cloth. Pochoir is a finely executed stencil process of coloring applied by hand - an art in Itself. The book has been translated into English by Maurice Baring. ; 4to  
Price: 60.00 USD
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8 De Schlœzer GOGOL
Paris, France Librairie Plon 1932 Hardcover Near Fine  
This is a hardcover with the original softcover book bound in. The book is 3/4 Morocco leather with marbled paper. The spine is decorated in blindstamp filled with a blue-black ink and gold tooled spine and decoration with border. This has been handsomely bound. There is a fint hint of wear to the corners. The end papers are also marbled. The fore-edges are untrimmed. The top edges are gilt. The pages are all crisp and clean. There are no marks or writing. Gift condition. ; Le Roman Des Grandes Existences - N°37; 8vo; 297 pages  
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Flaubert, Gustave HERODIAS
Paris Societe Des Beaux Arts Limited Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Georges Rochegrosse 
This is a Limited Edition hardcover book, illustrated. The binding is tight, the blue-grey cloth covers are generally clean except for a spot on the back cover; the interior is clean. The top edges are gilt. The fore (front) and bottom edges are untrimmed. There is a tasteful former owner bookplate on the front pasted down end paper. There is a trace of a pencil price erasure on the front free end paper. The book is illustrated with a colored etching for the frontispiece and numerous tinted photogravures (photo engravings) within the text. Each photogravure has a tissue guard - some with foxing. The paper used in the book is free of foxing (brown spots - a result of chemical reactions from impurities in the paper or from the environment) . This is Number 180 of a Limited Edition of 550 copies. The artist is Georges Rochergrosse. There is a Preface by Anatole France. The etching was engraved by Champollion. ; Tall 8vo; 118 pages  
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 Lacroix, Paul BIBLIOGRAPHIE MOLIERESQUE (BIBLIOGRAPHY MOLIERE)
Paris Auguste Fontaine Libraire 1875 Second Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover second edition ex-library book with a leather spine and marble boards. The text is in French. The library marks are modest. There is a faint stamp on the top edge, some marks on the dedication page and remnants of the removal of a bookplate from the front end paper. The book is tightly bound in brown morocco and brown speckled marbled paper. The end papers are marbled in a different pattern - mostly red. The pages are on a quality paper that has no foxing. The fore-edges and bottom edges are untrimmed and slightly foxed. There is some wear to the spine and corners, especially the paper covered cover board edges. There are 20 page publisher catalog of books for sale at the rear of the book. There is a Dedication, two Prefaces, and 50 Chapters. There is an engraving of Moliere as a frontispeace (there is some foxing on the title page and frontispiece) . French language book reference. ; Tall 8vo; 412+ pages 
Price: 90.00 USD
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POEMES ANTIQUES, Leconte De Lisle
11 Leconte De Lisle POEMES ANTIQUES
Paris Alphonse Lemerre, Editeur Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book (French language) in leather and marbled boards with the original book in wrappers bound in. The covers are 3/4 maroon morocco leather with maroon and dark maroon-black marbled papers. There are six compartments with raised bands an the title and author stampled in and filled with gilt. Marbled end papers in a creem and reddish-marron. The original book is in spring green art paper with the title page printed on the cover and repeated inside the book. No date is mentioned, this book appears to have a photogravure by Rajon and not an etching on the frontipiece. There is a book plate of a former owner laid in - not glued. It belonged to a former Ambassador to France (from Eastern Europe) . The bookplate is nicely designed and printed. The leather binding is in very good plus to near fine condition. There is a very slight touch of wear to the corners. Clean, crisp, with a tight binding. There are no marks or writing. The covers of the wrappers are quite clean as are the interior pages. In French. Gift condition. ; 8vo; 321 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Louys, Pierre APHRODITE (Collection Nymphee)
Paris Librairie L. Borel 1901 Hardcover Illustrated by A. Calbet 
This is a small hardcover book in leather and marbled boards published in 1901 (early edition) using the illustrations by Calbet. The leather WAS a rich green morocco, the marbled paper is in a rich complimentary design. The back cover is still a rich green, however, the spine and front cover have severely faded. The leather has worn at the curve of the edges, corners, tips of the bands of the spine, and at the curved hinges of the spine. The color at the spine appears to be a brown, not green. There is a short separaton at the bottom of the back hinge - that does not weaken the strength and there is a slight curve to the book board at the rear bottom, however the interior rear hinge (gutter) is secure. The front interior end paper has split, but is storng. The end papers are marbled in a different design. The paper is brittle with consequences - fine chipping on some edges and some darkening from the outside of the pages in. The illustrations are mostly in black and white, some are tinted in blue and red. The spine has five raised bands with two leather overlays for the title and author which is in gilt. There is a former owner black and white bookplate on the inside pasted down end paper. There are no other marks or writing. There are 346 numbered pages and Table des Maitres. The text is in French. ; 12mo  
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Mérimée, Prosper COLOMBA / LA VENUS D'ILLE / LES AMES DU PURGATOIRE
Paris, France Calmann-Levy 1927 Softcover 
This is a softcover book with uncut pages. The spine has darkened as well as end papers. One end paper has been repaired. There are two small spots on the -front cover. The end papers and pages are very clean. There are no marks or writing. In French. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.00 USD
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THE PERSIAN LETTERS , Montesquieu
14 Montesquieu THE PERSIAN LETTERS
New York H. M. Caldwell Company 1897 Not First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean. Bright gilt pictorial cover and spine. Light soiling on back cover and small dot of missing color on front. . Front hinge is split part way down, but not weak or loose, quite strong. A couple of small circles in ink have been added to the front end paper. Top edges gilt. Deckled fore edges. Limited edition, number 80 of 250. Many small photogravures of etchings with tissue guards. This book is in used gift condition. Lavish gilt design on spine. Cloth color is a brownish orange. ; Photogravures; Small 8vo; 297 pages  
Price: 70.00 USD
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15 Prévost, Marcel LES DON JUANES 30 Bois Originaux De Ch. - J. Hallo
Paris, France Artheme Fayard & Cie 1930 Softcover 
ThIs is a softcover book (in French) published by Artheme Fayard of Paris in1930. It is illustrated by J. Hallo with 20 original woodcute. The frontispiece is full page in deco style, however the half title on the verso shows through the thin paper used for the book. The other illustrations take up 1/3 of a page or are decorative devices. Black. The cover is paper and includes the note that this book is part of the series - Le Livre De Demain. There is a handsomw vine logo printed in black and red at the bottom of the cover. The covers have some spots and chipping (one at the bottom of the spine, another narrow chip at the bottom of the front cover) . There is a former owner name in ink on the first page - the half title page, plus a date in 1931. The pages are clean. The edges are untrimmed. French language text. ; Woodcuts; 8vo 
Price: 19.00 USD
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16 Roujon, Jacques CE BON MONSIEUR DANTON
Paris, France Librairie Plon 1929 First Edition Hardcover Fine  
This is a 3/4 leather book with the original softcover book in its wrappers bound in. The leather is a fine Morocco with a gilt and fluerette spine with five compartmens. The covers are marbled as are the end papers. The top edges are gilt. The condition is fine. There is no wear except for a tiny scuff near the rear bottom corner. The pages of the book are untrimmed. There are no marks or writing. . Text in French. Georges Jacques Danton 1759 - 1794.; Le Roman Des Grandes Existences - N° 25; 8vo; 379 pages  
Price: 85.00 USD
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