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            Précis de L'Histoire Moderne [Prosateurs Français]

Michelet, J.

(Book #ID 51586)

Published by Bielefeld und Leipzig Velhagen & Klasing 1884. 1884.

Hard back binding in publisher's original camel brown covers, black title and author lettering to the red cloth spine, black lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 6½'' x 4½''. Contains 116 printed pages of text. Couple of under linings, only light rubbing to the lower corners and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Conflans Sainte-Honorine Au Fil De L'eau et Du Temps: En Cartes Postales Anciennes, Photographies Dessins et Gravures

Maurice Martin

(Book #ID 79497)

Published by Groupe M. J. C. Conflans A Travers Les Ages, France, 1988. 1988.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour photographic glazed boards. Landscape 8vo. 7'' x 9''. Contains 130 pages of archive monochrome photographs with detailed French text to each. Small tears to the inside front gutter and in very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Manuel de L'Histoire de la Littérature Française

Brunetiére Ferdinand

(Book #ID 56593)

Published by Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 15, rue Soufflot, Paris 1898. Paris 1898.

Hard back binding in contemporary half deep burgundy calf covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, grey cloth covered boards, marble paper end papers. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains [viii] 531 printed pages of French text. Light foxing to the page edges and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Toujours Provence

Mayle, Peter [Peter Mayle (14 June 1939 - 18 January 2018) was a British author noted for his memoirs of life in Provence, France] Illustrated by Kevin Hart

(Book #ID 2756)

Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 90 Great Russell Street, London 1991. 1991.

Hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. ISBN 0241128560. Contains [xvi] 213 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings. Fine condition book, in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 5 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            South: Aspects and Images from Corsica Italy and Southern France

Sansom, William

(Book #ID 3545)

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London First edition 1948. 1948.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original cloth covers, lettering to spine. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with small rubs and short closed nicks to spine tips, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Way of the Tumbrils: Paris During the Revolution and Today

Elliot, John [Illustrated by Peter Roberson]

(Book #ID 5102)

Published by Max Reinhardt, London First edition 1958. 1958.

First edition hard back orange covers with gilt titles. 180 pp. Illustrated by Peter Roberson. Book in Fine condition. Dust wrapper with two 10 mm closed tears to front panel, surface rubs to spine ends, 20 mm closed tear to rear panel, red spine slightly faded, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Paul and Virginia

St. Pierre, Bernardin De [With an Original Memoir of the Author by Sarah Jones]

(Book #ID 64267)

Published by Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., 178-202 Great Portland Street, London circa 1930. London circa 1930.

Hard back binding in publisher's original dark green blind tooled cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 182 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece. Shallow rubs to the spine ends and corners, period art work dust wrapper cover adhered to the recto of the half-title page, age darkened closed page edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Ouvrard Speculator of Genius 1770-1846

Wolff, Otto [Translated by Stewart Thomson] With an Introduction and Notes by T. A. B. Corley [Gabriel-Julien Ouvrard was a French financier who was born in Moulins d'Antières at Cugand (Vendée) on 11 October 1770 and who died in London in October 1846].

(Book #ID 6111)

Published by Barrie and Rockliff, London First edition 1962. 1962.

First edition hard back vivid blue cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. 239 pp. Illustrated. A financial manipulator of breathtaking audacity, Gabriel Ouvrard played an important part in the economic affairs of France through the Revolution, the Directory, the Napoleonic Empire, and up to the reign of Louis XVIII. Responsible for the settlement of French debts after Waterloo, Ouvard financed empires, while Napoleon conquered them. Small rust spot to front panel and in near Fine condition, dust wrapper with two 10 mm closed tears to front panel, 15 mm closed tear to foot of spine edge, price clipped and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A Short History of Labour Conditions in France 1700 to the Present Day : Volume Four

Kuczynski, Jurgen

(Book #ID 7629)

Published by Frederick Muller Ltd., 29 Great James Street, London First Edition 1946. 1946.

First edition hard back pale blue cloth covers with scarlet titles. 210 pp. Book in Very Good condition. Dust wrapper with 8 mm closed nick to top upper panel, not faded or price clipped and in fresh bright condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            L'Imagination, Poëme | Poëme en VIII chants, accompagne de notes historiques et litteraires Par J. Esménard Volumes I and II (2 Volumes)

Delille, Jacques [J. Esménard] Jacques Delille (22 June 1738 - 1 May 1813) was a French poet, freemason and translator. He was born at Aigueperse in Auvergne and died in Paris.

(Book #ID 95112)

Published by Giguet et Michaud, Rue des Bons-Enfants, N° 34, Paris, First Edition 1806. 1806.

Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in original quarter leather, green marble covers, gilt and red title and author lettering labels to the spines. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [lxii] 270; 283 (+ errata) printed pages of text with illustrated monochrome frontispiece to each volume. Just a little bleeding from the leather corners to the end papers, text block clean and bright, spines slightly sun faded and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Obstructed Path: French Social Thought in the Years of Desperation 1930-1960

Hughes, H. Stuart

(Book #ID 9414)

Published by Harper & Row, Publishers New York First Edition 1968. New York 1968.

First edition hard back publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt stamping. 8vo 8" x 5" x, 304 pp. The years of political and social despair in France-from the great depression through the Nazi occupation, Resistance, and liberation, to the Algerian War-forced French intellectuals to rethink the values of their culture. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Les Chansons Enfantines; Illustrations de Lucie Jean Prost

Illustrations de Lucie Jean Prost

(Book #ID 87575)

Published Les Éditions Albin Michel, Paris, 1935. 1935.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. Landscape 8½'' x 12''. Attractive French Art Deco style book with 16 songs over 32 pages, each with the music, words and illustrations printed in blue, green and red. Bottom corner of the front cover and first couple of pages with small nibbles, staples starting to rust, text block clean and without any markings, and overall in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Franche Comté; Industrie, Commerce [Peugeot]

Sicard, Jules [Henri Chapoy]

(Book #ID 56549)

Imprimerie et Phototypier Delagrange-Louys a Besancon 1894. 1894.

Hard back binding in publisher's original crocodile skin effect dark green cloth covers, gilt title lettering and cream and red lettering cross band to the upper panel. Elephant folio 16'' x 12''. Contains 161 printed pages of text followed by 9 pages of photographic advertisements on pale green card illustrating watches, cafes, Peugeot automobiles and bicycles, wines etc. Monochrome photographs throughout the book including horology time pieces. Whilst the covers are secure to the text, the front hinge is cracked, small rubs to the spine ends and corners, without any foxing and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            French Idioms and Figurative Phrases with Many Quotations

Kettridge, J. O. [Officier d'Académie]

(Book #ID 11725)

Published by George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London First edition 1939. 1939.

First edition hard back publisher's original grey cloth covers, maroon stamping to spine. 8vo 9" x 6" unpaginated. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with light sporadic foxing, small rubs to spine tips and corners, 6/- to spine. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            été 44, cent jours de la libération de l'Europe [One hundred days of the liberation of Europe]

Rossel, Andre

(Book #ID 59849)

Published by Editions de la Courtille, Paris May 1974. Paris 1974.

Hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated laminated covers. Folio 12½'' x 9½''. Contains 271 printed pages of French text with colour and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. A little creasing to the spine ends with shallow rubs, foxing to the closed page fore edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 2720700207

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            Paris Today with a Gazetteer of Places of Interest and Entertainment

Whelpton, Eric

(Book #ID 12541)

Published by Rockliff Salisbury Square, London First Edition 1948. 1948.

First edition hard back publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8½" x 5¾" x, 229 [pages]. Maps to end papers, twenty-three monochrome photographic illustrations on glossy paper. Light offsetting to end papers. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with two small chips to centre of spine, light rubbing to corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Mon Oncle Benjamin

Tillier, Claude

(Book #ID 56575)

Published Paris Nelson Éditeurs 61, rue des Saint-Pères circa 1905. Paris circa 1905.

Hard back binding in publisher's original half black calf, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, blue cloth covered boards, blue and gold marble end papers, top edge gilt. 8vo. 6½'' x 4¼''. Contains 268 [14] printed pages of French text with colour frontispiece. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Les Chansons de Bilitis

Loüys, Pierre [Illustrations by André Michel]

(Book #ID 42687)

Published Éditions L. H. S. 1947. 1947.

Hard back binding in half contemporary terracotta calf, matching terracotta cloth cloth covers, twin morocco gilt and scarlet lettering labels to the spine, raised bands to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 175, vi, printed pages of text with full-page single-sided monochrome illustrations throughout. French text. No 1137 of 2000 Limited Edition copies. Colour book plate to the front free fly paper, slight age toning to the corners of the end papers and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Little Duke, or, Richard The Fearless

[Yonge, Charlotte Mary 1823-1901] Richard I of Normandy (28 August 933 - 20 November 996), also known as Richard the Fearless (French, Richard Sans-Peur), was the Duke of Normandy from 942 to 996.

(Book #ID 13099)

Published by John W. Parker and Son., West Strand, London 1854. 1854.

Hard back publisher's original finely ribbed royal blue cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine, blind stamping and gilt crown to upper panel, blind stamping to lower panel, pale yellow paper end papers. 8vo 7½" x 5¾" 172, 2 [pages]. Eight full page monochrome plates. Re-backed preserving original spine, small semicircular humidity stains to edges of three of the plates, one small tear to fore edge of one plate, light rubbing to corners and edges. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Le Petit Mouton suivi du ver Luisant

Schmid, Christophe [Translated by Louis Friedel]

(Book #ID 56579)

Published Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils 1870. 1870.

Hard back binding in contemporary half dark green calf covers, gilt title lettering to the spine, marble paper covered boards. 5½'' x 3½''. Contains 144 printed pages of text with monochrome engraved frontispiece. Rubbing to the joints and corners of the covers, contents without any foxing of age toning and in very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Paris. Album artistique. 40 vues: Tourist souvenir of Paris

Paris Photo Album

(Book #ID 87660)

Published by Paris; Établissements Papeghin 24 Rue des Petites-Écuries circa 1910. 1910.

Hard back binding in publisher's original red cloth covers, gilt and black design to the front cover. Landscape 4'' x 6''. Concertina folding tourist souvenir of Paris showing 40 full-page blue tinted monochrome photo views, several including pedestrians and motorised & horse drawn vehicles, printed on thick paper on one side only. Some of the folded lines between each photo are starting to separate, rubbing to the corners. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Le Concierge de La Rue du Bac; lié avec: Le Petit Bonhomme du Coin [Deux volumes dans une]

Ch. Paul de Kock

(Book #ID 66789)

Published by Ferd. Sartorius, Éditeur 27, Rue de Seine, Paris 1869 and 1871. Paris 1869 & 1871.

Hard back binding in contemporary bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, lemon end papers. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Two volumes bound in one which contains 280 [i]; 276 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece to each. Light rubbing to the corners and spine ends, contents in very clean condition and without any foxing or age toning to the paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Comédies et Proverbes, Tome Premier, Tome Second [Volumes 1 and 2]

D'Alfred de Musset

(Book #ID 66285)

Published by Librairie-Editeur Charpentier Paris 1861. 2 Volumes. Paris 1861.

Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original half navy calf, marble paper covered boards, gilt title, author lettering and volume number to the spines. 8vo. 7'' x 5''. Contains [viii] 454 [i]; [viii] 427 printed pages of text. Scattered foxing to the end papers and margins, spines slightly age darkened, light rubbing to the extremities and in Very Good sound and tight condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            L'autre Touraine

Huet, Colette

(Book #ID 80762)

Published by Conseil Général D'Indre-et-Loire, Chambray 2003. Chambray 2003.

Publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback] with French flaps. Folio 12½'' x 9¼''. Contains 137 printed pages of text with colour photographs throughout. Minimal rubs to the cover edges, feint surface scratches to the cover, crease to the back cover top corner and in near Fine clean unopened condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 2854433319

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            En Vendée Carnet d'un Amateur cent Aquarelles et Dessins [Vendee Notebook of a Hundred Watercolours and Drawings]

Maudonnet, Paul

(Book #ID 103187)

Published by Geste Éditions | Éditions Des Naulets, 1999. 1999.

Hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated glazed boards. 4to. 12'' x 9¼''. Contains 160 pp of French text with splendid water-colours throughout. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 2845610017

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            Candide Ou l'Optimisme. Illustrations De Adrien Moreau.

Voltaire, François (Marie de Arouette de (1694-1778)] Préface de Francisque Sarcey. [Illustrations De Adrien Moreau].

(Book #ID 95582)

Published by Éditions Jules Tallandier, 75 Rue Dareau, Paris 1921. 1921.

Publisher's original beige card wrap covers over stiff cream card covers [soft back], red and black lettering to the covers. 4to 10'' x 6½''. Contains [xvi] 175 printed pages of French text with tissue-guarded full-page monochrome illustrations throughout, chapter headed illustrations. Very Good condition book in scarce original glassine dust wrapper, albeit a little fragile and age toned. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Most Beautiful Villages of the Dordogne

Bentley, James [Photographs by Hugh Palmer]

(Book #ID 103186)

Published by Thames and Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury Street, London 1999. 1999.

Hard back binding in publisher's original dark green cloth covers, gilt stamped title and author lettering to the spine, publisher's device to the front cover. 4to. 12½'' x 10¼''. Contains 224 pp with 258 colour photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused new book. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Heavy volume 2 kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0500542015

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            In the Heart of the Vosges and other Sketches by a Devious Traveller

Miss Betham-Edwards

(Book #ID 81640)

Published by Chapman and Hall Ltd., London First Edition 1911. London 1911.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original old rose cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and front cover, fore and lower edges untrimmed. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 327 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs. Spine slightly darkened, rubs to the corners, ink message with other pencil notes to the front end papers. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Modern France [Men and Movements Series]

Tint, Herbert

(Book #ID 69895)

Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 90 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1966. London 1966.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated paper covered boards. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 128 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            French France

Hueffer, Oliver Madox

(Book #ID 19335)

Ernest Benn Limited, London First edition 1929. 1929.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 9½" x 6¼" 286 pp. Working condition copy with cracking of paper to lower end paper, spine faded, rubbing across spine ends, corners bumped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Lettres de mon Moulin

Daudet, Alphonse

(Book #ID 56574)

Published Paris Nelson Éditeurs 189, rue Saint-Jacques circa 1905. Paris circa 1905.

Hard back binding in publisher's original half black calf, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, blue cloth covered boards, blue and gold marble end papers, top edge gilt. 8vo. 6½'' x 4¼''. Contains [xvi] 253 [20] printed pages of French text with colour frontispiece and monochrome photographs throughout. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Alleins | Village Provençal Fortifié + Post Cards

Pillard, Jean-Pierre

(Book #ID 92307)

Published by Les Amis du Vieil Alleins.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 111 printed pages of French text with figures and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Renaissance Paris; Architecture and Growth 1475-1600

Thomson, David

(Book #ID 94716)

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, USA First Edition 1984. 1984.

First US edition in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 9½'' x 7¼''. Contains 214 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0520053591

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            La Vallée de Chevreuse

Bécet, Marie [Photos de Jean Roubier]

(Book #ID 73545)

Published by Éditions Alpina 20 rue Armand Moisant, Paris 1949. 1949.

Publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 64 printed pages of French text with monochrome photographs throughout. In very near Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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