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PICASSO SCULPTEUR

By: Abadie, Daniel; Pierre Sterckx

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Beaux-Arts: 2000

Seller ID: 41431

ISBN: 2842783468

Condition: Fine


48 pages; Essay by Daniel Abadie titled Picasso l'Homme, Picasso l'Oeuvre; essay by Pierre Sterckx titled Picasso, l'Acrobat et le Bricoleur; 32 pages of colour plates of Picasso's sculptural works printed on glossy photographic stock. Text in French. This publication by Beaux Art was issued on the occasion of the Exposition Picasso Sculpteur organized by the Braubourg Center at MNAM in 2000, but does not appear to be the official catalogue of the exhibition. ISBN: 28... View more info

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Les Fables d'Esope, mises en François Avec des quatrains a la morale. Nouvelle edition dédié a la jeunesse. Prix 75 sous.

By: Aesop

Price: $199.95

Publisher: A Philadelphie, none listed: 1823

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41589

Condition: Good


[4], iv, 112 pages; Contemporary, probably original binding: calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Significant wear to the binding, sewing compromised, considerable foxing throughout -- but a complete copy of this rare American edition of an Aesop's fables, in French quatrains. Title page states: "Nouvelle edition dédié a la jeunesse." There is a dedication (in verse quatrains) to youth, page [3], signed with initials at the bottom -- "F. M." [... View more info

Les Canons de la Victoire -- Septieme Edition du Manuel d'Artillerie Lourde Revue et Considerablement Augmentee

By: Alvin, Colonel ; et Commandant Andre

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Paris, Charles LaVauzelle & Cie.: 1923

Seller ID: 41872

Condition: Very Good


ix, (1), 572 pages; Preface de M. Le Marchal Joffre. Avec 422 croquis et figures dans le texte. OCLC 458462719 Original owner's name on ffep - Major Anderegg [of the Swiss Army], otherwise clean and tight in pulisher's green cloth binding with black lettering. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, charts and drawings. A foundational reference for artillerymen and officers written by Colonel Pierre Hippolyte Scipion Isidore Alvin and Commandant Felix d'Andre. In... View more info

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De la Generation des Vers dans le Corps de l'Homme - Tome Second (only)

By: Andry de Bois-Regard, Nicolas

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Paris, La Veuve Alix : Lambert & Durand: 1741

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40287

Condition: Very Good


Vol. 2; De la nature et des especes de cette maladie; des moyens de s'en preserver et de la guerir. Troisiemme edition, considérablement augmentée, & formant un ouvrage nouveau. Volume 2 only. Contents clean and tight in contemporary 18th century full mottled calf binding with five raised bands at spine and extensive gilt decorative stamping in compartments, leather titles label at spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Leather beginning to s... View more info

Miracle de nostre dame la marquise de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ... Imprime nouuelleme~t a Paris

By: Anonymous

Price: $249.96

Publisher: Paris, Par Crapelet chez Silvestre: 1841

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41495

Condition: Very Good


[33 ff.] pages; Old marbled paper-covered boards, ms. title on label mounted to the front cover. 33 leaves, unpaginated. Text printed in a gothic black letter type, with 2 woodcut illustrations. The long title transcribes the manuscript original, including its dropped letter abbreviations: "Miracle de nostre dame la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p... View more info

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La Mère l'Oie. Poésies, énigmes, chansons et rondes enfantines Illustrations et Vignettes par L. Richter et F. Pocci

By: Anonymous

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York; Boston, Henry Holt; F.W. Christern; Schoenhof: 1873

Seller ID: 41573

Condition: Very Good-


80 pages; Publisher's grey paper-covered boards, with brown cloth spine -- title and illustration on front cover, ads for French books from Henry Holt on the rear cover. Rubbing to the edges of the covers, wear to the spine, particularly at the hinges and edges, and a few very short tears without loss to a couple of text leaves. Neat Christmas inscription in ink on the front free-endpaper dated 1889. This charming American edition of the Mother Goose tales is entirel... View more info

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LES RUSSES PEINTS PAR EUX-MÉMES par un Russe

By: Anonymous ; [Mary Lowell Putnam]

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Wurzbourg, Kressner: 1876

Seller ID: 38475

Condition: Fair


230 pages; Text is clean and unmarked, binding damaged. Backstrip missing, boards and eps detached (half burgundy leather, marbled boards), leather on boards scraped. OCLC: 264974893 This copy belonged to and was bound for Mary Traill Spence Lowell Putnam (1810-1898) was an American writer and sister of James Russell Lowell. She had an aptitude for acquiring languages: she was eventually fluent in French, Italian, German, Polish, Swedish and Hungarian, and familia... View more info

Palestine et Syrie Routes Principales a Travers La Mesopotamie et La Babylonie, L'ile de Chypre

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Leipzig, Baedeker: 1912

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 41559

Condition: Very Good


458 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, cloth rubbed along spine with some loss. Hinrichsen F220 All maps and plans present and complete. Folding map at rear. 21 cartes, 56 planes, 1 panorama de Jerusalem. Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contai... View more info

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Paraboles Hyperboliques

By: Bainville, Jacques

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paris, Editions du Capitole: 1931

Seller ID: 39355

Condition: Very Good


154 pages; Contents clean and unmarked in original printed tan wrappers, dust toning to wrappers. Exemplaire No XXVII. Il a ete tire a part: 50 exemplaires sur Papier Alfa Numerotes de I a L . OCLC: 26733467 Jacques Pierre Bainville (1879 -1936 in Paris) was a French historian, journalist and devoted monarchist. Table des Matières : MOUVEMENTS TOURNANTS. PETITE CONTRIBUTION A L'HISTOIRE; PERSONNAGES : La Judith libérale. Napoléon III en exil. Réflexions sur Cl... View more info

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LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1890

Seller ID: 38878

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Privee, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Date is approximate. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which pres... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1898

Seller ID: 38879

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama ... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1892

Seller ID: 38880

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama ... View more info

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LETTRES DE FEMMES adressees a Honoré de Balzac - Deuxieme Serie (1837-1840)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paris, Editions Lapina: 1927

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 40517

Condition: Fine


"Les Cahiers Balzacien '', no. 5. Six facsimiles and one full page plate (frontispiece). Limited edition of 599 copies. This one presented to W. L. Smyser. A near FINE unopened copy in the original wrappers and glassine inscribed on limitation page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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CHAMPS-ELYSEES, FAUBOURG, SAINT-HONORE, PLAINE MONCEAU

By: Barrielle, Jean-Francois ; Therese Castieau; Antoinette Le Normand-Romain; Yvan Christ; Philippe Maille

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Paris, Henri Veyrier: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41437

ISBN: 2851992465

Condition: Very Good+


Monographie des hôtels particuliers et édifices publics; 307 pages; French text. Clean and tight in original bright red silk binding with extensive gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover, former owner's inscription on ffep. Binding has 4 faint marks on front cover, otherwise bright and beautiful. A wonderful architectural and social history of these areas of Paris; beautifully produced and profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, architectural ... View more info

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Tournefort [Grands naturalistes francais; collection dirigée par Roger Heim]

By: Becker, Georges Henri Bianchi ; Charles Carriere ; preface par Roger Heim

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40682

Condition: Very Good+


321 & colophon pages; Publisher's wrappers, printed title and mounted portrait of the subject -- in the original glassine outer jacket, folded in the French manner. Minor wear to the glassine, but a tight, clean copy. This is the second volume of the distinguished series 'Grands Naturalistes Francais' - published under the direction of Roger Heim. The subject: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort [1656-1708] is usually credited with being the first to make a clear distinction ... View more info

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LA MORALE EN ACTION - ou, Élite de faits mémorables et d'ánecdotes instructives

By: Bérenger, Laurent-Pierre

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Londres, No Publisher Listed: 1803

Seller ID: 39068

Condition: Very Good


viii, 423 pages; Contemporary full sheep, marbled covers, flat spine decoratively paneled and stamped in gilt, title on red leather label, marbled endpapers. A very nice copy, with rubbing to the binding, wear to the corners, minor toning to the endpapers and text throughout, but still intact and handsome. An early edition of this French classic of moral education and etiquette, usually attributed to Laurent-Pierre Bérenger (1749-1822). The book's application and i... View more info

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L'Art d'aimer, et Poésies Diverses

By: Bernard, Pierre-Joseph

Price: $124.95

Publisher: N.p., No Publisher Recorded: circa 1775

Seller ID: 41485

Condition: Good+


2 p.l. & 170 pages; Contemporary full calf, front cover detached but present; large portions of the original spine are now lacking. Text clean, sewing intact. This is most likely a counterfeit edition of L'Art d'aimer by the poet called "Gentil-Bernard" by Voltaire. The lines with which Voltaire awarded this designation are printed on the verso of the half title to this edition: "Les Trois Bernards." There is an engraved title without publisher's imp... View more info

PARTICULARISMES ETHNIQUES EN MILIEU URBAIN : L'EXEMPLE DE NIAMEY

By: Bernus, Suzanne

Price: $9.49

Publisher: Paris, Universite De Paris: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41058

Condition: Near Fine


Institut D'Ethnologie - Musee de L'Homme. Urban Ethnic relations in the Nigerian city of Niamey. Memoirs de L'Institut D'Ethnologie - 1 Text in French. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales

By: Berthier, M. P

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Paris, Bouchard-Huzard: 1854

Seller ID: 38853

Condition: Very Good+


131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic rendering... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament - C'est a dire la Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ, Nouvelle édition Revue par les pasteurs et professeurs de Geneve

By: Bible

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, chez J. van Heekeren, A. Hasebroek, la veuve de G. de Groot, B. Beaumond & Comp.: 1708

Seller ID: 39503

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated pages; Handsome binding, from the end of the eighteenth century -- polished brown calf, flat spine with panels formed by delicate tooling in gilt, decorative acid staining to the covers, which display a border of small gilt tools, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to the binding, with light rubbing at the spine ends, corners and a faint line of rubbing running down the center of the spine. Title page entirely engraved. This handsome French New Testament is espe... View more info