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Vie privée et politique du roi Isaac Chapelier, premier du nom, et chef des rois de France de la quatrième race, en 1789, Louis XVI étant roi des François. Précédée d'une introduction, et ornée du portrait de sa majesté
Rennes: Author, 1790.
Disbound. Octavo (19 cm); xvi, [2], 18-112 pp; with the half-title. An anonymous diatribe against Isaac René Guy Le Chapélier (1754-1794), deputy to the Estates General, president of the National Constituent Assembly, and co-founder of the Breton Club. A radical in the early days of the French Revolution, he eventually proved not radical enough for the Jacobins, who lured him back to France from temporary exile in Britain and guillotined him in 1794. Le Chapélier appears as a character in Rafael Sabatini's historical novel Scaramouche. Browning, corner chips, and wear to the first and last leaves, with blank lower inner corner of half-title leaf with old paper replacement; mild toning and occasional light spotting to the rest of the text; corners a bit bumped; VG otherwise, tightly bound. The subtitle's claim that the work is adorned with a "portrait de sa majesté" appears to have been an empty boast: none of the few holdings we can find in OCLC (British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, etc.) makes any mention of a portrait or frontispiece being present. Uncommon French Revolution pamphlet.
$150.00                          Book Number: 47224                          Order / Enquire




Lettre adressée à MM. les députés de la noblesse (drop title)
Versailles: No publisher, no date (1790?),
Disbound, 8 pp, no wrappers, 19 cm. Signé : Le Ch. de B***. / Versailles, 19 mai,1789. Fine copy. FRBNF36437425. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$65.00                          Book Number: 47226                          Order / Enquire



CENTENAIRE DE LA SOCIETE CHIMIQUE DE FRANCE (1857-1957).
Paris: Masson, 1957.
(2), viii, (252), (2) pp, paper covers. Light soiling to the cream covers, one inch split to lower spine fold, ink name to first leaf, else a VG unopened copy.
$25.00                          Book Number: 7815                          Order / Enquire



LE CARROUSEL
Paris, no date (1959): 1959.
Program for Le Carrousel, 40 rue du Colisée, Paris. 25 x 20 cm, card covers, cerise front cover with white embossed picture of a female centaur, gilt knight chess pieces, lettering in white. pp (32), unpaged. Le Carrousel, a cabaret featuring transsexuals, was located in the rue du Colisée 1947-61. In its prime it was one of the most expensive nightclubs in Paris. Photos (with many cameo photos of their male selves in one corner) of drag queens Coccinelle, Audrey, Capucine, Fétiche, Karina, Bambi, Maslowa, Les-Lee, Dominique, Hula, and many others. Fine copy.
$65.00                          Book Number: 45951                          Order / Enquire



Recueil de la correspondance saisie chez Lemaître, et dont la Convention a ordonné l'impression
Paris: de l'Imprimerie de la République, Brumaire, an IV (1795), 1795.
Disbound. 19.5 cm, pp 87. Not issued with covers. Quite minor foxing to first and last leaves; title leaf has as short shallow chip and crease to lower outer corner; else fine. FRBNF36310018. Pierre- Jacques Lemaître (1742-95) became a member of the Royalist Agency of Paris for the Count of Antraigues . He participated in the royalist insurrection of 13 Vendémiaire. He was arrested and his correspondence was seized, which compromised Cambaceres enough to defeat his candidacy for the post of Director. He was sentenced to death by a military court and executed. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$95.00                          Book Number: 47494                          Order / Enquire



Un mot sans réplique, ou defense des employés contre les critiques qui ont parues contre eux
No place (Paris): De l'imprimerie de J-M Eberhart (no date),
Disbound, 20 cm, 8 pp, no wrappers. Fine copy. Signé : H. Ca. 181-?
$45.00                          Book Number: 47498                          Order / Enquire



Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 44. Tome II
Paris: Seghers, 1944.
Paper covers, pp (4), (145), [3]. Small corner tear at foot of spine, yellowing to spine and front cover, tanning to margins of rear cover, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47557                          Order / Enquire



Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 43. Tome I
Paris: Seghers, 1943.
"Huitième mille". Paper covers, pp (119). Soft corner creases to covers, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47606                          Order / Enquire



ANOUILH, Jean
RESTLESS HEART. Translated by Lucienne Hill.
London: Methuen, 1957.
12mo. red boards, 97 pp. Fine copy. Jacket has closed tears, VG otherwise, flap price intact. A translation of LA SAUVAGE, one of his early plays. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 29781                          Order / Enquire



ARETZ, Gertr
NAPOLEON AND HIS WOMEN FRIENDS. Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul
London: Allen & Unwin, 1927.
Red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (371) + 16 plates. A near fine, bright, jacketless copy, no owner names.
$25.00                          Book Number: 27607                          Order / Enquire



Armand, E. (Émile Armand, 1872-1962, pseud. of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand)
Les précurseurs de l'anarchisme: Prométhées, Gorgias. les cynics, les stoïciens, les carpocratiens, les sectes du moyen âge. l'abbaye de Thélème et les utopistes, La Boétie, Diderot, Sylvain, Maréchal, Burke, Paine, la Pantisocratie, William Godwin
Paris, Limoges, and Orléans: Éditions de l'en dehors, 1933.
Second printing. Octavo, pp (16), self-wrappers. Disbound. Thread holes along left margin, crease to lower outer corner of front cover, text paper a bit toned; VG otherwise, fragile. "Émile Armand (pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand; 26 March 1872 - 19 February 1963) was an influential French individualist anarchist at the beginning of the 20th century and also a dedicated free love/polyamory, intentional community, and pacifist/antimilitarist writer, propagandist and activist. He wrote for and edited the anarchist publications L’Ère nouvelle (1901-1911), L’Anarchie, L'EnDehors (1922-1939) and L’Unique (1945-1953)." - Wikipedia. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47264                          Order / Enquire



AYET, Pierre (W.W.E. Ross)
NOTES SUR LE MAL
Marseille: Les Cahiers du Sud, 1937.
Octavo, cream card covers. pp (103). Bruise at head of spine, light yellowing to covers and text, VG otherwise. #108 of an edition of 500 copies. With ink ownership signature of Canadian author John Metcalf, and the earlier signature of W.W.E. Ross, one of the earliest of Canadian modernist poets and a rare signature. Prose.
$95.00                          Book Number: 39281                          Order / Enquire



BALZAC, Honoré de
DROLL TALES: the second decade. Translated by J. Lewis May. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschère
New York: Covici, Friede, 1929.
Terra cotta buckram gilt lettered, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. 12 colour plates (some with gilt highlights) and b&w plates. Yellowing to fore and bottom page edges, private bookplate at front. else a fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. Edition of 1550 copies (1500 for sale), this is # 215. The plates were printed by the Knudsen process, a half-tone lithography process still in use today and at the time at the time superior to any other known method of photo and picture reproduction. Balzac's erotic DROLL STORIES were published in three sets of ten stories each in 1832, 1833, and 1837. The bookplate, that of a Canadian collector, is of the shell-damaged Basilique d'Albert in France, 1914-18, with it gilded leaning virgin, a popular image from the Somme during WWI. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 46054                          Order / Enquire



BARBUSSE, Henri (Émile Zola)
ZOLA. Translated from the French by Mary Balairdie Green and Frederick C. Green.
London: Dent, 1932.
Light blue cloth. 279 pp + 7 plates. Slightest of spine darkening, else a fine, jacketless copy. A study of the great French novelist by another noted French novelist.
$25.00                          Book Number: 3925                          Order / Enquire



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.
$50.00                          Book Number: 26331                          Order / Enquire



BARRÈS, Maurice
AUTOUR DE JEANNE D'ARC
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.
$45.00                          Book Number: 12023                          Order / Enquire



Beaulieu, Claude-François (1754-1827)
Mémoire adressé à la Nation pour Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourbon, fille de Louis XVI, ci-devant roi des Français, détenue à la tour du Temple [Texte imprimé]. Suivi d'une opinion adressée à la Convention nationale pour la fille de Louis XVI...
Paris: Chez les marchands de nouveautés, 1795.
Disbound, no wrappers, and LACKING THE TITLE LEAF. 20 cm. 23 pp. Corner crease to first leaf, VG clean copy otherwise. Title page continues: "ci-devant roi des Français, détenue à la tour du Temple. Suivi d'une opinion adressée à la Convention nationale pour la fille de Louis XVI, pour Louise-Marie-Adélaïde Bourbon-d'Orléans et Louise-Thérèse-Bathilde Bourbon-d'Orléans. Accompagné de notes curieuses et intéressantes sur la prison de Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche et sur les autres prisonniers du Temple." Accompanied by a colour reproduction of the original title page of a BNF copy (FRBNF30072411), which adds the note "Par le journaliste Claude-François Beaulieu, d'après le DBF ; Quérard identifie simplement l'auteur comme Beaulieu (De). - L'opinion est intitulée : 'Pétition d'un grand nombre de citoyens d'Orléans, à la Convention nationale'. - Éd. différant, soit par la composition typographique, soit par le nombre de pages, des sept autres éditions publiées la même année, sous le même titre." Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47440                          Order / Enquire



BEAUVOIR, Simone de (Patrick O'Brian)
OLD AGE. Translated by Patrick O'Brian (proof copy)
London: Deutsch / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972.
Advance uncorrected proof. (vi), 572, (14) pp. Light blue-green card covers printed in black. Spine sunned to tan; soft bruise to lower outer corners throughout; VG unworn copy othersise. A non-ficton book about age in a very scarce advance state - thick and fragile. With translation by the acclaimed author of nautical fiction Patrick O'Brian. The front cover misspells the author's name as "Beauvois".
$25.00                          Book Number: 1016                          Order / Enquire



BÉRANGER, P.- J. de (Pierre-Jean de Béranger, 1780-1857)
Oeuvres complètes. Tome V. Supplément. CHANSONS ÉROTIQUES
Paris: Chez Tous les Marchands de Nouveautés, 1834.
Octavo, pp 179. Old marbled boards with spine label. Wear to spine tips, with bottom 1.5 cm lacking, abrasions to the label, rubbing to the joints; wear to outer corners; endpapers and binder's blanks yellowed; tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side; foxing in text; just good externally, internally VG, sound in the binding, hinges not cracked, page edges not trimmed. Five text volumes were published (plus a volume of music) with volumes I-IV bearing the Perrotin imprint. Brangerner was the most popular French songwriter of all time.
$85.00                          Book Number: 35042                          Order / Enquire



BERTIE, Lord, of Thame (Frances Leveson Bertie, 1844-1919)
THE DIARY OF LORD BERTIE OF THAME 1914-1918. Edited by Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox. With a foreword by Viscount Grey of Fallodon
London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1924), 1924.
Two volumes, tall octavo, red cloth. pp (xvi), 367 + frontispiece portrait and two other plates; pp viii, 334, [2] + frontispiece and one plate. Volume I lacks the half-title leaf, has a small light spot on front cover, and a nice private bookplate at front; else a VG clean, bright and tight pair. Bertie was British Ambassador to Italy 1903-05, and to France 1905-18. Naturally, much WWI content. He begins the diary (26 July, 1914) "It seems incredible that the Russian Government should plunge Europe into war in order to make themselves the protectors of the Servians." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$45.00                          Book Number: 44442                          Order / Enquire



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