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Anacreon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, Traduction Nouvelle En Prose, Suivie De La Veillee Des Fetes De Venus...par M. M*** C***, Anacreon, Sapho
1 Anacreon, Sapho Anacreon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, Traduction Nouvelle En Prose, Suivie De La Veillee Des Fetes De Venus...par M. M*** C***
Paris Chez Le Boucher 1773 1773 First Edition Full Calf Good 8vo. 
iv, 280 pp. Full calf. Leather title label. Spine marked and dulled. Boards slightly marked. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title-page in red & black. Frontis and 24 fine engraved vignettes. Binding tight. French text. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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La Veritable Politique des Personnes de Qualite. La Vera Politica delle Persone di Qualita, Anon
2 Anon La Veritable Politique des Personnes de Qualite. La Vera Politica delle Persone di Qualita
Strasbourg and Argentina Amand Konig 1752 1752 Half Leather Good 12mo. 
(8), 275, (12) pp. 12mo bound in 8's and 4's. Contemporary half leather over boards. Raised bands to spine. Lacks any spine lettering. Slight wear to spine ends & extremities and boards rubbed. Later ink name to ffep. Internally clean. Binding firm. Only edition in the UK is incomplete in the BL. Facing-page text in French and Italian. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Poèmes à Lou, Apollinaire, Guillaume
3 Apollinaire, Guillaume Poèmes à Lou
Paris Gallimard 1978 1978 Reprint Paperback Very Good Small 8vo. 
247 pp., toned at the extremities. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Fonds Atget, Hauts-De-Seine: Catalogue Des Photographies Anciennes, Atget, Eugene;Cuzin, Jean Pierre;Musee de l'Ile-de-France;Meyenbourg, Marianne De
4 Atget, Eugene;Cuzin, Jean Pierre;Musee de l'Ile-de-France;Meyenbourg, Marianne De Fonds Atget, Hauts-De-Seine: Catalogue Des Photographies Anciennes
Hauts De Seine Le Musee De Poche 1991 1991 2901437001 / 9782901437000 Hardback Near Fine Small Oblong 4to. 
285 pp., Illustrated in b/w. FRENCH TEXT. Scarce title. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Le Marais: Mythe et Realite, Babelon, Jean-Pierre
5 Babelon, Jean-Pierre Le Marais: Mythe et Realite
Paris Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites/Picard 1987 1987 2858220751 / 9782858220755 Paperback Very Good 4to. 
340 pp. Large paperback. Spine faded but lettering bright. Slight edgewear to covers. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Hotel de Sully in Paris in 1987. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Text in French. VG 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Odysseus : Une Aventure Singuliere, Bac, Ferdinand
6 Bac, Ferdinand Odysseus : Une Aventure Singuliere
Paris Louis Conard, Libraire-Editeur 1924 1924 Limited Numbered Edition Half Morocco Very Good 8vo. Ex-Library 
This is copy no. 24 of an edition limited to 50 copies signed by the artist & author Ferdinand Bac. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Library stamp to each of the plates. 185, plus plates, pp. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Full-page and in-text illustrations and with 65 plates at rear by the author. Text in French language. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Balthus : Dessins et Aquarelles, Balthus
7 Balthus Balthus : Dessins et Aquarelles
Paris Galerie Claude Bernard 1976 1976 Paperback Very Good 4to. Exhibition Catalogue 
Unpaginated. Large format paperback. Published to accompany the exhibition in Paris in 1971. Covers slightly marked. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Text in French. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Les Rivalites en Province, Balzac, H. de
8 Balzac, H. de Les Rivalites en Province
Bruxelles et Leipzig Meline, Cans et Compagnie 1838 1838 Cloth Spine Good 12mo. 
178 pp. Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards edgeworn with wear to corners. Foxing throughout. Early library stamps on title-page papered over. Original Brussels edition. Text in French language. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Les Contes Drolatiques : Colligez ez Abbayes de Touraine et mis en Lumiere par le Sieur de Balzac, Balzac, Honore de
9 Balzac, Honore de Les Contes Drolatiques : Colligez ez Abbayes de Touraine et mis en Lumiere par le Sieur de Balzac
London John Camden Hotten 1864 1864 Sixth Edition Half Morocco Very Good 8vo. Illustrated Dore, Gustave 
xxxi, 614 pp. Half dark blue morocco over blue cloth boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Areas of damage to boards at lower edges. Scattered foxing. With 425 illustrations by Gustave Dore. Binding firm. Text in French language. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Cappiello 1875-1942 Paris Grand Palais 3 Avril - 29 Juin 1981, Bargiel-Harry, Rejane
10 Bargiel-Harry, Rejane Cappiello 1875-1942 Paris Grand Palais 3 Avril - 29 Juin 1981
Paris Editionsde la Reunion des Musee Nationaux 1981 1981 2711801853 / 9782711801855 Paperback Good Oblong 8vo. Exhibition Catalogue 
191 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w, creased paperback spine, french text. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Les Fleurs Du Mal, Baudelaire, Charles
11 Baudelaire, Charles Les Fleurs Du Mal
Oxford Basil Blackwell 1943 1943 Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
234 pp, marks and tears to dustwrapper edges, Blackwell's French Texts edition, text in french with english notes and introduction. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Les Fleurs Du Mal, Baudelaire, Charles, Francois Bibal (photography)
12 Baudelaire, Charles, Francois Bibal (photography) Les Fleurs Du Mal
Paris Editions Bibal / Vilo 1987 1987 2905547030 / 9782905547033 Cloth Near Fine Square 4to. 
FRENCH TEXT. 184 pp., Illustrated in colour. Lush and rather suggestive floral photography accompanying Baudelaire's famous verses. Minor wear to boards, front board very slightly sprung. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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L'Armee du Rhin : Depuis le 12 Aout Jusqu'au 29 Octobre 1870, Bazaine, Le Marechal
13 Bazaine, Le Marechal L'Armee du Rhin : Depuis le 12 Aout Jusqu'au 29 Octobre 1870
Paris Henri Plon 1872 1872 Limp Boards Very Good 8vo. 
305 pp. Limp maroon cloth with gilt title to spine. Ex-institutional library with usual stamps and markings. Spine slightly faded. A few pencil notations. With eight maps (lacks 3 maps). Chronicles the early months of the Franco-Prussian War. Text in French language. VG 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Australie: Voyage Autour du Monde, Beauvoir, Le Comte de
14 Beauvoir, Le Comte de Australie: Voyage Autour du Monde
Paris E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie. 1886 1886 Leather Spine Marbled Boards Very Good 8vo. 
iv, 364 pp. Dark blue morocco spine over marbled paper-covered boards. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to spine. Two folding colour maps. Twelve photo-gravure illustrations. Internally very clean. Binding firm. Text in French. VG 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Pays...8 volumes, Benezit, E.
15 Benezit, E. Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Pays...8 volumes
Paris Librairie Grund 1960 1960 New Edition Half Morocco Fine 8vo. 
Complete set in eight volumes. Brown half morocco over light brown cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Black & white illustrations. Fresh and clean condition throughout. Bindings bright. Text in French. An attractive set in Fine condition. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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Wassily Kandinsky, Bill, Max
16 Bill, Max Wassily Kandinsky
Paris Maeght Editeur 1951 1951 Hard Cover Very Good Small 4to 
FRENCH TEXT 178 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w,, in dustwrapper and slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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La Nature dans l'Assiette (The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc), Blanc, Georges ;Baker, Christopher
17 Blanc, Georges ;Baker, Christopher La Nature dans l'Assiette (The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc)
Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A. Stewart Tabori & Chang 1987 1987 1556700083 / 9781556700088 First Edition Hardback Near Fine 4to. 
319 pp., illustrated in colour. Minor tanning to edges. Blanc is a Michelin 3 star chef. FRENCH TEXT 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Grammaire Des Arts Du Dessin Architecture, Sculpture, Peinture, Blanc, M. Charles
18 Blanc, M. Charles Grammaire Des Arts Du Dessin Architecture, Sculpture, Peinture
Paris Libraire Renouard 1882 1882 Fourth Editiion 1/4 Morocco Very Good 4to. 
691 pp., Red quarter morocco with very pretty gilt decorated panels marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated with various in text line figures. TEG. Binding slightly worn and rubbed, internally very good and clean FRENCH TEXT 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Les Annees 60 d'Anne Bony, Bony, Anne and introduction by Francois Olivier Rousseau
19 Bony, Anne and introduction by Francois Olivier Rousseau Les Annees 60 d'Anne Bony
Paris Editions du Regard 1983 1983 2903370060 / 9782903370060 Hardcover Very Good 4to. 
765 pp. Slight edgewear. Fully illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. Text in French. A Very Good copy with some dents to the corners. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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Discours Sur L'histoire Universelle, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin, Bossuet, J. B.
20 Bossuet, J. B. Discours Sur L'histoire Universelle, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin
London Samuel Bagster 1807 1807 Full gilt-decorated Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
[4], 404, [2], 121 pp., Three parts in two volumes bound as one. Bound in a beautiful contemporary wine coloured straightgrained full morocco. Gilt lines and borders, and lovely panels on spine. AEG. Very pretty fore edge painting of St Peter's Rome. Library plates for Mary Robinson Stamer and 'Tervoe House'; an estate in Limerick the neighbouring county to Clare of which the Stamers were High Sherrifs. Minor fading to spine, corners bumped, a few minor scuffs and scratches to leather, but generally a very lovely item. FRENCH TEXT. 
Price: 850.00 GBP
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