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ANON.,
Fairy Tales, Selected from the Best Authors.
0. 1788. [Volume I]. London, Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street,,1788; 12mo; [vi], 288pp..; contemporary sheep, spine gilt-ruled, red lettering-piece; front joint split, front board held only by its strings, loss of leather of spine all along the split in the joint;, boards slightly scuffed and marked; lacks frontispiece and [2] plates, top half of second leaf of prelims missing,, first gathering loose, corners of outer margins at the top of c. 20 pages cut round at some point,; contemporary owner's names on front paste-down, with 20th century bookplate super-imposed . Lane's "Tales of the Fairies" is very rare, even for 18th century fairy tale editions. Our copy is offered with all its faults because it is so rarely met with, but it has been tampered with by a former owner who wanted to conceal the fact that it was only the first of two volumes and that it had already lost its copper-plates: words on the title-page have been gently rubbed out - presumably "Adorned with plates" and "Volume I" - and the words "of the first" have been rubbed out at the bottom of the last page, so it no longer reads "End of the first Volume"; presumably part of leaf [ii] of the prelims - the contents leaf - was removed for the same reason. The contents are otherwise complete, and comprise; The Introduction. History of the Princess Hebe and the Fairy Anguiletta. Hitory of the Royal Ram or the Wishes. History of Graciosa and Percinet. History of Finetta. History of the White Cat. History of Princess Carpillona. History of the Pidgeon and Dove. History of the Yellow Dwarf.History of Young and Handsome.
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BAZIN, RENE,
Paysages Et Pays D'anjou.
0. 1954. Editions du centenaire, 1954; c. 32 x 24 cm; 72 pp. including eight colour plates; unsewn in publisher's cream embossed wrappers; small waterstains to corners of the wrappers. An anthology of essays from Bazin's works, with plates from watercolours by Lebouvier. The edition consisted of 1000 copies in all; this copy "Hors Commerce".
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Book number: IS00749
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BERNHARDT, SARAH,
Un Coeur D'homme.
0. 1911. Piece en quatre actes. L'aveu. Drame en un acte. Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1911; 245pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; splits in hinge of front wrapper, small chips at head and tail of spine, stiching a little loose. Rare. Two plays by the most famous actress of her time. First thus.
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Book number: IS00438
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CHAMPSAUR, FELICIEN,
Poupée Japonaise.
0. 1912. Dixième Mille. Paris, 1912; [viii], 388 pp. with numerous colour plates and with illustrations in the text; publisher's colour-printed pictorial wrappers; wrappers worn and chipped at corners, and at head of spine with c. 2cm. loss, stitching weak, some embrowning to text pages. The illustrations are by Hanafusa Ittcho and Haru Kawa.
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Book number: IS002126
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Keywords: Ianweb French Literature Illustrated Books Japanese Illustrated Books Japan Slightly Erotic Books

 
CLEMENT-JANIN,
Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Book number: IS002033
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COLLECTION -
Petits Poetes Belges Et Francais
. A collection consisting of 115 titles, mostly in original wrappers or covers Many/most are with authors’ handwritten dedication to the Belgian literary critic and poet Juliette Decreus-van Liefland. Where her name is not mentioned in dedications, these were still meant for her as this collection for a large part came from her library in the 1960-80-ies. FULL LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS ON OUR W E B S I T E.
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Book number: F3091
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Keywords: French Literature Belgium Belgian Poetry

 
DIDEROT, DENIS,
Die Geschwatzigen Kleinode.
0. 1906. Nach einer Ubersetzung des 18.Jahrhunderts neu herausgegeben von Lothar Schmidt. Mit 7 Bildern von Franz von Bayros. Munche, Georg Muller, 1906. xxxvi, 375, [i] pp. with seven plates; publisher's soft maroon leather, spine richly gilt with raised bands and leather label, gilt device on front board; short splits in joints at head and tail of spine, cocked (i.e. "leseschief")'early owners' names on front paste-down and front free endpaper. No. 850 of an edition of 1000 copies. After an 18th century German translation of "Les bijoux indiscrets".
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Book number: IS002329
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FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
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DE LA FOSSE, [ ANTOINE](1653-1708).
Oeuvres. 2 Volumes
. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee de ses Poesies diverses. Two volumes, Paris, la Compagnie des librairies, 1755; [ii], 271, [ii], 253pp.; cont. leather, spines gilt, red lettering-pieces; bindings rubbed, particularly along the edges, section missing from head of spine of Vol. I, head and tail-bands worn, contents browned & last 50 pp. damp-stained. Contents: Polixene / Manlius capitolinus / Gabine'e. /Le distrait / Coresus & Calirrhoe /Odes d"Anacreon / Poesies de Monsieur de La Fosse.
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Book number: 008636
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GANZO, ROBERT,
Du Dancing Ou le Danseur Sentimental
. Paris 1930; 108pp. with frontispiece and vignette by Marcel Vertes; publisher's printed wrappers. An excellent copy of the first edition, with a full-page signed inscription by the author on the half-title page. The edition was limited to 330 copies in all, of which this is No. 124, on velin de Rives.
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Book number: IS002354
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GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcés pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Université et devant diverses sociétés réligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littéraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopédie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrégé", and "Élections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Société Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
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KODRYANSKAYA, NATALIA [NATALIE CODRAY],], ,
Globusnyi Chelovechek.
0. 1954. Paris, 1954; 4to (approx. 21 x 28 cm.); 68, [ii] pp. with illustrations in colour and in black-and-white, some full-page, by F.Rozhankovskii; publisher's boards, illustrated in colour. First edition of this Russian children's book, with Russian text, printed in Paris. The colour lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres. An excellent copy.
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Book number: IS002321
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LERBERGHE, CHARLES VAN,
Entrevisions.
0. 1898. Bruxelles, Paul Lacomblez, 1898; 149 pp.; publisher's flexible plum-coloured suede, green and gilt floral endpapers [actually a pattern of leaves], original decorative printed wrappers bound in. First edition. No. 340 of 385 copies, of a complete edition of 400 copies. Numbered and initialled by the publisher.
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Book number: IS002066
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MAUROIS, ANDRÉ
Olympio Ou la Vie de Victor Hugo.
. Hachette, 1954, first edition, 606pp. text unopened and browned, With a signed dedication to Jean Seznec [ Professor of French Oxford ] in ink on the half title, and a handwritten signed letter by Maurois written from New York, Ritz Tower dated 6th March (also 1954 ?).
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Book number: F1164
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MONTESQUIEU [NODIER],
Le Temple de Gnide
0. 1824. Paris, Imprimerie et Fonderie de J.Pinard, 1824; large folio [c.54 x 37cm.]; [iv], 60pp. with large wood-engraved title vignette and seven large wood-engraved head-pieces; an entirely uncut copy with very wide margins, quarter buckram over the original red paper-covered boards; very little. mostly marginal, spotting, heavier on half-title, semicircular damp-stain, maximum diameter c. 5cm. and decreasing, to bottom margin of most pages, a very few further small spots; generally clean. This ambitious and extremely rare edition, of which only 140 copies were printed, was produced by the printer Pinard soon after setting up in Paris, having been projected and developed for many years previously in Bordeaux, "voulant, dans une édition qui est presquement mon début typographique dans la capitale, réunir tout le luxe de la Fonderie et de l'Imprimerie à celui de la Gravure en relief des ornements." He goes into greater detail about the wood-engravings: " J'ai donc voulu essayer de produire avec le bois les effets de la taille-douce. Cette tentative qui, je le crois, n'a ete faite par aucun Imprimeur moderne, présentait une grande difficulté; c'etait d'imprimer, en même temps que le caractère, des vignettes d'une dimension aussi étendu, et d'obtenir des résultats satisfaisans." The engravings are by Thompson, after drawings by Lefitte and Deveria, and were begun several years earlier. Equally painstaking care was brought to bear on the typography: "Je n'ai rien epargné pour les caractères qui ont été employés pour cet ouvrage. M.Lembardat, auquel la gravure en a été confié, les a refaits plusieurs fois, d'après les dessins que je lui ai remis, et les observations que je lui faisais sur chaque lettre. Le caractère italique de cet Avertissement a recu des formes nouvelles. Les amateurs de la typographie jugeront si elles sont preferables aux anciennes. Toutes les lettres des titres ont ete gravé par moi." The italic type is, indeed, beautiful, and very graceful. As to the paper: "Le papier est sortie des fabriques des MM. Mongolfier, d'Annonai, qui depuis longtemps sont en possession de fournir les papiers les plus beaux et les plus convenables a la typographie." The final enhancement to this edition, or type-specimen as it might also be called, is a new and previously unpublished 6-page essay by Charles Nodier, "Préliminaires sur le Temple de Gnide". A remarkable and beautiful printing specimen and edition, a perfect expression of French neoclassicism, and vey rare both through its original limitation and its very large format.
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Book number: IS00764
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LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE
Memoires Sur L'ancienne Chevalerie
0. 1781. consideree comme un etablissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle edition, augmentee d'un volume. Three volumes, Paris, 1781; xii, 391, 320, xvi, 456pp.; cont. light green paper-covered boards, spines simply decorated with gilt rules and bay-leaves, gilt meander rule to boards, yellow silk markers; spines faded & rubbed at head and tail, with loss of green paper, extremities also rubbed, including corners (mostly just the tips), small typographical bookplates of Otto A. Hirth, very small 19th. C. oval lib. stamp at foot of title-pages. A key study of the subject which influenced generation upon generation of antiquaries, scholars, and poets, augmented in this edition, including a long essay (c.250pp.) "Memoires historiques sur la Chasse".Some passages in this particular set have been whitened with chalk, making them a little harder to read but not illegible; we could have had these chalk marks removed but, we surmise that they may have been made in preparing a new edition of the work, and did not wish to detract from its historical and bibliographical value. Rare.
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Book number: IS0113
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RENNEVILLE,, MADAME DE,
Charles and Eugenia
0. 1826. from the French of Madame de Renneville by M.G. London, J.Souter, School Library, 1826; iv, 232 pp. with engraved frontispiece (showing two scenes from the story]. contemporary calf, modest gilt rule, lettering-piece missing; extremities rubbed, corners worn. First edition of this translation. Rare.
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Book number: IS002309
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RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE,
L'andrographe,
0. 1782. ou Idees d'un Honnete-Homme sur un projet de Reglement .. La-Haie ..et se trouve a Paris.. 1782; 2 parts in one volume; 478 pp. [through an error by the printer in the pagination the page numbers 471/472 are used twice]; contemporary French calf, spine richly ornamentd in gilt, gilt lettering-piece, marbled paper paste-downs; old inconspicuous scuffing to boards, outer margins of title-page a little embrowned, bound without the half-title. A fine copy of the first edition. In a note at the end, the author stated that Notes B to H, which he had intended to include here in Part Two, would be printed in a different form in a projected work to be entitled "Le Hibou".
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Book number: IS002294
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century French History Bindinhs Rare 18th Century French Literature Retif de la Bretonne Erotica Cultural History History of Manners Philosophy Women's Studies

 
ROMAIN ROLLAND
Autographed Letter in French Signed, 2 Pages, Dated 11 Juin 1913
. from the Park Hotel Mooser in Vevey (Switzerland) in French, to an unknown lady correspondent , thanking her for her letter and flowers. The 2 pages are on one A-4 sheet folded. Signed in full Romain Rolland.
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Book number: F3141
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 492.5 US$ 579.29 | JP¥ 63256]
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SCHLEGEL, FRIEDICH,
Sammtliche Werke.
0. 1846. Zweite Original-Ausgabe. 15 volumes bound in 7, Wien, 1846; with frontispiece portrait; contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, mottled edges; traces of round paper labels at base of spines, foxing, varying from very light to moderate. The second collected edition, with additional material - but with the first two volumes being an 1847 reprinting or reissue of the "Geschichte der alten und neuen Literatur", with that as title to each, instead of "Saemmtliche Werke". Formerly in the possession of Professor E.L.Stahl of the University of Oxford, with his pencil annotations and underlining to the fifth volume, "Kritik und Theorie der alten und neuen Poesie".
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Book number: IS00725
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.25 US$ 193.1 | JP¥ 21085]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Romanticism Linguistics German Romantic Literature Literary Theory Literary Criticism Medieval Classical Antiquity Classics Philosophy German Literature French Literature Antiquarian Rare Collected Editions

 
STAEL-HOLSTEIN, A.L.G.NECKER, MME DE
Corinna
0. 1810. ossia L'Italia. Six volumes bound in three, Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1810; 6mo (c. 9 x 14 cm.); cont. half calf, spines gilt-ruled with ornament in blind, double red morocco labels; rubbed and worn, some headbands or tailbands a little chipped. An attractive set, each volume with the book-binder's ticket of Thomas Rigden of Dover [Ramsden, p. 140 (also half calf, gilt)], and the slightly later ownership entry on the title-pages "Frampton, Malta, 1828". 1810 was the notorious year in the author's life when her newly completed "De l'Allemagne", though passed by the Paris censor, was nevertheless seized and suppressed. This may possibly have have been the occasion for the Naples publisher to issue the romance "Corinne", which was first published in Italian in Firenze, in 1808.
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Book number: IS002177
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 82.25 US$ 96.55 | JP¥ 10543]
Catalogue: Italian
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SUPERVIELLE, JACQUES,
Poemes.
0. 1919. Voyage en Soi - Paysages - Les Poemes de l'humour triste - Le Goyavier authentique. Preface de Paul Fort. Paris, 1919; 184pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; spine worn at front hinge, with small loss at base, front wrapper detached and repaired, contents embrowned. A presentation copy ("en tres deferant hommage") dated 12th November 1920 and signed by the author. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH a signed presentation copy of the same author's "La Fable du Monde", Paris [1938], 160 pp. publisher's printed wrappers, this second work in excellent condition.
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Book number: IS002351
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.75 US$ 77.24 | JP¥ 8434]
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Keywords: Ianweb Modern French Literature Modern French Poetry Signed Copies Presentation Copies Association Copies Signed Copies

 
THEOCRITE,
L'oaristys.
0. 1896. Texte Grec et Traductionde M. Andre Bellessort. Precede d'une lettre de M. Anatole France .. Illustrations de Georges Bellenger gravees par E.Froment. Paris, Edouard Pelletan, 1896; 48, [iv] pp.; title in red and black, text printed within an ornamental border, illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; publisher's printed wrappers; splits to front inner hinge, light spotting throughout. Printed in an edition of 350 copies, this is No. 187, printed for Monsieur H.Dubois, on vellum paper "a la cuve dee papeteries du Marais"; A bibliophile edition of this pseudo-Theocratic poem, which is rather a restrained erotic fantasy.
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Book number: IS002349
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TOUSSAINT, FRANZ,
Les Pins Chantent.
0. 1925. Quatre No. Ornements de J.Vergely. Paris, Collection de "L'Amour des Livres", Rene Kieffer, 1925; [viii], 146pp. printed throughout in brown and blue-green type, with ornamental title-pages for the separate plays and ornamental head-pieces and decorations, all by Vergely. BOUND IN BY THE PUBLISHER is a sequence of 20 plates after George Braun - "No japonais de Frantz Toussaint" - each in two states, plain, and vibrantly hand-coloured; publisher's gilt-decorated boards, original gold-printed wrappers of the earlier work bound in; slight wear to head and tail of spine. One of 1000 copies printed on vellum paper. We assume this copy to be a later issue of sheets of the 1925 edition, as many of Braun's plates are dated "42" or "49".
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Book number: IS00906
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.
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Book number: F2372-2
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