found: 14 books

 
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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Book number: IS002328
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.75 US$ 99.8 | JP¥ 10923]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Fairy Tales Eighteenth Century Children's Books Early Children's Books French Literature Rare Antiquarian

 
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
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 26.61 | JP¥ 2913]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare French Literature French Bibliophily Publishing History Printing History Reference Bibliography Fine Printing

 
DUMAS, ALEXANDER [PÈRE]
The Borgias.
. ( The Royal Library Historical Series ) Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911, [6[ 358pp. half vellum with gilt title on red leather spine label and red decorative paper covered boards, corners also re-inforced with vellum, front and rear of boards soiled, edges worn, text printed on fine unbleached Arnold paper, large margins, t.e.g. end papers sl. spotted, ? semi-fictional account of Lucrezia Borgia that had great influence on her reputation (1839) [ WO].
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Book number: F0656
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20 US$ 23.29 | JP¥ 2549]
Catalogue: Winter Rare
Keywords: Frenchall French Literature

 
ÉLUARD, PAUL .
Oeuvres Complètes. 2 Volumes
. Edited by Marcelle Dumas and Lucien Scheler, preface by Lucien Scheler. ( Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volumes 200 and 201 ) Volume I : 1913-1945. Contient des textes écrits en collaboration avec André Breton, René Char, Max Ernst et Benjamin Péret, ainsi que Ode à Salvador Dali de Federico Garcia Lorca, traduite par Paul Eluard et Louis Parrot, 1760 pagesTOME II : 1945-1953. Contient également des œuvres de jeunesse, des Poèmes retrouvés, des préfaces, prières d'insérer, dédicaces et des documents surréalistes, 1520 pages. Gallimard, 1996 - 2002, splendid new set, full leather, richly decorated spines/ nouvel exemplaire.
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Book number: 000642
GBP 58.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.25 US$ 77.18 | JP¥ 8447]
Catalogue: Pleiade
Keywords: Frenchall French Literature Leather Rare Pleiade

 
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
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 228.25 US$ 266.14 | JP¥ 29128]
Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
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
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.5 US$ 79.84 | JP¥ 8738]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
MAUGHAM, WILLIAM SOMERSET, 1874 - 1965,
Typed Letter, a-5, Dated 23rd July 1952. Signed in Ink
. to Professor Jean Seznec, Oxford University. On note paper with the address Villa Mauresque. St. Jean - Cap Ferrat, A.M. He acknowledges receipt of Seznec's inaugural lecture.
¶ Maugham was born in Paris. He was noted as an expert storyteller and a master of fiction technique. An introverted child afflicted with a stammer, Maugham was orphaned at 10 and sent to live with his uncle, a vicar. Although he later studied medicine and completed his internship, he never practiced, having decided at an early age to devote himself to literature. He lived in grand style, spending much of his life on the French Riviera and traveling widely, particularly to East Asia and the South Pacific.
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Book number: F1934
GBP 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 222.5 US$ 259.48 | JP¥ 28400]
Keywords: Signed Autography English Literature Rare Weblists3 Faringdon

 
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
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.25 US$ 86.49 | JP¥ 9467]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Ian Rare Antiquarian French Medieval Hunting Chivalry

 
PERRYMAN, K. (ED.)
Babel Volumes Vi, Vii, Viii and X
. BABEL VI; includes the first appearance in English of several of Samuel Beckett's Mirlitonnades, and previously unpublished work by André du Bouchet, George Mackay Brown, Max Frisch, Marius Kociejowski, Laurence Lerner and William Radice; new translations into English of poems by Heine, Rilke, Baudelaire and Verlaine, into German of poems by R. S. Thomas, Richard Wilbur and Geoffrey Hill. / BABEL VII: includes previously unpublished work by Ted Hughes, John Latham, Karl Krolow, Günter Kunert, Sheenagh Pugh, Seán Rafferty, William Stafford, and translations of poems by Paul Celan. / BABEL VIII: includes previously unpublished work by W. S. Graham (two poems), Sheenagh Pugh, Stephen Spender, Claude Vigée and Richard Wilbur; new translations of poems by Celan, Nietzsche and Rilke into English, of poems by Geoffrey Hill, Seán Rafferty and R. S. Thomas into German; and an essay (in German) on translating poetry by Bruno Weinhals. / BABEL X: includes previously unpublished poems in English by D. V. Cooke, Peter Green, David Mason Heminway, Christopher Jenkin-Jones, David Kuhrt, Christopher Middleton, Sheenagh Pugh and Peter Russell; and new translations into English of poems by Baudelaire and Mallarmé (by Michael Croshaw) and of poems by Richard Exner; new translations into German of work by George Mackay Brown, Basil Bunting and R. S. Thomas; and new poems in German. Founded in 1983, BABEL is devoted to new poetry in English, German and, occasionally, French, and to new translations of poetry (always with the original poems). BABEL is not avant-garde or post-anything. Each issue of BABEL presents work by unknown poets, but BABEL prints their work alongside previously unpublished material by well known authors such as Samuel Beckett, Anne Beresford, George Mackay Brown, Jean Genet, Ted Hughes, Friederike Mayröcker, Sheenagh Pugh, R.S. Thomas, Claude Vigée and Richard Wilbur. The poems are set in Bodoni, the titles in Helvetica Light; 72-80pp. offset lithography on laid paper; 25 x 18.5 cm, sewn; light grey Conqueror wrappers.perfect bound in printed wrappers.) TOGETHER 4 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES [ST].
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Book number: F1373
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 46.57 | JP¥ 5097]
Keywords: Bibliophile Poetry English Literature Translation Weblists2 German Literature

 
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
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 285.5 US$ 332.67 | JP¥ 36410]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Frenchall 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

 
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 171.25 US$ 199.6 | JP¥ 21846]
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 85.75 US$ 99.8 | JP¥ 10923]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Bindings Bookbinding History Italian Italy Romanticism European History French Literature Woman Writers Napoleonic Era Antiquarian Rare Italian Translations

 
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.( private press ).
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Book number: F2372-2
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 11 US$ 12.64 | JP¥ 1384]
Keywords: Frenchall Bibliophile Private Press Limited Rare Private Press French Literature Numbered

 
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 linocuts 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. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.( private press ).
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Book number: F147-M
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 9.98 | JP¥ 1092]
Keywords: Frenchall Bibliophile Private Press Limited Rare Private Press French Literature Numbered

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