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ANON
HISTORISCHE SCHATZE BASELS
Basel, Birkhauser N D Illustrations of 179 articles from the Historischen Museum in Basel. . Quarto white cloth (tips slightly darkened) 29pp + plates.
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Book number: X1024
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 31 US$ 34.38 | JP¥ 3624]
Keywords: art Switzerland

 ANON, MELANIE ET LUCETTE ou les avantages d’une éducation religieuse Ouvrage utile aux jeune gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe.
ANON
MELANIE ET LUCETTE ou les avantages d’une éducation religieuse Ouvrage utile aux jeune gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe.
Tours France, Mame et Cie 12th edition 1846 Copperplate frontis. . 138x87mm gilt cartonage romantique with pictorial vingette to front cover (edges & gilt rubbed ends of spine worn vignette very darkened). Prize bookplate of Institution de Mlles Tucker a Calais to Helena Gower and ownership name Agnes Gower to pastedown, 180pp. Contents clean and tight. *Not in Gumuchian and no author given but Preface remarks that it was originally not intended for general publication but printed in a small number for friends & family and some for sale in aid of charity.
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Book number: X11293
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.05 | JP¥ 1165]
Keywords: French moral story
https://www.abbeybook.com/images/X11293.jpg ANON, MELANIE ET LUCETTE ou les avantages d’une éducation religieuse Ouvrage utile aux jeune gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe. 

 ANON, NOUVEAUX CONTES A RIRE, et Aventures Plaisantes ou Recreations Francoises. Vingtieme Edition. Tome I. Tome II.
ANON
NOUVEAUX CONTES A RIRE, et Aventures Plaisantes ou Recreations Francoises. Vingtieme Edition. Tome I. Tome II.
Cologne, Roger Bontemps 20th edition 1722 Copper engraved frontispieces [2] by G. Schoute. . Two Volumes in One, a vastly expanded edition, with nearly 700 pages of amusing items. Small octavo (150 x 97mm or 6" x 3.8") no longer bound into covers but book block completely tight and neat with original sewn-in headbands still present as well as 4 vellum strips to spine. Minor signs of use but all pages tight and clean and All edges marbled. Frontis + titlepage in red & black +[4]pp avertissement + 341pp +[11]pp index; Vol II Frontis + titlepage in red & black + 343pp + [11]pp thus lacking last leaf of index (supplied in manuscript). Name to blank recto of first frontispiece, otherwise a neat tight copy of these short humorous anecdotes. *Very popular when first published in 1699 and reprinted many times until the end of the 18th century.
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Book number: X12811
GBP 132.00 [Appr.: EURO 145.25 US$ 162.08 | JP¥ 17083]
Keywords: French humor comic anecdotes
https://www.abbeybook.com/images/X12811.jpg ANON, NOUVEAUX CONTES A RIRE, et Aventures Plaisantes ou Recreations Francoises. Vingtieme Edition. Tome I. Tome II. 

 
ANON
PETIT COMMISSIONNAIRE .. ouvrage pour la jeunesse imite de l'Anglais
Toulouse, 1896 Woodengraved frontis of bookshop + 3 plates. . 179x109mm pictorial boards (tips slightly worn) 209pgs inscription on front end-paper possibly signed Veen (from van Veen collection).
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Book number: X13057
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 4.91 | JP¥ 518]
Keywords: childrens translated French

 BERTIN, T.P. TRANSLATED FROM ENGLISH OF MRS. [C.] MATHEWS, LES LECONS DE SAGESSE Contes d'une Mère à ses Filles, traduits de L'Anglais de Mis. Mathews
BERTIN, T.P. TRANSLATED FROM ENGLISH OF MRS. [C.] MATHEWS
LES LECONS DE SAGESSE Contes d'une Mère à ses Filles, traduits de L'Anglais de Mis. Mathews
Paris, Genets Jeune 3rd enlarged & revised edition 1822 Plates (3) + pictorial engraved titlepage. . 132x82mm gilt dark brown roan-spined boards with marbled covers. Spine decoratively gilt and blind-stamped (edges lightly rubbed). All edges marbled. Frontispiece + tissue guard + engraved titlepage +174pp. Name to front free endpaper (Mary Ashworth) and a few pages with light foxing one leaf with small brown spot possibly from a candle. No loose or torn pages no marginalia or underlining. *Translated and adapted by Bertin from Lessons of Truth by Mrs. C. Mathews first published in 1802. This French version is not in Gumuchian which has only the English edition with fewer stories than here (additional are Mary et Caroline + Madame Dumont). The first 3 stories are in both English and French editions. They are: La Rose (ou histoire du Ellen Selwyn), Adelaide, ou les Epreuves du Courage, and Les deux Soeurs. Bertin was a prolific translator of early English children's books into French. A pretty binding & nice, detailed illustrations.
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Book number: X1049
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 31 US$ 34.38 | JP¥ 3624]
Keywords: French translation English moral stories illustrated
https://www.abbeybook.com/images/X1049.jpg BERTIN, T.P. TRANSLATED FROM ENGLISH OF MRS. [C.] MATHEWS, LES LECONS DE SAGESSE Contes d'une Mère à ses Filles, traduits de L'Anglais de Mis. Mathews 

 BRONNER, LE PAPA [FRANZ XAVER BRONNER 1758-1850], PETITS CONTES DE MA NOURRICE ou les Feeries Amusantes par le Papa Bronner.
BRONNER, LE PAPA [FRANZ XAVER BRONNER 1758-1850]
PETITS CONTES DE MA NOURRICE ou les Feeries Amusantes par le Papa Bronner.
Tours France, R. Pornin et Cie. 1st edition 1845 Frontispiece with tissue guard. . 140x85mm dark blue gilt embossed cartonage romantique (rebacked in plain dark blue/gilt rubbed) contemporary Brussels bookseller label to pastdown and inscription to Miss Applin dated 1848 to front free endpaper. Half title + approbation leaf + frontis + titlepage + iv + 172pp. Twelve stories for children in a neat tight volume.
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Book number: X8736
GBP 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 US$ 13.51 | JP¥ 1424]
Keywords: French stories children
https://www.abbeybook.com/images/X8736.jpg BRONNER, LE PAPA [FRANZ XAVER BRONNER 1758-1850], PETITS CONTES DE MA NOURRICE ou les Feeries Amusantes par le Papa Bronner. 

 
BURCKHARDT,JACOB
BEMERKUNGEN UBER SCHWEIZERISCHE KATHEDRALEN
Basel, Amerbach 1st edition 1946 Plates (16) . Duodecimo decorated boards with paper label 69pgs V.G+ GERMAN TEXT
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Book number: X1040
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.14 | JP¥ 647]
Keywords: architecture Switzerland church

 
BURCKHARDT,ERWIN
CHINESISCHE STEINABREIBUNGEN
Munich, Hirmer 1st edition 1961 Plates (48)of rubbings from Chinese stone carvings . Square octavo pictorial boards 24pgs+plates V.G+ GERMAN TEXT
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Book number: X1046
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 4.91 | JP¥ 518]
Keywords: Chinese sculpture

 
BURCKHARDT, CARL J. & HILTBRUNNER, H. (HANS ERNI ILLUSTRATIONS)
RUETLI ADDRESS & IN THE HEART OF SWITZERLAND .. translated by J.E. Nenninger & C. Palmer
Basel, Ciba 1955 Reproductions in colour of 4 tempera paintings by Hans Erni; first printing of these privately commissioned works of art. . Oblong octavo wood-spined paper-wraps in slipcase *Produced on the occasion of the Internat'l Congress of Chemistry 1955 by Ciba Ltd.
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Book number: X1047
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.14 | JP¥ 647]
Keywords: Switzerland

 
DESBEAUX,EMILE
LES DECOUVERTES DE Mr.JEAN
Paris, P.Ducrocq 1883 Illustrations (106 fullpage and text) + head and tailpieces . Quarto red gilt pcitorial cloth on bevelled boards with fine nautical scene to front cover (tips worn/lower hinge repaired) All Edges Gilt. Halftitle, +Frontis +TP+296pp. Some pale foxing mainly to prelims and end but mostly clean and fine. A handsome production.
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Book number: X68109
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 US$ 15.96 | JP¥ 1682]
Keywords: French childrens book travel nautical adventures

 
FAUCON,EMMA (L.SCHERER ILLUSTRATOR)
VEILLEES HISTORIQUES ..
Paris, Lefevre 1860 approx) Hand colored litho plates (12) by L. Scherer of battlescenes, navies &c heightened with gum . 160x100mm purple cloth (spine rubbed) All Edges Gilt 210pgs slight foxing but clean bright copy (see Gumuchian 2484 for uncoloured copy).
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Book number: X4615
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44 US$ 49.11 | JP¥ 5177]
Keywords: hand colored French childrens history stories

 
FLEURIOT,SENAIDE
TRANQUILLE ET TOURBILLON
Paris, Hachette 7th edition 1901 Woodengraved plates & text illustrations by A. Ferdinandus . 176x118mm red gilt cloth (tips slightly marked) All Edges Gilt 303pgs slight paper browning else V.G+
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Book number: X4614
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 4.91 | JP¥ 518]
Keywords: french childrens illuatrated story

 
FLEURY,M. LAME
HISTOIRE ANCIENNE racontee aux enfants
Paris, Borrani new edition 1860 . 140x84mm half cloth (tips bit worn/rubbed/slightly marked) 322pgs foxing/name to halftitle *with shoulder-note dates & "pour la methode elementaire de M.Levi" (not in Gumuchian).
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Book number: X4616
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.5 US$ 3.68 | JP¥ 388]
Keywords: history French school text

 GAULTIER, L'ABBÉ [LOUIS EDOUARD CAMILLE], LECTURES GRADUEES POUR LES ENFANS DU PREMIER AGE .. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et illustrée. Tome Premier.
GAULTIER, L'ABBÉ [LOUIS EDOUARD CAMILLE]
LECTURES GRADUEES POUR LES ENFANS DU PREMIER AGE .. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et illustrée. Tome Premier.
Paris, Jules Renouard new edition corrected & illustrated 1845 Wood-engraved text illustrations including illustrated Alphabet, short paragraphs on animals, morals etc. & puppet show playlet. . 140x90mm pink cloth spined pink paste-paper boards with paper title label (spine faded, edges rubbed, corners bumped). Endpapers made of 13pp of publisher's book list printed on yellow paper +358pp with many illustrations. Name to booklist presentation on half title by F. Mounteney to Fanny & Louisa Stone March 14 1849. French text. Some signs of use including a few corner creases, occasional minor foxing and some pencil marks but overall neat and tight.
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Book number: X5661
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 19.65 | JP¥ 2071]
Keywords: French childrens illustrated educational text
https://www.abbeybook.com/images/X5661.jpg GAULTIER, L'ABBÉ [LOUIS EDOUARD CAMILLE], LECTURES GRADUEES POUR LES ENFANS DU PREMIER AGE .. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et illustrée. Tome Premier. 

 
GERARD,F.C
CHARBONNIER DE VALENCE
Paris, Langlume & Peltier 1841 Steel plates (4) incl engraved Titlepage with large vignette . Duodecimo pretty romantic pictorial covers in red, blue & gold (tips slightly worn/bumped) 296pgs name on back of frontis. lacks FEP & ?halftitle, slight pale foxing V.G (see Gumuchian for others by author but none as early).
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Book number: X6411
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 US$ 12.28 | JP¥ 1294]
Keywords: childrens French story

 
GOTTHELF,JEREMIAS (W. VIGIER ILLUSTRATOR)
BAUERN-SPIEGEL: Elsi, die Seltsame Magd; Sonntag des Grossvaters nach dem originaltexte herausgegeben von Prof.Otto Sutermeister
Chaux-de-Fonds, Bahn 1894 approx) Plates and illustrations by W. Vigier . Large octavo red gilt pictorial cloth (rebacked with most of old spine laid on, rubbed and spine dulled some marks) All Edges Gilt 320pp Minor foxing or edge browning, inner hinges strengthened else neat *Contains 3 Swiss stories by this Folk writer
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Book number: X49714
GBP 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.75 US$ 31.92 | JP¥ 3365]
Keywords: Swiss author

 
GRABER,RUDOLF
BASLER FAEHRENGESCHICHTEN
Zurich, Schweizer Spiegel 6th impression 1951 Illustrated by Hans Ruedi Bitterli . Duodecimo cloth gilt in dust jacket (slightly foxed to cloth) 140pgs inscription on FEP else V.G+
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Book number: X5144
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.25 US$ 2.46 | JP¥ 259]
Keywords: Switzerland stories

 
HENDSCHEL,ALBERT
ALLERLEI AUS A. HENDSCHEL'S SKIZZENMAPPEN
Frankfurt, Hendschel 1870 approx) "lichtdruck" after Hendschel's work by Martin Rommel & Co, Stuttgart . Small folio gilt lettered pictorial cloth (tips worn/third of lower hinge splitting) 40pp of illustrations of children, animals, scenes, folk costumes etc. *Bookplate of George Fleming EPs browned else V.G and unfoxed
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Book number: X7427
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 19.65 | JP¥ 2071]
Keywords: German illustrated art

 
KONIG,DR. F.
RATGEBER in Gesunden & Kranken Tagen
Zurich, Meyer 1900 approx) Disected figure with overlays of the female body + chromos. of plants etc + illus . Two Volumes pictorial cloth spined boards (tips slightly rubbed) 1156+243pgs slight foxing/ paper browning else V.G
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Book number: X9474
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.5 US$ 42.98 | JP¥ 4530]
Keywords: medical German text

 
KRONOFF,FRIDA VON
MAMSELL SAUSEWIND erzaehlung fur die Maedchenwelt
Berlin, Jugendhort 1890 approx) Heliogravure frontis in blue + 3 purple tint plates . Octavo green decorated cloth (tips rubbed/spine darkened & sl.bumped to head) Top Edge Gilt 208pp slight edge yellowing but clean and white text. V.G *German (Gothic letter) girls' story
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Book number: X56626
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.14 | JP¥ 647]
Keywords: German fiction

 
LESAGE
GIL BLAS de Santillana
Barcelona, Salvatella 1892 Chromoliths (6) . 2 VOLUMES in one octavo pictorial cloth (tips rubbed) 656+368pgs some foxing/browning & slight adhesion or offsetting to plates else G+ *SPANISH TEXT
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Book number: X9989
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.37 | JP¥ 777]
Keywords: illustrated classic

 
LIERMANN,HANS
RICHTER, SCHRIEBER, ADVOKATEN
Munich, Prestel 1957 Color plates (2) tipped in + facsimile woodcuts etc (52) . 199x173mm pictorial boards in clear wrap 52pgs+52pls
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Book number: X9246
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 US$ 8.6 | JP¥ 906]
Keywords: law bibliographic history

 
MANGOLD,DR. F.
STATISTISCH-VOLKSWIRTSCHAFTLICHE GESELLSCHAFT ZU BASEL 1870-1930 .. Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung Basels
Basel, 1931 . Octavo cream cloth (soiled/tips slightly worn) 155pgs incl tables, biographies etc. inscription on FEP else V.G
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Book number: X10241
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.25 US$ 2.46 | JP¥ 259]
Keywords: business history of the Swiss city

 
MAURICE,ABEL
L'ENFANT DE LA PROVIDENCE
Tours, Mame New Edition 1850 Engraved plates (4) . CARTONNAGE ROMANTIQUE duodecimo green cloth spined boards overall gilt with central medallion (possibly rebacked to match gilt tooling, if so skillfully done, tips slightly worn & rubbed) 236pgs slight foxing/pale marginal stain to first/last few pages (compare Gumuchian 1531 for later edn).
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Book number: X10757
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.42 | JP¥ 1941]
Keywords: childrens 19th century French story cartonnage romantique

 
MAUROIS,ANDRE (HERMINE DAVID ILLUSTRATOR)
ARIEL ou la vie de Shelley
Paris, Emile-paul Bros. 1924 Colored frontis. + 20 two-color chapter headpieces by Hermine David . LIMITED TO 1600 copies this No.1520 on "papier verge de Rives" octavo green card covers (spine lacks nearly half its paper) 275pp bit shaken but clean and nice with bookplate of Edith Mary Webb and her inscription to FEP
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Book number: X54099
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.05 | JP¥ 1165]
Keywords: French illustrated limited edition

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