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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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Book number: IS002328
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 99.47 | JP¥ 10937]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Fairy Tales Eighteenth Century Children's Books Early Children's Books French Literature Rare Antiquarian

 
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
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 33.16 | JP¥ 3646]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb France Anjou Modern French Literature Illustrated

 
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$ 26.53 | JP¥ 2916]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare French Literature French Bibliophily Publishing History Printing History Reference Bibliography Fine Printing

 
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
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 99.47 | JP¥ 10937]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Frech Poetry Paris French Illustrated Books Signed Books, Presentation Copies Inscribed Copies Limited Editions Bibliophile Editions

 
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$ 79.58 | JP¥ 8749]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
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
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74 US$ 86.21 | JP¥ 9479]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb French Literature Belgian Symbolism Belgium Rare Limited Editions Bibliophile

 
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 US$ 86.21 | JP¥ 9479]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Ian Rare Antiquarian French Medieval Hunting Chivalry

 
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
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 33.16 | JP¥ 3646]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Early Children's Books, French Children's Books Rare Children's Books M.G.

 
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.( private press ).
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Book number: IS002349
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57 US$ 66.31 | JP¥ 7291]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb French Finde Siecle French Illustrated Books Erotica Edouard Pelletan Classics Ancient Greek Classical Greek French Translations Bibliphile Editions Limited Editions Private Press Anatole France

 
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$ 12.6 | JP¥ 1385]
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$ 9.95 | JP¥ 1094]
Keywords: Frenchall Bibliophile Private Press Limited Rare Private Press French Literature Numbered

 
VOLTAIRE,
Candide Ou L'optimisme.
0. 1935. Illustrations de Brunelleschi. Paris: Gibert Jeune, 1935; 165pp. with sixteen colour-printed plates and twenty-three text illustrations; publisher's illustrated wrappers; small chip at head of spine, prelims very slightly spotted, slight darkening of margins. Numbered copy.
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Book number: IS00412
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 31.83 | JP¥ 3500]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Ian French Illustrated Eighteenth Century Literature Satire Enlightenment Erotica

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