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Gustave Alexandre Eiffel
1 Gustave Alexandre Eiffel
teNeues 2003 English Edition Hardcover As New As New 
teNeues, 2003 79 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards and dust jacket are "fine" with no damage.. English Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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MANON LESCAULT. Translated from the French of the Abbe Prevost by D.C. Moylan with Eleven Illustrations by Alastair, and an Introduction by Arthur Symons., Abbe Prevost, D. C. Moylan (trans.)
2 Abbe Prevost, D. C. Moylan (trans.) MANON LESCAULT. Translated from the French of the Abbe Prevost by D.C. Moylan with Eleven Illustrations by Alastair, and an Introduction by Arthur Symons.
London John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd. 1928 Limited Edition of 1850 Hardcover Good Poor Alastair 
London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1928 xxxv, 197 pp with 11 black and red plates with glasine protectors. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, lightly sunned., printed on heavy stock with bottom and front edges untrimmed. Between the FFP and the half-title there is a shadowing where a ribbon was formerly preserved .Blue cloth boards have fading and edwear along extremities.DJ, now encased in protective mylar, is missing a portion of the spine and all of the back Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a short novel by French author Abbé Prévost, published in 1731,. Hans Henning Otto Harry Baron von Voigt ( 1887 - 1969), best known by his nickname Alastair, was a German artist, composer, dancer, mime, poet, singer and translator. He was known as 'the illustrator of decadence,' and was clearly much influenced by the English artist, Aubrey Beardsley. Biography[edit]. Limited Edition of 1850. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. Illus. by Alastair. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Richelieu: a Study, Belloc, Hilaire
3 Belloc, Hilaire Richelieu: a Study
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1934 Nineth Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1934 392 pp with seven sepia and white plates and four maps. Text is clean, tight and unmarked with large, very readable type. Previous owner's unobtrusive stamp on front endpapers. Dust jacket is intact, clean, bright with minor shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nineth Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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4 Cabeen, D. C. , Schults, Alexander H. A Critical Bibliography of French Literature Volume Ll, the Sixteenth Century
Syracuse University Press 1966 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Syracuse University Press, 1966 365 pp. French writers of the 16th century with rather caustic reviews of their works. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, stamp (#1) on front endpapers and page edges.Blue buckram boards with gold-stamped titles are clean, bright, undamaged. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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5 Cocteau, Jean appogiatures/ Grace Notes
Manroot Press 1988 Edition of 1000 Paperback Near Fine Cocteau, Jean Signed
Manroot Press, 1988 85 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean, bright, undamaged. Size: 5" x 8.25". Signed by Translator. Edition of 1000. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Cocteau, Jean. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Rostand, Edmond, Cyrano De Bergerac
6 Cyrano De Bergerac Rostand, Edmond
New York The Heritage Press 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published Brissaud, Pierre 
New York: The Heritage Press, 1954 210 pp. A heroic comedy in 5 acts translated by Louis Untermeyer. With a seperately printed ballad "composed by Cyrano" and showing the original French and several alternative English translations, enclosed. Front papers have partially removed bookplate otherwise no interior marks. Red and black patterned boards are clean and bright. Slightly faded at spine. Tan slipcase is undamaged. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Illus. by Brissaud, Pierre. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Night in the Luxembourg, De Gourmont, Remy
7 De Gourmont, Remy A Night in the Luxembourg
New York Modern Library 1926 First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Modern Library, 1926 215 pp + 8 pp of advertisements. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Green boards fabric textured to ressemble pigskin with gold stamped Modern Library logo and title on spine are very fresh-looking, a little bumped at corners and spine ends. A handsome copy. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Modern Library. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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The Princess of Cleves, De La Fayette, Madame
8 De La Fayette, Madame The Princess of Cleves
London, U.S.A. Nonesuch Press 1943 Hardcover Fine No Jacket as Published David, Hermine 
London, U.S.A.: Nonesuch Press, 1943 Slipcasd. With an introduction by Jean Cocteau. 150 pp. Color illustrations throughout. Text is immaculate, cloth boards printed in buff and brown have slight fading to spine. Tan slipcase is split along spine, has spots on back and lower edge. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover Cased. Fine/No Jacket as Published. Illus. by David, Hermine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Woman's Life, De Maupassant, Guy
9 De Maupassant, Guy A Woman's Life
London, U.S.A. Nonesuch Press 1942 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published LeGrand, Edy 
London, U.S.A.: Nonesuch Press, 1942 216 pp. Slipcased. Translated from the French by Majorie Laurie, with an introduction by Edmond Jaloux. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Green and cream boards with a green spine are "VG" . Tan slipcase is lightly bumped at spine, otherwise undamaged. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover Cased. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Illus. by LeGrand, Edy. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Regent's Daughter The Black Tulip, Dumas, Alexandre
10 Dumas, Alexandre The Regent's Daughter The Black Tulip
Boston Dana Estes and Company 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1900 253 pp with etching of Phillipe d'Orleans frontis with intact tissue guard. Publication date is approximate, it is withen the time frame that Dana Estes was publishing Dumas's works.Text is clean, tight and undamaged. Handsome marbled endpapered. Boards are quarter bound in tan leather with red and black lozanges on the spine. Considerable rubbing to leather with a chip missing at tale of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Le Adventure Di Telemaco Di Fenelon Seguite Dalle Avventure d'Aristonoo   Traduzione Italiana Publicata Per Cura di D. B., FENELON (François de Salignac de la Mothe)
11 FENELON (François de Salignac de la Mothe) Le Adventure Di Telemaco Di Fenelon Seguite Dalle Avventure d'Aristonoo Traduzione Italiana Publicata Per Cura di D. B.
Torino Fontana 1842 Hardcover Good 
Torino: Fontana, 1842 Hardcover bound in beige paper decorated with an elaborate engraved escutcheon. Black& white illustrations from engravings throughout plus twelve plates. All plates present. Pages have considerable foxing.but are tight and unmarked. Front hinge cracked but holding. Boards are rubbed at extremities with some loss of material at corners and edges. François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 - 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He was the tutor to the 7-yrar-old son of the French Dauphin, Louis XV, who was then second in line to the French throne But by far the most lasting of his works that Fénelon composed for the duke was his Les Aventures de Télémaque [The Adventures of Telemachus, Son of Ulysses], written in 1693-94. On its surface, The Adventures of Telemachus was a novel about Ulysses' son Telemachus. On another level, it became a biting attack on the divine right absolute monarchy which was the dominant ideology of Louis XIV's France.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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12 George Soulie De Morant, H.Bedford -Jones (trans) The Passion of Yang Kwei-fei: From Ancient Chinese Texts
New Yoprk Covici Friede 1928 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New Yoprk: Covici Friede, 1928 200 pp printed on heavy stock, page lower edge and front edge untrimmed. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Handsomly bound in patterned cloth with beige cloth spine. Very light rubbing to extremities.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Correspondance De Victor Jacquemont Avec Sa Famile et Plusieurs De Ses Amis Pendant Son Voyage Dans l''Inde 1828 - 1832   Vols 1& II, Jacquemont,, Victor
13 Jacquemont,, Victor Correspondance De Victor Jacquemont Avec Sa Famile et Plusieurs De Ses Amis Pendant Son Voyage Dans l''Inde 1828 - 1832 Vols 1& II
Paris Libraire de H. Fournier 1835 2nd Edition Hardcover Good 
Paris: Libraire de H. Fournier, 1835 Two volumes quarter-bound in calf with mottled paper.boards Text is clean,and unmarked. Volume II front gutter cracked.but holding. Closed tear on title page of volume I. Gold-stamped titles along spine are somewhat dulled.. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Clara d'Ellebeuse, Jammes, Francis Oldtknow,Anton (trans)
14 Jammes, Francis Oldtknow,Anton (trans) Clara d'Ellebeuse
Portales, NM Scopercraeft Press 1995 1881604101 / 9781881604105 Seventh Printing Paperback Very Good 
Portales, NM: Scopercraeft Press, 1995 128 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmrked. Covers are clean and bright with a little shelfwear.. Seventh Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Chant De La Fleur Rouge, Linnankoski, J.
15 Linnankoski, J. Chant De La Fleur Rouge
France Presses Universitaires De France Hardcover Good No Jacket 
France: Presses Universitaires De France 316 pp. A rebinding of the softcover edition in red and crean half-calf with gold-patterned endpapers.. Boards have an outward bow. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. A contemporary (1941) inscription on first free page after title page.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Aphrodite (Ancient Manners) in the English Version Prepared By Willis L. Parker, Louys, Pierre
16 Louys, Pierre Aphrodite (Ancient Manners) in the English Version Prepared By Willis L. Parker
Three Sirens Press 1932 Hardcover Good No Jacket Buttera, Frank J. 
Three Sirens Press, 1932 251 pp with B&W wood engravings in text. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing and yellowing. Previous owner's name on endpapers. Red cloth boards are rubbed, bumped at extremities.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Buttera, Frank J.. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Contes Choisis. with 50 Bois Originaux De Jean Lebedeff, Louys, Pierre
17 Louys, Pierre Contes Choisis. with 50 Bois Originaux De Jean Lebedeff
Paris Artheme Fayard & C. 1933 Paperback Fair Lebedeff,Jean 
Paris: Artheme Fayard & C., 1933 124 pp with B&W woodcuts in text. Text is clean and unmarked, edges ragged, disbound but all pages present. Yellow paper covers with stamped design in black and red. are loose, soiled, with contemporary owner's name on front cover. An issue of "Le Livre de Demain." Erotic short stories. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. Fair. Illus. by Lebedeff,Jean. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Pierre Louys The Song of Bilitas, Louys, Pierre , Bessie , Alvah C. (Translator)
18 Louys, Pierre , Bessie , Alvah C. (Translator) Pierre Louys The Song of Bilitas
Mineola, New York, U.S.A. Dover 1988 0486256707 / 9780486256702 Paperback Fine Pogany, Willy 
Mineola, New York, U.S.A.: Dover, 1988 180 + xii with B&W illustrations on every page. This classic of erotic literature was first published in Paris in 1894 and widely publicized as a newly discovered work from antiquity. Containing over 100 poems, the book became a cause celebre because it openly celebrated lesbian love and because its "translator" the French novelist Pierre Louys (1870 -1925) was eventually unmasked as the author. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean and undamaged.. Trade Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Pogany, Willy. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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19 Mauriac, Francois Maltaverne a Novel About a Young Man of Long Ago
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1970 Hardcover Very Good Poor 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970 195 pp. Published in France as "Un Adolescent d'Autrefois." Translated from the French by Jean Stewart.Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards are undamaged. Dust jacket is pretty ragged, not price-clipped, now in mylar wrapper.. Cloth. Very Good/Poor. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Pensees Morales et Politiques, Montesquieu
20 Montesquieu Pensees Morales et Politiques
Paris Payot et Cie Biblotecheque Miniature Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Paris: Payot et Cie Biblotecheque Miniature 125 pp. A Bibliotecheque Minature edition. No date but stylewise circa 1900. Text in French. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, yellowed. Contemporary previous owner's name on fist free page. Boards are covered in red patterned cloth lined with marbled endpapers. 64mo - up to 3" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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