Orléans: G. Jacob for H. Herluison, 1868. PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of perhaps no more than three copies... Read More about Recherches sur les imprimeurs & libraires d'Orléans
Paris: Chez H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1762. First edition. Read More about Eléments d'Agriculture
Paris: chez Auber, An 6-10 (1801). INCLUDING: Portraits of a young Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, Danton, Mirabeau, Marat, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Robespierre, Néker, Gilbert Mottier Lafayette, etc. Read More about Collection of 66 aquatints many of the portraits by Charles François Gabriel Levachex
London: B.T. Batsford, . Revised edition. Read More about The Land of France
Londres [Paris?]: de l'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, n.d. . Later printing. ESTC notes four other printings of this with different pagination, but not this, with 208 pages, which is possibly a false imprint. Calonne had the dubious honor of being Minister of Finance under Louis XVI, and left for England..... Read More about Lettre Adressé au roi par M. de Calonne, le 9 Février 1789
vp [chiefly, Paris]: vd [ca. 1800]. Sammelband of pamphlets pertaining to the Directory, Council of 500, and Napoleon's rise to power.SIGNED "C. Sneyd Edgeworth / June 1817" on the half-title of the first pamphlet. Charles Sneyd Edgeworth was Maria's half-brother; his mother, Elizabeth Sneyd, was Mr. Edgeworth's third wife. With..... Read More about Bound collection of French pamphlets relating to the French Revolution, Napoleon, etc
Paris: Anselin et Pochard, 1827. First edition in French. Public Roads and Transportation. Barbier attributes the translation to "Bailliet, maître des requêtes,"who perhaps also authored the substantial, original section (pp. 285-469) entitled "Considerations et Recherches sur Les Voies Publiques de France."Edgeworth (1744-1817), the father of novelist Maria Edgeworth, first published..... Read More about Essai sur la construction des routes et des voitures ... augmenté d'une Notice sur le Système...
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, nd. Read More about Old Court Life in France
Paris: Chez J.-B. Baillière, 1838. First edition, with half-titles. The First Textbook of Madness - with 27 Plates. One of the first systematic attempts to classify and describe the varieties of mental illness. "Esquirol coined the term monomania, a concept which anticipated the modern view of schizophrenia, and he was..... Read More about Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal
London: Mathews, 1897. First edition. Rosen writes in his introduction that his intention in this work is “to treat of Napoleon as a theatregoer, as a critic and patron of the drama, and as a familiar of playwrights and players. I intend to show that he was himself a master..... Read More about Napoleon's Opera Glass, an Histrionic Study
Paris: Chez Aubert, Place de la Bourse, No. 25, c 1842. Read More about Hand-Colored Lithograph: "Cavasse Officier de Paix (Alexandre, Eygpte)" from...
Paris: Chez Aubert, Place de la Bourse, No. 25, c 1842. Read More about Hand-Colored Lithograph: "Trompette de Cavalier régulier" from "Galerie Royale de...
Paris: 24th n.y ca. 1800 [watermark Henry Aine]. With Fabric Samples. Writing thanking him for his remittance and mentioning various fabrics that he has available including chantillon and cheville, discussing terms and prices and INCLUDING TWO SAMPLES. Read More about Letter signed “Cloutar?,” with integral address leaf
Paris: Chez Knapen, 1769. Nouvelle édition. Clean, sound copy of this compendium of Roman law, with the Knapen imprint (issues bearing the names of la veuve Savoye or Durand are also recorded). Read More about Histoire du Droit Romain, contenant Son origine, ses progrès; comment & en quel tems les...
Paris: Henri Plon, 1862-1868. First edition. Read More about Causeries d'un Curieux Variétés d'Histoire et d'Art
Amsterdam: Chez François vander Plaats, 1701. First edition in French. The Ecstasy of Pain. A historical resumé of and an attack on the practice of self-flagellation, written by Abbé Jacques Boileau (1635-1716), translated from his own Historia Flagellantium which appeared in the preceding year. An abridged version appeared in Cologne..... Read More about Histoire des flagellans, ou l'on fait voir le bon & le mauvais usage des Flagellations parmi...
Paris: Les Editions de France, . Number 45 of 50 copies on “velin pur fil Lafuma” signed by the author. One of 50 copies signed. The noted French historian and journalist writes of his interviews with the Marshal of France. Read More about Le Memorial de Foch. Mes Entretiens avec le Maréchal
Paris: Plon, February 5, 1898 - September 16, 1899. The violently anti-Dreyfusard weekly journal was first published two weeks after Zola's famous “J'accuse...!”. Two of the period's most renowned caricaturists, Caran d'Ache, the nom de plume of Emmanuel Poiré (1858-1909), and Louis-Henri Forain, dit Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931), threw themselves into..... Read More about Psst...! Images par Forain, Caran d'Ache
Paris: Dentu, Vanier; Lyon: Librairie Nouvelle, Meton, 1859. First edition of this translation. England, France, Switzerland of 1614. Zinzerling (1590-1628) describes early 17th century England, Belgium, Holland, Savoy and Switzerland. Bernard is generally recognized for his poetry. Read More about Voyage dans la Vieille France avec une Excusion en Angleterre, en Belgique, en Holland, en Suisse...
London: Printed for the Author, and published by Charles Clement, 183 Fleet-Street, 1824. First Edition. Detailed account of a trip through France by the young James Cobbett, a student at Lincoln's Inn, with observations on all aspects of daily life and how this contrasts with situations familiar to the English.The..... Read More about A Ride of Eight Hundred Miles in France; Containing a Sketch of the Face of the Country … To...
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1875. Second edition. Read More about Itinéraire Général de la France: De la Loire a la Garonne
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. First Edition. Read More about The Normandy Coast
Paris: Timothee Dehay [Imprinteries de Lachevareiere], 1830. Read More about Itinéraire de Troyes a Mulhausen, Chaumont, Vesoul, Belfort Par F. G. De Malvoisine
A Leyde: Chez Baudouin Vander Aa, 1699. First (and only?) edition. A Foreigner’s Guide to France. Interesting copy of this rare 1699 travel guide to France. Leaves N3 and N4, red-lined for cancelling, are present, and a 19th-century previous owner has identified its appearance in a sale catalogue: “Cat tome..... Read More about Le gentilhomme etranger voyageant en France. Observant tres exactement les melieures [sic] routes...
Saint Jean d’Angély, France: Fevrier 11, 1786. Late 19th-century real estate dispute in this town in the department of Charente-Maritimes. Read More about Manuscript Legal document, in French, from the court of "la Sénéchausée de la ville de...
[Spain: 1949]. Printed circa 1984, and reproduced from this print in ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 191). Duck Shooting with Francisco Franco. Rare and remarkably intimate image of the Spanish dictator by the acclaimed photographer Dmitri Kessel (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE..... Read More about Photograph of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, hunting with a shotgun