Paris: 8 June 1867. Regarding his first major novel. Zola writes that he has rewritten the beginning of... Read More about Autograph letter, signed ("Emile Zola"), [to Charles Coligny?
Paris: Veuve David, jeune, 1758. Thomas Corneille (1625-1709) was the younger brother of Pierre Corneille, and wrote a number of comedies, tragedies, and opera libretti. His Timocrate, a tragicomedy (1656), was perhaps the most successful French play of the 17th century. Read More about Œuvres de T. Corneille
London: Richard Bentley, 1852. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. Read More about Corneille and His Times
Paris, Réimprimé à Londres: Par J. Brettell pour M. Peltier, 1806. First edition. This was translated into English in 1807. Read More about Elisabeth, ou Les Exilés de Sibérie suivi de La Prise de Jéricho, Poéme
Brussels: Éditions du Nord, 1929. One of 1000 numbered copies (edition of 1076 copies). Read More about La Vie de Caserne. Le Train de 8 h. 47
Paris: 13 June, 1823. Requesting 10 copies of Monsieur Belcher(?)'s poems, mentioning an article he read “on our Plato” which was “exceptionally nice to all of us”, requesting an address and asking for the publisher/bookseller to send some books with his compliments to Mr. Joussier.And early letter from the philosopher..... Read More about Autograph letter signed to his publisher “Monsieur Bossange, Libraire”
London: Richard Bentley, 1882. First Edition in English. Read More about Eliane. A Novel. Translated by Lady Georgina Fullerton
Brussels: Libraire Universelle de J. Rozez, 1869. Each one of two copies on China paper. Three works on China paper by the 18th-century French novelist Crébillon. Read More about Oeuvres de … Le Sopha. Conte Moral [bound with:] La Nuit et Le Moment [bound with:] Le Hasard...
London: The Cresset Press, 1929. No. 47 of 530 copies. Read More about A Mad World My Masters
Paris: Perrotin, Editeur, 1834. Johannot, Tony. With 8 Erotic Plates by Johannot. Inserted are 8 Erotic plates by Tony Johannot (Gay, Bibliographie de l'Armour III, p. 477). Read More about Oeuvres Complètes de…Edition Unique Revue par l'Auteur
Paris: Rouveyre, 1881. Read More about Gazette Anecdotique du Régne de Louis XVI
Londres [Paris]: [Cazin], 1781. Third edition. " ... tout à fait séduisante ... " A classic of galanterie, this is the first edition which contains L'HISTOIRE d'UNE COMEDIENNE, by le Comte de Caylus, with separate title page but continuous pagination. Gay cites a contemporary critic, Clément, who remarked on LES..... Read More about Les Sonnettes, ou mémoires de Monsieur Le Marquis D***
Amsterdam: 1767. Later (Fifth?) edition. First printed in 1742, the book enjoyed some celebrity and was reprinted several times throughout the century. Voltaire, although he called it "un ouvrage qui ne laisse rien dans l'esprit et qu'on oublie comme le héros oublie ses maitresses. Cependant, je conçois que le naturel..... Read More about Les Confessions du Comte de ***
Cythère, et à Paris: Chez Cailleau, 1783. First edition. Eight short plays on the theme of love and dalliance. Read More about Théatre d'amour. [Volume One only
Paris: Jules Gay, 1862. First edition, No. 74 of 115 copies. Memoirs of a Cross-Dressing Monk: One of 115 Copies. Memoirs of an eighteenth-century cross-dresser, published here for the first time (except for one fragment) from manuscript located in the library of Arsenal. Read More about Avantures de l'Abbé de Choisy Habillé en Femme. Quatre fragments inédits, à l'exception du...
np. Verse satire directed against the monks and temporal extension of papal power. With a prose introduction and notes. References to Bayle, Locke, et al. Read More about L'anti-moine. Nos numerus sumus & fruges consumere natis
Paris [?]: Chez tous les libraires, n.d. [ca. 1885]. "Written with care, this little work constitutes an interesting document of the mores of the time” (Pauvert, "Dictionnaire des oeuvres erotiques"). The first edition was published in Bruxelles in 1870, with an Amsterdam imrint) and the present edition has been dated..... Read More about Les tableaux vivants ou mes confessions aux pieds de la Duchesse. Anecdotes veridiques tirées de...
London [but: New York]: At the sign of the Blue Nose, 1898 [i.e., ca. 1925]. Number 603 of an edition of 1050 copies. Clandestine reprint, with false date and imprint, of ‘Garrison Games’ (Paris, 1905), itself a translation of ‘Les Amours de Garnison’ (ca. 1831). Read More about Private Memoirs of an Officer of Dragoons
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre. Read More about Œuvres de Barbey D'Aurevilly. Un Prêtre Marié
Genève: Chez François Dufart Imprimeur-Libraire, 1787. First Geneva edition; and 2nd edition after the first of Paris, 1786-87. A sentimental, popular, epistolary novel in its day, showing the influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s LA NOUVELLE HELOISE and Samuel Richardson. Gove cites Servais Etienne: “Il suffit de lire Zélie … pour se..... Read More about Zélie dans le désert. Par Madame Daubenton
Paris: 1889. From "Petite Bibliothèque Charpentier" Read More about Contes Choisis. La Fantaisie et l'Histoire
Paris: H. Piazza, 1931. One of 3200 copies on papier vélin. Read More about Contes du Lundi
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1872. First edition. Based on Daudet's own nouvelle (1869), this dramatic piece included music by George Bizet. The latter went on to write a successful symphony of the same title. Read More about L'Arlesienne. Piece en trois actes
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, Editeur, 1888. First edition. Read More about L'Immortel. Moeurs Parisiennes
Paris: A. Ferroud, 1920. Number 374 of 800 copies on vélin d'Arches with text plates in color. Read More about Lettres de Mon Moulin