Paris: René Kieffer, . First edition, one of 500 copies. Read More about Reliure Française de 1900 à 1925
London: George Bell and Sons, 1900. Read More about The XII Books of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus the Emperor. Translated by George Long
Paris: Jacobi Guerin, 1730. First Fleury edition. A lovely copy of this important critical edition of Ausonius edited by the Abeé Fleury and Souchay, with esteemed provenance. Read More about Opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Julianus Floridus ... Recensuit, supplevit,...
Amsterdam: 1708. Second edition. A charming copy of Chapelle's best known work. He recounts a voyage through Provence and Languedoc in both poetry and prose. The work also includes poems by the Kight of Cailly and accounts of campaigns against the Spanist at Rocroi. Read More about Voyages de Messieurs Bachaumont et La Chapelle: Auquel on a joint les Poesies Du Chevalier de...
Milan: Gotardo da Ponte, 1510. First Edition. Uncut and Bound in Red Morocco. The first edition of the chronicler's biography of St Francis, written in 1399 by the Italian Franciscan Bartolomeo da Rinonico (Pisa, d. 1401), and presenting an extended comparison of each aspect of his life with that of..... Read More about Liber Conformitatum (vitae beati Francisci ad vitam Domini Iesu
Paris: Damascene Morgand, 1886. First edition. Number 57 of 300 copies on papier de Hollande. A massive study of the important women book collectors of France during the 16th to 18th centuries, with reproductions of bookplates, biographical sketches, lists of books, etc. Read More about Femmes Bibliophiles de France (XVIe, XVIIe & XVIIIe Siecles
Paris: Chez J.-B. Garnery, Librairie, rue de Pot-de-Fer, No. 14, [c. 1823]. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was a Royal Governess, Teacher, Popular Novelist, Educational Writer for Women and Children. She settled in London and started a Monthly Magazine for Women: "Nouveau Magasin" and the first woman editor of..... Read More about Le Magasin des Jeunes Dames, ou Instructions pour les Personnes qui entrent dans le monde et se...
Paris: Bibliotheque Artistique et Littèraire, 1898. First collected edition, Issue on fine paper. Read More about Théâtre complet
Paris: Libraire L. Conquet, 1884. De Sta, H. First edition, Number 512 of 1200 copies. Bound by Ruban, with full-page Watercolor by De Sta. Read More about Marie ou Le Mouchoir Bleu. Notice Littéraire par Adolphe Racot
Paris: Librarie de L. Conquet, 1895-1897. First edition, no. 142 of 295 numbered sets on papier velin du Marais. "…contains an enormous amount of material on the French nineteenth century binders, many of whom he, himself had still known and employed. Its lively, anecdotal style makes it a splendid read."..... Read More about La Reliure du XIXe Siecle
Cambridge: Printed by J. Smith … for Rivingtons [et al], 1833. A lovely, characteristic binding dating from the period prior to the formalization of the Trautz-Bauzonnet partnership, signed at the tail of the spine. Read More about The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments
Paris: Didot, 1784. One of 200 copies on papier vélin. One in a series of works of French and Latin literature printed by Didot and originally published in 1681 by the order of Louis XIV for the education of the Dauphin. Boussuet’s history was the last in a long line..... Read More about Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle … Depuis le Commencement du Monde Jusqu’a l’Empire de...
Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et C[i]e, 1839. Read More about Histoire de L'Empereur Napoléon
Paris: Louis Janet, Libraire, 1827. A fine French romantic binding by the publisher and binder Louis Janet (1788-1840). Read More about Le Mérite des Femmes, Edition Nouvelle, Augmentée des Poésies Inédites
Lugduni [Lyon]: Paulum Frfllon [i.e. Frellon], 1616. Lyon edition of the Genialium Dirrum of Alessandro Alessandri (1461–1523), with the arms of Pierre de Villars III, Archbishop of Vienne from 1626-1662. Read More about Alexandri ab Alexandro, Neapolitani I.C. Genialium dierum Libri sex. Editio Ultima …
Paris: A. Barraud, 1878. No. 8 of 258 (of 260) copies on papier vergé fort. First edition under this title, and the first to include the plates. The first appearance of Prost’s text was with the title “Traités du duel judiciaire,” published in 1872 by Léon Willem in an edition..... Read More about Traicté de la Forme et Devis Comme on Faict les Tournois par Olivier de la Marche, Hardouin de...
Paris: NRF, 1927. No. 103 of 320 copies (of 373 total) on papier vélin pur fil teinté Lafuma. A fine art deco binding by the French bookbinder Geneviève de Léotard (b. 1899) "The excitement of de Léotard's avant-garde covers lay in their fierce linearity and choice of modern materials.… Her..... Read More about Thomas L'Imposteur
Paris: par la Compagnie de Libraires, 1661. This 17th-century printing of the Office of the Holy Week, following the Roman Missal and Breviary is striking because of its royal French binding for Maria Theresa of Spain as Queen of France. Read More about L’Office de la Semaine Saincte, selon le Missel & le Breviaire Romain
Paris: Ernest Bourdin, . Ginain, Eugène. First edition. A stunningly fine copy in publisher’s binding, the gilt looking like it was stamped yesterday. “Le cartonnage spécial de l’éditeur est agréablement orné” (Carteret). Read More about Une Saison à Aix-les-Bains
Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1878. Nouvelle édition. A pristine copy in the publisher’s illustrated cloth. Read More about Voyage Autour du Monde
Paris: Ém. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin, 1893. First edition, no. 9 of 20 large-paper copies on Japon Impérial, of a total edition of 650 copies. A classic work on early French bookbinding, comprising a history of the bookbinding trade in Paris, a study of the progression of binding styles..... Read More about Les Relieurs Français (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire...
Paris: L. Curmer, 1836. In a Neo-Gothic Cathedral Binding by Simier. An elegant cathedral binding, signed on the spine “Simier. R. du Roi” — both René (1772-1843) and his son Alphonse (1796-1859) worked together at their workshop at rue St. Honoré 152. Read More about Les Saints Évangiles
A Leide: chez les Elzevirs, 1648. First Elzevier edition. The celebrated memoirs of the foremost French Renaissance historian (1445-1509), notable as an important analysis of 15th century culture, politics and personality. "...The graphic style of his narrative and above all the keenness of his insight into the motives of his..... Read More about Les Memoires de Messire Philippe de Commines, Sr. d'Argenton
Paris: Chez Oncelein, imprimeur-librairie, rue da Hurepoix, No. 17, 1801. Translated from the Italian into French by A. Sabatier de Castres (1742-1817). The engravings after Gravelot, Boucher, Eisen are slightly reduced copies of those in the Paris edition of 1757-61. Read More about Contes de J. Bocace; traduction nouvelle, augmentée de divers contes et nouvelles en vers...