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Les Vignettes Emblematiques Sous La Revolution; 250 Reproductions D'en-Tetes De Letteres

by Boppe, Auguste (with Assistance of M. Raoul Bonnet)

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Published
1911
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1911. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 312. Half-title, viii, 181 pages, French text. One of the nicer works devoted to the emblems of the French Revolution with the various heraldic devices shown in the 250 images with the Table Analytique at the end to provide quick… Read more
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Paris: J. Leroy and Co, 1913. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to only 500 copies. Half-title, 156 pages, (2)pp. publisher's catalog, illustrated in color and in black and white, with 25 illustrations in color plates with tissue guards. This issue has all the flags of the infantry half-brigades from 1794 to 1804. A beautiful copy bound in a… Read more
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Edouard Detaille et Son Oeuvre

by Masson, Frederic, 1847-1923

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Published
1886
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First Edition
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Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1886. First Edition. Quarto. 23pp. illustrated with four full page engravings by Detaille each with tissue guards present, and several textual illustrations. Detaille won his first distinguished art medal when he was barely 20 years old and a student of Missonier. His works were usually of the French military, especially that of Napoleon's army.… Read more
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Pages De Lepopee Imperiale (inscribed By Jacques Arnna to a Distinguished judge)

by Coppet, Andre De and Jacques Arnna

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Published
1952
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Tours: Acheve D'imprimer Sur Les Presses Des Mattres Arrault, 1952. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies. The present copy is number 479. xix, 277(1) pages, with 35 facsimiles of Napoleon letters to and from major figures in his era. Jacques Arnna was the major expert on autographs for the Musee National de l'Armee and President of the… Read more
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Lettres De Grognards

by Fairon, Emile and Henri Heuse

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Published
1936
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Limited Edition
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Liege/Paris: Benard/ Georges Courville, 1936. Limited Edition. Quarto. Half-title, 410 pages, 12 splendid portraits each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, including several of Napoleon at various stages of his career, and Gros, Prince Eugene, Desaix, Kleber, Massena, Moreau, Marshall Suchet and Tallyrand. Bound in contemporary brown polished calf decorated in blind, raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments… Read more
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Napoleon

by Dumas, Alexandre

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Published
1840
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First Edition
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Paris: Au Plutarque Francais, 1840. First Edition. Small Quartos. Half-title, 410 pages, 12 splendid portraits each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, including several of Napoleon at various stages of his career, and Gros, Prince Eugene, Desaix, Kleber, Massena, Moreau, Marshall Suchet and Tallyrand. Bound in contemporary brown polished calf decroated in blind, raised bands ruled in gilt,… Read more
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Paris, Nd(ca.1932): Les Editions D'art Le Document. Limited Edition. Thick Quarto. Limited to 1050 copies. Half-title, 354 pages. 73 plates, also bound in are the documents issued in July 1933 honoring the recipient, Rene Dubrisay, whose chief fame is as a Professor of Chemistry was preceded by his role in the artillery in World War I where he rose… Read more
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Egoiste, No. 11

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1989
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Paris: Les Editions Cassini, 1989. Folio. One of the great photographic magazines issued in a small print run and sponsored by the major fashion companies which has some of the finest fashion photography ever produced. French text. The poetry with interviews section of Mikhail Grobatchev (by Francoise Sagan), Twyla Tharp by Claude Arnaud, David Lynch by Kristine… Read more
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Les Trophees De La France

by Verillon, M.(Commadant)

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Published
1907
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Paris: J. Leroy, 1907. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 525 copies. The present copy is unnumbered. 154 pages, with 22 plates (some in color, some folding). According to Commandant Verillon, the French took 42 British Army Colours during the campaigns of 1792 to 1815. Verillon divides them into the following campaigns: 1792; 1794-5 (Sambre et Meuse); Campaign… Read more
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Napoleon's Memoirs: Volume I; Corsia to Marengo; Volulme II: Waterloo Campaign

by Napoleon and Somersrt De Chair

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Published
1945
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London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945. Limited Edtion. Thick Quarto. Two volumes in one, limited to 500 copies. Volume I is #366; portrait frontispiece, 422pp. with a detailed map placed before Volume II, which is #466, 78pp and is devoted entirely to the Battle of Waterloo, the beautiful paper, type design and issues inherent in the work of… Read more
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La Nuit Venitienne, Fantasio and Les Caprices De Marianne [together with] Contes Du Temps Jadis

by Musset, Alfred De and Umberto Brunelleschi (illustrator)

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Paris [1913] and [1912]: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza. Limited Edition. Quarto. Two volumes, presentation copies by the illustrator Umberto Brunellesch. The first volume: La Nuit Venitienne is limited to 500 copies, on Japon paper. The present copy is number 307 inscribed and signed by the artist dated 1914 to Morris [K]erztein(?) (Should have been spelled Herztein). Illustrated with… Read more
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La Centralisation, Suite De L'indiviidu et L'etat

by Dupont-White, Charles Brook (1807-1878)

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Published
1860
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Paris: Guillaumin, 1860. Octavo. 372 pages. John Stuart Mill recognized Dupont-White's view that the advance in civilization brought about an increase in state activity which was an index to continued progress. As opposed to pure laissez-faire, this was a remarkable progressive view. Although the Catholic Church's control over the state had diminished since the French Revolution,… Read more
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L'Oeuvre Grave De Albert Besnard

by Besnard, Paul Albert (1849-1934) and Louis Godefroy

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Published
1926
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First Edition
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Paris: Chez L'auteur, 1926. First Edition. Quarto. [8], [20] and one original etching by Besnard bound in, and 202 pages of illustrations with identifying text of his finest etchings and paintings. Besnard won the Prix de Rome in 1874. He was soon influenced by the Impressionist and devoted himself to the study of color and light.… Read more
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Patrice

by Renan, Ernest Amd Ary Renan

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Paris; nd[1908]: Calmann-Levy. Octavo. iii, 131 pages, illustrated by Ary Renan. French text. . The importance of this work is that it represents Renan's new-found criticism. It represents the conflict between Patrice and the young woman he loves and Cecile who continues to profess the uncritical faith that begins to resurge within the breast of the… Read more
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Iconologies: Ou Explication Nouvelle de plusieurs Images, Emblems et Autres Figures Hyerogliphiques Des Vertus, Des Vices, Des Arts. 2 Vol. In 1

by Ripa, Cesare; Jean Baudoin; Jacques De Bie; Thomas Philip De Grey; Gabriel Le Clerc; Anthony Blunt, J Rodolph Frey

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Published
1643
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Paris: Ches Mathieu Guillemo, 1643. Quarto. Two parts in one volume. [2], [20], 204 pages, and [1] leaf, 196 pages. Illustrated. Ceasare Ripa was one of the great codifiers of Renaissance iconography. Icons and emblems gave clues to the major themes of art but also law. He showed, for instance, the different kinds of justice (e.g., Divine… Read more
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Eloise a Moscou

by Thompson, Kay and Hilary Knight

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Published
2000
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Paris: Gallimard Jeunesse, 2000. Quarto. Unpaged. Signed by Hilary Knight the original illustrator. The delightful playfulness of Eloise here delighted French children when this book first appeared in 2000. It was followed in 2003 by Eloise: deluge au Plaza. A fine bright copy bound in glossy pictorial paper covered boards, lettering black and red. No dust jacket as issued.… Read more
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Domnine

by Arene, Paul and Jacques Boullaire(artist)

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Np/1949: The Bibliophiles De Provence. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 158 copies. This book, the twelfth work of the bibliphiles of Provence, was prepared by the care of Mr. Jules Amaudric of the Chaffaut and members of the committee, Monsieur A. Novella being president. Colophon: J'ai fini d'imprimer ce livre sur mes presses à Paris le jour du bougeoir… Read more
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image of Francois I: 1494-1547; Quartre compositions Mises En Chromo Par M. Lianata D'apres Les Aquarelles De M. Bocourt; 70 Gravures Sur Bois, Tetes de Chapitre Cuis-De-lampe, D'apres Les Documents Authentiques

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Paris: P. Ducrocq, 1878. Large Quarto. 456p. French text. 4 rich chromolithographs. One of the most thorough accounts of Francis I. With 70 additional black and white engravings and illustrations in text. see Grand dictionnaire universsel du XIXe siecle, Vol. 17, p. 1517-1518. Bound in red pebble grained morocco centrally stamped in… Read more
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King Candaules

by Gautier, Theophile

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Paris; nd: Societe Des Beau Arts. Limited Edition. Octavo. The Salon edition limited to 550 copies, The present copy is number 212. xix, 139pp., with a preface by Anatole France, illustrated by M. Paul Avril, who has interpreted the ideas of Gautier in a series of elegant and delightfully charming tinted etchings with tissue guards present. Bound in 3/4… Read more
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L'Oeuvre De Zola; 16 Simili Aquerelles

by Lebourgeois, H.; Emile Zola

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Paris; [1898]: E. Bernard & Co. 7" x 10" 16 hand-colored (watercolor ) prints by Lebouregoise which are seldom complete (complete sets are in the British Library, New York Public Library and the Lilly Library at Indiana University). Zola was the object of more caricatures than any other French writer in the 19th Century. It was… Read more
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