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Galande, ou la convalescence au village

by Marcel Jouhandeau

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Published
1953
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$950.00

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Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1953. COPY NUMBER ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES, WITH A FASCINATING AND MYSTERIOUS SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM JOUHANDEAU TO ROBERT CHATTÉ (the renowned publisher of erotica Jouhandeau called "Robert II"). 255 pp. From a total edition of 454 copies, this is COPY NUMBER I OF XV (15) COPIES PRINTED ON FINE SEA-GREEN WOVE PAPER… Read more
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$950.00
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La fleur merveilleuse. Pièce en quatre actes, en vers.

by Miguel Zamacois

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Published
1910
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$275.00

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Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1910. A PRISTINE LARGE-PAPER COPY ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER, WITH THE WONDERFUL COLOR-PRINTED WRAPS. viii, 214 pp. One of only 40 numbered copies printed on Imperial Japanese paper (the rest of the edition was printed on cheap wood-pulp paper). 8vo. Original printed floral-pattern wraps. Entirely uncut. A tiny bit… Read more
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$275.00
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Picrate et Siméon

by André Beaunier (Adrien Lachenal association copy)

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Published
1904
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$475.00

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Paris: "Les XX", Bibliothèque Charpentier / Eugène Fasquelle, 1904. First edition. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES PRINTED FOR "LES XX". 3, 363 pp. Printed on fine Arches wove paper and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR in ink. This copy from the collection of Swiss politician and lawyer Adrien Lachenal (1849-1918), with his Large 8vo. Beautifully… Read more
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$475.00
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Paris: hors commerce (privately printed for the author), 1929. VERY RARE first and only edition (privately printed) of this play (intended for marionettes) by Henry Church (1880-1947), now perhaps best remembered as a patron of the arts and sponsor (and co-editor) of the literary journal Mesures. 75 pp. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies, all printed on… Read more
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$175.00
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Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1906. A LARGE PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of these two important plays. 3, 267 pp. ONE OF ONLY 30 NUMBERED COPIES ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER, INITIALED BY THE PUBLISHER. "L'énigme" is among the first French plays to treat adultery as a serious, as opposed to comic, matter. 8vo. … Read more
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$275.00
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Le caravansérail. Scènes de la vie cosmopolite.

by Abel Hermant

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Published
1917
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$195.00

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Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1917. A PRISTINE LARGE-PAPER COPY. 4, 283 pp. A LARGE-PAPER COPY, ONE OF ONLY 50 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER. 8vo. Publisher's printed wraps. Uncut and unopened. Light wear to wraps, else FINE AND BRIGHT.
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$195.00
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Coeur de moineau. Comédie en quatre actes

by Artus, Louis

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Published
1905
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$175.00

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Paris: Librairie Théatrale, 1905. A BEAUTIFULLY-BOUND LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. viii, 306 pp. From a total large-paper edition of only 12 numbered copies, this is ONE OF TEN PRINTED ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER ("papier d'Hollande"). Large 12mo. Elegantly bound in three-quarters citron morocco. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original… Read more
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$175.00
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L'Enfant martyr. Mœurs contemporaines. (Published as "L'Abandonné") AUTHOR'S ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT

by Dubut de Laforest, Jean-Louis

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Published
1891-1892
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$1,950.00

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1891-1892. THE AUTHOR'S ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS NOVEL "L'ABANDONNÉ", WITH THE TITLE CROSSED OUT AND CHANGED TO "L'ENFANT MARTYR". 285 leaves (570 pp) with writing on rectos only. Easily legible cursive script with numerous corrections. SIGNED BY DUBUT DE LAFOREST. On good wove paper. This novel was first published in 1892 in installments… Read more
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Notre-Dame des rats. Roman.

by Rachilde (Marguerite Vallette-Eymery)

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Published
1931
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$375.00

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Paris: Louis Querelle / Collection de la Revue Jazz, 1931. A PRISTINE LARGE-PAPER COPY. 287 pp. ONE OF ONLY 20 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED WITH LARGE MARGINS ON FINE ALFA WOVE PAPER. 8vo. Original printed wraps. Light traces of wear to extremities, else FINE AND BRIGHT.
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Paris?: Chez l'Auteur, 1930s?. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES PRINTED of this extremely amusing collection of eighteen joke epitaphs composed by French artist Jacques Nam for his close friends, including several figures of note (such as Julien Arpels, a key player in the Van Cleef & Arpels dynasty). Edition limited to only 20 numbered copies, each signed by… Read more
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$975.00
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Amour, Amour... Roman.

by Veber, Pierre

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Published
1900
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$150.00

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Paris: H. Simonis Empis, Éditeur, 1900. A LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. v, 381 pp. Copy no. 14, ONE OF ONLY 15 NUMBERED LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER AND SIGNED BY VEBER. Huge margins. 8vo. Original printed wraps. Entirely uncut. Wraps a bit worn, else FINE AND BRIGHT.… Read more
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$150.00
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Colette Baudoche. Histoire d'une jeune fille de Metz

by Barrès, Maurice

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Published
1909
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$495.00

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Paris: Librairie Félix Juven, 1909. A OUTSTANDING LARGE-PAPER COPY ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER OF COLETTE BAUDOCHE, Barrès' most popular and arguably most important work. ONE OF ONLY 25 NUMBERED COPIES (I offer copy no. 5) PRINTED ON EXTREMELY FINE IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER. Huge margins. Large 12mo. Beautifully bound in recent quarter vellum and marbled boards.… Read more
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$495.00
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Amicitiae in hortis

by Charles Lucas de Pesloüan

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Published
1920
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$295.00

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Paris: Société Littéraire de France, 1920. COPY NUMBER ONE, ONE OF ONLY 25 LARGE-PAPER COPIES OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST LITERARY WORK, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. VII, 341 pp. An anonymously-published collection of love poems by Pesloüan (1878-1952), an engineer and close friend (and editor) of Charles Péguy who went on to produce several more literary works. … Read more
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$295.00
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Les lauriers de la montagne (Gorski Viyénatz). Traduit du serbe par Divna Vékovitch. Préface de Henri de Régnier de l'Académie Française

by Pétrovitch-Niégoch, Pierre II (Henri de Régnier, preface)

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Published
1917
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$125.00

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Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1917. A LARGE-PAPER COPY ON JAPANESE PAPER OF THE FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of this masterpiece of Serb literature. XVII, 163 pp. This is an "exemplaire d'hommage" (presentation copy) printed on Japanese paper. 12mo. Original wraps. Minimal wear to wraps, else UNCUT, FINE AND BRIGHT.
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$125.00
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Les Géorgiques Parisiennes

by Goll, Yvan

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Published
1951
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$95.00

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Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1951. ONE OF ONLY 60 LARGE-PAPER COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF POEMS. 36 pp. One of 50 numbered copies printed on fine Alfamarais wove paper (there were also 10 copies printed on Chinese paper). These 60 copies, strictly speaking, constitute the entire true first edition (the trade edition, vastly… Read more
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$95.00
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Fantaisies rimées

by Eudel, Paul

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Published
1909
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$275.00

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Blois: printed for the author by the Grande Imprimerie de Blois, 1909. First and only edition of this privately-printed collection of verse. 91 pp. EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 26 COPIES (one on Japanese paper and 25 on Madagascar), EACH NUMBERED AND INITIALED BY THE AUTHOR (this is copy number 16 on Madagascar). Attractively bound in contemporary… Read more
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$275.00
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Voyage du condottiere. Vers Venise.

by Suarès, André

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Published
1914
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$375.00

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Paris: Emile-Paul frères, 1914. A PRISTINE LARGE-PAPER COPY of the first edition of Suarès' most important book (the text had appeared in 1910 in La Grande Revue, and some offprints were printed). V, 310 pp. ONE OF ONLY FIFTY NUMBERED LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON EXTREMELY FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER ("Hollande"). No other large-paper copies were printed.… Read more
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$375.00
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Bons pour la mort, ou les trop purs. Roman.

by Hecquet, Stephen

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Published
1949
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$375.00

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Paris: Nagel, 1949. First edition. 506 pp. ONE OF ONLY 30 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON FINE AMERICAN LAID PAPER (these are the only large-paper copies). 8vo. Publisher's printed wraps. UNCUT, UNOPENED, FINE AND BRIGHT.
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$375.00
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Théâtre

by Tourguéniév, Ivan (Ivan Turgenev) (Denis Roche, translator)

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Published
1922-1923
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$750.00

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Paris: Bossard, 1922-1923. A FINELY-BOUND LARGE-PAPER SET OF THE FIRST FRENCH-LANGUAGE EDITION OF TURGENEV'S PLAYS. 268, 335 pp. ONE OF ONLY 20 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON FINE WOVE PAPER (there are no other large-paper copies). 12mo. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY THREE-QUARTERS CERISE MOROCCO, spines beautifully gilt in five compartments. Top edges gilt, other edges… Read more
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$750.00
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A chacun son dû. Jedem das Seine.

by Leroy, Gustave

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Published
1962
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Paris: privately printed, 1962. FIRST EDITION of this collection of poems written between Christmas 1944 and March 1945 by Gustave Leroy while an inmate at the Nazi slave camp Dora. 124 pp. 25 poems printed as facsimiles of the author's manuscripts, with facing-page commentary. From a total edition of 300 numbered copies, this is ONE OF… Read more
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$975.00

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