Biography - French Authors from Goldring Books

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image of Memoirs of Marmontel, Written By Himself Containing His Literary and Political Life, and Anecdotes of the Principal Characters of the Eighteenth Century

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and John Murray, 1805. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES. Vol. I - Front board is detached. Boards have stains and wear. Neat name to front endpaper. 206 pages+ 2 pages of adverts. Front gathering (up to page 24) loose and held on by a single thread. Edges mostly rough cut,… Read more
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Figaro - THe Life of Beaumarchais

by Rivers, John

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Published
1922
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Good
Edition
First
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$35.74

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London: Hutchinson, 1922. Gilt title on blue cloth boards which has a faded spine, wear to spine head snd sides and light rub marks to front and back. Internally there is a bookplate to front pastedown and age darkening to endpapers else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. 315 pages. 18 Illustrations. Pierre-Augustin Caron as he was born (he… Read more
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The Goncourt Brothers

by Billy, Andre

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Goldring Books
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$11.44

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1960. Gold title on orange boards which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is age tonig to endpapers, a little light foxing to to and fore edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has a repaired closed tear and light wear and is not price clipped. 351 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Translated… Read more
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Intimate Notebook 1840-1841

by Flaubert, Gustave

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Goldring Books
Published
1967
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Fine
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First Edition
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London: W.H. Allen, 1967. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped and has a repaired closed tear. 59 pages. Introduction, translation and notes by Francis Steegmuller. 'I go from hope to anxiety, from wild optimism to dreary negation; its rain and sun, but its a gilded cardboard sun and a misty rain with… Read more
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The French Procession - A Pageant of Great Writers

by Duclaux, Madame Mary

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Goldring Books
Published
1909
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$21.44

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909. Gilt title on spine with blind embossed title to front on blue cloth boards which have just a little wear to spine head and tail and corner tips and just a few very small light marks to front. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers and to closed edges, the odd spot to some pages… Read more
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Anatole France

by Tylden-Wright, David

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Published
1967
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Fine
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First Edition
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London: Collins, 1967. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has a very small repaired closed tear and is not price clipped. 344 pages. 7 illustrations and pictorial endpapers. Anatole France - born François-Anatole Thibault (1844-1924), was the son of a bookseller on the left bank, and the Paris he knew was the Paris of Monet and Renoir,… Read more
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The Life and Times of Henry Monnier 1799-1877

by Melcher, Edith

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Goldring Books
Published
1950
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1950. A near Fine unmarked copy which has a small name to front endpaper with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 253 pages. 19 illustrations. Versatile, gregarious Henry Monnier was so typical of the 19th century Paris of which he was a quasi-satirical exponent that this colourful biography takes the reader… Read more
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Benjamin Constant and The Post-Revolutionary Mind

by Fontana, Biancamaria

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Goldring Books
Published
1991
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780300049954
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$17.15

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London: Yale University Press, 1991. An As New copy with Very Good dustjacket which has a little fading to rear. xvii + 165 pages. The Swiss writer and political theorist Benjamin Constant was a key figure in the early 19th century attempt to come to terms with the new political world created by the French Revolution of 1789. In… Read more
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Peguy and Les Cahiers De La Quinzaine

by (Marie Madeleine Motier)

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Goldring Books
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Dennis Dobson, 1946. Gilt title on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small name to front endpaper and light foxing to closed edges and endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket has light wear to edges, two small repaired closed tears and is… Read more
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Maupassant

by Steegmuller, Francis

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Goldring Books
Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Collins, 1950. Red cloth boards with slightly sunned spine but clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. 383 pages. Photograph of Maupassant to frontispiece. An excellent biography of the writer by a well known French translator. **** NOT EX LIB **** 1. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over… Read more
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Madame Colette - A Provincial In Paris

by Crosland, Margaret

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Goldring Books
Published
1953
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Good
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London: Peter Owen, 1953. Gold title on blue cloth boards which have fading to spine and just a touch of wear to spine head and tail. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. 222 pages. Photograph of Colette to frontispiece and 6 other illustrations. An excellent later biography of Colette which includes a useful bibliography. … Read more
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Malraux Life and Work

by Courcel, Martine De (Editor)

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Goldring Books
Published
1976
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297771777
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$11.44

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1976. Gold title on black cloth boards. A near Fine unmarked copy. Slightly chipped dustjacket showing contributors and a stylised portrait of Malraux is not price clipped. Includes a major new essay especially written for this book by Malraux. Contributors include Isaiah Berlin, E.H. Gombrich,Walter Langlois, Hugh Thomas and Tadao Takemoto and 13 others. 37 illustrations.… Read more
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Anatole France Abroad

by Brousson, Jean Jacques

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Goldring Books
Published
1927
Condition
Good
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London: Thornton Butterworth, 1927. Gilt titles on purple cloth boards with gilt still bright, fading to spine and spine sides but no wear. Internally there is foxing to closed edges, endpapers and to the margins of a few pages else a clean, tight copy. Fore and lower page edges uncut. 301 pages. Photographic portrait frontispiece. An excellent biography of the… Read more
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The French Renascence

by Sarolea, Charles

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Goldring Books
Published
1916
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Geoge Allen & Unwin, 1916. Gilt title on red cloth boards which have minor marks and wear to spine side. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Top edge red. 302 pages. 8 portraits and 1 illustration. Biographical sketches of Montaigne, Pascal, Balzac, Flaubert, Revolutionary characters, Conan Doyle, Napoleon, Maeterlinck et al. An interesting work by the Belgian author.… Read more
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Jules Verne

by Jules-Verne, Jean

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Goldring Books
Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780356081960
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London: Macdonald and Janes, 1976. Translated and adapted by Roger Greaves. Written by the grandson of Jules Verne.Silver lettering on blue. Blue pictorial dustjacket depicting Captain Nemo's vessel with a vignette portrait of Jules Verne and a photographic portrait to back. Dustjacket has slight wear and minor chipping. A biography that gets close to Verne as any book is… Read more
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Garden of Zola

by King, Graham

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Goldring Books
Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780214204036
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$17.15

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London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1978. A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket.which is price clipped. A comprehensive account of the life of Emile Zola and his novels for English readers. Contains 44 illustrations. . PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.18 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST A1B. First Edition. Hard… Read more
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The Romance of Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet

by Wack, Henry Wellington

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Goldring Books
Published
1905
Condition
Good TEG
Edition
First Edition
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New York: G. P. Putnams / The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Gilt signatures of Hugo and Drouet to front and gilt lettering to spine on blue cloth boards, all very bright and clean with just a little wear to spine head and tail and a small light mark to front. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Text surrounded by blocking with… Read more
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Madeleine De Scudery - Her Romantic Life and Death

by McDougall, Dorothy

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Goldring Books
Published
1938
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Methuen, 1938. Black title to spine on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked but with 2 pages and an illustration loose. Dustjacket is age darkened and price clipped. First full length biography in English. She moved amongst the great wits and fine figures of her day, wrote and entertained… Read more
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Monsieur Nicolas or The Human Heart Laid Bare

by Restif De La Bretonne, Nicolas-Edme

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Goldring Books
Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$14.29

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London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1966. Gold title and decoration on blue boards which have a small white mark to back, a minor mark to front and a bump to one front corner. Internally there are two pages which have small holes which although affecting the text the text can still be discerned else very clean, tight and unmarked. 457… Read more
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George Sand and Her Lovers

by Gribble, Francis

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Goldring Books
Published
1907
Condition
Good TEG
Edition
First Edition
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London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. Gilt title and decoration to spine with gilt ruling, decoration and monogram to front on blue cloth boards. Some wear to spine sides, head and tail and some bumping to corners. Internally there is a small neat signature and date to front endpaper and age darkening of endpapers else clean and unmarked. Top edge gilt with… Read more
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