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London - Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Hogarth Press, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A intriguing biographical work on the early nineteenth century poet and writer Letitia Elizabeth Landon, related through narrative and original material. Bound in textured pink silk with gilt lettering. There are seven platestaken from works by the painter Daniel Maclise, includingtwo portraits ofLandon. The book was formerly owned by the poet and civil servant Hubert Wolfe, one of the most popular authors of the 1920s. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean, with some occasional light spotting. The front free-endpaper has an ink signature and date written by Wolfe and an embossed ownership stamp for Wolfe's house. Overall the condition is very good..

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L' Heptameron

Marguerite D'Angoulesme, Royne De Navarre

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Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1879 Book. Good. Hardcover. An unfinished collection of short stories; set over seven days. Complete in three volumes. With a black and white frontispiece in Volume I, and letter illustrations throughout. Marguerite de Navarre (French: Marguerite d'Angoulme, Marguerite d'Alenon; 11 April 1492 21 December 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angoulme and Margaret of Navarre, was the princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alenon and Berry. She was married to Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France. As an author and a patron of humanists and reformers, she was an outstanding figure of the French Renaissance. Samuel Putnam called her The First Modern Woman. Condition: In paper bindings with illustration detail to front paper wrap. Externally, generally sound, with some closed tears and a little loss. Some age toning, a ... Read more

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L' Homme

George Sand

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Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1863 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of Sand's romantic French novel, The Snowman. Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin was best known by her pseudonym, George Sand and was a French Novelist and memoirist, remembered for her affairs with Frederic Chopin and Alfred de Musset as much as her work. Sand actively supported the February revolution of 1848 as a radical left-wing supporter, but the events of the June Day uprising shattered her Utopian illusions and her work reflected that, returning to the romantic spirit of her earlier work. The Snowman is part of her later romantic work, along with Jean de la Roche. This contains second and third volume of a three volume set. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, sound with some rubbing to boards and bumping to corners and head and tail of spines. Internally, firmly bound with scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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L' Homme De Neige I II III

George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin]; Calmann Lévy (ed.)

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92, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete three volume set of Sand's romantic French novel, 'The Snowman'. 'Nouvelle Édition'. Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin was best known by her pseudonym, George Sand and was a French Novelist and memoirist, remembered for her affairs with Frederic Chopin and Alfred de Musset as much as her work. Sand actively supported the February revolution of 1848 as a radical left-wing supporter, but the events of the June Day uprising shattered her Utopian illusions and her work reflected that, returning to the romantic spirit of her earlier work. 'The Snowman' is part of her later romantic work, along with 'Jean de la Roche'. A mixed edition set, with volume I published in 1887, and volume II and III published in 1892. All volumes are from the larger collection 'Oeuvres Complètes de George Sand', edited by Calvin Lévy and published by the Parisian publishing house Michel Lévy Frères. In French. Conditi ... Read more

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ont> Longmans, Green, and Co. : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated collection of recipes, serving cookery as fine art. 'Sir, I brave eat of it and shall be happy to do so again. ' Dr. Johnson This apt quote adorns the title page of H. A. De Salis' 'A La Mode Cookery', a compendium of recipes accompanied by beautifully illustrated plates in both monochrome and colour. The author's preface acknowledges this early century wave of viewing cookery through the same artistic lens as fashion and design, and as such the recipes within this book are those written with both economics and presentation appeal in mind. Sixteen coloured plates and eight monochrome plates, collated complete. A delight to the eyes and taste-buds, 'A La Mode Cookery' utilises both simplicity and showmanship to elevate cookery to art. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with gilt stamped decoration to the front board and spine. ... Read more

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L'Abbe Constantin

Ludovic Halevy

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ont> Calmann Levy; Boussod, Valadon : Paris, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated copy of Ludovic Halevy's novel 'L'Abbe Constantin', illustrated with colour plates by Madame Madeleine Lemaire. In the original French. 'L'Abbe Constantin' is a novel about an old priest, the Abbot Constantine, who is informed about the death of a good friend of his, the friend having left his fortune to a former American actress, and therefore a 'heretic', who used the inheritance to buy a castle and almost an entire village alongside it. Illustrated with eighteen colour plates and numerous in-text engravings. Written by Ludovic Halevy. Halevy was a French author and playwright, who often worked in collaboration with Henri Meilhac, together writing 'La Belle Helene', 'Barbe-Bleue', 'La Perichole', and more. Illustrated by Madame Madeleine Lemaire. Lamiare was a French painter, who was known for her elegant genre works and flower still lives. Sh ... Read more

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L'Abbe Constantin

Ludovic Halevy

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Paris - Calmann-Levy, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Acopy of L'Abbe Constantinwritten by Ludovic Halvy (1 January 1834 - 7 May 1908) was a French author and playwright. He became a member of L'Academie FrancaisePreviously owned by Sir (George) Trenchard Cox (19051995), a British museum director. He worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, British Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. An ink inscriptionto the front blank simply states'Trenchard Cox. E Libris. Paris. September 1926'Original Paper wrap bound within. Condition: In a gilt half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with just some veryslight shelfwear to the paper of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with just somemarginal age toning. Overall Condition: NEAR FINE..

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L'Abbe Constantin

Ludovic Halevy

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Paris - Calmann Levy; Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A colour illustrated edition of the popular work by Halevy, L'Abbe Constantin in a rather fine, presentation binding. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. This isa presentation binding, with the armorial crest of Fettes College, Edinburgh. With Colour Illustrations. Ludovic Halevy, 1834 - 1908, was a French author and playwright. L'Abbe Constantin was one of the key works in opening the doors for Halevyto the French Academy. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have some slight browning with the very occasional spot. With light foxing to the plates. Overall the condition is very good..

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Paris - E. Dentu, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine,marble paper covered boards, marble paper pastedowns,and illuminated letters. This volume is in French and contains a biography of the papal candidate, Tigrane. This volume bears the bookplate of Elizabeth Sherman. Shewas the youngest child of Charles Taylor Sherman and Eliza Williams. She was also the neice of the American Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John Sherman. Considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent women in the Washington of the late 1870s to early 1880s Elizabeth was romantically linked with the American novelist, journalist and historian Henry Adams. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages attached. There is some wear to the extremities including slight rubbing to the edges of the boards, and some discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. There ... Read more

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Paris - G. Charpentier, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume withmarble paper covered boards,gilt foredge and marble paper pastedowns. This volume is in French and contains a biography of the papal candidate, Tigrane. There are two illustrations by Jean-Paul Laurens. Jean-Paul Laurens (1838 1921), was a French painter and sculptor, and one of the last major exponents of the French Academic style. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages attached. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners and some heavy rubbing to the leather and edges of the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and slight spotting to some pages. The two illustrated plates are slightly age-toned. There is an ink inscription to the front blank endpaper. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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1793, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nineteenth century work on the Academy of Sciences and Academicians of 1666-1793. The author, Joseph Bertrand (March 11, 1822 April 5, 1900, born and died in Paris) was a French mathematician who worked in the fields of number theory, differential geometry, probability theory, economics and thermodynamics. Condition: In a cloth binding with marbled paper coveredboards, and gilt title detailing to the spine. Externally, sound with light rubbing in places; with bumping and a little loss to the extremities. The hinges are little strained. Internally, firmly bound with the pages generally bright and clean; with scattered spotting, age toning to the endpapers, and a personal ink copperplate inscription to the front endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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L'Aeronautique

Banet-Rivet

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Paris - Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating copy of L'Aeronautique by Banet-Rivet 'Professeur au Lychee Michelet'. A number of diagrams and illustrations have been includes within the text. The original paper wraps have been bound within. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with just some marginal age toning only. A bookplate from the private library ofa previous owner 'Mike Willoughby' has been tipped into the front pastedown additional library information has been tipped into the front blank. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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L'Age Hereux Collection

Various Authors

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Paris - Librairie Larousse, 1928 Book. Good. Hardcover. A collection of twenty-four volumes of L'age Hereux, written in French and attractive leather binding. Dating from January to December 1928, the volumes each have coloured title pages, as well as some coloured illustrations. Translated as 'the happy age', the works provide interesting insight into children's publications of the era. Condition: In decorative half-morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is wear to the boards, extremities, joints and backstrip, with joint starting to backstrip and some rubbing to extremities. The hinge is also strained. Internally the pages are firmly bound and largely bright and clean, although there is age toning and the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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L'Agronome,

Pons Augustin Alletz

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Rouen - Jean Racine, 1784 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A copy of Alletz's popular agricultural reference book. Derniere edition. Complete in two volumes. Pons Augustin Alletz (born 1703 in Montpellier, died 7 March 1785 in Paris) was a French agronomist. Alletz spent some years living in a catholic community belonging to the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri before working as a lawyer in Montpellier. He quickly abandoned law, however, and moved to Paris to devote himself entirely to writing. His numerous works are nearly all useful reference texts. This is perhaps Alletz's most famous work, first published in 1760 in a two-volume format and frequently republished until the 19th century; it was considered one of the best manuals of country living during its time. Besides advice on gardening, raising livestock, veterinary medicine, and hunting, the manual contains a large number of practical recipes fit to satisfy a sophisticated country epicure. The section devoted to wine and wine-making is significa ... Read more

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L'Aiglon

Edmond Rostand

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Paris - Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1923 Book. Good. Hardcover. Edmond Rostrand's historical play, based on the life of Napoleon II. In French. 'Quatre-centvingt-huitieme mille. 'Condition: In a quarter-calf binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some sunning to the spine, and slight rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are browned, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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L'Aiglon

Edmond Rostand

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Paris - Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1929 Book. Fair. Hardcover. Edmond Rostrand's historical play, based on the life of Napoleon II. In French. 'Cinq cent quarante-deuxieme mille. 'Condition: In a quarter-calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some wear to the extremities, rubbing, and some loss to the head and tail of the spine. Hinges are tender. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Pages are foxed. Overall: FAIR.

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L'Aiglon

Edmond Rostand

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Paris - Charpentier Et Fasquelle, 1921 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A play about Napoleon IIby Frenchdramatist Edmond Rostand. In original French. Arguably one of Rostand's most famous plays, L'Aiglon follows the unhappy life of the Duke of Reichstads, son of Napoleon I. Written in six acts and in verse,L'Aiglonpremiered in March 1900 at the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt. Ithas not only been performed in France, with translated playtextsbeing performed in New York and London. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with a gilt stamped rose design to spine. Externally, excellent. Some minor shelfear to extremities of boards. Small booksellers label to front pastedown states Deighton, Bell & co. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age-toneddue to paper used. The odd spot, otherwiseclean. Pages are unevenly cut in places. Small tear to edge of pages 154-156, does not affect text. overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Paris -Librarie Chaprentier et Fasquelle, 1925 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Two very smart volumes of renowned dramatist Edmond Rostand's plays 'L'Aiglon' and 'Cyrando De Bergerac'. 'L'Aiglon' is a play in six acts based on the life of Napoleon's son, Napoleon II of France, Duke of Reichstadt. The title comes from a nickname for Napoleon II, the French word for eaglet (a young eagle). The title role was created by Sarah Bernhardt in the play's premiere on 15 March 1900 at the Thtre Sarah Bernhardt. In October of the same year, the play in an English translation by Louis N. Parker, premiered at New York's Knickerbocker Theatre with Maude Adams in the title role. Its first performance in London was at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1901, with Bernhardt again as the Duke of Reichstadt. Rostand had written 'L'Aiglon' specifically for Bernhardt, and it became one of her signature roles. Cyrano de Bergerac was written in 1897. Although there was a real ... Read more

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ont> Charpentier et Fasquelle : Paris, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of Edmond Rostand's magnus opus, his six act drama 'L'Aiglon'. Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist renowned for his associated with the neo-romantic movement. 'L'Aiglon' is a play in six acts based on the life of Napoleon II, who was the son of Emperor Napoleon I and his second wife, Empress Marie Louise. The title of the play comes from a nickname for Napoleon II, the French word for eaglet (a young eagle). 'L'Aiglon' was produced by the notable French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt at her own theatre, with her playing the primary protagonist, the Duke of Reichstadt. Indeed Rostand had specifically written the play for Bernhardt, and it became one of her signature roles. Featuring a booksellers label tipped to the front pastedown, 'Librairie Payot'. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding, with imitation leather cloth boards. Externall ... Read more

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L'Alaska

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Paris - Payot, 1945 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leather bound with gilt title to spine and marbled boards. Text is in French. Comprehensive study on Alaska from the Bibliotheque Geographique seriesillustrated with plates and maps throughout. Bound with original paper wrappers. Condition: The binding is tighta nd firm and both covers are firmly attached. The inner hinges are slightly strained but holding. There is some mild wear to the extremities including some rubbing ot the leather on the spine. Internally the book is generally clean apart from some spottingto the fore edge and the occasional spot in the main text. There is an ink signature to the top of the front paper wrapper..

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