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INTIMATE JOURNALS: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

by Baudelaire, Charles. Translated by Chistopher Isherwood, Introduction by T.S. Eliot

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Published
1930
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Very Good Plus.
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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$97.62

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London / New York: The Blackamore Press / Random House, 1930. The first English edition consists of 400 copies, this being #148. Pp. [128], with 8 plates (includes frontispiece portrait), all drawn by Baudelaire. Blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Rear cover very lightly soiled, spine slightly sunned, a couple of light pencil notes to rear… Read more
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image of LES OEUVRES DE M. FRANCOIS RABELAIS, Docteur en Medecine. Dont le contenu se voit a la page suivante. Augmentees de la vie de l'auteur & de quelques Remarques sur sa vie & sur l'histoire. Avec l'explication de tous les mots difficiles [Two Volumes]

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[Amsterdam: Louis and Daniel Elzevier], 1663. 2 volumes. 13 cm x 7 cm, pp. v. 1: [24], 488, [10]; v. 2: [2], 489 - 946, [8]. Red, straight-grained leather, gilt-ruled border, framed with floral corner embellishments, ornate gilt spine compartments, gilt spine lettering stamped direct, alternate spelling of publisher on spine: Elzevir 1663, all edges gilt. Bound by Brentano's of… Read more
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THE WANDERER (Le Grand Meaulnes)

by Fournier, Alain. Translated from the French by Francoise de Lisle. Preface by Havelock Ellis

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1928
Condition
Very Good Plus.
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$122.03

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Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1928. Pp. xxxii, 306. Dark sea-green cloth, small, gilt cover lettering surrounded by a shield in blind, gilt spine lettering. Very good, clean, bright copy in dust jacket. Slight darkening to front and rear panels, browning to spine strip, chipped at head of spine and head of rear panel without loss, nicks to upper… Read more
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OSMONDE. Frontispiece de Leon Bellefleur

by Martino, Jean-Paul

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Published
1957
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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$203.38

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Montreal: Editions erta, 1957. No. 91 of an edition limited to 225 copies. Inscribed by the artist, Leon Bellefleur on the title-page. Square octavo, printed paper wraps. Frontispiece is an original design by Bellefleur tipped-in. Near fine. (Text in French.). Inscribed by the Artist. Limited, First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Square octavo.
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Rouen: De L'Imprimerie de Martin le Mesgissier, 1601. 12mo. (13.5 cm x 7.5 cm), pp. [xvi], 216, [5] Table of Contents, decorated chapter initials. Original gilt framed, speckled calf, 4 raised bands, headbands present, speckled edges. Contemporary signature dated 1608 to first rear blank, ink signature of Ian F.G. Baxter, the late Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Toronto, to… Read more
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$366.08
image of Manuel complet des jeux de société. Renfermant tous les jeux qui conviennent aux jeunes gens des deux sexes. Tels que Jeux de Jardins, Rondes, Jeux-Rondes, Jeux publics ... Avec des Poesies Fugitives, Enigmes, Charades, Narrations ...

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Paris: A la Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1836. Pp. 360. 14.3 cm x 9 cm in 6's, signatures numbered not lettered. Contemporary binding with gilt embellished green leather spinestrip over plain green paper covered boards, marbled endpapers in 19th-century Spanish on Italian pattern, all edges marbled. Light foxing throughout, covers scuffed and worn, corners rubbed and rounded, spine rubbed primarily… Read more
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$142.36
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Petite cosmogonie portative. poeme

by Queneau, Raymond (1903-1976)

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, Signed
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$264.39

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Paris: nrf Gallimard S.P., Printed by Emmanuel Grevin et Fils A Lagny-Sur-Marne, 1950. Oblong 32mo. (18.5 cm x 12 cm), unopened copy, printed paper wraps, sewn binding. Pp. [1-8], 9-[148], [4]. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "a monsieur Fournier ...". Includes the loosely inserted publisher's advert. dated Octobre 1950, single-page printed both sides. Text pages browned, covers slightly… Read more
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Amsterdam: Chez Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier, 1722. Pp. [xii], 776. Extra illustrated title-page, title-page in red & black with engraved vignette, frontispiece coat of arms, 18 engraved plates (includes 1 folding) of ships, navigational instruments, and tools, etc. + 12 hand-coloured plates containing 88 flags or "pavillons", numerous engraved illustrations throughout the text. Handsome full calf rebind by Robert… Read more
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Les Confessions.

by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.

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$244.05

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Paris: Jules Tallandier, n.d. [c.1920]. 3 volumes. 8vo., pp. (iv], 234; (iv), 219; 227. With tipped-in head-pieces for each chapter, decorated pages for each section, and many plates. Bound in half calf with marbled boards & endpapers, gilt spines, and top edges gilt. Calf a little sc uff ed. Original wrappers bound in; owner's name, date on blank prelim. of… Read more
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Oeuvres Completes.

by Balzac, Honore de.

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Published
1912
Condition
Good
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$610.13

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Paris: Louis Conard, 1912. 26 volumes. Quarter calf with gilt spines, marbled boards and endpapers. Owner's name, date on blank prelim. in each volume. The set looks marvellous on the shelf, but 6 volumes have waterstains on the bottom edge, one resulting in partial loss of marbled papers. Corners and edges a little worn, an attractive set overall.. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926 8vo., 8 vols., frontis. port., 31 etchings after Leloir, t.e.g., cloth. Covers slightly rubbed, else fine set.
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Poesies [et] Epaves, 1865-88.

by Sully-Prudhomme, Rene-Francois-Armand.

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$488.10

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Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1925-26. Small 8vo., 6 vols., frontis. port., beautifully bound in black calf, raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Previous owner's name and date (1930) on blank prelims. Occasional light wear, else fine set. The author (1839-190 7) was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1901..
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$488.10
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OLD FRENCH TITLE PAGES: being a chapter from Books and Bookmen

by Lang, Andrew.

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Published
1924
Condition
Very Good
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$81.35

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San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for Members of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1924. Edition of 725 copies. Pp. [24], title-page. in red and black, 6 full-page illustrations, 11 initials hand-coloured in gilt, red, and blue, the press's devices on title-page and last page, vellum backed gray/green paper boards. Very good. Grabhorn 64.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16 mo..
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La Femme, le Marie et l'Amant.

by Kock, [Charle-]Paul de (1794-1871).

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$81.35

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Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, (1929). Limited edition. Small 4to., pp. 352, illustrated from the colour lithographs of Ferdinand Fargeot. Paperwraps, with glassine overwrap. Lacks Suite en Noir. Glassine frayed and stained, torn away at top of the front cover, otherwise a fine, clean copy. The Oxfor d C ompanion to French Literature sums up de Kock's style as follows:… Read more
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Paris: Charpentier, 1877. 10 volumes. 8vo., quarter calf with raised bands, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers, t.e.g. Previous owner's name, date, on blank prelim. of each vol. A handsome set on the shelf, with a few defects as noted: some very light dampstaining in a few volumes, mostly in the margins, but a little larger in Vol. 3; spines… Read more
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image of MANON LESCAUT. Translated from the French of the Abbe Prevost by D.C. Moylan. Illustrated with Eleven Illustrations by Alastair, and an Introduction by Arthur Symons

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London: John Lane The Bodley Head / New York: Dodd, Mead, 1928. Edition of 1,850 copies (this one unnumbered). 32 cm x 25.5 cm, pp. xxxv, 197, 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, pictorial endpapers, light blue cloth with orange lettering, top-edge dyed orange, others deckled. Largely unopened. Boards unevenly faded, edges browned, contents near fine. Scarce, fragile dust… Read more
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Complete Works.

by Chateaubriand, Vicomte Francois-Rene de (1768-1848).

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Paris: Furne, Jouvet et cie, (1832). 12 vols., quarter calf with marbled boards and endpapers. Vols. 8-12 have been water damaged on the bottom edge, with staining on the margin inside, loss of marbled paper on the boards, and some warping. However, the set looks very nice on the she l f, with black leather spines unaffected by the dampness..… Read more
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A Basle, 1754. & se vend a Dresde, Chez George Conrad Walther, Libraire du Roi. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm.), 2 vols., pp. [xlviii], 362; 8, 383, [4]; mottled leather, gilt edges, ornate gilt spines, maroon spine labels, a.e. dyed maroon. Bookplate by Theodore Viero (1740-1819) of Antonio Ottaviano Co: De Collalto. Painted endpapers ha ve run and partially fused… Read more
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FRENCH LYRICS

by Saintsbury, George, editor

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Published
1882
Condition
Very Good Plus
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$40.68

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1882. 16 cm x 10 cm, pp. xxxiv, 244, frontispiece engraving with tissue guard, top edgee gilt others deckled, vellum boards printed in red and black bound by Burn & Son with their tiny ticket on lower edge of rear pastedown, and with the tiny ticket of bookseller, publisher and printer, James MacLehose and Sons, 61… Read more
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Paris: Rene Kieffer, 1944. # 194 of 1,000 copies. 8vo. (23.5 x 18.5 cm.), pp. 82, profusely illus. in colour, especially bound by Rene Kieffer in black striped silk over boards, vignette blocked in gilt front cover, gilt spine lettering, top-edge gilt, with his binder's ticket. "Cet ouvrage a ete illustre par le Brigadier Maurice Varsavaux le texte calligraphie par… Read more
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$406.75