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  • GRAVELOT PLATES IN SPLENDID CAT'S PAW CALF BY PAUL VIE
    Contes Moraux. by MARMONTEL Jean-François
    MARMONTEL Jean-François
    Contes Moraux.

    Paris, aris: Chez Merlin. 1765. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful set bound by Paul Vié in full cat's paw calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and 23 superb engraved plates by GRAVELOT. Neat expert repair to the first title page.

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  • SPLENDID LITTLE SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Oeuvres. by RACINE, Jean
    RACINE, Jean
    Oeuvres.

    Paris: Didot, 1803 (AN XI). 5 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful set in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, centre tools, gilt roll framing the boards and all edges gilt. In the original French.

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  • FINE SET IN EXTRAORDINARY MARBLED CALF
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ). by BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ).

    Paris: Ladvocat, Librairie, Palais Royal, 1824. 10 volume set bound in 5, 6.75 inches tall. A remarkable binding in marbled calf with gilt bands, titles and panels. With a previous owner's name, Mr. Oliver, on the upper boards.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs by SURR, Thomas Skinner
    SURR, Thomas Skinner
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs

    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The…

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    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1801, 64 (noting the Splendeur et souffrance edition only. OCLC lists copies pf Latimore at Bn and University of Illinois only; COPAC adds no British copies. For Splendeur et souffrance OCLC lists copies at Bn and Universities of Erfurt and Göttingen only; COPAC adds no British copies.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Redgauntlet, histoire du dix-huitième Siècle. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Redgauntlet, histoire du dix-huitième Siècle.

    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French. Volume one contains an interesting Avant-propos de l’Éditeur commencing: ‘En publiant ce nouveau roman de l’auteur de Waverley, qui ajoute 4 volumes à l’édition complète in -12, et qui formera les tomes 38 et 39 de l’in-8o...’ It explains the speed with which the translation had to be prepared in order to beat rival translations to the press. It also engages with criticisms of the recent translation of St. Ronan’s Well and with the popular supposition that some of the new novels emanating from Scotland were not in…

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    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French. Volume one contains an interesting Avant-propos de l’Éditeur commencing: ‘En publiant ce nouveau roman de l’auteur de Waverley, qui ajoute 4 volumes à l’édition complète in -12, et qui formera les tomes 38 et 39 de l’in-8o...’ It explains the speed with which the translation had to be prepared in order to beat rival translations to the press. It also engages with criticisms of the recent translation of St. Ronan’s Well and with the popular supposition that some of the new novels emanating from Scotland were not in fact by Scott at all but by Lockhart. The publisher sets the record straight, stating precisely which were Lockhart’s (Valerius, Adam Blair, Reginald Dalton) and which were Scott’s.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Les Eaux de Saint-Ronan. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Les Eaux de Saint-Ronan.

    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French of St Ronan’s Well (1824). There are two issues of 1824, one with a De Wincop imprint the other with Gosselin and Ladvocat; Dargan lists only the latter — both are institutionally very rare.

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  • STUNNING SET IN TERRACOTTA GOATSKIN
    Oeuvres de Moliere by MOLIERE,
    MOLIERE,
    Oeuvres de Moliere

    Paris: Cres, 1924. 2 volume set, 10.75 inches tall. Magnificent goatskin binding bound by Bumpus. With raised bands, titles, very attractive floral gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Illustrations throughout by Bruyer. A neat quotation has been pasted to a blank. Some blotching to the rear board of volume 1. A stunning set of these beautifully illustrated works.

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  • IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    L’Église et la Société Chrétienne en 1861; Méditations sur l’essence de la Religion Chrétienne (1e série & 2e série). by GUIZOT, M.
    GUIZOT, M.
    L’Église et la Société Chrétienne en 1861; Méditations sur l’essence de la Religion Chrétienne (1e série & 2e série).

    Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1861-1866. 3 volumes, 8.75 inches tall, Superbly bound in full Victorian calf with gilt raised bands, twin label and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. This collection includes the 1st and 2nd series of Meditations of which a 3rd volumes was published later. In the original French.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    PAROISSIEN ROMAIN. Tres Complet.
    PAROISSIEN ROMAIN. Tres Complet.

    Tours: Maison Alfred Mame et fils, c.1900. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A delightful little set in full crushed morocco with gilt bands, gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, charming gilt rolls and swags framing the boards. Watered silk endpapers and all edges gilt. With no inscriptions, a pristine set of these devotional works with their original box.

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  • VERY EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Le Pirate. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Le Pirate.

    Paris: (Cosson for) Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1822. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. One of several French editions of The Pirate published in the same year as the first (1822). Dargan notes that our edition (published in December) was preceded by the edition for the collected works (February) and that an unauthorised anonymous translation (Le Pirate, ou les Flibustiers) also appeared in February.

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  • SPECTACULAR PUBLISHER'S BINDING IN QUARTER MOROCCO
    L'histoire d'Angleterre depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à l'avènement de la Reine Victoria, racontée à mes petits-enfants. by GUIZOT, M.
    GUIZOT, M.
    L'histoire d'Angleterre depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à l'avènement de la Reine Victoria, racontée à mes petits-enfants.

    Paris: Hachette, 1877. 2 volume set, 10.75 inches tall. A spectacular publisher's binding in quarter morocco and cloth boards, designed to imitate morocco, giving the impression of being in full morocco. All edges gilt. Raised bands with lavish gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Full page engravings throughout. In the original French.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard.

    Paris, aris: [Lachvardière for] Charles Gosselin 1829. 5 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels.First edition in French of Anne of Geierstein; or, the Maiden of the Mist (Edinburgh, 1829), which though separately issued also formed part of the Oeuvres complètes, as stated on the half-titles.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Nouveaux Tableaux de famille ou, la Vie d’un pauvre ministre de village allemand, et de ses enfans. Traduit de l’allemand . par Isabelle de Montolieu. by LAFONTAINE, August ( HEINRICH, Julius )
    LAFONTAINE, August ( HEINRICH, Julius )
    Nouveaux Tableaux de famille ou, la Vie d’un pauvre ministre de village allemand, et de ses enfans. Traduit de l’allemand . par Isabelle de Montolieu.

    Geneva: Paschoud, 1802. 5 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A fine binding of the period in quarter calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to most panels and splendid blind tooling to the other.First edition in french of Lafontaine's popular novel Leben eines armen Landpredigers.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades, by THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades,

    Mahon: Gilles Lanlois,1756. 3 volume set 6.5 inches tall. Fine full mottled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments. Slight damage to the headcap of volume 1 otherwise in superb condition. A lovely set of this very rare title.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Principes de la Literature. by BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    Principes de la Literature.

    Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1764. 5 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey over defaced earlier bookplates in each volume. Woodcut ornaments. A very fine set.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Abbrege De L’Histoire de L’Ancien Testament, Ou L’on A Conserve,.. by HISTOIRE
    HISTOIRE
    Abbrege De L’Histoire de L’Ancien Testament, Ou L’on A Conserve,..

    Paris: Chez Jean Desaint, 1735. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. A superb full calf set with gilt raised bands, triple morocco labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Woodcut ornaments. The bottom panel is lettered Vienne D'Antign, perhaps from the Chateau at D'Antigny. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • DELIGHTFUL RUN IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789 by LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789

    Paris: Migneret, 1801 ( AN IX ). 4 volumes, 8 inches tall. A fine very early 19th century mottled half calf binding with a double label, simple gilt centre tools and gilt bands. The curved calf corners are striking. Speckled yellow boards. Pale yellow edges. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Oeuvres de Theatre. by SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    Oeuvres de Theatre.

    Paris: Chez Prault, 1762. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full mottled calf set with gilt bands, morocco and inked labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Ornamental woodcuts. A splendid set.

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  • FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes by BOURSAULT, Edme
    BOURSAULT, Edme
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes

    Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1746. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A particularly beautifully bound set with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle. by GENARD, Francois
    GENARD, Francois
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle.

    Londres, 1753. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A charming full calf binding in fine condition. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles and panels, pink edges.

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