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  • ONE OF 30 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR BY CAPY.
    Tartarin de Tarascon. by DAUDET, Alphonse.
    DAUDET, Alphonse.
    Tartarin de Tarascon.

    Collection Poivre Et Sel. Kra, Editeur, 1928. Half morocco by Thierry Simier. 8.5 inches tall. Fine binding with gilt and blind tooling and red and brown onlays. Superb hand coloured illustrations by Marcel Capy. This deluxe copy is number 12 of 30 containing an original watercolour by Capy. Pristine copy.

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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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  • 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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  • EXCEPTIONALLY NICE COPY IN FULL 18th CENTURY CALF
    Épitres, Satires, Contes, Odes, et Pieces Fugitives, du Poete Philosophe.... by VOLTAIRE
    VOLTAIRE
    Épitres, Satires, Contes, Odes, et Pieces Fugitives, du Poete Philosophe....

    Londres (London, but probably Geneva, 1771. Full calf, 8 inches tall. A superb 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, red label and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled boards and pink edges. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A splendid copy of a scarce title.

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  • RABELAIS' GARGANTUA LAVISHLY BOUND & ILLUSTRATED
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout. by RABELAIS, François.
    RABELAIS, François.
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout.

    Paris: Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, 1938. 4to (10½" tall). Full blue crushed morocco. Splendid 1930's French binding with a series of wide bands each bearing a letter of the title. Coloured calf inlay and gilt tooling on the upper board. Top edge gilt.

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  • CLASSIC NOVEL IN HANDSOME HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Les Trois Mousquetaires. (The Three Musketeers). by DUMAS, Alexandre
    DUMAS, Alexandre
    Les Trois Mousquetaires. (The Three Musketeers).

    Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1894. 2 volume set, 12 inches tall. A handsome half crushed morocco set with gilt raised bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. Occasional light foxing. A splendid late 19th century edition of this great novel with stirring illustrations by Maurice Leloir throughout. In the original french.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF SET FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c. by LACOMBE, Francois.
    LACOMBE, Francois.
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c.

    Paris: La Combe, 1766. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid full 18th century mottled calf with twin labels, gilt bands and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. FIRST EDITION of a lively miscellany of definitions icluding: Americains, amour conjugal, pantomimes, ruses de guerre and sourds et muets. Lacombe also composed the first dictionary of Old French.

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  • STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO FROM LIBRARY OF EDWARD VERNON UTTERSON
    Oeuvres. by GRESSET, de
    GRESSET, de
    Oeuvres.

    Paris: Didot, 1806. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. An elegant English Regency binding with gilt raised bands, very finely gilt tooled panels and gilt fillets and fleur de lis corner tools. All edges gilt. Engraved plates. Slight fading but still a superb set. From the library of Edward Vernon Utterson, famed collector and one of the 18 original members of the Roxburghe Club. Sold at Sotheby's 22nd April 1852. In the original French.

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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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  • SCARCE DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL VELLUM
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote. by SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote.

    Paris: Curmer, 1858. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A simple but pleasing mid 19th century full vellum with gilt bands, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each page decorated with wide lithographic borders. With the gilt stamp of 'Schafer of Piccadilly', purveyors of luxury items. A fine set of this classic Christian guide based on the monastic practice of devotional reading by the 'Gentleman Saint'.

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  • SUPERB COPY OF THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies) by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies)

    Paris: Chez Chasseriau, 1823. Full straight grain morocco, 8 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, titles, fine gilt floral panels, gilt and blind tooled boards, dentelles and pink endpapers. All edges gilt. Portrait. A very elegant copy in pristine condition.

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  • FASCINATING WORK WITH CURIOUS SIGNATURE IN FINE FULL VELLUM
    Corinne. by STAËL, Madame de. (STAËL HOLSTEIN (Anne-Louise-Germaine, baronne de))
    STAËL, Madame de. (STAËL HOLSTEIN (Anne-Louise-Germaine, baronne de))
    Corinne.

    Bruxelles: Dumont, 1835. 3 volumes, bound in 2 complete, 6 inches tall. A pretty little set in full vellum with twin labels and sparkling gilt tooling to the spine. Blue speckled edges. A previous owner's neat ink inscription on the half titles reading: G.H. Gladstone (?) Rome April 1839. Engraved plates. A lovely little set by one of the great woman writers and political theorists of her time, in the original French.

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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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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY SIMIER
    Nouvelles Heures des Dames. Contenant l’Office du Matin et celui du Soir. Paris et Rome. by HEURES
    HEURES
    Nouvelles Heures des Dames. Contenant l’Office du Matin et celui du Soir. Paris et Rome.

    aris Chez Louis Janet, (c.1820). Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful full morocco binding by Simier, bookbinder to the King, and with his binder's ticket. With gilt raised bands, simple framed panels and an elaborate triple fillet and pallet design to the boards, framing a monogram on the upper board. There is a minuscule loss of leather on the lower board. Preserved in marbled card chemise and slipcase. A charming devotional work for ladies. Decorated with full page engravings.

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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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  • ELEGANT COPY IN GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang. by MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang.

    Paris: Baudouin Fréres, 1824. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. an elegant volume in a neat half vellum binding with gilt pallets and centre tools and contrasting green label. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Engraved frontispiece. Following the revolution, Antoine, the younger brother of the last King of France, fled France and died in exile in England. In the original French.

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