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  • EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Rob-Roy by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Rob-Roy

    Paris: (Cosson for) Charles Gosselin, 1822. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools.This copy is of the edition printed for Gosselin's first collected Oeuvres completes.

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  • VERY EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Les Épreuves de Marguerite Lyndsay. (The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay) by WILSON, John, misattributed to Allan CUNNINGHAM
    WILSON, John, misattributed to Allan CUNNINGHAM
    Les Épreuves de Marguerite Lyndsay. (The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay)

    Paris: (vols. 1& 2 H. Fournier; vols. 3 & 4 Firmin Didot for) Ambroise Dupont et Roret, Urbain Canel, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Second French edition of The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay (1823), the first French edition being 1823 (both editions very rare). Issued anonymously in English, the novel was is attributed by its French editors to Scots poet Allan Cunningham and presented with a biographical preface. It is in fact by fellow Scot John Wilson, better known as the pre-eminent contributors (with Blackwood and Hogg) to Blackwood’s Magazine (he is credited with over 500 contributions between 1817 and 1854). OCLC lists 2 copies only of each French edition: 1823 (Bn and University of Lille); 1825 (NLS and Lyon)

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  • WISE WORDS IN SUPERB LITTLE FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Pensées Grises by YZARN-FREISSINET, Le Vte.
    YZARN-FREISSINET, Le Vte.
    Pensées Grises

    Paris: Chez Amyot, 1836. Full morocco, 5.25 inches tall. A superb little full morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The monogram A.F. on the upper board is framed within gilt panels and ornate gilt corner tooling. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. A series of profound and mournful adages. Some foxing and rubbing. In the original French.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN FULL TREE CALF
    Les Mères de Famille. by BOUILLY
    BOUILLY
    Les Mères de Famille.

    Paris: Louis Janet, c.1820. 2 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Full tree calf with twin labels, gilt bands and centre tools. The boards are framed within gilt fillets. Fine engraved plates throughout.

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  • CHARMING GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    La Henriade. by VOLTAIRE
    VOLTAIRE
    La Henriade.

    London: Charles C. Arnold, 1825. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful little binding in full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards framed within gilt fillets and a gilt roll. Engraved frontispiece. Neat ink inscription dated 1833 on first blank and previous owner's name on the title page, dated 1864. Voltaire's epic poem on the evils of religious extremism and civil disorder in French, printed and bound in England.

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  • SUPERB FULL 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    Synonymes François. by GIRARD, Abbé Gabriel
    GIRARD, Abbé Gabriel
    Synonymes François.

    Leide (Leiden): Wetstein, 1762. Full calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A very good looking copy of this important reference work in 18th century full speckled calf with gilt raised bands, label and a lovely centre tool of a bird in foliage. Pink speckled edges. Bookplate. In pristine condition.

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  • STUNNING FULL CALF BY HAYDAY.
    Oeuvres de Boileau Despreaux. by BOILEAU - DESPREAUX, Nicolas.
    BOILEAU - DESPREAUX, Nicolas.
    Oeuvres de Boileau Despreaux.

    Paris: Didot, Pierre & Firmin, 1813. 2 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. Pristine full calf by Hayday, one of the very finest Victorian binders. With raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooled panels. Owners name on half title. Foxing throughout.

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  • SIGNED FIRST EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Les Deux Rives by VANDEREM, Fernand
    VANDEREM, Fernand
    Les Deux Rives

    Paris: Ollendorff, 1897. Half crushed morocco by Durvand, 7.5 inches tall. With raised bands, label and gilt top edge. The foredge has not been trimmed, causing a rather eccentric effect with some leaves extending about an inch further than others, a deluxe style of the period. There is an inscription from the author to an A.M.R. Rolo. A lovely. copy.

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  • EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Waverley, l’Écosse il y a soixante Ans. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Waverley, l’Écosse il y a soixante Ans.

    Paris: (Cosson for) Charles Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1821. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools.Waverley first appeared in French in 1818, before Scott attained celebrity in France and therefore now very rare. This reprint is for the first of Gosselin’s collected Oeuvres complètes.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SIMPLE FULL MOROCCO
    Paroissien Romain d'après les Imprimés français du XVème siècle. by PAROISSIEN
    PAROISSIEN
    Paroissien Romain d'après les Imprimés français du XVème siècle.

    Paris: Gruel: Engelmann, 1858. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A very simple binding with raised bands and all edges gilt. Vellum endpapers not pasted down. Each page is finely decorated with elaborate borders.

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  • LONDON PRINTING IN FINE FULL 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    La Henriade. by VOLTAIRE
    VOLTAIRE
    La Henriade.

    London: Molini et al, 1795. Full speckled calf, 5.5 inches tall. Delightful little binding with gilt bands, sun burst centre tools and label. Speckled edges. Engraved frontispiece.

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  • CHARMING LITTLE 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BINDING
    La Chaumière Indienne. by BERNARDIN de SAINT PIERRE Jacques Henri
    BERNARDIN de SAINT PIERRE Jacques Henri
    La Chaumière Indienne.

    Paris: Didot, 1791. Full tree calf, 4.75 inches tall. Delightful 18th century binding with gilt bands and red label. Speckled edges.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HALF GREEN VELLUM
    Les Chansons de Bilitis. (Translated into French from the Greek). by LOUYS, Pierre
    LOUYS, Pierre
    Les Chansons de Bilitis. (Translated into French from the Greek).

    Paris: Artheme Fayard, c.1910. Half vellum, 9.5 inches tall. Vellum spine and tips with gilt tooling and top edge. An amusingly illustrated edition in fine condition.

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  • CHARMING LITTLE HALF CALF SET OF THIS RARE TITLE
    Memoires D’Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse-D’Orleans by D’ ORLEANS, Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse
    D’ ORLEANS, Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse
    Memoires D’Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse-D’Orleans

    Bruxelles: Cautaerts, 1827. 2 volume set, 6 inches tall. Half calf with wide raised bands, twin labels and attractive gilt tooled panels. In excellent condition with an armorial bookplate. A fascinating work, rarely found.

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  • FINELY PRINTED VOLUME IN QUARTER MOROCCO
    Poesies. by ANACREON & SAPHO
    ANACREON & SAPHO
    Poesies.

    Paris: Quintin, 1882. Quarter morocco, 5.75 inches tall. A simple little binding with most attractive gilt tooling to the spine. Illustrations by P. Avril.

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  • ELEGANT HALF CALF
    L’Arlésienne. Pièce en cinq tableaux. by DAUDET, Alphonse
    DAUDET, Alphonse
    L’Arlésienne. Pièce en cinq tableaux.

    Paris: Dentu, 1892. Half calf, 5.25 inches tall. Charming little volume bound by Fazakerley with gilt raised bands, label and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Vignettes and full page illustrations.

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  • NEAT COPY IN QUARTER CALF
    Le Diable Boiteux by LE SAGE, A. René ( LESAGE )
    LE SAGE, A. René ( LESAGE )
    Le Diable Boiteux

    Paris: Ledoux et Tenre, 1817. 2 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. Charming quarter speckled calf with treecalfed paper on the boards cleverly imitating calf. Twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A pretty little set.

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