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1 Francais Voici Votre Armee; De Sienne a Belfort
France Direction De Presse Du Ministere De La Guerre Soft Cover Very Good Du Service Cinema De L'Armee 
Very nice book of glossy black and white unused real photo postcards dating from WWII. Mild wear to cover, but cards are tighly bound and without fault. 20 cards featuring scenes of French Army activity. Captions at back in French. Also available is a similar book focusing on De Tunis A Sienne 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Francais Voici Votre Armee; De Tunis a Sienne
France Direction De Presse Du Ministere De La Guerre Soft Cover Very Good Du Service Cinema De L'Armee 
Very nice book of glossy black and white unused real photo postcards dating from WWII. Mild wear to cover and flat crease to upper front corner, but cards are tighly bound and without fault. 20 cards featuring scenes of French Army activity. Captions at back in French. Also available is a similar book focusing on De Sienne A Belfort. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Les Amis Du Musee National Massage Biblique Marc Chagall Nice 1975
3 Les Amis Du Musee National Massage Biblique Marc Chagall Nice 1975
Nice, France L'Association Des Amis Du Musee National Marc Chagall 1975 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book with a print run of just 3000. Only fault is flat crease to upper front cover. Measures 8-1/2"x12". Illustrated at face and inside with black and white Chagall art. FRENCH language text. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Modern French Illustrated Books Important Decorated Bindings By the Leading French Masters Collection Formed By Sir Francis Rose; Bart, London Auction Catalog
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries 1954 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice catalog featuring pink and grey cover with strong graphic at face. Clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and contains 98 pages featuring 477 lots. Some photo illustration in black and white in addition to descriptions for each work. Sale was held January 26, 1954. Fine bindings were the order of the day, but collection also included illustrated art books of merit. Binders represented include Pierre Legrain, Jacques-Anthoine Legrain, Paul Bonet, Rose Adler, Therese Moncey, Madeleine Gras and Louise Leveque. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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5 Our Lady of the Height Ronchamp
Munich and Zurich Verlag Schnell & Steiner 1975 10th Edition Soft Cover Fine 
Very clean, attractive booklet measuring 5"x7" and illustrated lavishly throughout its 23 pages. Photos are predominately in full color with a few in black and white. Color photos large -- full page. Dense text offers full details, history and description. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sites Et Monuments De France; Bourgogne, Nivernais, Bourbonnais, Franche-Comte  (20 Vintage Postcards, Original Box)
6 Sites Et Monuments De France; Bourgogne, Nivernais, Bourbonnais, Franche-Comte (20 Vintage Postcards, Original Box)
Paris Soft Cover Near Fine in Fine Box 
Lovely, postally unused collection of 20 vintage postcards in their original green box which is bordered in gilt with black printing to face only. There is no date, but they appear to be from the 1930's. We also believe this to be true because they were purchased as part of a larger collection amassed by a relative of the former's owner's during the early 1930's while touring France. Many items had dates from the early 30's. All cards and box are very good with no errant marks and nice crisp clean corners and paper. Each scene is tinted a very handsome green to match the attractive original box. A few scenes show mountains and the countryside, but most display churches, monuments, hotels and other buildings in the areas listed above in the title. Includes a few interior shots of statuary. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III  (1870 1st), Abbott, John S.C
7 Abbott, John S.C History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)
New York Harper 1870 First Edition Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Very handsome small book with a pleasing design to spine and front board. The binding is tight and there are no cracks to gutters and no names or writing. Hortense was the daughter of Josephine and the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book is illustrated witholut with fill page steel engravings. Book measures 5" x 7" and has 379 pages plus a couple pages advertising Abbott books. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Americans in Paris, 1860-1900, Adler, Kathleen;Weinberg, H. Barbara;Hirshler, Erica E.
8 Adler, Kathleen;Weinberg, H. Barbara;Hirshler, Erica E. Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
East London, United Kingdom Natl Gallery Pubns Ltd 2006 1857093011 / 9781857093018 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Crisp, beautiful book -- no bumps to boards, no names or writing and pristine pages and page edges. Jacket is likewise very clean and handsome with one small tear slightly visible at top oif spine through mylar cover. Measures 10"x12" and has 288 pages includiing index. Published to accompany an exhibition coordinated by The National Gallery (London), the Boston Museum of Fine Art abnd the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Test consists of essays wirtten by severl authors on the following topics: Paris as the proving ground for artists; artists at home in Paris; summers in the country; assimilation and resistance; American art at the Paris Expositions Universelles; and American artistsin France and French artists in America. Lavish illustration in color throughout. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Henri Matisse by Aragon Louis (1972-01-01), Araki, Hiromi (editor)
9 Araki, Hiromi (editor) Henri Matisse by Aragon Louis (1972-01-01)
New York Harcourt Braace Jovanovich 1972 1st Edtiion (English) Hard Cover Fine Books Fine One Fine, One Good-plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
These books are exquisite nestled in a bright red slipcase. The boards are white and the jackets are colorful and beautiful with the works of Matisse. The only fault is a couple tears to top edge of the spine. It was taped on both back and front, but I placed it in a mylar cover which helped quite a bit. The second volume has a few tiny tears at the same place, but it was not taped. I used a bit of archival tape on the back only. The books and the slipcase are clean and attractive. There isa great deal to read and hundred of picturesto enjoy in both black and white and color. The author took 27 years to bring it to fruition. Set is very heavy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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La Bretagne Phototgraphies De Pierre Auradon, Aubert, O.L.
10 Aubert, O.L. La Bretagne Phototgraphies De Pierre Auradon
Saint-Brieuc Editions Louis Aubert 1950 Soft Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean softcover book with its own dustjacket. The book itself is very clean and tightly bound. The jacket shows only minor wear and some flat creasing at edges as well as light tonging also to edges. Photographs are beautiful on every page with commentary in FRENCH LANGUAGE. Book measures 9-1/4" x 11-1/2". Pages are not numbered. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Album Memorial Bataille De Normandie: Normandy Invasion 11 June to 29 August 1944, Bernage, Georges;Benamou, Jean Pierre
11 Bernage, Georges;Benamou, Jean Pierre Album Memorial Bataille De Normandie: Normandy Invasion 11 June to 29 August 1944
France Heimdal 1993 2840480263 / 9782840480266 Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book with laminated pictorial boards. No DJ, as issued, but is missing slipcase. No bumps to boards, no names or writing,. Measures 9"x12" and is printed on coated paper, resulting in a heavy book with 543 pages. Illustrated profusely with historical photographs. Text consists of explanatory captions, some extensive, all in both French and English. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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French Colonial Documentary; Mythologies of Humanitarianism, Bloom, Peter J.
12 Bloom, Peter J. French Colonial Documentary; Mythologies of Humanitarianism
Minneanoplis University of Minnesota Press 2008 0816646287 / 9780816646289 First Printing Hard Cover New No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book sans jacket. The author examines the link between French documentary realism and colonial humanitarianism, revealing and anaylzing how remaking the colonies in the image of France was integral to its national identity. A scholarly work on French film making. Photo illustrated in black and white. 265 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Views of Paris and Its Festivals: Works of Banque de France and Musee Carnavalet, Brewster, Carly  (Editor)
13 Brewster, Carly (Editor) Views of Paris and Its Festivals: Works of Banque de France and Musee Carnavalet
Washington D.C. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 2010 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall 
There's a lot of reasons to love this exhibition catalog. First of all, the text is in ENGLISH. Secondly, its an exhibition catalog replete with color and sepia art printed on coated paper. Then there's the fact that it's brand new and has pretty two-tone blue maps printed inside both covers. What's remarkable though is the art depicting fireworks from 1644 which had pyrotechnics for the King's Feast on Place de Palais in August, 1644 to the marriage of Napoleon I and the Archduchess Marie-Louise in 1810. The Booklet measures 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" and has 77 pages. The exhibition spanned October 11, 2010 to January 20, 2011. (Art III) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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La Maison D'Une Toute Petite Fille (#93), Brisley, Joyce L.
14 Brisley, Joyce L. La Maison D'Une Toute Petite Fille (#93)
France Librairie Hachette 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Folio - over 12 
Book is very clean and tightly bound. Laminated pictorial boards show only a small flat crease to corners. Pages have toned around the margins, but are not brittle. Former owner's name is written on the back of the front free endpaper ,but no other writing. Book is one of a series about three little girls -- Milly, Molly and Mandy. Book is nicely illsutrated with black and white drawings, plus full color art. Book measures 5--1.2" x 6" and has 199 pages.. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Mitsou or How Girls Grow Wise, Colette
15 Colette Mitsou or How Girls Grow Wise
New York Albert & Charles Boni 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
Book is not as perfect as one would like, but is clean and tightly bound and most resepectable, especially given how seldom it is seen with its colorful, attractive jacket. Boards show light fading and farkening to exterior gutter at front spine, as well as some discoloration to front pastedown. But book is tightly bound with clean pages and no names or writing. The jacket has darkened uniformly and shows wear to all extemities with chipping to corners and spine. Has not been price-clipped and is handsome in brand new mylar cover. A coming of age novel by Gabrielle Colette, author of the famous Cheri novels. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Letters From Paris 1870-75, de  B., C. (author); Henrey, Robert (translator, editor)
16 de B., C. (author); Henrey, Robert (translator, editor) Letters From Paris 1870-75
England J,M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Good-plus No DJ 
Book does not have the dustjacket, but it does have a see-through plastic cover. There are no names or writing and no cracks to hinges. Faults are these -- light dust stain to top edge (the other two edges are very good) and two small spots of foxing to back pastedown. Endpapers show the genealogy of the Bourbon Dynasty. The secret author was named as C. de B., a political informant to the head of the House of Rothschild. Book is illustrated with black and white drawings and 12 black and white plates, all of which are present. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" and measures 237 pages including index. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe; The Private Memoirs of Louis XV, Du Hausett, Madame
17 Du Hausett, Madame Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe; The Private Memoirs of Louis XV
Philadelphia George Barrie & Sons Limited Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Very handsome book, part of a larger set, but a stand-alone title in excellent condition -- even retains its scrace blue dustkacket. This shows two 1" closed tears to top front edge, but are hardly visible in brand new mylar. The dark blue boards have a moire appearance and the paste-on title box at spine is crisp and clean with no chips. Top edges are gilded and side pages rough-cut. Book is a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies of which this is #516. Books are illustrated with images printed on Japan paper. These are photogravures, but the portrait at frontis is in color. Though billed as Louis XV's memoits, they are actually taken from the memoirs of Madame Du Hausett, the lady's maid to Madame Du Pompadour. Very accessible to the modern reader. Six illustratiosn and 283 pages. NO DATE. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Love and the French, Love and the Spanish, Love and the English  (3 Vol. set), Epton, Nina
18 Epton, Nina Love and the French, Love and the Spanish, Love and the English (3 Vol. set)
Cleveland World Publishing 1959 First Editions -- All Stated Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Books are very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. They were published sequentially in 1959, 1960 and 1961. The jackets show uniform toning. All have been price-clipped, but are very gently used and most attractive in brand new mylar. A social history which traces the trajectory of eros in Spain, France and England. All are indexed. An especially nice touch is the inked top edge of all three. 974 collective pages. Serious information with compelling prose. Extra postage required for three volumes. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Royalists and Republicans Or The Victims of the Revolution, Henrik Af Trolle
19 Henrik Af Trolle Royalists and Republicans Or The Victims of the Revolution
Cleveland, Ohio William W. Williams 1883 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
A very scarce novel of the French Revolution written by a Swedish author with a strong military (naval) background. Book was translated from the Swedish by Charles G.C. Lavergall. It is clean as a whistle inside and out with no foxing and virtually no wear to mustard colored boards. which are decorated nicely in dark brown at face and spine and also printed in gilt at spine. There is no cracking to hinges, either front or back, and book is very tightly bound and has attractive cream and age green floral endpapers. 728 pages. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Citizeness Bonaparte, Imbert de Saint-Amand (Sargeant, Perry Thomas, Translator
20 Imbert de Saint-Amand (Sargeant, Perry Thomas, Translator Citizeness Bonaparte
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd 1890 Hard Cover Very Good NO DJ, as Issued 
Beautiful fine binding -- clean and tightly bound. Spine is decorated handsomely with gilt on brown leather spine strip with blue calf to areas beside spine and to cormers. No cracking to hinges no names or writing, and no foxing. Faults include spots of wear to corner leather at upper front and to both back corners (see photo).There is also a small spot to back cover, a few wear spot next to spine at back and wear to back corners. Overall, quite nice. There is no date in the book, but I did find a very small stamp on the reverse side of the front endpaper that it had been a special printing for Marshall Field, the Chicago department store which provides a minor clue to age, as Marshall Field did not do business with that name until 1881. The book appears to have been published circa 1890. Portrait of Josepehine Bonaparte at frontis. Book measures 5-1/4"x7-1/2" and has 306 pages including index. Top edges nicely gilded. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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