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A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm
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A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm

By Goulson, Dave

NY: Picador, 2015. (USA) 1st printing. No markigns, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Boards, 266pp, no illus. An English biologists buys a farm in France and studies the insects there. The author's book on bumblebees A Sting in the Tale, won the Samual Johnson Prize. (1.6 JM FO 50/2. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$16.40

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

By Gopnik, Adam

NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2011. (USA) Stated first edition, No markings, Fine in Very Good dust jacket with a small spot of waviness to the bottom edge of the rear panel from a hot item placed there and making the pasticized paper slightly ineven. Boards, 293pp, no illus. no recipes. A series of writings that delves into food questions: Is a great vintage really any better than a good bottle of wine ? Why does dessert matter so much? Meat or vegetable? (2.0 JM FO 10/A1. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$14.99

Secret Vineyards of France

By ATKINSON, Christine

UK: David & Charles, 1988. (UK) Presumed 1st edition. Ownership stamp to corner of end paper, no other markings, about Fine; lacking the dust jacket . Boards, 192pp, index, photos. A readable book on wine growing regions of France. (2.0JM FO 48/4. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Lacking the Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$12.59

The Lost Upland: Stories of Southwest France

By Merwin, W. S.

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. (USA) Syated 1st edition. No markings, Fine in unclipped Near Fine dust jacket. Boards, 307pp, no illus. The poet brilliantly evokes htis corner of La France Profonde: Foie Gras, Shepherds, Balckbird's Summer. (1.9 JM LVR 200/2. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$17.50

David Gentleman's Paris

By Gentleman, David

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993. (UK) 1st paperback edition. No markings, spine crease, Very Good. Wraps, 192pp, index, Pen and ink drawings of Pris with watercolour wash provided an evocative portrait of the French capital. A heavy book. (2.9 JM HOJ 302/2. 1st. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$18.99

Versailles, the American Story

By Richard, Pascale ; Emmanuel Ducamp, Editor

Paris: Alain De Gourcuff Editeur, 1999. (FR) Presumed 1st edition. No markins, Fine; no dust jacket perhpas as published. Illus boards, 179pp, index, colour photos and illus. This is a history of American patronage of Verseilles with tet in English. A heavy book (2.5 JM FO 21/7. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.99

Dana Claxton - PARIS June Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth, Two Thousand & Six

By Claxton, Dana ; Edited By Derek Barnett, and Reid Shier

North Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery (The Polygon Gallery), 2014. (CAD) The cover states "Edition 500" so it may indicate that there are ony 500 copies of this book. No markings, Fine; no dust jacket as published. Boards, black end papers, no page numbers, [about 90 pages with each leaf consisting of a sheet folded in half and bound to the spine side. The interior of the leaf is printed in a red colour). The book consists of B&W hotos takedn by Claxton in Paris from June 4 to 6, 2006. There are no captions nor text. (1.8 JM FO 59/3 . Limited. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$59.99

We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930
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We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930

By Levenstein, Harvey

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. (USA) 1st printing. No markings, Fine in Near Fine dust jacket with slight scuffing to rear panel. Cloth, 382pp, index, B&W photos. "A lively social history of all the varied delights that have drwan Americans to France..." (1.9 JM FO 10/7. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$15.99

Bell Towers of Paris: A Stroll Through the City of Light
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Bell Towers of Paris: A Stroll Through the City of Light

By Guicheney, Pierre

NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2006. (USA) 1st printing. No markings, Fine. Glossy flexible covers with yapped edges, 208pp, index, colour photos. Lovely photographs show the architectural details of 35 bell towers of Paris which are not easily seen by tourists. Glorious full colour photos of the gargoyles of Notre Dame, the belfry of Saint Sulpice, the dome of the Sacre-Coeur and the Hotel de Ville. A heavy book, (3.2 JM FO 30/0. 1st. Flexible Covers. Fine. Illus. by Setboun, Michel. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$14.99

Treasures of the Churches of France

By Taralon, Jean

London: Thames & Hudson, 1966. (UK) Presumed 1st English edition, Owner's name to end paper, no other markings, Very Good in Acceptable dust jacket with a couple of long tears, one reparied with clear tape, chip to top edge of rear panel, edge faults to Dj. DJ is in myar sleeve. Cloth, 308pp, 33 colour plates, 255 B&W photos. A survey of major artworks and treaures in the churches of France, arranged regionally, and presented as full sized plates. A heavy book. (4.0 JM FO 1/0. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Acceptable. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$24.98

Paris
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Paris

By Russell, John

NY: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983. (USA) Presumed 1st edition. Owner's inscription to back of the end paper, no other markings, about Fine in about Fine dust jacket. Cloth, map end paper, 350pp, index, 310 illus, including 85 plates in colour, B&W photos. The history of the City of Light comes alive in this illustrated book. A heavy book. (5.0 JM FO 3/3. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$20.99

The Goodman of Paris (Le Ménagier de Paris): A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris, C.1393
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The Goodman of Paris (Le Ménagier de Paris): A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris, C.1393

By Power, Eileen, Translated By

UK: Boydell Press, 2006. (UK) !st of this edition. No marking, Fine. Wraps, x, 238pp, index. This was a treatise written for the instruction of his young wife around 1393. The 1st part deals with religious and moral duties as well as giving a unique medival view of wifely behaviour. The 2nd part deals with household management: gardening, purchasse and preparation of food, hiring of servants, and a collection of recipes. (1.4 JM FO 7/7. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$21.99

Madame Du Deffand and Her World
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Madame Du Deffand and Her World

By Craveri, Benedetta

Boston: David R Godine Pub, 1994. (USA) Stated 1st American edition. No markings, about Fine in price-clipped Very good only dust jacket with chip to bottom edge of rear panel. Boards, 481pp, index, no illus. This book was awarded the Comisso and Viareggio prizes in Italy and the Best Foreign Book Prize in France. The author draws on du Duffand's extensive correspondence to create this historical biography of a woman at the center of a band of high-born debauchees. (2.8 JM FO 49/4. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$18.98

BOUQUET DE FRANCE, An Epicurean Tour of the French Provinces

By CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel

NY: Gourmet, 1953. (USA) 2nd printing of first edition. Owner's inscription and date of 1954 to end paper, faint cooking sport to leading edge of pages, Good used copy; lacking the dust jacket. Parchment-like cloth with red blue and gold french device, illus endpapers, xx,619pp, index. Maps,small decorative drawings and B&W photos lof locations. Recipes translated and adapted by Narcissa Chamberlain. This is still a wonderful book on travelling to French towns with detailed explanations of the local food and wine, with notations on the local restaurants, and with recipes included for the home cook. "Orange is not a place to stop overnight, but it does offer a first -class relay for luncheon or dinner, the Restaurant le Provencal. A heavy book. (4.2 JM FO 40/6. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$24.99

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (Inscribed copy)
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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (Inscribed copy)

By Gopnik, Adam

NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2011. (USA) Stated first edition, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to the title page: "To E----/ You go, Frill butt! / Adam G." then signed beneath his nsme on title psge "Adam Gopnik, 2011", no other marking, two small spots to leading edge of pages, hint of rubbing to lower cover corner tips, Good copy in Good only dust jacket with rubbing to head of sine and a couple of edge faults. Dj is in mylar sleeve. Boards, 293pp, no illus. no recipes. A series of writings that delves into food questions: Is a great vintage really any better than a good bottle of wine ? Why does dessert matter so much? Meat or vegetable? (2.0 JM FO 37/3. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$21.88

Nadar

By Gosling, Nigel

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. (USA) Stated first American edition, No markings, Very Good; lacking the dust jacket. Cloth, 298pp, index, B&W photos, mostly portraits, from the studios of this Parisian photographer of the 19th century: Baudelaire, Sarah Bernhardt, Theophile Gautier, Corot, the de Goncourt brothers, Juliette Adam, Comtesse de Chabrillan, and others. A heavy book. (4.0 JM FO 29/4. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Lacking the Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$49.00

Manor Houses in Normandy

By Faucon, Régis ; Yves Lescroart

Gerald MO: hf ULLMANN, 2007. (GER) 1st of this edition. No markings, Fine; no dust jacket as published. . Flexible glossy covers, 359pp, lots of colour photos show the architectural details of traditional Norman country houses mosty in the Pays d"Auge. A heavy book. (3.0 JM FO 21/b0. 1st. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$18.36

Architecture in France 1800-1900
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Architecture in France 1800-1900

By Lemoine, Bertrand

NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1998. (USA) 1st Englishlanguage edition. No markings,about Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Boards, 200pp, index, colour photos and illus throughout. The Garnier Opera House; the expanded Louvre; the city planning of Baron Haussmann; the libraries of Henri labroutste; the Art Nouveau designs of Nector Guimard. A heavy book. (4.2 JM FO 4/1. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$29.99

Paris: The Secret History
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Paris: The Secret History

By Hussey, Andrew

NY: Bloomsbury USA, 2007. (USA) 1st American edition, 1st printing. No markings, Fine in fine dust jacket. Boards, xxiv, 485pp, index, maps;B&W plates. This is an account of 2000 years of Parisian counterculture. A heavy book. (2.6 JM FO 6/7. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$14.95

Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies

By The Seigneur De Brantome; Translated By A.R. Allinson

NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation , 1933. (USA) Presumed 1st eidtion. Owner's bookplate to the end paper, no markings, but coffee(?) stain to the bottom edge of pages,and with two spots of this posobie coffee to the lower edge of back cover cloth, thus Good in Fair dust jacket with tears and cteases to head of spine and snall chip to top edge of rear panel; crease down length of back panel. DJ is in mylar sleeve. Black cloth, xxxv, 528pp, 5 B&W illus. This is an intimate account of court and love life in the reign of the Valois kings in 16th century France. This is the two volumes in one edition. "Other women...do smother themselves in bed with cape and mufflers...until they do look more like old witches than young women. ...Others again be rouged and painted up..fine enough by day; but a-nights the paint is off, and they are as ugly as sin." (2.0 JM FO 6/7. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Illus. by Majeska. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$24.99

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