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Blanche of Castile
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Blanche of Castile

By Pernoud, Regine & Henry Noel (translator)

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1975. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. 0698105958 . Hardcover with dustjacket, first American printing as stated on copyright page, "..recreates the life of this remarkable woman in a major biography scrupulously researched...and set against the sumptuous tapestry of medieval life," illustrated, including a double page genealogical chart on the end-papers, the former owner's name label is present and a small stain on the fore-edge, the binding is tight and the contents are fine, the jacket has mild tanning on the spine and folds and edge-wear at the corners and spine-ends, the original price (8.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; ; 319 pages .

$14.00

Les Richesses Gastronomiques De La France Les Vins De Bordeaux

By Lorbac, Charles De (Author) and Charles Lallemand (Illustrator)

France: Vinvest. Fine. 1991. Reprint. Hardcover. Beautiful reprint of this 19th-century work about French wine, this is the "Luxe" edition, limited to 624 copies hand-numbered from 101-724 and signed by the editor, this being number 641, the text is in the original French, large format, brown leather binding with bright gold and blind-stamped titles and gold spine decoration, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers, many wonderful illustrations throughout, including a color map, book is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws and is housed in the original marbled slipcase which has a tiny amount of rubbing at the corners as its only flaw, this volume is divided into four parts: Premiere Partie: Generalites, Culture, Vendanges, Classification, Chateaux Vinicoles, Crus Classes (154 pages). Vins De Graves Des Environs De Bordeaux (62 pages) Saint-Emilion Son Histoire, Ses Monuments Et Ses Vins (50 pages). Le Fronsadais Son Histoire Et Ses Vins (42 pages). .

$225.00

Paris Journal: 1944-1965; Paris Journal: 1965-1971 (Two Volumes)

By Flanner, Janet (Genet) and William Shawn (editor)

New York: Atheneum. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 2-volume set, hardcovers with dustjackets, first printings as stated on copyright pages, publishing dates are 1965 and 1971 respectively, both volumes have mild dust-tanning to the fore-edges, the bindings are tight and clean and the contents are fine, the jackets are mildly tanned on the spines, the original prices are present and professional (removable) mylar covers are included, "Over the signature 'Genet,' these letters have contained some of the most graceful, perceptive, lively, and authoritative reporting to be found, the kind of journalism which is really literature and thus of permanent value" .

$39.00

The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles De Rais

By Benedetti, Jean

Dorset Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0880292458 . Hardcover with dustjacket, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket has some rubbing to the glossy surface but is clean with no significant flaws and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "The legend of Bluebeard id horrendous enough; the true story is even more disturbing"; ; 207 pages .

$10.00

In the Thick of the Flight: The Testimony of Paul Reynaud

By Reynaud, Paul

New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, Reynaud's explanation, "fully documented and argued at length, of how France gravitated into the war and why her army was crushed in 1940..," this is an abridged edition which was first published in 155 in England, 684 pages, includes a folding map, book has a tiny area of wear to the cloth at the tips of the bottom corners and no other remarkable flaws, the jacket has some moderate tanning and edge-wear at the spine-tips, it remains clean and presentable, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

$14.00

History of the Girondists; Or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution - from Unpublished Sources: Volume I (1)

By Lamartine, Alphonse De

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1847. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, PLEASE NOTE: this is Volume 1 only of a 3-volume set, 495 pages, some faint staining to the covers and moderate foxing/discoloration to the end-papers, the text is in excellent condition and the binding is tight, the gilt-illustrated spine is slightly dulled but in nice shape overall .

$15.00

Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon from Ajaccio to Waterloo, As Soldier, Emperor, Husband: Three Volumes

By Junot, Madame

Washington & London: M. Walter Dunne. Very Good. 1901. Hardcovers. Three-volume set, hardcovers, no dustjackets, green cloth bindings, top edges gilt, the original paper labels on the spines are tanned and faded, the inner front hinge of Volume 1 has been tape reinforced but the binding is ok, the blank front end-papers have been corner-clipped at the top, overall a clean set inside and out with no major flaws, the contents are in fine condition, illustrated with beautiful frontis plates in each volume and one additional illustration in each volume, includes an Appendix .

$29.00

History of the Girondists; Or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution - from Unpublished Sources: Volume III (3)

By Lamartine, Alphonse De

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1848. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, PLEASE NOTE: this is Volume 3 only of a 3-volume set, 546 pages, includes a nice frontis engraving of Robespierre with tissue guard and an equally nice engraving of Charlotte Coriday, the front corners are bumped, mild edge-wear at ther spine-ends, the sewn binding is stretched a bit but the binding is fine, discoloration to the yellow end-papers, the text is in excellent condition, the gilt-illustrated spine is slightly dulled but in nice shape overall .

$15.00

The First of the Bourbons: Volume 1: 1589-1595 - Volume 2: 1595-1610

By Catherine Charlotte Lady Jackson

London: Richard Bentley and Son. Very Good. 1890. Hardcover. 2-volume set, hardcovers, no dustjackets, each volume with illustrations and protective tissue-guards, both books have cocked spines but the bindings remain tight, both volumes also have some discoloration to the covers, especially on the spines, the bright gold spine-titles are still bright and the contents are fine .

$37.00

One Farm, Two Wars, Three Generations: The Hege Family Story

By Shirk, Erica Hege

Morgantown, PA: E. H. Shirk. Near Fine. 1996. Trade Paperback. 1883294363 . Large paperback, "The story of the Schafbusch farm and the Hege family in France in the first half of the twentieth century," the title page is corner-clipped, no other remarkable flaws to this clean, attractive copy, illustrated with photos ; ; 88 pages .

$9.00

Le Paris Du Baron Haussmann: Paris Sous Le Second Empire

By Moncan, Patrice de and Christian Mahout

Seesam - RCI. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1991. Hardcover. 290930101X . Large format hardcover with dustjacket, 415 pages, book has two minor flaws: two small areas of mild foxing on the front and rear end-paper respectively, the rear hinge has some inner exposure but it has not affected the binding at all, overall this copy is in great shape and the jacket is also in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, the book is beautifully-illustrated throughout, the text is in French .

$64.00

Paris a Travers Les Ages Aspects Successifs Des Monuments Et Quartiers Historiques De Paris Depuis Le XIII Siecle Jusqu'a Nos Jours

By Bonnardot, A. et al

Paris: Inter-Livres. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 9999. Reprint. Hardcover. Large format hardcover with dustjacket, two volumes in one, no publishing date but a 1990s reprint, beautiful copy of this massive volume (13" X 9.75") which contains over 900 pages and nearly 100 superb plates, very mild tanning to the spine of the jacket is the only remarkable flaw and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, the text is in French, the English translation of the title: Paris through the ages - successive aspects of the monuments and historic districts of Paris from the 13th century...faithfully restored from authentic documents by M. F. Hoffbauer, quite a treasure .

$111.00

The Paris Metro: A Ticket to French History
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The Paris Metro: A Ticket to French History

By Plotkin, Susan L.

Xlibris Corp. Near Fine. 2000. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. 0738852481 . Large paperback in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws to this clean, attractive copy which is dated, inscribed and signed by the author: "July 28, 2001 - To Dave & Anne - Sophie, In appreciation of your friendship and with great respect for all your expertise! Susan Plotkin" The author lived in Paris for seven years - during which time she became fluent in French and enamored of the Metro, includes a Selected Bibliography; 405 pages; Signed by Author .

$44.00

French Organ Music:   From the Revolution to Franck and Widor
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French Organ Music: From the Revolution to Franck and Widor

By Archbold, Lawrence & William J. Peterson

University of Rochester Press. Very Good-. 1995. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 1878822551 . Scarce hardcover edition, no dustjacket, this scholarly volume has one significant flaw: the margins of page 53 are filled with ink notes, all of the other pages are fine, the binding is tight, clean inside and out, the former owner's name is present on the inside of the rear cover and a piece of blank paper is affixed to the inside of the front cover ; 323 pages .

$25.00

Castles of Loire

By Pozzoli, Milena Ercole

Italy: White Star Publishers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2002. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 888095878X . Large format hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, a fine gift copy, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket is also in great shape with one minor flaw only: light rubbing, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "The sumptuous castles and mansions, surrounded by immense parks and gardens that line the banks of this magical river recount an eventful private history and the public history of France," packed with color photos and descriptive text; 136 pages .

$21.00

La Basilique De Saint-Anne De-Beaupre: The Basilica of Saint Anne De Beaupre

By Kedl, Eugen & Claude Lavergne

Les Peres Redemptorisres. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1984. Hardcover. Large format hardcover with dustjacket, beautiful gift copy, book and jacket are in excellent condition, there are no remarkable flaws and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, text is in French and English, features fabulous captioned color photography of the exterior and interior architecture of this shrine located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, about 30 kilometers from Quebec City, it dates back to the earliest French colonial times .

$16.00

Tricouleur:  The French Overseas Empire
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Tricouleur: The French Overseas Empire

By Betts, Raymond

London & New York: Gordon & Cremonesi. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0860330605 . Hardcover with dustjacket, "the story of French colonies embraces much of the best and the worst of French civilization," blue-tinted illustrations, book is clean and attractive, mild tanning to the edges of the cover is the only remarkable flaw, the jacket has a couple of short edge-tears but is also clean and attractive, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included ; 174 pages .

$9.00

Legendary France Carcassonne and the Basque Country

By Jais, Regina

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Good+. 1931. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, 299 pages, illustrated with photos, cover shows fading and scuffing, binding is tight and square, contents are fine .

$9.00

Two Centuries of French Fashion

By Murphy, Michelle (Introduction)

Brooklyn, New York: The Brooklyn Museum. Very Good+. 1949. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Spiral-bound paperback in nearly new condition, some mild foxing to the half-title page is the only flaw, this exhibition catalogue features a color frontis and 48 black and white illustrations "drawn from the gift collection of 49 mannequin dolls created by the Syndicat de la Couture de Paris," also includes a bibliography .

$9.00

Langenscheidt Standard French Dictionary  French-English/English-French
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Langenscheidt Standard French Dictionary French-English/English-French

By Urwin, Kenneth

Langenscheidt Publishers. Fine. 1988. Flexible vinyl. 1585735019 . This is a flawless copy with a tight as if unread binding, bright yellow flexible covers, "The authoritative reference work for serious users - over 80,000 references; 1283 pages .

$10.00

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