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Biblio currently features hundreds of rare French history books in our Rare Book Room, and if you enjoy French history, you should definitely take the time to browse our expansive collection of French history books and ephemera. The French History books in our Rare Book Room cover everything from French wars to French culture, French cuisine, and French entertainment.

Le Siecle de Louis XIV by Voltaire (Monsieur de Francheville / Francois-Marie Arouet)

Berlin: C.F. Henning, 1751. 1st Edition . Very Good. 3.75 x 6 inches (9.5 x 15 cm). Complete in two volumes. Full calf leather bindings, red leather title labels and gilt decoration to spines. Good solid bindings. Volume one has light rippling to the pa...

From Tarrington Books


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

From Rare Illustrated Books


The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon (4 Volumes) by Phipps, Colonel Ramsay Weston

London: Oxford Univ Pr, 1926. Four volume set. First editions in original cloth. Published London: Oxford Univ Press, 1926 - 1935, first printings. 8vo.'s, 6" x 9", illustrated with numerous fold-out maps (all present). Dark blue cloth with ...

From The Wild Muse


Panegirico Alla Sacra Maesta di Napoleone Detto Nell' Accademia Letteraria di Cesena Li XVI Agosto 1807 by Pietro Giordani

Fresso i Fratelli Masi e Compagno, Bologna, Italy, 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition. This is a very rare book on Napoleon, written 8 years prior to Waterloo. I have only found 5 copies in libraries worldwide. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4&quo...

From Lotzabooks


De l'Esprit des Loix by MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de

MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de. De l'Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l'Auteur a ajouté Des recherches no...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. To Which are Now First Added, an Account of the Important Events of the Hundred Days, of Napoleon's Surrender to the English, and of His Residence and Death at St. Helena , with Anecdotes and Illustrative Notes by M. De Bourrienne ( Napoleon's Private Secretary )

London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Second and preferred edition, with many additions and illustrations, four volumes finely bound in full grey polished calf, the backs sumptuously tooled in floral gilt decorations with red morocco labels lettered in gilt, sil...

From Dale Steffey Books


La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts by Arnoult, Léon

Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. The ornamental phases of fashion). Printed and published by Devambez "À l'enseigne du masque d'Or". Paris, 1921. ARNOULT Léon...

From Zikorn


The History of France from the Earliest Times to 1848 by Guizot,M. & Guizot de Witt, Madame

1885 John B. Alden publication. 8 Volumes profusely illustrated (500 full page B&W illustrations). Slightly faded spines on some volumes and slight bumping. Gold gilt top pages. Blue cloth covers with gold lettering on spines. Central Ohio Conference stam...

From Crowded Closet Thrift Shop


Kitab sirat Napoleon al awwal (histoire de l'empereur Napoleon I) by Le colonel C D H L Calligaris


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Pygmalion Limited edition, signed and numbered 24/100 by J J Rousseau

Paris: J Lemonnyer, Libraire-Editeur, 1883. first edition. Hardcover. very good +. Quarto- 11 x 8.5. Moreau Le Jeune. signed. Signed on front endpaper by the engraver. Limited to 525 copies overall, 100 copies of which were made of Japan Paper, 24 China...

From Kabi Rare Books


Napoleon's Military Career: An Account of the Remarkable Campaigns of the "Man of Destiny" by Gibbs, Montgomery

Chicago: Werner, 1895. First edition. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 copies. Published Chicago: Werner, 1895, first printing. Folio, 11 1/4" x 14", xiii+343pp., lavishly illustrated with numerous black and white and 19 color plates. Green clot...

From The Wild Muse


Les Uniformes de l'Armee Francaise by H. Le Soudier

Paris: Librairie H. Le Soudier, 1905. Les Uniformes de l'Armee Francaise son Organisation Gernerale ses Tenues. Ouvrage Illustre de 28 Planches Coloriees- H. Le Soudier- Illustrated- Librairie H. Le Soudier, Paris- 1905 1st Edition- Leporello style- 28 pl...

From jakoll


Album d'Articles de Voyages d'après les Modèles de Messieurs Godillot Père et Fils, Brèvetès Malletiers du Roi by GODILLOT

Paris: Fabrique Générale d'Articles de Voyages, 1840. First Edition. A beautiful, rare and precious catalogue of the articles a traveller might require for voyaging elegantly and safely. The album features superb full page hand-coloured lithographs sho...

From Rare Illustrated Books


An impartial history of the naval, military and political events in Europe from the commencement of the French Revolution to the entrance of the allies into Paris, and the conclusion of a general peace ... by CLARKE, Hewson

1815 NAPOLEON & French Revolution MAPS Impartial History Clarke Napoleonic Wars Hewson Clarke was a 19th-century English historian who is best known for his book 'Impartial History of the Naval, Military, and Political Events in Europe'. He begins this w...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Tombleson's views of the Rhine. Tombleson's Upper Rhine. by Tombleson, William & Fearnside, William Gray

Tombleson. London. 1832, [1834]. 2 volumes. Royal 8vo. 190pp; 181, (4)pp. Engraved title pages. Folding panoramic map; folding map. 137 (68+69) engraved plates. Later half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, in six compartments, gilt lettering an...

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