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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.



Poèmes Militants by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

Conakry, Guinee: Parti Démocratique de Guinée, 1969. Rare. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author. Black leatherette boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 first edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but t...

From Books of the World

$695.00


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

£4,000.00


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

$725.00


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

AU$15,000.00


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

$599.00


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

£30,000.00


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

$800.00


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

$1,750.00


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

$345.00


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

$425.00


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

$200.00


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

Paris: Pilloy et Ce, 1856 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. ARABIC TEXT, FIRST EDITION. HALF TITLE PAGE IN ARABIC AND FRENCH WITH OWNERSHIP OF HABIB GHARZOUZI (A CHRISTIAN ARAB NATIONALIST WHO JUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT...

From Archive

$6,000.00


MEMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE DUC DE SULLY (3 VOL SET - COMPLETE) by Maximilien de Bethune duc de Sully, edited by l'abbe Pierre Mathurin de l'Ecluse des Loges

London, 1747. Second edition. Hardcover. Good +. Vol 1 – xxxvi, 607 pgs. Vol 2 – x, 612 pgs. Vol 3 – vi, 617 pgs. 8 x 10 in. Text in French. Polished calf, original binding. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. 5 raised bands on spi...

From Andre Strong Bookseller

$525.00


Les Évènemens de la Révolution, sous leur vrai point de vue... by anon

"Pamphlet royaliste, publié après juin 1791 (arrêtation de la famille royale en fuite, à Varennes) ou en 1792 (après l'insurrection parisienne du 10 aoüt, qui entraïna l'internement de la famille royale dans la prison du Temple)." "Malheureux! pr...

From The Owl at the Bridge

$200.00


1824 Lithograph Portrait Of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc d’Orleans by Mauzaisse, Jean-Baptiste

Francois-Seraphin Delpech, Paris, 1824; Hand colored stone lithograph of enigmatic Bourbon aristocrat Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke Of Orleans (1747-1793), whose fervent belief in the ideas of Rousseau led to his becoming an active supporter of the French...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$300.00


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