The notable history painter Merson also illustrated works by Hugo, Merimee, and Musset. Three copies in OCLC. Recent half vellum lettered in gilt, gilt top, orig. Gosse and Neaulme, Cohen-De Ricci notes that large-paper copies are in folio with the text enclosed within a typographic border; regular copies were in quarto. The illustrations by Bernard Picart whom Ray I, p. Fontenelle was a nephew of Corneille and a leader in the attack by scientists on the credulity of the public in relation to religion and the supernatural. His Plurality of Worlds was a very early attempt to popularize the scientific system of inquiry and to encourage freedom of thought.
Original wrappers, backstrip worn, wrappers soiled, contents very good with fine impressions of the plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, backstrip gilt, green morocco label. Waterstain in upper corner of last few leaves, 2 final leaves reparied in outer margin not affecting text , otherwise very good. It was followed by German and Swedish editions; the first edition in English did not appear until , and the complete edition was not printed until None of these editions were from a complete original manuscript; it was not until that the first complete edition was printed from the original manuscript.
This manuscript is now in the Huntington Library. The complications surrounding the various printings of this work cannot be briefly summarized, but it is clear from all accounts that this edition of is of great importance not only as the first printing but also in terms of establishing the validity of textual variants in later editions and translations. Grolier, American, From the collection of Edouard Champion.
Dedicated to George Sand. After Dominique, Fromentin felt unable to satisfy his high literary standards and returned to his original pursuit of painting. Later wrappers, some foxing.
With an inserted engraved title after B. Curiously this work appeared in the same year in which Rousseau himself was banished from France for satirical couplets ascribed to him attacking prominent men of letters. Marbled boards, gilt morocco spine label. Preliminary signatures foxed, spine a little faded, otherwise very good. Contemporary calf, gilt spine, remnants of gilt dentelles, speckled edges. Prelims chipped, ink scribbles on title, small sections missing from pp , with loss of a few letters on p. Chez tous les Libraires, Paris, Impr.
The French poet Glatigny frequented Parnassian circles and his verse was strongly influenced by Banville and Leconte de Lisle. Contemporary vellum, marbled endpapers, elaborate lettered spine, some foxing scattered in the text, light wear to the orig. From the library of Edouard Champion. The minor Parnassian Glatigny was strongly influenced by Banville, whose copy this was.
With 10 full-page etched plates by Muller after Jeanniot. Half red morocco, backstrip panelled in gilt, gilt top, orig. Backstrip just fading to brown, otherwise a fine copy. This is the best-known novel of the Goncourt brothers and and a cornerstone in the emergence of the realism or naturalism movement; it tells the double-life of one of their own servants. Jeanniot left the military to pursue an artistic career and became a successful and popular illustrator.
This is one of his earliest works; his first illustrations were published in Librairie de Firmin Didot, Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, title in gilt, by Canape, a very good copy. Edition du Mercure de France, Cloth backed marbled boards, orig. Quarter vellum over orig.
Montauban —d. Poor - Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. Les Amies - Filles. RF Rodin, Auguste]. La question reste donc ouverte. This is the First Edition.
Light wear, otherwise very good. In this overview of the rule of Louis XV, one finds, according to Michaud "the views, the ardor, and the sentiments of a great citizen. It is, or rather ought to be, a tableau of the progress of the human spirit in the 18th century. Quarter calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, red morocco label. Light external wear, some browning, otherwise very good.
The true first, Utrecht , is extremely rare. Handsomely printed by Bulmer. Very good with the orig.
Not in The Private Case. Compositions de Bieler, Myrbach et Rossi. Half cloth, brown morocco labels, orig. Paper a little browned, otherwise an excellent copy. He was one of the French writers of this century whose conversion to Catholicism became a literary event. NUC lists 3 copies. He is best remembered for his vaudevilles, comic operas, and a tragedy. This work of erotica was not included in his collected works.
Kearney, The Private Case, Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Final leaves loose, upper boards loose, extremities worn. Charpentier et Fasquelle, Half calf, marbled boards, orig. Renduel published many of the works of the Romantics. KOCK, Paul de, et al.
Nouveau Tableau de Paris. Comique, Critique et Philosophique. Uniform contemporary quarter calf, gilt, very good. The abundant illustrations by Gavarni, V. Adam, Daumier with 58 wood-engravings , Daubigny, Emy, Travies and Monnier show the modes, manners, foibles and glory of midth century Parisians. In addition, there are chapters on restaurants, boats, auctions, the Jockey-Club, crime, courtesans and prostitution by Dumas , and an important chapter on printing by Balzac, failed printer that he was, with some of his axioms: NUC cites one set only.
Old calf, rebacked and rebordered, marbled endpapers, gilt titles. Armorial bookplates of the Marquis Cornwallis. After becoming director of the Beauvais tapestry factory the French painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry amused himself in making sketches to the Fables. Cochin copied the drawings and oversaw the remarkable engravings, particularly famous for the renderings of animals.
The Oudry engravings are complemented by the beautiful fleurons following each fable engraved by J. An acclaimed critic and dramatist and member of the Academie, Laharpe was a friend and disciple of Voltaire. One of the four great French Romantic poets, Lamartine was a man of action as well as a lyric poet.
Mottled calf, red morocco labels to spine, spines stamped in gitl, edges tinted red, red paste-papers. Even light external wear, moderate wear to headcap of vol. I, back cover of vol. Completed in , the present volumes incorporate material from the supplements of earlier editions and are greatly expanded beyond them. Though unimaginably prolific, he was called by Laharpe "the most energetic second-hand clothes dealer [fripier] of French literature" Barbier II, pp.
The caption title reads: Silvain Bailly, Maire de Paris. Grisettes, the young shopgirls of the Latin Quarter, were known to be always ready for love and gaiety, always cheerful and loyal to their lovers of the moment. We wonder if de Launay was so against the "filles de joie" how he happened to have so many of their names in his address book! Edges rubbed, othewise very good. Quarter morocco, gilt spine. The author Le Suire was a professor of law at Rouen. Preface de Albert Sorel. Quarter red calf, cloth sides, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, orig. Printed throughout on citron paper.
Old quarter green morocco, gilt top, a fine copy. A very rare work on marriage customs by the author of Cuckoldiana No copy is recorded in bibliographies of erotica. Quarter calf, marbled boards, numerous illustrations throughout. Some foxing, otherwise a very good set. The first volume does deal with punctuation and other technical matters; subsequent volumes branch out into an encyclopedic treatment of heraldry, botany, astronomy, scientific terms, etc.
Volume 3 begins with a glossary of musical terms and biographies including one "famous German composer," Louis van Beethoven. Leger urges the reader to learn the "divine art" of dance and quotes his own poetry at every opportunity. French, he insists, is the most beautiful, precise, clear, majestic, varied in its forms, noble and well-spoken of all languages.
NUC lists no copies of this edition and only 2 copies of an edition.
Old mottled calf, covers panelled in gilt, backstrip gilt, label, a pleasant copy. Burnand, R. Eleb M. Mandoul dir. Le logement en questions PAN 14, Eleb, M. Europan Paris, Avenue Daumesnil, Giedion, S. Goubert, J. Guerrand, R. Guillerme, A. La Construction Moderne. Revue Planat, P. Lequin, Y.
In Duby G. Histoire de la France urbaine 4. Marnhac, A. Pange, Comtesse de P. Provensal, H. Raguenet, A. Rivoalen, E. Staffe, Baronne Le Cabinet de toilette. Taricat, J. Vaillant, A. Vigarello, G. Zola, E.
Cleaning up in architecture: toilet and bathroom in France at the turn of the century Cabinet de toilette ou salle de bains.