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  • 1829 ORIGINE des PROVERBES copy of WILLIAM STIRLING MAXWELL in a CUSTOM BINDING by M. C. BOURDONNÉ 1829 ORIGINE des PROVERBES copy of WILLIAM STIRLING MAXWELL in a CUSTOM BINDING
    M. C. BOURDONNÉ

    ORIGINE des PROVERBES EXPLICATIONS CURIEUSES et INSTRUCTIVES de L'ORIGINE des PHRASES PROVERBIALES qui sont USITÉES de NOS JOURS, par M. C. BOURDONNÉ, Professeur de Langue Française. (ORIGIN of PROVERBS CURIOUS and INSTRUCTIVE; Explanations of the ORIGIN of the PROVERBIAL PHRASES which are USED TODAY, by M. C. BOURDONNÉ, Professor of French Language.) PARIS: Garnier Libraire, 1829. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Small Format Book in Custom Leather Binding, gilt top edges, 32mo, 2.5x4 inches, [4], iv, [4], 116 pages. Pagination as follows: blank leaf; half title page, printer information on verso; title page, blank verso; I-IV; Errata page, blank verso; ad for author's previous book, blank verso; 1-116 (text and index); blank leaf. This volume is from the library of…

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    ORIGINE des PROVERBES EXPLICATIONS CURIEUSES et INSTRUCTIVES de L'ORIGINE des PHRASES PROVERBIALES qui sont USITÉES de NOS JOURS, par M. C. BOURDONNÉ, Professeur de Langue Française. (ORIGIN of PROVERBS CURIOUS and INSTRUCTIVE; Explanations of the ORIGIN of the PROVERBIAL PHRASES which are USED TODAY, by M. C. BOURDONNÉ, Professor of French Language.) PARIS: Garnier Libraire, 1829. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Small Format Book in Custom Leather Binding, gilt top edges, 32mo, 2.5x4 inches, [4], iv, [4], 116 pages. Pagination as follows: blank leaf; half title page, printer information on verso; title page, blank verso; I-IV; Errata page, blank verso; ad for author's previous book, blank verso; 1-116 (text and index); blank leaf. This volume is from the library of SIR WILLIAM STIRLING-MAXWELL (b. 1818 d. 1878) 9th Baronet KT of Pollok, a historian, politician, and a renowned collector of books on proverbs. This book has his bookplate on the front pastedown and the bookplate of his Keir Collection of Books on Proverbs on the rear pastedown. This book is described by Stirling-Maxwell on page 10 of the book he wrote titled "An essay towards a collection of books relating to proverbs, emblems, apophthegms, epitaphs and ana, being a catalogue of those at Keir" (privately printed 1860). This book was Custom Bound for Sir William Stirling Maxwell by Maclehose, Glasgow. The binder's name is printed at the top of the front pastedown. This custom binding has Stirling's coat of arms and motto blind embossed on the front cover, and his monogram on the rear cover. A little research shows that William Stirling Maxwell used many different coats of arms and monograms on his bookplates and books over time. CONDITION: THE FRONT COVER IS DETACHED (i.e. laid on loosely), the covers are worn at the folds, corners and edges, the rear hinge is split but the rear cover is holding by the sewn binding; internally, there is foxing throughout but the pages and printing remain bright and clear; there is wear and roughness to some of the bottom page edges, possibly from being cut open roughly, not affecting text, there is a small silver bookstore label of LILLIPUT BOOKS / TOKYO on the rear pastedown with a price of 84,000 yen, equal to $758 as I type this (Lilliput Books, Tokyo, was the first bookstore in the world dedicated exclusively to miniature books, it closed in 2015). Overall, a quite nice copy with a detached front cover. RARE BOOK (WorldCat shows only one copy of this title, and that copy is held at

    the Bibliothèque Nationale de France / the National Library of France), made ESPECIALLY RARE with the CUSTOM BINDING and BOOKPLATES of the proverb collector WILLIAM STIRLING MAXWELL. About William Stirling Maxwell (from Wikipedia): ******Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Baronet KT, of Pollok (8 March 1818 - 15 January 1878), was a Scottish historical writer and art historian, politician, and virtuoso. UNTIL 1865 HE WAS KNOWN AS WILLIAM STIRLING, and several of his books were published under that name. He was Chancellor of the University of Glasgow from 1875 until his death and was also a Knight of the Thistle, considered the highest honour which can be conferred by the Crown on a Scotsman.******

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  • 1858 Spanish MILITARY POEM "SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR" about the SIEGE of SEVASTOPOL by Juan de Quiorga 1858 Spanish MILITARY POEM "SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR" about the SIEGE of SEVASTOPOL
    Juan de Quiorga

    SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR, by Juan de Quiorga. A 21 stanza Spanish poem about the Siege of Sevastopol (Spanish: Sebastopol), written by one of the Spanish officers, Juan de Quiroga. Published by Imprenta del Guadalete, a cargo de T. Bueno, Jerez De La Frontera, 1858. First edition. TEXT IN SPANISH. Booklet, plain pink paper wrappers, 5.74x8.5 inches (14.5x21.5 cm), 31 pages. Title page vignette. Condition: Wrappers are soiled, inner pages have a few light age spots and slight signs of handling, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1880 LES PLAISIRS DU ROI, par PIERRE ZACCONE French Novel by PIERRE ZACCONE 1880 LES PLAISIRS DU ROI, par PIERRE ZACCONE French Novel
    PIERRE ZACCONE

    LES PLAISIRS DU ROI, by PIERRE ZACCONE. PARIS: Calmann Levy, Editeur; Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres, 1880. Bound in hardcovers, pebbled cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, gilt title on spine, 4.5x7 inches, 368 pages. TEXT IN FRENCH. GOOD condition, the covers are very nice, sturdy and sharp (probably more recent that the book bound within), the inner pages have foxing throughout but otherwise remain brightly white, tight, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, handsomely bound copy of this hard to find work by Pierre Zaccone.

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  • 1884 Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU Welsh Book of Articles & Literature for WOMEN of WALES by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) a WELSH LESBIAN SUFFRAGETTE by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) 1884 Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU Welsh Book of Articles & Literature for WOMEN of WALES by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) a WELSH LESBIAN SUFFRAGETTE
    CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees)

    Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU, Dan OLYGIAETH CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees). CYF. VI. A WELSH book comprised of articles and literary pieces from Volume VI of the Welsh Women's Periodical Y FRYTHONES:

    AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU. The periodical was edited by CRANOGWEN, the pseudonym of Sarah Jane Rees. VOLUME VI (CYF. VI). One volume only. Perhaps a bound collection was published at the end of every year of the publication, I do not know. TEXT in WELSH. LLANELLI: Argraffwyd A Chyhoeddwyd Gan D. Williams A'I Fab., 1884. First Edition of Volume VI. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, 5.5x7.5 inches, 384 pages. Illustrated with drawings and fancy title letters. Y…

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    Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU, Dan OLYGIAETH CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees). CYF. VI. A WELSH book comprised of articles and literary pieces from Volume VI of the Welsh Women's Periodical Y FRYTHONES:

    AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU. The periodical was edited by CRANOGWEN, the pseudonym of Sarah Jane Rees. VOLUME VI (CYF. VI). One volume only. Perhaps a bound collection was published at the end of every year of the publication, I do not know. TEXT in WELSH. LLANELLI: Argraffwyd A Chyhoeddwyd Gan D. Williams A'I Fab., 1884. First Edition of Volume VI. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, 5.5x7.5 inches, 384 pages. Illustrated with drawings and fancy title letters. Y FRYTHONES was a monthly Welsh language periodical for women, with much of the contents written by women of Wales. The contents were religious, literary, and general in nature, including articles on religion, raising children, the family, and the home, as well as poetry, music, games and biographies of prominent women. All was in Welsh. The periodical was edited by the teacher, poet, and unconventional woman, Sarah Jane Rees. The periodical was founded in 1874 and ended publication in 1891. It was created to continue the work of the Welsh women's periodical Y GYMRAES which was published for only two years, 1850 and 1851. Y GYMRAES was created in response to a government report which had strongly criticized the lax morals of Welsh women. Both Y GYMRAES and then Y FRYTHONES set out to promote higher intellectual and moral standards for women in Wales. Previously owned by KATIE HUMPHREYS, with her bookplate on the front free endpaper, and by ROBERT OWEN, with his small ink stamped name on the front free endpaper and title page. At the bottom of the front pastedown is a small label of A. BROMLEY / Printer, Lithographer, Bookbinder, &c / High Street / BANGOR (WALES). It appears likely that KATIE HUMPHREYS and ROBERT OWEN were both from Bangor Wales, as both names show up prominently there. GOOD CONDITION: the leather spine covering is scraped and rubbed, and the leather corners are rubbed at their edges; the pebbled cloth covered boards have a few smudges; otherwise the coverts remain solid and are doing their job well; internally there is a bit of foxing and some creases here and there, else the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy. About CRAGOGWEN, pseudonym of SARAH JANE REES (from Wikipedia): ******Sarah Jane Rees, b.1839 d.1916, also known as CRANOGWEN, was a Welsh poet, editor, teacher, temperance campaigner, and proto-suffragette. She had two long lesbian relationships. Sarah Jane Rees was born at Llangrannog in Cardiganshire, the daughter of a mariner John Rees. She was a precocious child and insisted that she accompany her father to sea rather than undertake sewing and cooking chores. She attended school in both Cardigan and New Quay, and for a time studied at a navigation school in London, where she gained her master's certificate, a qualification allowing her to command a ship in any part of the world. In 1859 Sarah Jane set up her own navigation school in her home village of Llangrannog. In addition to teaching navigation and other subjects, she became editor of the Welsh language women's periodical Y Frythones (1878 to 1889), a platform for Welsh bluestockings and proto-suffragettes. Rees had two significant same-sex relationships. Her first was with Fanny Rees, a milliner's daughter from Troedyraur, near LLangrannog. Fanny contracted tuberculosis and returned to Wales around 1874 to die. She moved into Rees' home rather than that of her family, and died in her arms. Rees commemorated Fanny in one of her best-known poems, Fy Ffrynd (My Friend). Her second relationship was with Jane Thomas, with whom she spent most of her life. Open about her unconventional domestic arrangement, Rees was nonetheless a committed Methodist.******

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  • 1897 Fine Binding NAPOLÉON ET LES FEMMES / L'AMOUR Gilt Cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on Cover ILLUSTRATED by Frédéric Masson 1897 Fine Binding NAPOLÉON ET LES FEMMES / L'AMOUR Gilt Cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on Cover ILLUSTRATED
    Frédéric Masson

    NAPOLEON ET LES FEMMES: L'AMOUR, by Frédéric Masson. PARIS: Librairie Borel, with the date incorrectly printed as MDCCXVII (1717), but actually 1897 (i.e. MDCCCXCVII). (The first edition was published in 1894.) Collections Edouard Guillaume / Nymphée. FINE BINDING, blue morocco leather covered boards, gilt stamped / embossed cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on the front cover,

    5 spine bands, all edges gilt, lovely gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; original wrappers bound in (both front and rear covers); 4x7.5 inches (10x19 cm), 12mo.; pagination: [8],391,[4],[2],[1 ads],[3 blank]. Illustrated with drawings by A. Calbet. TEXT IN FRENCH. Previous owner's signature and date on a blank prelim "Robert Allerton, 1898". Possibly the wealthy philanthropist and art patron who lived in Illinois and Hawaii. I…

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    NAPOLEON ET LES FEMMES: L'AMOUR, by Frédéric Masson. PARIS: Librairie Borel, with the date incorrectly printed as MDCCXVII (1717), but actually 1897 (i.e. MDCCCXCVII). (The first edition was published in 1894.) Collections Edouard Guillaume / Nymphée. FINE BINDING, blue morocco leather covered boards, gilt stamped / embossed cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on the front cover,

    5 spine bands, all edges gilt, lovely gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; original wrappers bound in (both front and rear covers); 4x7.5 inches (10x19 cm), 12mo.; pagination: [8],391,[4],[2],[1 ads],[3 blank]. Illustrated with drawings by A. Calbet. TEXT IN FRENCH. Previous owner's signature and date on a blank prelim "Robert Allerton, 1898". Possibly the wealthy philanthropist and art patron who lived in Illinois and Hawaii. I have NOT been able to confirm Allerton's early signature, so, though I think it might be his, please do not buy with the assumption that it is his. (You can read more about Robert Allerton, b. 1873 d. 1964, on his Wikipedia page.) GOOD conditions. Rubs and light scrapes to the spine, spine sunned / darkened, cover corner tips worn, overall this fine binding is sturdy and the golden cameo on the front cover is gorgeous. Internally, there is scattered foxing here and there, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A presentable copy of this fine binding.

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  • 1913 MAURICE RENARD - M. D'OUTREMORTT ET AUTRES HISTOIRES SINGULIERES (Mr. Beyond Death and Other Fantastic Tales - SIGNED - First Edition / First Printing PARIS Louis Michaud RARE by Maurice Renard 1913 MAURICE RENARD - M. D'OUTREMORTT ET AUTRES HISTOIRES SINGULIERES (Mr. Beyond Death and Other Fantastic Tales - SIGNED - First Edition / First Printing PARIS Louis Michaud RARE
    Maurice Renard

    M. D'OUTREMORT ET AUTRES HISTOIRES SINGULIERES (Mr. Beyond Death and Other FantasticTales), by MAURICE RENARD. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by MAURICE RENARD on a blank prelim page: "A Monsieur Pierre Mortier / hommage empressé / Maurice Renard". Published by Societe Des Editions "LOUIS-MICHAUD", 168 boulevard St.-Germain, PARIS. Undated but bibliographically known to be 1913. Softcover Book BOUND INTO Hardcovers. The book including its original covers are bound in completely, both the front and rear covers are present, and the spine covering is present and still attached to the rear cover (it looks like a partial page, but look closely - it is the spine covering!) Text in French. Beautiful and Professionally made Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards,…

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    M. D'OUTREMORT ET AUTRES HISTOIRES SINGULIERES (Mr. Beyond Death and Other FantasticTales), by MAURICE RENARD. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by MAURICE RENARD on a blank prelim page: "A Monsieur Pierre Mortier / hommage empressé / Maurice Renard". Published by Societe Des Editions "LOUIS-MICHAUD", 168 boulevard St.-Germain, PARIS. Undated but bibliographically known to be 1913. Softcover Book BOUND INTO Hardcovers. The book including its original covers are bound in completely, both the front and rear covers are present, and the spine covering is present and still attached to the rear cover (it looks like a partial page, but look closely - it is the spine covering!) Text in French. Beautiful and Professionally made Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, leather title label on the spine, gilt design on the spine, three blank prelim and three blank end papers were added before and after the bound in softcover book, 5" x 7.5", 277 pages + table-of-contents + an ad for LE PERIL BLEU by Maurice Renard, at the end. Condition: The Hardcovers are lovely - just some sunning / toning to the spine; there is a bit of foxing to the added blank prelim and end papers; the wrappers / covers of the bound in book are bright and solid, just a big of edgewear; there is some light foxing to the first and last few pages of the inner book, otherwise it is complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful, solid, well-protected copy. M. D'OUTREMORT is one of MAURICE RENARD'S most difficult books to find. Especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED. You can read a lot about MAURICE RENARD on his Wikipedia page; here is a snippet: ******Maurice Renard (1875 - 1939) was a French writer of fantastic fiction. He was the author of the archetypal mad scientist novel Le Docteur Lerne - Sous-Dieu [Dr. Lerne - Undergod] (1908), which he dedicated to H. G. Wells. In it, a Doctor Moreau-like mad scientist performs organ transplants not between men and animals, but also between plants and even machines.******

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  • 1917 FIVE HUNDRED YEARS of YIDDISH POETRY, edited by M. BASSIN an Anthology by M. Bassin, editor 1917 FIVE HUNDRED YEARS of YIDDISH POETRY, edited by M. BASSIN an Anthology
    M. Bassin, editor

    ANTALOGY: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS YIDDISH POETRY, by M. Bassin. VOLUME ONE (of two volumes). Published in New York, 1917. Hardcovers (now disbound), 8x10.5 inches, rough cut leaves. Pagination: [4], 265, xxii, 4 pages. Lacking the blank front free endpaper, rear blank endpaper present, otherwise complete. TEXT IN YIDDISH. A collection of Yiddish poems with short biographies. Illustrated with small, in text linocuts and line drawings, including images of some of the poets. Condition: Covers are disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), are soiled, worn through at the corners and edges, rough at the spines (where disbound), and soiled; the rear cover has a 1 inch wide strip missing from the spine edge of its blank backside; the spine covering is missing.…

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    ANTALOGY: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS YIDDISH POETRY, by M. Bassin. VOLUME ONE (of two volumes). Published in New York, 1917. Hardcovers (now disbound), 8x10.5 inches, rough cut leaves. Pagination: [4], 265, xxii, 4 pages. Lacking the blank front free endpaper, rear blank endpaper present, otherwise complete. TEXT IN YIDDISH. A collection of Yiddish poems with short biographies. Illustrated with small, in text linocuts and line drawings, including images of some of the poets. Condition: Covers are disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), are soiled, worn through at the corners and edges, rough at the spines (where disbound), and soiled; the rear cover has a 1 inch wide strip missing from the spine edge of its blank backside; the spine covering is missing. Internally, the hinge is cracked / split at a number of places but always holding, there is some spotting here and there, the pages have some toning, especially at the edges, and a bit of edge wear here and there, but are overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1924 Die Insel der Grossen Mutter / Island of the Great Mother ASSOCIATION COPY with SIDNEY H. SIME BOOKPLATE by Gerhart Hauptmann 1924 Die Insel der Grossen Mutter / Island of the Great Mother ASSOCIATION COPY with SIDNEY H. SIME BOOKPLATE
    Gerhart Hauptmann

    Die Insel der Grossen Mutter oder Das Wunder Von Ile Des Dames : Eine Geschichte aus dem Utopischen Archipelagus (The island of the Great Mother or The Miracle of the Island of Women : A Story from the Utopian Archipelago), by Gerhart Hauptmann. BERLIN: S. Fischer Verlag, 1924. Erste bis Funfundzwanzigste Auflage (First to Twenty-Fifth Printing). GERMAN BOOK, TEXT IN GERMAN. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, beautifully illustrated paper covered boards, 4.5x7.5 inches, 373 pages. BOOKPLATE by the artist SIDNEY SIME is on the front pastedown. The bookplate has the printed name of MONTGOMERY EVANS II, a Pennsylvania aristocrat who was friends with many literary figures, including Lord Dunsany A quite lovely and rare bookplate. Sidney Herbert Sime (b. 1867 d.…

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    Die Insel der Grossen Mutter oder Das Wunder Von Ile Des Dames : Eine Geschichte aus dem Utopischen Archipelagus (The island of the Great Mother or The Miracle of the Island of Women : A Story from the Utopian Archipelago), by Gerhart Hauptmann. BERLIN: S. Fischer Verlag, 1924. Erste bis Funfundzwanzigste Auflage (First to Twenty-Fifth Printing). GERMAN BOOK, TEXT IN GERMAN. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, beautifully illustrated paper covered boards, 4.5x7.5 inches, 373 pages. BOOKPLATE by the artist SIDNEY SIME is on the front pastedown. The bookplate has the printed name of MONTGOMERY EVANS II, a Pennsylvania aristocrat who was friends with many literary figures, including Lord Dunsany A quite lovely and rare bookplate. Sidney Herbert Sime (b. 1867 d. 1941, often S. H. Sime) was an English artist in the late Victorian and succeeding periods, mostly remembered for his fantastic and satirical artwork, especially his story illustrations for Irish author Lord Dunsany. The bookplate is printed with the name MONTGOMERY EVANS II, a Pennsylvania aristocrat who was friends with many literary figures, including Lord Dunsany. Montgomery Evans II was born on March 12, 1901 in Norristown, Pennsylvania to a wealthy lawyer and banker. Evans was an aspiring writer and aristocrat formed many friendships with literary figures of the 1920s. He was friends with Hunter Stagg, an editor of the Southern literary magazine, The Reviewer. It was through him that Evans was able to network and associate with literary figures such as Augustus John, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Walter de la Mare, and Aleister Crowley. Evans and Stagg went on a European tour in 1924 during which he spent time with Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Sylvia Beach. He died in 1954 from a head fracture due to a fall when he was drunk. CONDITION: VERY GOOD book, minor chipping to the bottom of the spine, toning to the covers edges, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. In a POOR dustjacket that is almost completely split along all its folds (a light tug and it will be split into several tugs), has several long closed tears, and s chipped along the edges and folds; nonetheless this original dustjacket is very scarce in any condition. Scarce Edition in a Scarce Dustjacket with a Scarce Bookplate and a Scarce Association.

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  • 1928 LUC DURTAIN - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ French Novel 1st Edition by Luc Durtain 1928 LUC DURTAIN - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ French Novel 1st Edition
    Luc Durtain

    HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ, by LUC DURTAIN. A FRENCH NOVEL about HOLLYWOOD "EXCESSES". SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author, LUC DURTAIN, on the half-title page, and dated in the year of publication. Published by Librairie Gallimard / Éditios de la Nouvelle Revue Française, PARIS, 1928. First Edition. Softcovers / Wrappers, 5" x 7.5", 248 pages. TEXT in FRENCH. GOOD condition, pages and covers have darkened / browned with age as normal, cover hinges become a bit tender, overall still solid, bright and clean.

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  • 1937 GONE WITH THE WIND Margaret Mitchell FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN ED Santiago Chile by Margaret Mitchell 1937 GONE WITH THE WIND Margaret Mitchell FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN ED Santiago Chile
    Margaret Mitchell

    GONE WITH THE WIND, by MARGARET MITCHELL. Published by Ercilla, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1937. Published as "Supplemento De Excelsior Año II, No. 6, Octubre de 1937". FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION. Bound in Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, 7.5" x 10", 476 pages. Pagination: I-IV Introductory pages and "Gloria Tropical" by Horacio Quiroga; 1-471 GONE WITH THE WIND; 472-475 "ALDOUS HUXLEY En La Literatura Britanica" by Antonio Marichalar; [1] Poem by Pablo Neruda "Monzon de Junio". CHILEAN EDITION - TEXT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH. GOOD condition, covers are worn along the edges, spine ends and corners, rubbed at the folds, scraped along the spine and on the spine title label, toned at the upper portion; nonetheless the covers…

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    GONE WITH THE WIND, by MARGARET MITCHELL. Published by Ercilla, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1937. Published as "Supplemento De Excelsior Año II, No. 6, Octubre de 1937". FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION. Bound in Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, 7.5" x 10", 476 pages. Pagination: I-IV Introductory pages and "Gloria Tropical" by Horacio Quiroga; 1-471 GONE WITH THE WIND; 472-475 "ALDOUS HUXLEY En La Literatura Britanica" by Antonio Marichalar; [1] Poem by Pablo Neruda "Monzon de Junio". CHILEAN EDITION - TEXT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH. GOOD condition, covers are worn along the edges, spine ends and corners, rubbed at the folds, scraped along the spine and on the spine title label, toned at the upper portion; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and doing their job well; the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding very well; there is a previous owner's signature and a two line gift inscription on the blank verso of the front-free endpaper; the title page has some offsetting from the previous owner's signature on the facing page; all the pages have toned / browned as normal; page 363 has a closed tear across its face that has been repaired with clear tape ( the page is complete and fully legible with the tape repair); overall a complete, tight, bright and clean copy, with pages that are toned as normal and covers that show some wear. ESTE LIBRO ES MUY RARO

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  • 1947 JACQUES DEVAL - ORIGINAL CARBON TYPESCRIPT - LA FEMME DE TA JEUNESSE by Jacques Deval 1947 JACQUES DEVAL - ORIGINAL CARBON TYPESCRIPT - LA FEMME DE TA JEUNESSE
    Jacques Deval

    This is an ORIGINAL CARBON TYPESCRIPT of LA FEMME DE TA JEUNESSE by French JACQUES DEVAL, noted French Playwright, Screenwriter and Director (Paris 1890 - Paris 1972). The play is in FRENCH. Undated with No Publisher noted, however this carbon typescript is clearly an original carbon copy from circa 1947. Bound in paper wrappers, inner pages on thin carbon paper, 8" x 10.5", 141 pages, printed on one side only, 2-hole punched on the left margin. Bound with 2 brads. Front cover has the following rubber stamps: "Mme FROGER / Copies litteraires et theatrales / 69, r. d'Amsterdam..."; "Dr. Alexandre BANYAI / Affaires et Editions Theatrales / PARIS"; and "George Marton / Beverly Hills, California". The first page has the…

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    This is an ORIGINAL CARBON TYPESCRIPT of LA FEMME DE TA JEUNESSE by French JACQUES DEVAL, noted French Playwright, Screenwriter and Director (Paris 1890 - Paris 1972). The play is in FRENCH. Undated with No Publisher noted, however this carbon typescript is clearly an original carbon copy from circa 1947. Bound in paper wrappers, inner pages on thin carbon paper, 8" x 10.5", 141 pages, printed on one side only, 2-hole punched on the left margin. Bound with 2 brads. Front cover has the following rubber stamps: "Mme FROGER / Copies litteraires et theatrales / 69, r. d'Amsterdam..."; "Dr. Alexandre BANYAI / Affaires et Editions Theatrales / PARIS"; and "George Marton / Beverly Hills, California". The first page has the stamp of "Dr. Alexandre BANYAI / Affaires et Editions Theatrales..." Condition: The wrappers' spine is torn, frayed and chipped away; the covers are still hanging on to the inner pages, they are creased with small closed tears along all the edges; the front cover and the first page have pulled from the brads; internally the pages are toned with age, have some creasing from handling and use, but are still complete, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1950 TWELVE Bound Issues RARE BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER "JORNAL DE LETRAS" #7-18 1950 TWELVE Bound Issues RARE BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER "JORNAL DE LETRAS" #7-18

    JORNAL DE LETRAS - ANO II - RIO DE JANEIRO - JANEIRO 1950 through DEZEMBRO 1950. Twelve Issues bound together in hardcovers.A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, BOUND COLLECTION of this BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER, that was also VERY POLITICAL. ARTICLES on BRAZILIAN WRITERS and POETS of the DAY, International Authors of Note, and other Arts, including Music (especially Black Jazz), Painting, and Cinema. Many of the articles became very political, as Brazilian Writers and Poets rebelled against Brazilian authority, restrictions, and right wing politics. Very large format newspapers bound together in hardcovers, black paper covered boards title written in white on the spine: "Jornal de Letras No. 7-18", 13x18.5". Monthly Brazilian Literary Newspaper, published in Rio de Janeiro. 12 issues, from January 1950…

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    JORNAL DE LETRAS - ANO II - RIO DE JANEIRO - JANEIRO 1950 through DEZEMBRO 1950. Twelve Issues bound together in hardcovers.A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, BOUND COLLECTION of this BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER, that was also VERY POLITICAL. ARTICLES on BRAZILIAN WRITERS and POETS of the DAY, International Authors of Note, and other Arts, including Music (especially Black Jazz), Painting, and Cinema. Many of the articles became very political, as Brazilian Writers and Poets rebelled against Brazilian authority, restrictions, and right wing politics. Very large format newspapers bound together in hardcovers, black paper covered boards title written in white on the spine: "Jornal de Letras No. 7-18", 13x18.5". Monthly Brazilian Literary Newspaper, published in Rio de Janeiro. 12 issues, from January 1950 through December 1950. The newspaper issues were presumably bound by the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, because there is an Ex-Libris Stamp of the "Berkeley Library / University of California" on the front pastedown. Many (most?) of the issues seem to have 16 pages. All contain lots of Brazilian Literature and other Arts related articles, as well as Brazilian / Rio ads. CONDITION: The covers have rubs, scrapes, and pokes; the spine ends are worn; overall the covers remain sturdy and are doing their job.

    Internally, the pages are toned, as is normal; the pages all have wear, including chipping, to their edges; some pages have edge tears that extend an inch or two; the pages are tender especially at the edges and edge pieces can come off easily; nonetheless, the issues are in generally GOOD condition, most pages are solid (though fragile at the edges), all are legible and clean, kept that way by having been nicely bound and probably very rarely used. The issues provide a great window into the Literary Blossoming and its Political Stance in Brazil in 1950. I found the following Brazilian website that discusses the early years of JORNAL DE LETRAS, 1949-1951. The site is in PORTUGUESE. HERE IS THE TEXT AS GOOGLE TRANSLATED IT: ******Curiosities of Literature Journal 1949-1951, by: Robert Fraga, March 27, 2013. The letters newspaper was a publication... under and editing José Condé and his brothers John and Elysio Condé Condé. It was an art panomara the setting of Rio de Janeiro and also national. There, if any of you have the privilege of seeing an early JORNAL copy, may see the daily life of the artistic life of the great figures of the arts and literature. It was also a bit of artists gossip magazine, showing scenes of day-to-day city, tidbits and routines in the Brazilian Academy of Letters, opinions, artistic nitpicking related advertising. In fact, advertising is a fun aside. As I had the privilege to work researching a binding editions of the years 1949-1951, I will show some interesting tastings. Photos are taken with mobile phone and without proper lighting, so content and images are not good quality. Reading the contents of them, you will have a good idea of how the materials are fun, though, some with very high political content and activist, naturally for a publication of this type.******

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  • 1978 CINTIO VITIER Cuban Writer DE PEÑA POBRE 1st Ed SIGNED w/ GREAT ASSOCIATION by CINTIO VITIER 1978 CINTIO VITIER Cuban Writer DE PEÑA POBRE 1st Ed SIGNED w/ GREAT ASSOCIATION
    CINTIO VITIER

    DE PEÑA POBRE : Memoria y Novela, by CINTIO VITIER. SIGNED by CINTIO VITIER on the title page. Published in MEXICO by Siglo XXI Editores, 1978. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION of only 3000 copies. The statement "Primera Edicion, 1978" is on the copyright page, and the statement "tres mil ejemplares y sobrantes para reposición 15 de Julio de 1978" is on the Colophon page (the last page). A later edition was published in Cuba in 1980. LIMITED EDITION of only 3000 copies, with the statement: "tres mil ejemplares y sobrantes para reposición 15 de Julio de 1978" on the Colophon page (the last page). The inside rear cover has the number stamp "855", which probably indicates this is…

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    DE PEÑA POBRE : Memoria y Novela, by CINTIO VITIER. SIGNED by CINTIO VITIER on the title page. Published in MEXICO by Siglo XXI Editores, 1978. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION of only 3000 copies. The statement "Primera Edicion, 1978" is on the copyright page, and the statement "tres mil ejemplares y sobrantes para reposición 15 de Julio de 1978" is on the Colophon page (the last page). A later edition was published in Cuba in 1980. LIMITED EDITION of only 3000 copies, with the statement: "tres mil ejemplares y sobrantes para reposición 15 de Julio de 1978" on the Colophon page (the last page). The inside rear cover has the number stamp "855", which probably indicates this is copy #855. Great ASSOCIATION COPY. The previous owner was the actor JACK PALANCE, with a "JACK PALANCE COLLECTION" BOOKPLATE from the 2006 auction of his personal property that took place just months before his death. What makes the PALANCE association most interesting is that JACK PALANCE STARRED AS FIDEL CASTRO in the 1969 film CHE!, about Latin American revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. Softcovers / Wrappers, pocketbook size 4x7", 165 pages. Condition: The title page has been trimmed for 1/4" at its front (or perhaps gutter)edge, leaving it 1/4" shorter at the front than the other pages.

    It is possible that the title page was excised and sent to Cintio Vitier for his signature and then reattached upon its return with signature, because the page looks a bit like it was tipped in, though very well done. Perhaps this was done by Palance himself, wanting a memento of his role as Fidel Castro. Otherwise the book, including the title page, is in FINE condition, tight, bright, sharp and clean. The spine is not creased, the book looks and feels unread. 1978 FIRST EDITION, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED by AUTHOR, with JACK PALANCE ASSOCIATION. Rare as such. About CINTIO VITIER (from Wikipedia): ******Cintio Vitier (1921-2009) was a Cuban poet, essayist, and novelist. Vitier won the Cuban National Prize for Literature (1988), the Juan Rulfo Prize (2002), and the medal of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. He also received the title of Official of Arts and Letters of France. Upon winning the Juan Rulfo Prize, the award jury called him "one of the most important writers of his generation".****** About the Jack Palance 2006 Auction (from a 2006 article found on the Internet): ******Movie cowboy empties his saddlebags. Jack Palance's collection up for auction at his farm. October 10, 2006|By Diana Morse Of The Morning Call. Auctioneers will put more than 3,000 items collected over a five-decade career by veteran actor Jack Palance on the block Thursday. The auction will be held at Palance's Holly-Brooke farm near Hazleton. Palance, 87, is perhaps best known for his Oscar winning role as Curly in 1991's CITY SLICKERS and his chilling portrayal of the hired gunslinger Wilson in the 1953 western SHANE. The retired Palance is now living in California. Jim Chamberlin of Keystone State Auctioneers reports a lot of interest in the three-day auction.******

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  • 2 ILLUSTRATED UKRAINIAN FOLKLORE POETRY BOOKS by TARAS SHEVCHENKO by TARAS SHEVCHENKO 2 ILLUSTRATED UKRAINIAN FOLKLORE POETRY BOOKS by TARAS SHEVCHENKO
    TARAS SHEVCHENKO

    TWO BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED UKRAINIAN FOLKLORE POETRY BOOKLETS by TARAS SHEVCHENKO (????? ????????), Famous UKRAINIAN POET, FOLKLORIST and ILLUSTRATOR. Published in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR. 1960 and 1961. Large format booklets, illustrated paper covers, 8.5x11.5 inches, 16 and 22 pages. Printed in a way that makes them seem to be illustrated children's books, which they very well might be. Folklore Poetry accompanied by Lovely Illustrations, both by Taras Shevchenko. Both works are in GOOD condition, light signs of handling and wear, still bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 2 Rare BILLIARDS & ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES from NEVERS, NIEVRE, FRANCE in 1834 Book 2 Rare BILLIARDS & ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES from NEVERS, NIEVRE, FRANCE in 1834 Book

    POESIES DE SAINTE-BEUVE. Published by E. Laurent, BRUXELLES, 1834.

    Lovely Small Format Book, 2.25" x 4", leather spine and marbled paper covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, marbled endpapers, 384 pages. Text in French.

    What makes this book special and desirable are the TWO RARE & LOVELY BOOKPLATES, one on the Front Pastedown and one on the Front Free-Endpaper. Both Bookplates are from Historical Men of NEVERS, NIEVRE, FRANCE, with the word "Nevers" printed on each plate.

    One is an Armorial / Heraldic Bookplate that states: D.-A. DUFETRE, Eveque de Nevers (D-A Dufetre, BISHOP of NEVERS).

    From Wikipedia: ******Dominique Augustin Dufêtre (Lyon, 17 April 1796, Nevers, 6 November 1860) was the BISHOP of the…

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    POESIES DE SAINTE-BEUVE. Published by E. Laurent, BRUXELLES, 1834.

    Lovely Small Format Book, 2.25" x 4", leather spine and marbled paper covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, marbled endpapers, 384 pages. Text in French.

    What makes this book special and desirable are the TWO RARE & LOVELY BOOKPLATES, one on the Front Pastedown and one on the Front Free-Endpaper. Both Bookplates are from Historical Men of NEVERS, NIEVRE, FRANCE, with the word "Nevers" printed on each plate.

    One is an Armorial / Heraldic Bookplate that states: D.-A. DUFETRE, Eveque de Nevers (D-A Dufetre, BISHOP of NEVERS).

    From Wikipedia: ******Dominique Augustin Dufêtre (Lyon, 17 April 1796, Nevers, 6 November 1860) was the BISHOP of the ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE of NEVERS from 1842 to 1860.******

    The Second Bookplate has a BILLIARDS design, with the name ALFRED MASSÉ on the edges of the design. The bookplate design is Very Cool! There is also a name / address label of M. Massé on the front pastedown, below the Bishop Dufetre bookplate.

    Excerpted from French Wikipedia: ******Alfred Massé, 1870 - 1951, was involved in the regional politics of Nevers, Nievre, France, during most of his life. There is a street in Nevers named after him, Rue Alfred Massé. He was born and died in the Commune of Nievre.******

    This lovely, almost miniature size book, is in VERY GOOD condition, the covers have a few rubs, there is a bit of foxing to the inner pages, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The two bookplates of historic Nevers, Nievre, France, men make this book quite a gem.

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  • 23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002 by Hassan Shahbaz, et al 23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002
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    23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : A PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002. "RAHAVARD is a literary quarterly, published for the purpose of preserving Persian language and literature among Iranian immigrants and the admirers of Persian letters all over the world. It provides an in-depth study of its subject matters which both the Iranian community and researchers of Persian literature will find highly informative and interesting." Published Quarterly by Hassan Shahbaz, Los Angeles, California, 1992-2002. Softcovers, 7x10 inches (18x25 cm), approximately 300 pages per issue. Each issue has 2 front covers, one in PERSIAN, one in English, otherwise the TEXT is ENTIRELY in PERSIAN. The issues are in generally GOOD condition, some have wear to the spine, bumped spine ends or…

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    23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : A PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002. "RAHAVARD is a literary quarterly, published for the purpose of preserving Persian language and literature among Iranian immigrants and the admirers of Persian letters all over the world. It provides an in-depth study of its subject matters which both the Iranian community and researchers of Persian literature will find highly informative and interesting." Published Quarterly by Hassan Shahbaz, Los Angeles, California, 1992-2002. Softcovers, 7x10 inches (18x25 cm), approximately 300 pages per issue. Each issue has 2 front covers, one in PERSIAN, one in English, otherwise the TEXT is ENTIRELY in PERSIAN. The issues are in generally GOOD condition, some have wear to the spine, bumped spine ends or corners, edge wear, creasing, previous owner's non relevant notes or phone numbers on the covers, and other signs of use; but all are complete, with their covers, and remain solid, tight, bright, clean and clear. Here are the issues: Vol. VIII No. 30 Summer 1992;

    Vol. VIII No. 31 Autumn 1992; Vol. VIII No. 32 Winter 1992; Vol. IX No. 33 Spring 1993; Vol. IX No. 34 Summer & Fall 1993; Vol. XI No. 36 Summer 1994; Vol. XI No. 37 Fall & Winter 1994; Vol. XI No. 38 Spring 1995; Vol. XI No. 39 Summer 1995; Vol. XI No. 40 Autumn & Winter 1995/96; Vol. XI No. 41 Spring 1996; Vol. XI No. 43 Winter 1997; Vol. XI No. 44 Spring & Summer 1997; Vol. XII No. 46 Spring 1998; Vol. XII No. 47 Summer 1998; Vol. XII No. 48 Fall 1998; Vol. XIII No. 52 Fall/Winter 1999; Twentieth Year No. 56 Spring 2001; No. 58 Fall & Winter 2002; No. 59 Spring 2002; No. 61 Winter 2002; No. 62 Winter 2002; No. 64 Summer 2003. A great group of well researched articles related to IRAN and IRANIAN STUDIES, written in the PERSIAN language. To learn more about the journal you can go to Rahavard on the Internet. Will not sell individual issues, only to be sold as a lot. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These 23 issues will be very heavy and expensive to ship internationally, requiring substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • COLOMBIA ILUSTRADA 1889-1892 Rare Facsimiles of the First 24 Issues BOGOTA COLOMBIA ILUSTRADA 1889-1892 Rare Facsimiles of the First 24 Issues BOGOTA

    COLOMBIA ILUSTRADA 1889 - 1892. Facsimiles of the First 24 Issues. Each of the first twenty four issues of Colombia Ilustrada is reproduced in full, including covers. Published by the Banco de Bogota, 1978. TEXT in SPANISH. Hardbound in red cloth covered boards, black titling and designs on front cover, black design on rear cover, gilt and black designs on spine, marbled endpapers, large format, 9x12.5 inches (22x32 cm), 402 pages, plus 6 introductory pages to this facsimile edition, plus a 10 page index to all the issues at the rear. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some self rubbing and toning, some pages are toned, especially at the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice…

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    COLOMBIA ILUSTRADA 1889 - 1892. Facsimiles of the First 24 Issues. Each of the first twenty four issues of Colombia Ilustrada is reproduced in full, including covers. Published by the Banco de Bogota, 1978. TEXT in SPANISH. Hardbound in red cloth covered boards, black titling and designs on front cover, black design on rear cover, gilt and black designs on spine, marbled endpapers, large format, 9x12.5 inches (22x32 cm), 402 pages, plus 6 introductory pages to this facsimile edition, plus a 10 page index to all the issues at the rear. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some self rubbing and toning, some pages are toned, especially at the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE Two SIGNED and INSCRIBED Chapbooks BELGIAN POET 1949 by JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE Two SIGNED and INSCRIBED Chapbooks BELGIAN POET 1949
    JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE

    JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE. Two SIGNED and INSCRIBED Chapbooks. Both Inscribed to ALBERT DUPONT. (1) FIANCEE MON ARC EN CIEL, Poèmes 1945-1946. Published by A l'Enseigne du Plomb qui fond, 1949. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION of only 200 numbered copies, this being number 81 (as shown on the Colophon page, the last page). Signed, Inscribed and Dated on the blank first page. Softcover Chapbook, French folds, 5.5x7.75 inches, 67 pages. GOOD condition, some peeling to the spine ends, covers have some soiling and edge wear, inner pages have some corner creases and light signs of use, overall still a solid, nice copy. (2) POEMES POUR NAMUR. Published by A l'Enseigne du Plomb qui fond, 1951. LIMITED EDITION of only 300 numbered…

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    JACQUES ANDRE SAINTONGE. Two SIGNED and INSCRIBED Chapbooks. Both Inscribed to ALBERT DUPONT. (1) FIANCEE MON ARC EN CIEL, Poèmes 1945-1946. Published by A l'Enseigne du Plomb qui fond, 1949. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION of only 200 numbered copies, this being number 81 (as shown on the Colophon page, the last page). Signed, Inscribed and Dated on the blank first page. Softcover Chapbook, French folds, 5.5x7.75 inches, 67 pages. GOOD condition, some peeling to the spine ends, covers have some soiling and edge wear, inner pages have some corner creases and light signs of use, overall still a solid, nice copy. (2) POEMES POUR NAMUR. Published by A l'Enseigne du Plomb qui fond, 1951. LIMITED EDITION of only 300 numbered copies, this being number 240 (as shown on the Colophon page, the last page). Signed, Inscribed and Dated on the blank first page. Softcover Chapbook, French folds, 5.5x9

    inches, 76 pages. GOOD condition, sunning to the spine, covers have some soiling and edge wear, inner pages have some corner creases and light signs of use, overall a solid, nice copy. Both copies have an interesting association to ALBERT DUPONT, to whom the chapbooks were inscribed.

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  • JEAN RENOIR - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition "LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES" - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR, the Son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir by JEAN RENOIR JEAN RENOIR - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition "LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES" - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR, the Son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    JEAN RENOIR

    LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES - Souvenirs d'Amour et de Guerre 1894 - 1945. By JEAN RENOIR (Great French Film Director and Son of the Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir). Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR on the half-title page: "Chere Lilian Kaufman / Je suis si heureux de / savoir que mon petit / libre trouvera sa place / dans votre bibliotheque. / bien affectueusement / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / Juillet 1966". ("Dear Lilian Kaufman / I am so happy to / know that my little / book found its place / in your library. / very affectionately / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / July 1966.") (Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the…

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    LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES - Souvenirs d'Amour et de Guerre 1894 - 1945. By JEAN RENOIR (Great French Film Director and Son of the Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir). Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR on the half-title page: "Chere Lilian Kaufman / Je suis si heureux de / savoir que mon petit / libre trouvera sa place / dans votre bibliotheque. / bien affectueusement / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / Juillet 1966". ("Dear Lilian Kaufman / I am so happy to / know that my little / book found its place / in your library. / very affectionately / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / July 1966.") (Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who was a student of Josef Hofmann and who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers. See more at the end of this listing.) Published by Gallimard, Paris, 1966. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "Acheve D'Imprimer Sur Les Presses Daubin Liguge (Vienne) Le 5 Fev 1966" on the Colophon page (the last page), and the statement "copyright Jean Renoir, 1966" on the Copyright page (on the backside of the title-page). Includes its first state printed wraparound band that has the statement "par l'auteur de La Regle du Jeu". Original softcovers with French folds in red printed wraparound band,

    5.5x8", 322 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, some creasing and light staining to the upper corner of the front cover; light wear to the covers' spine ends and corner tips; a light crease to the upper corner of the inner pages; otherwise, tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD MINUS wraparound band, that has split at the top 2" of the front spine fold, the top 1/2" of the front flap fold, and the bottom 1" of the rear flap fold; and that has some general wear to the folds and spine ends, but remains bright and attractive. VERY RARE with the AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURE of the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR. About JEAN RENOIR (from Wikipedia): ******Jean Renoir (15 September 1894 - 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films GRAND ILLUSION (1937) and THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. As an author, he wrote the definitive biography of his father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Renoir, My Father (1962). Jean Renoir was ranked by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of critics as the fourth greatest director of all time.****** About HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN (from the UCLA Library Special Collections and other Internet sites): ******UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - HARRY KAUFMAN PAPERS 1900-1961. Harry Kaufman (born 1894, died 1961) was a PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying. During this time his former piano teacher JOSEF HOFMANN was director of the Institute. Harry Kaufman was also a very successful piano soloist, performing with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and many others. He usually traveled with his wife, LILIAN. The Harry Kaufman collection consists of correspondence between HARRY KAUFMAN, his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN, and people in the worlds of classical music, literature, painting, and various other arts. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Van Wyck Brooks, Dorothy Chandler, George and Ira Gershwin, Josef Hofmann, Joseph Levine, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, JEAN RENOIR, Arthur Rubenstein, Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Untermyer, Meredith Willson, Efrem Zimbalist, and many others. The Kaufman Archive belongs to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.******

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  • JEAN-DANIEL DUCRET French Poet - 2 BOOKS Both SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HENRY MILLER by Jean-Daniel Ducret (Henry Miller) JEAN-DANIEL DUCRET French Poet - 2 BOOKS Both SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HENRY MILLER
    Jean-Daniel Ducret (Henry Miller)

    Two Poetry Books by Jean-Daniel Ducret. Both Signed by the Author and Inscribed to Henry Miller. (1) LE COEUR EN FORME D'ILE. Published by Editions Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, 1975. Presumed first edition. Text in French. Softcovers, 5.5" x 8", 61 pages. VERY GOOD condition, slight crease to the upper corner of the front cover, otherwise tight, bright and clean. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page: "To Henry Miller / I owe him so much / Jean-Daniel Ducret (signed)". (2) LE VIDE OU L'ARBRE. Published by les Editions de l'Ecritoire, Geneva, 1972. Presumed first edition. Text in French. Softcovers, 6" x 8", 67 pages. VERY GOOD condition, just very lightly used and still tight, bright and clean. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on…

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    Two Poetry Books by Jean-Daniel Ducret. Both Signed by the Author and Inscribed to Henry Miller. (1) LE COEUR EN FORME D'ILE. Published by Editions Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, 1975. Presumed first edition. Text in French. Softcovers, 5.5" x 8", 61 pages. VERY GOOD condition, slight crease to the upper corner of the front cover, otherwise tight, bright and clean. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page: "To Henry Miller / I owe him so much / Jean-Daniel Ducret (signed)". (2) LE VIDE OU L'ARBRE. Published by les Editions de l'Ecritoire, Geneva, 1972. Presumed first edition. Text in French. Softcovers, 6" x 8", 67 pages. VERY GOOD condition, just very lightly used and still tight, bright and clean. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the first blank page: "December 1976 / To Henry Miller / with my great admiration / Jean-Daniel Ducret (signed)".

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