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New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1901. 368pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Some fraying of ends of spine, which also has a small crack by the title lettering. Otherwise spine is only lightly faded. Boards are lightly soiled but otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Fascinating design on front binding of a black mask over maroon colored cloth. Title surrounding the mask in a light green color. All the decorations appear to have been silk-screened, or illustrated with a flat-paint. A most attractive design. FB033.
Princeton:Princeton Univ. Press. (1971). 226pp. With dust jacket. An excellent copy.
BENJAMIN CONSTANT. HIS PRIVATE LIFE AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAUSE OF LIBERAL GOVERNMENT IN FRANCE 1767-1830
Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company. 1924. xxii+424pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly shelfworn, with gilt on spine partially rubbed off. Page edges soiled. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
New York:Octagon Books, Inc. 1966. Reprint edition. ix+463pp. Illustrated with 10 maps. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled with a hint of shelfwear to edges. Internally, a very good, clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures.
New York:Bankers Turst Company Publications. 1922. 363pp. Hardcover. A very good, clean copy, inside and out. No previous owners marks or signatures. Top of spine end has been bumped with something and shows wear with hinges starting both front and rear but otherwise the binding is tight.
Le Portulan. 1949. 448pp. Illustrated. Softcover. Dust wrapper worn and chipped along edges and folds and starting to seperate along front flap. Internally, pages free of previous owners marks or signatures, but age toned and brittle. Many pages still uncut. Text in French. Overall, a fair copy.
JOURNAL ET MEMOIRES DE MATHIEU MARAIS Avocat au Parlement de Paris, Sur la Regence et Le Regne de Louis xv (1715-1737). (4 Volumes)
Publies Pour La Premiere Fois D'Apres Le Manuscrit de la Bibliotheque Imperiale Par Autorisation de S. E. Le Ministre de L'Instruction Publique Avec Une Introduction et des Notes par... Paris:Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie. 1863-1868. Pp:505; 493; 597; 592. 1st edition. 4 Volumes. 3/4 leather, raised bands with title in gilt on spine; with marbled boards and end-papers. Leather lightly rubbed and scuffed, with wear to spine ends. Top edges gilt. Internally, previous owners small bookplate to 2nd free end-page in all volumes. The front hinge has started in volume 1 & 4. Pages lightly age-toned. Otherwise a very good, clean set. Text in French.
JOURNAL OU TEMOIGNAGE DE L'ADJUDANT GENERAL RAMEL, COMMANDANT DE LA GARDE DU CORPS LEGISLATIF DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, L'UN DES DEPORTES A LA GUYANNE APRES LE 18 FRUCTIDOR (4 SEPTBRE) 1797
Leipzig: [n.p.]. 1799. viii+271pp+4pp errata+map. Hardover, no jacket. Very Good condition. Blue hardover boards with maroon/gilt title sticker to spine. Boards lightly rubbed with some fading, and wear at extremities. Tips unbumped. Decorative bookplate to front pastedown. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Very light scattered foxing, with a small dark stain at top edge of last few pages. Map has a few foxing spots and a repaired closed tear where it attaches to the book. Ramel's "journal and testimony" regarding the Coup of 18 Fructidor and his deportation to a Guiana penal colony in 1797, from which he escaped in 1798. (cfm)
Paris: Librairie de L'Ecole Societaire. 1845. First Edition. Hardcover, no jacket. vii+341pp. Bound in 3/4 leather with five raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. French language. Very Good condition. Boards are a bit scuffed and worn, with leather wear through at tips. There is an owner name and address neatly penned to the title page. Otherwise unmarked and very clean, with some widely scattered age spots. The binding is square and tight. A very good copy of this work by Alphonse Toussenel, French socialist and anti-semite, who argues that French finance and commerce of the time were controlled by Jewish interests. (cfm)
LES LUTTES DES ROUMAINS TRANSYLVAINS POUR LA LIBERTE, ET L'OPINION EUROPEENNE. EPISODES DT SOUVENIRS
(Nachdruck):(Verlag Rumanische Studien). (1969). 254pp. Wrps. Facsimile of 1933 edition. Text in french. Covers just lightly soiled with edge points curled, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
Englewood cliffs, NJ:Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1966). (xiv)+335pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition, inside and out. The dust jacket is slightly shelfworn with light soiling but still in very good condition.
New York:Oxford University Press. 1952. ix+463pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards lightly soiled and sun-faded along edges. Internally, paper slightly age-toned, but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but soiled and shelfworn, with wear along edges.
New York:Hawthorn Books, Inc., Publishers. (1968). 1st American edition. 343pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition, with just light wear to edges, light soiling to page edges, and an ever so slight warp to boards. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with some sun-fading to spine strip and light wear to edges and folds, still in very good condition.
Palgrave, Macmillan. (2005). 1st edition. xxxiv+526pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Boards lightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy. Page edges lightly soiled. Internally, a very good, clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures. Binding tight and hinges intact.
Cambridge:Harvard University Press. 1958. 1st edition. 321pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. A fine copy, with a near fine dust jacket. *"The Memoires-Journaux of Pierre de L'Estoile do for the Paris of Henry IV what Pepys' Diary does for the London of Charles II. A serious student of politics and morals with a keen ability for judging men and events, L'Estoile left behind him a penetrating record of the years 1574-1611 in France, a period which included the crucial wars of religion caused by the Counter Reformation and one studded with glamorous personalities -- Henry IV, Philip II of Spain, Mary Queen of Scots, Catherine de Medici, and many more."...dj
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