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If you are a real Francophile, you will love the rare French language books section in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare French history books to rare French language books on French culture and cuisine, there is a large selection of rare French language books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Any of the rare French language books in the Biblio Rare Book Room would be sure to increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

The Sacrilege of Alan Kent / Le Sacrilège d'Alan Kent (Photos!) by Alexander Calder, Erskine Caldwell

"The Sacrilege of Alan Kent / Le Sacrilège d'Alan Kent" by Erskine Caldwell (translated to French by Marcel Duhamel) is illustrated with 20 original color etchings by Alexander Calder, of which 5 are double-page etchings (including cover wrapper). Loose …

From Pyramid Collection


IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (THERE WAS ONCE A SMALL MAGPIE) by DEHARME, LISE (née Hirtz) (1898-1983). Miró, JOAN (1893-1983) illustrator

Paris, Edition Jeanne Bucher., 1928. Drawings in color by Joan Miró. 8 color pochoirs after drawings by Miró, colored by Jean Saudé on Arches paper. 4to, published in a folio of 14pp. One of the limited edition of 300. Enclosed in the ORIGINAL LINEN F…

From L'Estampe Originale


Les Rois En Exil. Roman Parisien; together with Les Femmes D'Artistes ( ASSOCIATION COPIES) ) by Daudet, Alphonse

Paris: E. Dentu and Alphonse Lemerre , 1879. "Les Femmes D'Artistes" , Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1874 and "Les Rois En Exil. Roman Parisien", E Dentu, Paris, 1879, both books SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at 3rd front end page and…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


Oeuvres complètes de H. de Balzac by BALZAC Honoré de DAUMIER Honoré & BERTALL Charles Constant Albert Nicolas d'Arnoux de Limoges Saint-Saëns dit & GAVARNI Paul & JOHANNOT Tony & NANTEUIL Célestin

Paris: Furne, Dubochet, Hetzel, Paulin|puisAlexandre Houssiaux, 1842. Fine. Furne, Dubochet, Hetzel, Paulin puisAlexandre Houssiaux, Paris 1842-1855, 14,5x22cm, 20 volumes reliés. - Première édition collective sous le titre d'oeuvres, présentant…

From Rare Books Le Feu Follet -


[A magnificent copy of an «Édition magnifique» (Brunet) by Bodoni] Fables […] tome premier [- second] by La Fontaine Jean de (Château-Thierry, 1621 – Parigi, 1695)

Due tomi in-folio; cc. (7), pp. IV, c. (1), pp. LXXXI, 211; c. (1); pp. 366, c. (1). Cartonatura editoriale originale. Qualche abile restauro ai dorsi delle legature, leggermente allentate, tuttavia splendida copia a pieni margini. A splendid copy with un…

From Chartaphilus - Libri antichi e rari



Paris: Charles Gosselin, Libraire, 1831. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS- Victor Hugo- Illustrated Title Vignettes by Tony Johannot- Charles Gosselin, Libraire- Paris 1831- 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue- The publishers own statement on May 10th 1831 in the Jou…

From jakoll


La Rigenerazione Dell' Olanda Specchio a Tutti i Popoli Rigenerati by Anon

Venice: Appresso Giovanni di Antonio Zatta librajo all'insegna of Providence in Frezzaria, 1799. Very Good. Bookplate of prior owner and also a signature of another owner on inside front cover. VERY GOOD condition (wear to corners and edges, some…

From Karl Books


Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entière des herbes, c'est à dire, leur especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus & operations. [-] Nouvellement traduite de bas Aleman en François par Charles de l'Escluse. by Dodonaeus, R. (C. Clusius, translator & contributor). - The very first independent work by Clusius, first & only French edition

The very first independent work by Clusius Dodonaeus, R. (C. Clusius, translator & contributor). Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entière des herbes, c'est à dire, leur especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus & operations.…

From Acanthus Antiquariaat


Chansons de Billitis by LOUüS, Pierre

Deluxe Limited Edition, With an Original Watercolor LOUüS, Pierre. [Sauvage, Sylvain, artist]. Les Chansons de Billitis. Traduites du Grec [Paris: Sylvain Sauvage, 1927]. Deluxe limited edition. One of forty numbered copies on Japon Imperial, this …

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


LES BAISERS, PRÉCÉDÉS DU MOIS DE MAI, POËME by [ Eisen, Charles]:[ Dorat, Claude-Joseph]

A la Haye, et se trouve à Paris: Chez Delalain..., 1770. 119;47pp. Large octavo. Somewhat later full crimson morocco, spine elaborately gilt extra, gilt center and corner devices and borders on boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endsheet…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Poemes de Charles d'Orleans by Matisse, Henri

Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio. Limited Edition. In original lithographed glassine wrappers.Three green fleur de lis illustrated on front cover, with poets name, and a larger fleur de lis on rear cover. This is co…

From Minotavros Books


La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125…

From Rare Illustrated Books


Le Rideau Levé ou l'Éducation de Laure. Edition revue sur celle originale de 1786 et ornee de six figures libres, gravees d'apres celles qu'on ajouta aux editions de 1786 et de 1790 by RIQUETTI, Honore-Gabriel, Count de Mirabeau (Variously attributed to H. G. Riquetti, Count de Mirabeau, and to the Marquis de Sentilly)

Cythere (Brussels): Anon, 1864. "retirez-vous, censeurs alrilaires; fuyez, devots, hypocrites ou fous; prudes, guenons, et vous, vielles megeres : nou doux transports ne sont pas faits pour vous." Text in French. This title was condemned for out…

From Ariel Books


La tete contre les Murs. (Signed, 6-color inlaid leather, Robert Fonta, Jacques Blanchet) by Bazin, Herve; Jacques Blanchet (binder)

Paris: Aux Editions Eliane Norberg, 1951. First edition thus. Signed, De Luxe limited edition. Sumptuous, full leather Artesian binding by Jacques Blanchet. From an edition of 202, number 72 of 180 printed on Velin d' Arches. Published Paris: Editions…

From The Wild Muse


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). *** PLEASE NOTE *** The bookshop is currently closed for holidays. Items can still be ordered, but will not be dispatched until we reopen on Thursday 25th August. Many t…

From Tarrington Books


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