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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.

Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers by Jules Verne

Vingt mille lieues sous Les mers. French (making it the True) First Edition. This is the illustrated 322,433 pg . version that was released in 1870 following the Spanish publication in Spain the year previous. This brown- leather-spined with brown-c...

From Hector Holguin


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


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



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


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


Poemes de Charles d'Orleans by Matisse, Henri

Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1950. 1st Edition. 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 copy number 1...

From Minotavros Books


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


ETUDES ADMINISTRATIVES by Alexandre-François. Vivian

Extremely rare first edition in exceptional near fine condition in elegant contemporary (circa 1850) private binding. The author of this first comprehensive treatise on administration was a prominent French lawyer and politician of the mid-19th Century. ...

From LeCrastinBooks


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


Les soers Vatard by HÜYSMANS, J.-K

Les soers Vatard. Illustrées de... J.- F. Raffaëlli. Préface de Lucien Descaves. Paris (A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, successeur) 1909.4to. (265x207 mms). Illustrated with partly coloured etchings in 2 states. Original wrappers.Contemporary full brown moroc...

From Skarstedt Rare 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



SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN, "Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan" 3 tomes in one, Cologne 1700– 1701. First edition. Very good. Capitaine-Lieutenant de la première Compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi, Contenant quantité de choses particulières et secrettes qui...

From Jean Skarstedt Paris Stockholm


Les Amours by Ronsard, Pierre De

Paris; [1924): L'Editions D'Art. Limited Edition. 12mo. A limited edition of 1600 sets. The present set is # 912. A unique set of this work in three volumes 281, 205, and 264pp. with preface by Albert Pauphilet. Each volume illustrated by Georges Pavis (...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire [with Rare supplements] by Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet De

Np: De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire-Typographique; 1785 & 1789. Octavo. In 72 volumes, with the scarce two supplemental volumes form an index: Chantreau, Cen. Table Analytique Et Raisonnee des Matieres contenues dans les soixante-dix volumes des...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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