1998 - 2100 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Spine-ends, corners and upper joint worn.
Mourey, G. Le livre des fêtes françaises. Paris, Librairie de France, 1930, (4),XII,380,(17)p., 11 (1x fold.) pochoir-col. plates, over 300 ills., later cl. w. orig. wr. laid down, 4to (traces of former ticket at foot of spine).
= Describes famous French entries and splendid ceremonies.
- Binding sl. waterst. and foxed.
= Facs. reprint of the edition Amsterdam, 1647 published by Blaeu. Cf. Sabin 3408; Bosch 127 and Borba de Moraes p.78-79.
- Some foxing. = Not in Cordier or Pfister.
ADDED: Orlich, L. von. Reise in Ostindien in Briefen an Alexander von Humboldt und Carl Ritter. Leipsic, G. Mayer, 1845, 2 parts in 1 vol., XII,306,(2); (8),309,(1)p., contemp. boards w. paper letterpiece.
- Two lvs. in 2nd part misbound; library stamp on verso title-p. Binding trifle rubbed.
- Binding partly sl. discoloured.
- Covers w. a few unobtrusive scratches and stains. = Fine copy in an attractive binding.
- Both vols. w. some brown offsetting on endpapers; a few lvs. in each vol. stained in upper blank margin, sl. affecting the table. Vol. II joints starting; top of spine chipped; frontcover trifle rubbed.
WITH: a facsimile edition of the rare supplement vol. published in 1834, bound in modern 18th cent. style hcalf. - AND 3 others, i.a. M. WOLKOFF, Opuscules sur la rente foncière (ibid., 1854, orig. wr.) and H.N. BOON, Rêve et réalité dans l'oeuvre économique et sociale de Napoléon III (The Hague, 1936, orig. wr.).
- Some offsetting from turn-ins on endpapers and first and final blank, otherwise fine.
= Goldsmiths 9570; Higgs 2216; Kress 5864.
(Lalource, J.C.). Mémoire à consulter, et consultation, pour Jean Lioncy, Créancier & Syndic de la Masse de la Raison de Commerce établie à Marseille, sous le nom de Lioncy freres, & Gouffre. Contre le Corps & Société des PP. Jésuites. N.pl. (Paris), P.A. le Prieur, 1761, (2),531p., contemp. mottled calf w. gilt spine and red mor. letterpiece, sm. 8vo.
- Foot of spine dam.; frontcover trifle rubbed; backcover w. a few sm. stains. Internally fine.
= Rare. Not in Kress or Goldsmiths.
- Lacks sm. portion of letterpiece; upper joint starting; corners bumped. Internally fine.
= Being presented as a French translation, the author is Plumart de Dangeul and not John Nickolls. Goldsmiths 8917: "Some of the author's material was borrowed, with acknowledgement, from Tucker's Essay on trade" ; Higgs 743; cf. Einaudi 4478; Kress 5383.
Jouy, L.F. de. Principes et usages concernant les Dîmes. Paris, Durand Neveu, 1775, (4),457,(6)p., contemp. mottled calf w. gilt spine and red mor. letterpiece, sm. 8vo.
= Goldsmiths 11324; cf. Kress 5127.
- Vol. 2 upper joint splitting and sm. ticket on frontwr.
= Cf. Kerssemakers 5604; Stammhammer I, p.192. "Epoch making work by Proudhon, first published in 1846. The first socialist thinker of proletarian birth (...). He preached democratization of property rather than socialization. Marx was especially opposed to this part of Proudhon's thought." (Kerssemakers).
AND 7 others, i.a. IDEM, Idées Révolutionnaires (Paris, 1849, 1st ed., orig. wr.); IDEM, Les confessions d'un Révolutionnaire (...) (ibid., 1850, 1st ed., orig. wr.); IDEM, Avertissement aux propriétaires (...) (ibid., 1848, 2nd ed., orig. wr.) and M. WOLKOFF, Opuscules sur la rente foncière (ibid., 1854, orig. wr.).
- Sl. cut short in lower blank margin, without loss of text; new endpapers. Covers sl. rubbed.
= Goldsmiths 13948; Kress B.1713.
(Coquereau, J.B.L.). Mémoires concernant l'administration des finances sous le Ministere de M. l'Abbée Terrai, contrôleur général. Ibid., J. Adamson, 1776, 427p., contemp. gilt treecalf w. green mor. letterpiece.
- Upper joint splitting at top of spine. Otherwise fine. = Goldsmiths 11455; Kress 7202.
- All vols. bookplates on first endpaper.
= Hilmy I, p.279; Gay 2048: "L'auteur cherche à y prouver que tout ce que l'on sait des Egyptiens, depuis Ménès jusqu'à la fondation de l'empire des Perses, n'est qu'un extrait altéré et défiguré des passages de l'Écriture Sainte qui regardent cette contrée. (...) le sujet d'une vive polémique (...)".
- Owner's stamp on title-p.; trifle foxed; old bookplate ("Charles Chabroud, Avocat") on upper pastedown.
= First published in 1764, this is an early edition of a work that foreshadows the writings of the "économistes".
Gourcy, (F.A.E.) de. Quel fut l'état des personnes en France, sous la première & la seconde Race de nos Rois? Paris, Desaint, 1769, 2 parts in 1 vol., (4),XVI,293,(3); (4),38,(1)p., contemp. gilt calf.
- Frontcover chafed.
AND 4 others, i.a. (H.G.R.) DE MIRABEAU, Dénonciation de l'agiotage au Roi et à l'Assemblée des Notables (n.pl., 1787, modern boards).
- Some foxing; bookblock sl. frayed. Wr. sl. worn.
= Cohen/ De Ricci p.186 ("Contient un curieux frontispice"); Monglond II, p.1123.
- Sl. foxed; a few contemp. annots. in pen and ink.
= Pamphlet against the supporters of Robespierre's ideas.
Polichinelle, M.C. (= L.G. Petitain). Lettre de Polichinelle à ses comperes des deux conseils. Paris, Desenne, n.d. (1795), 32p., later boards.
= On lowering of the public debt.
AND 4 other small publications, i.a. DE LORMOY, Mémoire sur les Haras de France (n.pl., 1789, later hmor., sm. 8vo) and J. REY, Adresse à l'Empereur (n.pl., 1815, modern boards).
- Engr. bookplate on upper pastedown; title-pages (sl.) browned. Binding sl. rubbed; letterpiece partly worn off.
= This plea concerns Arnaud Lamaure, who worked in Guadeloupe and Cuba for 30 years and on his return home was captured by Algerian pirates and held as a slave for ten years. After fourty years of absence from his native country he returned and found that he was unable to reclaim his name and possessions. The plea was written by Jamme, an illustrious lawyer, to redress this injustice.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Upper joint dam. at foot of spine.
= "Comte" Louis-Joseph-Alexandre de Laborde (1773-1842) was a French civil servant, liberal politician and writer of Spanish descent, whose father was guillotined in the French Revolution. De Laborde was mostly known for his works about Spain, including i.a. Voyage pittoresque et historique en Espagne (1807).
Copley Christie, R. Étienne Dolet. Le martyr de la Renaissance. Sa vie et sa mort. French transl. C. Stryienski. Ibid., Fischbacher, 1886, XXII,557p., contemp. cl. w. red mor. and gilt letterpiece (orig. frontwr. pres.), large 8vo.
- Orig. wr. stained; binding sl. blotched.
= Étienne Dolet (1509-1546) was a French printer and humanist scholar, "whose Commentarii linguae Latinae contributed notably to Latin scholarship. He is often described as "the first martyr of the Renaissance." (...) His quarrelsome temperament, unrestrained enthusiasm for Renaissance learning, and anticlericalism involved him in personal and public controversies. (...) He was accused of atheism three times on the double charge of having published Calvinistic works and a dialogue by Plato denying the immortality of the soul, and he was imprisoned in 1542, 1544, and 1546. He was finally condemned by the theological faculty of the Sorbonne and, having first been tortured, was burned at the stake". (Britannica).
- Binding partly sl. discoloured.
AND 1 other.
- Sl. foxed; occas. waterst.
= René Levasseur was a French surgeon, politician and supporter of Robespierre. His Mémoires were condemned and partly destroyed for offending the monarchy and religion.
- Sl. foxed.
AND 2 others: P. ROLLAND, Deux tarifs du tonlieu de Tournai des XIIe et XIIIe siècles (Lille, 1935, 1 plate, orig. wr.) and M.E. LEVASSEUR, La France Industrielle en 1789 (Paris, 1865, contemp. hmor.).
- Partly waterstained in inner (blank) margin, sl. touching text (not image); title-p. restored in inner blank margin and sl. foxed; last endpaper and lower pastedown wormholed in lower margin. Chafed; chafing coloured, not entirely in the same colour; back cover wormholed in lower right corner.
= Interesting plates.
ADDED: an incomplete copy of C. GAVARD, Galerie des Maréchaux de France (Paris, 1839, 19 (of 42) steelengr. portraits, contemp. hmor., 4to).
- Lacks most plates; sl. foxed.