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Chéri

By: , Colette ; Marchand, Léopold

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Paris, Théatre des Varietés: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17335

Condition: Good +++


Pamphlet, 23cm x 15cm , c.160pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Staple-bound softcover volume is clean and bright with minimal wear. Programme for an 1982 Paris theatrical production, full of cast details and many contemporary advertisements for cigarettes, whisky, perfume and products suggestive of sophistication, in the manner of the age. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: theatre, Paris, Odette, Bouvier View more info

The Pure and the Impure

By: , Collette

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1968

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16487

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 202mm x 130mm dark pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 172pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight overall, some wear and foxing to block edges and endpapers, spine colour faded. Curious Collette volume first published in 1932, in English translation by Herma Briffault, introduced by Janet Flanner. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: France, Paris, sex, cocotte View more info

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Portrait of a Primitive - The Art of Henri Rousseau

By: Alley, Ronald

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Oxford / New York, Phaidon / E.P. Dutton: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10660

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 286mm x 223mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 80pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is not new, spine and boards a little bumped, else clean with plates nice and bright. Dustwrapper has some grubginess from handling and some light edgewear. A review of the career of that most celebrated of all "naive" artists - "Le Douanier" Henri Rousseau. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Douanier, naive, amateu... View more info

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Yesterday When I Was Young

By: Aznavour, Charles

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6498

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 202+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/Good. Book in good condition save for pages 73-78 being detached, though present. Spine and borads bumped, block has been handled. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some light shelfwear. Remarkable life of a refugee family's son who became an international singing star. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Aznavour, Paris, Piaf View more info

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The Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

By: Bentley, Nicholas (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3027

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 271pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Block not 100% tight. Small stain to opening page of "Introduction" - no slipcase. Folio Society edition of the memoirs of a high-born 19th century Englishman, from his days as an officer in the Napoleonic Wars, to his life of ease as an expatriate in Paris. Catalogue: Folio Society. Keywords: Gronow, Peninsular, Paris View more info

Sarah Bernhardt as I knew her - The Memoir of Madame Pierre Berton as told to Basil Woon

By: Berton, Madame Pierre ; Woon, Basil

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1922

Seller ID: 17533

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 218mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, 319+pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has a library sticker on inner front board and stamp opposite. Corners bumped, heavy foxing to block edges and to many pages throughout, spine title sticker frayed. Recollections of an acquaintance of a legendary stage actress. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: theatre, actress, Paris, London View more info

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Mansions of Paris

By: Blanc, Oliver ; Bonnemaison, Joachi

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Terrail: 1998

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9923

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 30cm x 24cm , 208pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large-scale paperback is clean and bright with no signs of wear. Spine uncreased. A photographic tour of the great private houses of Paris. English edition in translation from the French by Murray Wyllie. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Paris, mansion, house, rue View more info

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With Gurdjieff in St. Petersburg and Paris

By: Butkovsky-Hewitt, Anna ; Cosh, Mary ; Street Alicia

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel Weiser: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10232

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 147pp. Good +++/Very Good. Some wear to spine and boards, with a hint of foxing to top block edge, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Memoirs of a well-heeled pre-revolutionary Russian woman who studied with Gurdjieff (and Ouspensky) in St.Petersburg and, later, in Paris. Catalogue: Mind and Spirit. Keywords: Gurdjieff, esoteric, Paris View more info

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Wormwood - A Drama of Paris

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1891

Seller ID: 15413

Condition: Good


Hardback, 192mm x 125mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, , 476pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read but still good and sturdy. Some light wear to corners, spine creased, block edges a little grubby from handling, differential fading to opening/closing pages, else clean and unmarked. "New Edition" of proto-modernist Corelli novel concerning the contemporary absinthe craze in Paris, first pubished in 1890. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: absinthe, madn... View more info

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Damned shall be desire - The Passionate Life of Guy de Maupassant

By: Coulter, Stephen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7260

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 209mm x 139mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 350pp. Good +++/Good +++. A little bumping to spine and boards, block notably clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has minimal wear only, clean and unmarked. Rewarding biography of a celebrated French novelist. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Maupassant, paris, biography View more info

Mon Oncle et Mon Curé

By: de la Brete, Jean

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Plon:

Seller ID: 17581

Condition: Good


Hardback, 182mm x 111mm quarter leather binding, gilt titles, , 309pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has some tanning to edges but clean overall, just a little cracking of titles over attractive leather spine. Library-bound edition of best-selling 1889 debut novel by Alice Cherbonnel under a male pseudonym. No date given but likely a pre-WW1 print. Catalogue: Foreign Languages. Keywords: feminine, romance, Paris View more info

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My Blue Notebooks

By: de Pougy, Liane ; Rzewuski, R.P.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Century: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8680

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 215mm x 132mm , 288pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some creasing to spine, block edges a little grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Oriiginally published in French ibn 1977, this is the Century paperback edition of the diaries of of Romanian princess Georges Ghika, in English translation by Diana Athill. Preface by Rzewuski. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Romania, princess, Paris, Lausanne View more info

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An Expensive Place to Die

By: Deighton, Len

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 17043

Condition: Good


Hardback, 196mm x 134mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 254pp. Good/Good. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, block edges grubby with some foxing, pages clean. Dustwrapper has some wear, tanning and fraying around edges. Excellent Deighton spy yarn in which an English agent pursues an often grim mission among the boulevards and back streets of Paris. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Paris, espionage, thriller, spy View more info

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Last Reflections on a War

By: Fall, Bernard B.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14742

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been handled over years, light wear to edges, pages clean. Paris bookseller sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges. Nineteen scholarly articles and transcripts concerning the Vietnam war, written in the three years prior to the author's February 1967 death in South Vietnam, with a preface by h... View more info

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Women with Men - Three Stories

By: Ford, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15586

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 197mm x 136mm black cloth boards, bronze gilt titles, first edition, 255pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Three substantial stories by the award-winning creator of "Independence Day" - The Womanizer, Jealous and Occidentals. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Montana, Chicago, Paris, contemporary View more info

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Trumpets from Montparnasse

By: Gibbings, Robert

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5212

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 201pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/Good. Block and boards curled towards reader, and book has been read, but text and colour plates clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby from handling with creasing on rear. An artist's Parisian memoir with vivid descriptions of life on the Rive Gauche with 8 colour plates of his paintings. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Paris, Montparnasse, a... View more info

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Maria Pasqua

By: Goffin, Magdalen

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2873

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 171pp. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper has single 5cm crease on rear else near fine The curious tale of a 19th century European woman and her life as a famous artist's model, delightfully penned by her granddaughter from a manuscript by her mother - Maria's daughter, and friend of Evelyn Waugh. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Pasqua, Italy, Paris, Waugh View more info

Wine of Life - A Novel anout Balzac

By: Gorham, Charles

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1959

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 10607

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 210mm x 130mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 637pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards just a little worn, with single small stain to front. Block edges a little dusty, pages otherwise clean. Small "Kingstons Ltd, Rhodesia" sticker on inner front board. "A novel, based on incidents from Balzac's life, selected with an eye to their narrative importance." Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Balzac, Pa... View more info

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Less than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris

By: Griffin, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York / Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3211

Condition: Very Good+


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, viii prelims, 197pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good+/Very Good+. Apart from a publishers stamp saying "damaged" and very slight bumping to top/bottom of spine I cannot find any damage to this book. Dustwrapper now protected. The second volume of Griffin's biography covers Hemingway's early Paris years, when he published "In Our Time" and "The Sun Also Rises". Griff... View more info

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The Herald of Coming Good - First Appeal to Contemporary Humanity

By: Gurdjieff, G.I.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Edmonds, WA, Sure Fire Press: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10085

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 215mm x 140mm , 89pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is not new but tight and clean with mo markings. Facsimile republication of a short but weighty Gurdjieff work originally published in Paris in 1933. Catalogue: Mind and Spirit. Keywords: Gurdjieff, Beelzebub, development View more info

The Dream Makers

By: Henrey, Mrs. Robert

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1961

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8653

Condition: Good


Hardback, 215mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 248pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, spine creased and titles faded, Boots sticker on front. Block clean though edges dusty and grubby from handling. Written under her male nom de plume, this is a popular work by the French-born Madeleine Henrey describing a return to her home country. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Henrey, Paris, fa... View more info

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French Theatre since 1830

By: Hobson, Sir Harold

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London / Dallas, TX, John Calder / Riverrun Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 579

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 224mm x 144mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 261pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/. Book is not new but overall tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has light edgewear, spine colour a little faded. Rewarding short-compass history of modern French theatre. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Paris, theatre, Duras, Jouvet View more info

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Abroad - A Victorian excursion to the Continent

By: Houghton, Ellen ; Crane, Thomas

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8290

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 220mm x 187mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 56pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Thomas Crane, Ellen Good +/Fair. Book has been read and handled, some creasing to top of rear pages, faint foxing to top block edge, pages otherwise nice and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, some shelfwear and a tears at top of spine on either side. Facsimile reprint of an 1882 book from the classic age of English children's literature - as Crane and Houg... View more info

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Undiscovered Country - The Search for Gurdjieff

By: Hulme, Kathryn C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Natural Bridge Editions: 1997

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10123

Condition: Good


Paperback, 227mm x 151mm , vi prelims, 248pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and clean with minimal wear. Just a little grubbiness to block edges, colour fading to spine and adjacent front. Originally published in 1966, this is the classic account of a group of well-heeled women - the "Rope" - who studied with Gurdjieff in Paris in the 1930s. Here presented with new Preface and Appendices. Catalogue: Mind and Spirit. Keywords:... View more info

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Twelve Cities - a memoir

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5475

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 249pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally. A significant figure of 20th century British politics offers a highly cultured take on his favourite world cities. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Jenkins, Paris, Berlin, London View more info

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Tarr

By: Lewis, Wyndham

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1928

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 17035

Condition: Good


Hardback, 176mm x 116mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 326pp. Good/Fair. Book has been well read, corners bumped and faded, block edges grubby with some foxing, pages clean otherwise. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to all edges with some loss also, front flap torn at top, rear flap creased, grubby in places also. Revised "Phoenix Library" edition of Lewis novel first published in 1918. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Key... View more info

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Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel

By: Lothar, Minda

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3682

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303pp. Very Good/Very Good. Top corners of boards a little bumped. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper laminate has lifted a little by spine in 2 places, but is barely visible, and d/w seems to have been handled very rarely, if at all. A book of "faction" inspired by the life and legend of Sarah Bernhardt. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Bernhardt, Paris, actress View more info

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Greuze - Masterpieces in Colour

By: Macklin, Alys Eyre

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London / New York, T.C. & E.C. Jack / Frederick A. Stokes:

Seller ID: 7096

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 204mm x 142mm brown card boards, black titles, , vii prelims, 78pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and frayed with some staining, block edges grubby from handling, also ragged as cut, differential fading to endpapers, some isolated grubbiness to a few pages but overall clean with plates bright. No date or edition stated but a date c.1905 seems likely for this short-compass review of the life and work of a significant 18th-century... View more info

The Man Who Wasn't Maigret - A Portrait of Georges Simenon

By: Marnham, Patrick

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17678

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 346+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper has light wear from handing with indentations to rear. Biography of big-selling French novelist famed for his Inspector Maigret novels. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Maigret, novel, Paris, Colette View more info

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About Time - An Aspect of Autobiography

By: Mortimer, Penelope

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11077

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still tight and clean with minimal wear. Top block edge just a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Rear bottom corner has a tiny clip. "A delightful, ironic, sad, funny portrayal of a girlhood between the two wars." Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Bloomsbury, Paris, Tagore View more info