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Biblio currently features hundreds of rare French history books in our Rare Book Room, and if you enjoy French history, you should definitely take the time to browse our expansive collection of French history books and ephemera. The French History books in our Rare Book Room cover everything from French wars to French culture, French cuisine, and French entertainment.

Poèmes Militants by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

Rare. Hardcover. Black boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but the front cover shows the elephant symbol of the Parti Démocratique de Guinée which published the...

From Books of the World


The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon (4 Volumes) by Phipps, Colonel Ramsay Weston

London: Oxford Univ Pr, 1926. Four volume set. First editions in original cloth. Published London: Oxford Univ Press, 1926 - 1935, first printings. 8vo.'s, 6" x 9", illustrated with numerous fold-out maps (all present). Dark blue cloth with ...

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). 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


La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts by Arnoult, Léon

Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. The ornamental phases of fashion). Printed and published by Devambez "À l'enseigne du masque d'Or". Paris, 1921. ARNOULT Léon...

From Zikorn


De l'Esprit des Loix by MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de

MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de. De l'Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l'Auteur a ajouté Des recherches no...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Panegirico Alla Sacra Maesta di Napoleone Detto Nell' Accademia Letteraria di Cesena Li XVI Agosto 1807 by Pietro Giordani

Fresso i Fratelli Masi e Compagno, Bologna, Italy, 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition. This is a very rare book on Napoleon, written 8 years prior to Waterloo. I have only found 5 copies in libraries worldwide. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4&quo...

From Lotzabooks


Pygmalion Limited edition, signed and numbered 24/100 by J J Rousseau

Paris: J Lemonnyer, Libraire-Editeur, 1883. first edition. Hardcover. very good +. Quarto- 11 x 8.5. Moreau Le Jeune. signed. Signed on front endpaper by the engraver. Limited to 525 copies overall, 100 copies of which were made of Japan Paper, 24 China...

From Kabi Rare Books


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Les Uniformes de l'Armee Francaise by H. Le Soudier

Paris: Librairie H. Le Soudier, 1905. Les Uniformes de l'Armee Francaise son Organisation Gernerale ses Tenues. Ouvrage Illustre de 28 Planches Coloriees- H. Le Soudier- Illustrated- Librairie H. Le Soudier, Paris- 1905 1st Edition- Leporello style- 28 pl...

From jakoll


Napoleon's Military Career: An Account of the Remarkable Campaigns of the "Man of Destiny" by Gibbs, Montgomery

Chicago: Werner, 1895. First edition. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 copies. Published Chicago: Werner, 1895, first printing. Folio, 11 1/4" x 14", xiii+343pp., lavishly illustrated with numerous black and white and 19 color plates. Green clot...

From The Wild Muse


Kitab sirat Napoleon al awwal (histoire de l'empereur Napoleon I) by Le colonel C D H L Calligaris


From Archive


1824 Lithograph Portrait Of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc d’Orleans by Mauzaisse, Jean-Baptiste

Francois-Seraphin Delpech, Paris, 1824; Hand colored stone lithograph of enigmatic Bourbon aristocrat Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke Of Orleans (1747-1793), whose fervent belief in the ideas of Rousseau led to his becoming an active supporter of the French...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


Eighteen original journals (each by a general officer) of the campaigns of the Emperor Napoleon : (being those in which he personally commanded in chief) by N/A

London- UK: J. Davis, 1817. Eighteen original journals (each by a general officer) of the campaigns of the Emperor Napoleon : (being those in which he personally commanded in chief)/translated from the French ; to which are added all the bulletins, now fi...

From jakoll


Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. To Which are Now First Added, an Account of the Important Events of the Hundred Days, of Napoleon's Surrender to the English, and of His Residence and Death at St. Helena , with Anecdotes and Illustrative Notes by M. De Bourrienne ( Napoleon's Private Secretary )

London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Second and preferred edition, with many additions and illustrations, four volumes finely bound in full grey polished calf, the backs sumptuously tooled in floral gilt decorations with red morocco labels lettered in gilt, sil...

From Dale Steffey Books


Being Geniuses Together. by [Paris in the 1920s] McAlmon, Robert

London:: Secker & Warburg,, 1938. . There was no US edition of this title. A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with some gentle soiling, a small spot at the bottom edge of the front panel and a tiny chip at the heel of the spine. ...

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