Vénus & Cie. En Correctionnelle.
Illustrations de G. Pavis.
Paris: Les Éditions De France, 1937. First Edition. Has been beautifully rebound in hardback burgundy half morocco, with mottled boards. Marbled end papers. Original paperback bound in (including covers). Slightly erotic stories and b/w illustrations. Text in French. 248 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches). Geo London was the pseudonym of Parisian journalist Georges Samuel. He was a (often unpopular) court reporter for many important trials, even once meeting Al Capone, and wrote many works before his death in 1951.
Condition: Boards in a very good condition. Evidence of ex-libris having been removed from FFEP. Original book is a little grubby / foxed, and pages age toned, but still in a good condition.Book ID: 2727More details Price: £40.00
Orné de dix gravures sur bois par André Lhote
Paris: Nouvelle Revue Française, 1922. Paper printed covers, as issued. Some pages uncut. Complete. Unpaginated - 15 pp. with 10 glorious full-page woodcut illustrations by the French Cubist artist, André Lhote.
245 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).
Condition: Covers darkened, and delicate at spine; some loss at top and bottom (but holding). Contents well-preserved.Book ID: 2300
Victorian Scraps Album
1865. Fabulous decorative gilt and black ruled red cloth album. Comprising 40 leaves with around 600 intricate cut-outs of commemorative cards and images. Many of these are from early Christmas cards and winter themes - mostly English text. Includes some fabulous flowers, birds, butterflies, traditional dress / costumes and caricatures - mostly French text. All beautifully cut out, then thoughtfully and carefully assembled. One or two are dated. Including an advertising postcard (possibly once perfumed) for Rimmel, dated 1865. Therefore, we assume it was created during the period 1860 - 1875. 300 x 250 mm (11¾ x 9¾ inches).
Condition: Boards are bumped on corners but otherwise the gilt clean and bright. Endpapers are toned / lightly foxed. Each leaf has a blank verso, but the cuts have transferred their shapes onto the verso preceding.Book ID: 2352More details Price: £260.00
Vie politique, littéraire et privée de Charles-James Fox,
membre du parlement d'Angleterre et secrétaire d'état, etc. Ornée de son portrait. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais sur la quatrième édition originale.
Paris: Parsons, Galignani et Compagnie, 1808. Seconde edition. Bound in quarter red morocco, marbled blue card boards and ornate gilt-stamped titles to spine. Complete with engraved frontis portrait. This is a French translation, by J. Martinet, of the memoirs of the notorious public life, and colourful private life, of the late Right Honourable Charles-James Fox.
xiv, 324 pp. Charles-James Fox (1749-1806), was a prominent British statesman whose opinions in favour of the American War of Independence became some of the most radical ever to be aired in the Parliament of his era.
Fox's parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and he was the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger.
Condition: Spine shows very little sign of wear, and boards are just a little scuffed. Internally, the pages are toned, particularly to the front. Evidence of a small bookplate having been removed from front pastedown.Book ID: 2295More details Price: £120.00
Vingt-cinq poèmes de la Tour du Vent. Avec 6 lithographies originaux de Louis Roger.
Paris: Les Exemplaires / Mourlot Frères, 1955. First edition. Limited to only 99 copies, printed on beautiful 'velin du Marais' paper. This is # 2, printed for Monsieur M.B.B. Nieuwkerk. Initialed in ink by Fernand Fleuret, founder of the Société "Les Exemplaires". In softback handmade paper covers, as issued, and contained in original board slipcase. 61 pages. 280 x 195 mm (11 x 7¾ inches).
Condition: Cardboard slipcase has rubbing and browning. Paper on spine is a little browned. Paper covers have light spotting. Inside the book, the work is a spotless example.Book ID: 2680More details Price: £170.00
Vintage Comic Postcard - Old Man on Tricycle with Charabanc full of daytrippers behind
London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, c. 1940. Tuck's Postcard No. 58. In an excellent condition. Shows an elderly gentleman on a country road, slowly riding his tricycle in front a charabanc full of people eager to be on their way either to or from a seaside day out. One is holding a 'Kiss Me Quick' sign, some are shouting to get his attention, one has a horn and others have rattles. He seems oblivious to their eagerness to get past. Simply saying to himself (presumably in response to a vague level of noise) "'Ello! Sounds like they damged old pedals be wantin' another drop of oil". 80 x 135 mm (3¼ x 5¼ inches). AS THIS IS EPHEMERAL - PLEASE CONSULT US ABOUT THE POSTAGE COSTS.
Condition: In an excellent condition. Has not been written on or ever posted. Blank to verso.Book ID: 2339More details Price: £10.00
Göttingen: Steidl GmbH & Co. OHG, 2010. Scarce first edition. In its original photographic dust jacket. Collection of photographs by the very talented Sébastien Meunier, who tragically died in 2002. 192 pages. 330 x 240 mm (13 x 9½ inches). Quote from the publisher's website: Sébastien Meunier's photographs plunge the viewer into a disturbing world. Against a backdrop of life and death, he invokes a bizarre cast of characters, animals, objects and symbols to create an emotional mis-en-scene akin to the scenes of a film which becomes engraved on our unconscious. His obsessions are also revealed in the outstanding precision of his work, each photograph evidencing meticulous technical skill. This book reveals the vivid universe Sébastien Meunier has left behind.
Condition: In a very good to near fine condition.Book ID: 2530More details Price: £40.00
Vivien, illustrated by Gustave Doré
London: Edward Moxon & Co, 1867. First edition. Original blue buckram with gilt titles and design to the front board. The boards have been strengthened to the corners and spine with an archival tape. Clean but with a touch of rubbing to the edges, a little marking to the rear panel. Half title, title, 9 full page illustrations. The text is mainly clean and tidy, with darkening to the half title. Some light foxing throughout. An attractive copy. This was later published as part of the "Idylls of the King". , 49, . pp. 430 x 310 mm (17 x 12¼ inches).Book ID: 2827More details Price: £250.00
Vogelvreugd. Een prenteboek voor de lieve jeugd.
Amsterdam: Tresling & Co, 1904. First edition. Original cloth hardback boards, with striking Jugendstil / Art Nouveau design blue heron to front. A beautifully illustrated book by the renowned Dutch illustrator, Theo van Hoytema. Has 36 colour lithographed plates. These feature a delightful variety of birds, with text and vignettes underneath. 36 pp. 190 x 190 mm (7½ x 7½ inches).
Condition: In a very good condition. Light bumping to head and tail or spine. No marks or stains - inside or out. Internally some age toning and the odd small spot of foxing - but not affecting illustrations.Book ID: 2359More details Price: £150.00
Voices From the Heart. Sacred Poems.
New and Enlarged Edition Revised the the Right Rev. Doctor Leahy.
Dublin: M.H. Gill and Son: 1881. Original blue cloth gilt, book-label of Syon Abbey (Monasterii S. Brigittae de Sion, Chudleigh). This is a presentation copy from W. F. Downing, Dublin 1884 to the Lady Abbess, with written presentation to the half title. Copac records a single copy of the first edition of 1879 at the British Library only; Preface states "The present volume contains a large number of poems that were not in the former edition, but have since been collected."Book ID: 1013More details Price: £45.00
Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch
London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."(more)
370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces…
London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."
370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces Newspapers were aimed at the volunteer services and regular army and navy, and flourished in the nineteenth century. In 1859 a new corps of volunteers was formed to supplement both the militia and the regular army in case of invasion. These rifle brigades attracted members from those able to afford to purchase their own uniform and rifle, which could amount to £8 -12. Newspaper proprietors responded to this wave of patriotism by creating newspapers to disseminate news of the military and the volunteer forces. Issues of the Volunteer Service Gazette carried reports on the various volunteer units, including descriptions of their uniforms and the progress of their drill and weapons training.
These papers also included news of the movements and engagements of the regular army and navy. The posting of officers and the movement of troops are treated in great detail. These papers will tell you where a regiment was on a given date, at home or abroad. There were also an increasing number of advertisements for rifles, apparel and equipment as time went on.(less)
Condition: The boards are somewhat rubbed and have lost much surface sheen. The leather is a little rubbed but in good condition. The binding is tight. Darkening to the pages of both volumes. Scattered worm holes to both volumes. These are worse to the front of vol. 1.Book ID: 2600More details Price: £300.00
Anglet: Atlantica, 2003. First edition. Signed by D'Agata on the FFEP. This photobook comprises both b/w and colour photographs by French born D'Agata, and his colleague Morten Andersen. Antoine D'Agata is known for work that deals with topics often considered taboo, such as addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, and prostitution. His aim is to push the boundaries of reportage, and he is undoubtedly one of France's most fascinating photographers. Preface by Christian Cajoulle. French wraps photo cover. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches).
Condition: In a fine condition.Book ID: 2786
Voyage en Syrie et dans l'Asie Mineure, illustré par cent-vingt magniphiques gravures sur acier.
D'après les dessins pris sur les lieux par W. H. Barlett, Thomas Allom, etc, etc.
Londres / Paris: Fisher, Fils & Cie, 1840. First edition. Three volumes bound in one. Half leather with marbled boards, and gilt-stamped title to spine. Complete. 120 full-page steel engraved plates - tissue guards and frontis. Volume I: 99, Volume II: 76, Volume III: 83 pp. 290 x 225 mm (11½ x 8¾ inches).
Condition: Spine and boards are quite worn. There is residue of glue left from an ex-libris having been removed from the FFEP. The book block as started to become loose from the front board / spine. Held neatly now with tape (see photographs), butwould benefit from being restored. Sporadic light foxing throughout. Priced to reflect these flaws!Book ID: 2679More details Price: £700.00
Voyage Sentimental traduction nouvelle
Edition illustree par Mm. Tony Johannot et Jacque
Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1841. First Thus. A profusly illustrated French translation of Laurence Sterne's popular novel 'A Sentimental Journey', illustrated by Tony Johannot, and translated by Jules Janin. Illustrated with 11 engravings on China paper. 170 vignettes by T Johannot. Contemporary half leather binding, with gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards. xliv, 312 pages. 270 by 180mm (10¾ by 7 inches). Ex Libris for Henri Monnier to the front paste down.
Condition: The binding has a little rubbing only. Inside, the book is in good condition. The plates have moderate foxing to the backing paper, but the Chine paper is bright. Overall a very nice copy.Book ID: 2257More details Price: £150.00
Voyages de Gulliver
Paris: Alphonse Leclère, 1860. 2 volumes in 4 parts. Binding signed by L. LOISELLIER, Full morocco, triple gold framing thread on the plates, back decorated with five raised bands, golden interior lace, marbled paper guards, golden edges. Reprint of the edition Didot's edition of 1797, printed on Holland and limited to 150 numbered copies (n ° 15). Illustrated with 10 engravings drawn by LEFEBVRE and engraved by MASQUELIER.
xxxv, 151 pp.; pp. 153-307; 148 pp.; pp. 149-358,  pp.
160 by 100mm (6¼ by 4 inches).
Condition: A lovely copy of this work, without significant flaws. The engraved plates have a good impression.Book ID: 2539More details Price: £400.00
Voyages Extraordinaires: L'île à Hélice
Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, s.d, . First thus. This beautiful style of colour illustrated binding (with a glued portrait to the front board) includes gilt stamped decorations and gilt titles to front and spine. Spine also has an image of a lighthouse. 80 illustrations by L. Benett, including 12 full page chromolythographic plates, a colour map, and two other maps in b/w. All edges gilt. Text in French. [iv], 423pp., 8pp. (publisher's catalogue for 1895). 280 x 190 mm (11 x 7½ inches).
Condition: Spine has some fading, and the cloth is just beginning to split at the head and tail. The half-title has some weakness to the inside. Light sporadic foxing throughout. A complete and very good copy.Book ID: 2617More details Price: £350.00
Vue d'optique - A View of the grand Palace of Westminster,
La Grande Place de Vestminster
Londres / Paris: Wichnyther / Basset, 1766. Copper engraving, beautifully hand coloured. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in both English and French. 23 x 41 cm (image); Bottom left reads: Published according to Act of Parliament 1766. Sheet size: 340 x 515 mm (13½ x 20¼ inches). A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.
Condition: In very good condition, with a very small loss to left edge, and some minor soiling. Blank to verso.Book ID: 2870More details Price: £120.00
Vue d'optique An inside View of the Rotundo in London Caff.
Vue intérieure de la rotonde ou du Public Caffé à Londres
London: 1760. Copper engraving hand coloured with watercolour. The Rotunda was in Ranelagh Gardens, in what were public pleasure gardens located in Chelsea, then just outside London. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in both English and French. 25 x 39 cm (image); 33 x 48 cm (sheet). A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.
Condition: In excellent condition. Blank to verso.Book ID: 2758
Vue d'optique du Pont de Westminster Du Côté du Nord de Londres
Augsburg: B.F. Leizelt: 1750. A view of London - the title is printed in reverse. Coloured. Dimensions: 28 x 39.5 cm. Verso is blank. From "Collection des Prospects". Text in French. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. A view down the Thames with Westminster bridge. A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.
Condition: Good. Narrow margins. Slightly wrinkled. Water stain on the right.Book ID: 1803
Vue d'optique of the Church of St. Mary Le Bow, in Cheapside London.
À l'église de St. Mary Le Bow à Cheapside de Londres.
London: 1760. Copper engraving with watercolour. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in both English and French. 25 x 39 cm (image); 33 x 48 cm (sheet). A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.
Condition: In excellent condition. Blank to verso.Book ID: 2757