Paris, France: H. Le Soudier, 1894. 16mo. original stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Text in French. First annual editon. Frontispiece portrait of Georges Hachette. A directory of bookstores and useful information for booksellers. One foldout with maps of France. One advertisement in color. Ex-library. Wappers tearing along spine, chipped at edges, and lightly soiled. READ MORE about AGENDA-ANNUAIRE DE LA LIBRAIRIE FRANÇAISE 1894
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Avec l'indication de leur valeur dans le commerce, par un Ancien Libraire
Paris: Aide-Mémoire du Libraire et de l'Amateur de Livres, 1906. large 8vo. cloth. (iv), 443(+1) pages. Avec l'indication de leur valeur dans le commerce, par un Ancien Libraire. Handbook with prices for antiquarian book sellers and collectors. The cloth of this copy has split at the joints. The upper portion of the spine has pulled away from the book block. Someone has attempted to repair the front joint with clear tape. The cover also has... READ MORE about AIDE-MÉMOIRE DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES
Paris: Éditions Mayer, (1973). thick 8vo. cloth. xi, 835+(1) pages. "Bibliographic catalogue" for book and manuscript auctions in France, England, Belgium, the U.S., and Switzerland, from Sept., 1979 to June 1977. Arranged alphabetically, mostly by author, sometimes by title. READ MORE about CATALOGUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE DES VENTES PUBLIQUES
Paris: various, 1912. large 8vo. quarter cloth and paper-covered boards with original paper wrappers bound in. variously paginated. Auction catalogues from 1912. Details as follows: 1--Catalogue de Livres Anciens..., by Henri Leclerc held February 21-22. (Not in Blogie). 374 lots. 2--Catalogue de Livres Anciens..., by Henri Leclerc held May 13-15. (Not in Blogie). 597 lots. 3--Catalogue de Livres Anciens...Autographs, by Henri Leclerc and Noël Charavay held Jun 20-21. (Blogie II, 281). 420 lots, fold out... READ MORE about COLLECTION OF SEVEN AUCTION CATALOGUES FROM 1912
Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 2006. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 348, (4) pages. Auction sale catalogue of a selection of the inventory of this famous Paris bookseller. Illustrated in color. READ MORE about VENTE, PIERRE BERÈS, 80 ANS DE PASSION. 4EME VENTE. LE CABINET DES LIVRES
York: Stone Trough Books, 2011. 5.25 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 118 pages. First edition. For over thirty-five years bookseller David Batterham has been going on book buying trips abroad and describing his journeys in letters written to artist Howard Hodgkin. This book contains the letters he wrote that reveal his traveling adventures and his buying interest and history. The visitable bookseller, a fast disappearing breed, is immortalized in this text. Lighthearted, entertaining, and charming, this... READ MORE about AMONG BOOKSELLERS: TALES TOLD IN LETTERS TO HOWARD HODGKIN
(Paris): Pierre Berès, n.d. 8vo. paper-covered boards. unpaginated. Text in French. Catalogue 60. A collection of books, incunabula, manuscripts, and other items from the 14th to the 16th century offered for sale by Berès of Paris. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Two-page color frontispiece. Boards dented at corners and lightly soiled. READ MORE about MANUSCRITS ET LIVRES DU QUATORZIÈME AU SEIZIÈME SIÈCLE
(Paris): Pierre Berès, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (283) pages. Catalogue 75 published by the French bookseller. Lists 859 entries. Abundant illustrations, some in color. Corners bumped. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUES LITTÉRAIRES DU ROMANTISME À NOS JOURS
Paris: Pierre Berès, (1977). large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Catalogue 76 from Pierre Berès of Paris offering French 19th century illustrated books, book bindings, napoleonica, etc. 370 books are offered for sale. Each entry is described and given a price. Illustrated in black-and-white. Indexed at rear. READ MORE about DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE ESSAIS, ÉTUDES, ART
Paris: Pierre Beres, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 106 items described. Catalogue 77 issued by this French bookseller. Many illustrations including some in color. READ MORE about LIVRES A FIGURES DES XVe & XVIe SIECLES
Paris, France: Pierre Berès & Associés, 2005. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Text in French. Auction, July 5-8, 2005-December 17-18, 2007, of the estate of Paris bookseller Pierre Berès. 3284 lots. Items auctioned included bibliography, typography, calligraphy, incunabula, and antiquarian books, Color illustrations throughout. Brief comment on Berès in Volume I. READ MORE about PIERRE BERÈS 80 ANS DE PASSION
précédé de témoignages amicaux de Maître Etienne Ader, Germaine de Coster, Michel Kieffer, Pierre Lecuire, Alain Nicolas, Henri Paricaud, le Baron Louis de Sadeleer, Lucien Scheler suivi du catalogue des éditions de la Librairie Auguste Blaizot et de la liste des principales ventes publiques qu'elle a organisées.
N.P. n.p., n.d. (circa 1990). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 109, (3) pages. précédé de témoignages amicaux de Maître Etienne Ader, Germaine de Coster, Michel Kieffer, Pierre Lecuire, Alain Nicolas, Henri Paricaud, le Baron Louis de Sadeleer, Lucien Scheler suivi du catalogue des éditions de la Librairie Auguste Blaizot et de la liste des principales ventes publiques qu'elle a organisées. Text in French. Limited to an edition of 250. Contains seven essays about Librairie Auguste..... READ MORE about ELOGE DE LA CONTINUITE: LIBRAIRIE AUGUSTE BLAIZOT, 1840-1990
Paris: Gumuchian & Cie, n.d. (circa 1930s). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 182 pages and 135 plates of bindings including some in full color. Catalogue no.12 issued by this bookselling firm. (Brenni no.288). The catalogue has descriptions of 398 bindings with well over one-third of them illustrated. The descriptions are detailed and the text is aided by indices to provenance and authors. Crease through middle of dust jacket; chipping along edges of jacket being more... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE RELIURES DU XVE AU XIXE SIÈCLE, EN VENTE A LA LIBRAIRIE GUMUCHIAN & CIE
Paris: S.A. Georg, Libraires, 1929. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 64, (3) pages. Bookseller's catalogue spotlighting works that were printed using new techniques in typography, illustration and binding that gained favor during the Romantic Era. Listed chronologically, 82 entries describe bindings in detail and cite information about illustrations therein. Handsomely printed with 82 plates, two in color. Separate indexes for works, authors and illustrators. Printed by A. Lahure. Library bookplate on inside front cover. READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES DE L'ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE IMPRIMÉS ENTRE LES ANNÉES 1803 - 1848,...
Paris: S.A. Georg, Libraires, 1929. small 4to. contemporary half cloth and marbled paper-covered boards with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. (iv), 64, (3) pages. Bookseller's catalogue spotlighting works that were printed using new techniques in typography, illustration and binding that gained favor during the Romantic Era. Listed chronologically, 82 entries describe bindings in detail and cite information about illustrations therein. Handsomely printed with 82 plates, two in color. Separate indexes for works, authors and illustrators... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES DE L'ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE IMPRIMÉS ENTRE LES ANNÉES 1803 - 1848,...
Paris: Maggs Bros. (1938). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 84 pages and 50 plates, some of which are in full color. Catalogue 12. Part of the Serie Francaise issued by Maggs. With many illustrations of fine bindings. Spine chipped with pieces of covering missing. READ MORE about CHOIX DE BEAUX LIVRES DU XVe AU XIXe SIÈCLE, AUTOGRAPHES
Paris: Maggs Bros. n.d. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 135+(1) pages. Catalogue 9 of the Maggs "Série Française". Frontispiece photograph of part of the Pereire library followed by four page preface by Alfred Pereire. 608 priced items. Covers soiled. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN HUMANISTE, D'APRÈS LES LIVRES CHOISIS PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LES BIBLIOTHÈQUES...
Paris: Francisque Lefrançois, 1938. small 4to. quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. (iv), 113, (3) pages. The sixth and last part of this famous sale (Blogie 341). Édouard Rahir (1862-1924) was a well-known antiquarian bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher in Paris (for a time the publisher for the Société des Bibliophiles François). He had a long-standing business relationship with Quaritch in London and was the author of La Bibliothèque de l'amateur (1909 &..... READ MORE about LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE FEU ÉDOUARD RAHIR, ANCIEN LIBRAIRE. SIXIÈME ET DERNIÈRE PARTIE
Oslo: Johan Grundt Tanum, 1948. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 71+(1) pages. First edition. An analysis of book selling in Paris. The author looks at all areas of activity, from the antiquarian bookseller to the importer/exporter. Illustrated. Covers lightly soiled. READ MORE about BOGHANDEL I PARIS
Paris: Hector Bossange, 1845. 8vo. later cloth. xiv, 875-984, 802, (4), xi-xvi, 985-1221+(1) pages. Sales catalogue. Preface in French, English and Spanish. This a catalogue of all the great works in many languages that Hector Bossange claims to be able to procure in a modern edition in a variety of bindings. In his preface, he says that this catalogue is intended as a tool specifically for foreign book collectors and their agents to ease the... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE LIVRES FRANCAIS, ANGLAIS, ALLEMANDS, ESPAGNOLS, ITALIENS, PORTUGAIS, ORIENTAUX ETC,,...
Paris, France: Ernest Bourdin, 1845. 4to. original stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. Text in French. Specimens of title pages, text, and engraved illustrations by Paris publisher Ernest Bourdin. Includes press notice from La Prresse, December 7, 1842, on inside front wrapper. Black and white illustrations. Wrappers soiled and lightly worn at edges. Foxing throughout text. READ MORE about ÉTRENNES LITTÉRAIRES, CATALOGUE-SPÉCIMEN DES OUVRAGES ILLUSTRÉS
Grand Palais, Biennale des Antiquaires, 1988
Paris: François et Rodolphe Chamonal, 1988. small 4to. cloth. unpaginated. Grand Palais, Biennale des Antiquaires, 1988. Catalogue of 52 items, all illustrated in color. Note presenting catalogue laid-in. Boards lightly worn and soiled, corners bumped. READ MORE about LIVRES ET MANUSCRITS ANCIENS RARES ET PRÉCIEUX
Paris: Francois et Rodolphe Chamonal, 1990. 4to. cloth. Not paginated. Catalogue which describes 100 items as a celebration of the one hundred anniversary of Chamonal. Well-illustrated, some are in color. Text in French. Corners bumped. READ MORE about LIVRES ET MANUSCRITS ANCIENS RARES ET PRECIEUX, CATALOGUE PUBLIE A L'OCCASION DU CENTENAIRE DE...
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1949. 8vo. paper wrappers. 196 pages. Account of a committee appointed to examine the distribution of French books abroad, both commercially and non-commercially. Yellowed. READ MORE about COMMISSION NATIONALE DU LIVRE FRANCAIS A L'ETRANGER RAPPORT GENERAL
(Paris: C. Coulet & A. Faure), 1964. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 56, (2) pages. Limited to an edition of 150. Catalogue of 143 books and documents related to these three French writer-soldiers. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout with 14 plates. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. READ MORE about ALAIN-FOURNIER, 22 SEPTEMBRE 1914. CHARLES PÉGUY, 5 SEPTEMBRE 1914. ERNEST PSICHARI, 22 AOÛT 1914