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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Europe :France

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…<b>Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;</b><br> And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.</b><br>, Eyre, Edmund John
1 Eyre, Edmund John Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;
And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.


London: Robinson, and Longman and Rees, 1803,
 First Edition,
 Leather.
 8vo; xv, 393 pp. 21x13 cm
 
Edmund John Eyre was an English dramatist who left university to join a theater troupe. He became first a comedian, then an actor who appeared at Drury Lane.

His remarks on the French theatre and actors are interesting, printing the admission prices at various theatres and also transcribes an extensive bill of fare, including the wine list, of "one of the most expensive and fashionable eating houses in Paris" (page 113).

Bindings very firm and square. Minor shelf handling. Text clean. Even toning to text. Occasional soiling/staining throughout. Full calf, raised bands, edges speckled red. Rebacked.
Ref. Not in ETSC; Bodl 014752071 [6 copies]; OCoLC 25458156; ODNB
 
Price: 295.00 USD

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...<b> Seeing Europe with Famous Authors [10 Volumes – Complete Set] </b>, Halsey, Francis W. (Editor)
2 Halsey, Francis W. (Editor) ... Seeing Europe with Famous Authors [10 Volumes – Complete Set]
New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1914 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover

 
A handy small-format set which gives a quick perspective of pre-World War I Europe.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some toning to spines. Illustrated with photographs.

Set includes:
Great Britain and Ireland; Part 1 and 2;
France and the Netherlands Part 1 and 2;
Germany, Australia-Hungary, and Switzerland part 1 and 2;
Italy and Greece part 1 and 2;
Spain and Portugal and Russia, Scandinavia, and the Southeast with index to 10 volumes.

 
Price: 85.00 USD

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…<b>Cathedrals of Southern France.</b>, Miltoun, Francis
3 Miltoun, Francis Cathedrals of Southern France.
Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1905 [Published August, 1904; present on copyright page] First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 90 illustrations, plans and diagrams by Blanche McManus 
Light blue buckram with decorations and titles in three colors. Decorated endpages. Bindings square and tight. Text clean with only a hint of toning. Previous owner’s name on first blank page. Ex-Library with spine call numbers and front bookplate as the only markings. 7.5 inches tall. 554 pages with index.

Describing 80 cathedrals of Southern France, history, architecture, and the surrounding area is highlighted.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b> A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy </b>, Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]
4 Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence] ... A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
London: Thomas Tegg, 1809 Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates. Hardcover.

 Two colored, full-color caricature plates by Rowlandson. 
Red calf, gilt ruled, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands. Marbled endpages, All edges gilt. -

A lively travel narrative and one of the premier examples of early "stream-of-consciousness" technique.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate even toning. Modest handling wear. Spine aged; small part of spine label lacking. Faint front hinge repair with Scotch tape. Top spine band rubbed. Two pencil notations on free endpages probably by a bookseller from along the way. Printed by Hazard and Certhew, Beech Street, Barbicon. xii, 179, [1] pp. 16x10 cm(6¼x4")

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist.
Rowlandson's designs were usually done in outline with the reed-pen, and delicately washed with color. They were then etched by the artist on the copper, and afterwards aquatinted—usually by a professional engraver, the impressions being finally colored by hand.
As a designer he was characterized by his facility and ease of draughtsmanship. He dealt less frequently with politics than his fierce contemporary, Gillray, but commonly touching, in a rather gentle spirit, the various aspects and incidents of social life.
His most artistic work is to be found among the more careful drawings of his earlier period; but even among the exaggerated caricature of his later time we find hints that this master of the humorous might have attained to the beautiful had he so willed.

 
Price: 375.00 USD

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…<b>Touring Through France.</b>, Shackleton, Elizabeth
5 Shackleton, Elizabeth Touring Through France.
Philadelphia, The Penn Company, 1925 First Edition. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with color frontispiece and nearly 100 photographs. 
Dark blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration in three colors. [Some of yellow lacking] Wear to boards with rub to cloth lower spine. Foxing on top of frontispiece and title page. Bookplate on front free endpage. Includes: A brief resume of Expenses! 9.25 inches tall. 407 pages with index.

A delightful tour and description shortly after World War I.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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…<b>A Spring Fortnight In France.</b>, Tozier, Josephine
6 Tozier, Josephine A Spring Fortnight In France.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1907 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with photographs. 
Late 19th century travelogue of rural France.

Tan Buckram covered boards. Color Paste-on scene on front Titles stamped in Gilt. Bindings square and tight. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Rub lower spine. Text clean with light even toning. No ownership markings. 8.5 inches tall. 352 pages.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b> A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters </b><br>, [18th Century Travel] Moore, John
7 [18th Century Travel] Moore, John ... A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters

Boston: Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Young, for David West, 1792 First American Edition. Leather-Bound.
 
This book relates, via series of letters, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria. During these travels, Moore met with several eminent figures, including Frederick the Great and Voltaire. This volume and his subsequent volume of travels in Italy were immensely popular.

Bound in full leather, with red leather spine label and gilt lettering to the spine. The text is adorned with an engraved headpiece. Page 215 mis-numbered [115]; page 187 mis-numbered [178].

Displays external wear, with rubbing and scuffing visible to the covers; and faint vertical cracking and chipping visible to the spine and spine edges. The hinges of this volume are cracked.

The armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the front paste-down, and a previous owner's signature appears on the front flyleaf. The interior of this volume exhibits foxing and toning, as well as occasional faint moisture markings. 430 pages; 8.5 inches tall; 5.75 inches wide.

A very handsome copy of the American edition.
 
Price: 200.00 USD

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...<b> On the Rhine and Other Sketches of European Travel  </b><br>, [Continental Europe]  Murphy, (Lady) Blanche; T. Dolphus Trollope, Sarah B. Wister; Edward King
8 [Continental Europe] Murphy, (Lady) Blanche; T. Dolphus Trollope, Sarah B. Wister; Edward King ... On the Rhine and Other Sketches of European Travel

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippingcott, 1881.
 Second Printing.
 Hardcover.
 4to; 9.5 inches tall. 327 pages.
 Illustrated with in-text drawings on nearly every page and full plates.
 
Gathering the writings and letters of the most famous elite of the mid-19th century this well-illustrated volume chronicles an age of wealth and privilege.

Travel narratives from, Germany, Paris, the Italian Lakes, Australia, Sicily and places in-between.

Green publisher's cloth with stamped designs and vignette in black and gilt. Top edge gilt. Beveled boards.

Bindings tight and square. Front hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free end-page.

 
Price: 80.00 USD

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…<b>Magnetic Paris.</b>, [France] Mack, Adelaide
9 [France] Mack, Adelaide Magnetic Paris.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover.

 With many illustrations especially drawn by Geo. Desains and Charlotte Schaller. 
Red cloth with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped art-deco design boards. Bindings firm and square, Text clean without ownership markings. Light shelf wear with some darkening to the spine. 243 pages. 7.5 inches tall.

A charming book about pre-World War I Paris. The last chapter of Affirmations is very interesting in its account of French attitudes.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b> Enchanted Brittany </b><br>, [France] Oakley, Amy
10 [France] Oakley, Amy ... Enchanted Brittany

New York: The Century Company, 1930 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrations by Thornton Oakley, 100+ drawings.
 
This is the third volume of travel in France the authors have produced. Brittany is shown in all its picturesque and romantic best.

Though narration and illustration the historical glamour of Breton, appeal of old legend, wild rock born coasts, the beauty of fishing fleets, castles, chateaux, churches and cathedral are all presented.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners light wear and pushed. Map endpages.

The front and most of the spine of the dust jacket are protected now in a Mylar sleeve. Lacking part of spine and rear panel.
 
Price: 35.00 USD

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<b>...Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons De Paris Section Nord-East Carte Taride # 3  </b>, [France] [No Author Listed]
11 [France] [No Author Listed] ...Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons De Paris Section Nord-East Carte Taride # 3
Paris A. Taride [undated c1910] Printed one oil-skin.

 
Pre World War I map of the regions around Paris, Champagne, Ardennes to the border of Luxembourg.

Relief in colors shown by shading and spot heights. Scale 1:250,000. Undated but these maps date from the early 1900’s.

No flaws to map. Some even toning. Holder has wear to edges. Width: 35.5 inches; Height 28 inches. Folds to 5.5 by 7.25 inches.

Large map showing both roads and highways at the outbreak of the First World War.

Lower center in the Soissons-Fismes-Chateau Thierry triangle, scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the war. An uncommon map in this condition.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b> 24 unused Postcards of Loches, France attached in a booklet Circa 1901 </b><br>, [France] [No author]
12 [France] [No author] ... 24 unused Postcards of Loches, France attached in a booklet Circa 1901

France, [Unknown publisher]: Circa 1901.
 Attached in a booklet. Approx. 3.5 inches by 6 inches.
 
Loches is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

It is situated 29 miles (47 km) southeast of Tours by railway, on the left bank of the Indre River.

The town, one of the most picturesque in central France, lies at the foot of the rocky eminence on which stands the Château de Loches, the castle of the Anjou family, surrounded by an outer wall 13 ft./4 m. thick, and consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, the royal lodge and the donjon or keep.

History: Loches (the Roman Leucae) grew up around a monastery founded about 500 by St. Ours and belonged to the Counts of Anjou from 886 until 1205. In the latter year it was seized from King John of England by Philip Augustus, and from the middle of the 13th century until after the time of Charles IX of France the castle was a residence of the kings of France, apart for a brief interlude in 1424 when it was heritably granted to Archibald Douglas, Duke of Touraine. Antoine Guenand, Lord of La Celle-Guenand was appointed Captain-Governor of Loches in 1441.

Stapled card-stock booklet has minor handling wear and has faded from original blue.

Cards are not flawed. Included railway ticket dated 1901. Each card is captioned. Two pages of text. 
Price: 24.00 USD

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<b>... Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons Est De La France Carte Taride # 6 </b>, [France] [Unknown]
13 [France] [Unknown] ... Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons Est De La France Carte Taride # 6
Paris A. Taride, [undated c1910] Folded Map in Sleeve.

 
Pre World War I map of the regions in the north section of France to the Austrian border including Strasbourg.

Relief in colors shown by shading and spot heights. Scale 1:250,000. Undated but these maps date from the early 1900’s. Printed one oil-skin. No flaws to map. Some even toning. Holder has wear to edges. Width: 35.5 inches; Height 28 inches. Folds to 5.5 by 7.25 inches.

Large map showing both roads and highways at the outbreak of the First World War.

An uncommon map in this condition.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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…<b>The Real Latin Quarter.</b>, [Paris] Smith, F. [Frank] Berkley
14 [Paris] Smith, F. [Frank] Berkley The Real Latin Quarter.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1901 First Edition – First Printing. HArdcover.

 Illustrations and board design by the author from photographs and drawings by the author. Plus 3 color lithographic plates with captioned-tissue guards (1 by F. Hopkinson Smith and 2 by Paris artist Sancha). 
Tan cloth covered boards decorated in 5 colors. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Ownership signature. Light shelf handling.

The author describes of the art scene and other characters of the Latin Quarter of Paris at the turn of the century. Many interesting people, restaurants, banquets, cabarets, student quarter activities, Quat'z' Arts, songs, and studios found while touring along the streets of the Latin Quarter area of Paris are described.

 
Price: 40.00 USD

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