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Gauguin
Bowness, Alan (with notes by Lesliy Stevenson),
ISBN: 0714826839
Phaidon Press, London, 1991. Enlarged and Revised
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Gauguin. Enlarged and Revised. 515 g.; IV, 5-128 pages, last page blank, outline biography, select bibliography, list of illustrations. The text is illustrated with 77 illustrations, of which 48 in colour. Included are other artist's work which were of influence to Gauguin's work. Colour illustrated covers, with white background and black and white titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. Little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. This book was first published in 1971 and this is a revised and enlarged edition of 1991. A look at the 19th century French artist Paul Gauguin, of his life and of his painting. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Gauguin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; France ; Art -- History and Theory ; ISBN: 0714826839. ISBN/EAN: 9780714826837. Inventory No: 0107653. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107653  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Gentlemen Convicts
Poli, François,
Hart Davis, London, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 355g; VI, 162 pages, last two pages blank. Red coloured boards with the black titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and to the top book corners. Browning and foxing to the text block edges, with the top text block edge being worse than the others. Browning, light foxing and a hint of offset pertaining to the endpapers. Age toning to the internal pages. There is an inscription to the free front end paper. Original illustrated dust jacket featuring a reclining skeleton, against a grey background with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and slight chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and rubbing to the lower dustwrapper corners. Rubbing and chipping to both the top and bottom backstrip edges. The backstrip and part of the rear dustwrapper panel have become brown and a little foxed. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper, confined to the backstrip and fold over crease areas, and scattered foxing is also noted. The author sought out the ex-convicts who had built new lives for themselves and found that, however prosperous, powerful and even respectable they had become, they could never quite stifle a yearning for adventure. Most of the book consists of the story of one man, who committed a crime passionel in his youth and was transported to the penal settlement on the Maroni. -- front fold over blurb. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; France ; Australia; History. Inventory No: 0105980. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105980  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Gilberte Regained
Jullian, Philippe,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: The Author. First Edition. 290 g.; VI, 160 pages. The text is illustrated with numerous full-page black-and-white drawings by the author. Brown coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Browning and foxing to the top and bottom text block edge. Browning, a faint offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers and light browning to the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by the author, with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. There is a 1.5 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a small tear to the top edge of the same panel. Fading of the backstrip and Browning and foxing to the rear dustwrapper panel, fold over panels and the verso of the dustwrapper. Black and white illustrated portrait of author, by author, to the rear fold over panel. A series of 7 short stories by the French writer Philippe Jullian. Translated from the French by Jean Stewart. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: The Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories ; Illustrated; France ; Inventory No: 0108362. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108362  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Joachim Gasquet's Cezanne; A Memoir with Conversations
Gasquet, Joachim ,
ISBN: 0500092125
Thames and Hudson, London, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Paul Cézanne. First Edition. 1 kg; (6), 7-240 pages, preface by John Rewald, introduction by Richard Schiff, translator's introduction by Christopher Pemberton, two appendices, translator's notes, sources of illustrations and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, by Paul Cézanne of author, painted in 1896-97. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of Paul Cézanne's work throughout. Green coloured boards with gilt publisher's logo embossed to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Previous owners name to the top edge of the free front end paper. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Paul Cézanne, with black and pale green titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. " Joachim Gasquet's personal and largely first-hand study of the greatest and most profound modern painter has been known to Cézanne experts and art historians for some time. But it has been hitherto been available only in the French edition was published originally in 1921. Now the English-reading audience is introduced for the first time when invaluable and often-cited source of information Cézanne's aspirations and ideas." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. First English Translation. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Paul Cézanne. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; France ; ISBN: 0500092125. ISBN/EAN: 9780500092125. Inventory No: 0111183. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111183  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Journal of a political exile in Australia
Ducharme , Leon (Leandre).,
Review Publications Pty. Ltd., Dubbo, 1976. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. Translated from the Original, with Introduction and Notes by George Mackaness. pp. 80; 1 map, 5 illustrations, appendix; original stiff wrappers; a fine copy. ***Australian Historical Monographs, Vol. II (New Series). First published in Sydney in 1944, the original edition in French is of the greatest rarity. Ducharme was one of the French-Canadian prisoners transported after the rebellion of 1838 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Biography; History -- Australia; France; Canada; Facsimile. Inventory No: 0202270. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Le Bon Usage; Grammaire Francaise Avec Des Remarques Sur La Langue Francaise D'Aujourd'Hui
Grevisse, Maurice,
Editions J. Dugulot, Paris, 1964. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Reprint. 1.155 kg.; V, 6-1194 pages, prefaced by Fernand Desonay, bibliography, introduction, Indications Relatives A Certains Auteurs Cites, and index. Yellow textured coloured endpapers. Blue coloured cloth boards with gilt embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Light blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Minor bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Light browning and marking to the text block edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper, in blue ink, and the date '70 has been placed to the lower right-hand corner of the same page. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the front paste-down. Plain text dustwrapper with green background with white and orange titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing, with a little chipping, to the lower right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper and to the rear dustwrapper corners. There is a 0.75 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a similar sized tear to the middle edge of the same panel, with some associated creasing. Some lifting of the laminate around the tears, and alongside the front spine gutter region. Some marks and yellowing of the rear dustwrapper panel. A French Grammar text. Text is in French. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; France ; Language ; Inventory No: 0107931. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
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MARCH OR DIE. France and the Foreign Legion
Geraghty, Tony,
ISBN: 0246119756
Guild Publishing, London, 1986. Reprint Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint Edition. 352, appendix, bibliography, index; endpaper maps, 8 pp. black and white photographs. The author was a former military correspondent for the London Times, he combines stories of acts of bravery and the Legion's role in many of the most important political events, including China, Taiwan and Indo-China. essentially a history of ther Foreign Legion, from it's establishment in 1831, to absorb the footloose veterans of Napoleon's old armies thru every war and campaign up to today. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; France; ISBN: 0246119756. ISBN/EAN: 9780246119759. Inventory No: 0204108. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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My Friend Toulouse-Lautrec
Gauzi, François,
Neville Spearman, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, introduction by translator and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing author in Toulouse-Lautrec's art studio. The text is illustrated with 11 black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and there is light browning and dust marks to the top text block edge. Page 5 and 6 have become slightly dog-eared. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste down. Illustrated dustwrapper with red titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and a few small tears to the lower dustwrapper edge. The major damage to the dustwrapper has been to the rear dustwrapper panel where there is a piece missing measuring 3" x 2" with associated involvement of the top part of the backstrip. Rubbing and some marking to the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Translated from the French by Paul Dinnage. The memoirs of the author who was a life long friend of one of the most innovative, modern and sad of French artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 100 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; France ; Biography -- Arts; Inventory No: 0109724. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
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Ode to Charles Fourier
Breton, Andre,
Cape Goliard Press, London, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 190 g.; not paginated (62 pages) and at the beginning and at the rear of the book there are four pages of plain pink coloured card. Introduction by Kenneth White. Black-and-white illustrated cover, showing Charles Fourier, with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and to the backstrip region. The top backstrip edges have become somewhat frayed and a previous owner had placed tape, still in situ, to the top backstrip edge. Rubbing, marking, browning and some fading to the book panels and browning to the endpapers and internal text. Translated from the French by Kenneth White. A poem (printed boat in French and in English) by Andre Breton celebrating the life and achievements of the 17th century the Utopist Charles Fourier. First English Translation. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; France ; Foreign-Language; Inventory No: 0109725. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $88.00 (AUD)
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Rouault: Retrospective Exhibition 1953. The Cleveland Museum of Art / The Museum of Modern Art New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1953. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Georges Roualt. First Edition. 32 pages, acknowledgements by Monroe Wheeler, Director of the Exhibition, foreword by Jacques Maritain, chronology and Catalogue of the Exhibition. The text is illustrated with one black-and-white photograph and 30 black-and-white reproductions of Georges Roualts' work. Illustrated front cover, being a black-and-white reproductions of another of Georges Roualts' painting with dark green background and black and white writing on the front panel. All edges of the book are rubbed and slightly scuffed and there is creasing and scuffing to the book corners. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top front spine gutter edge. Rubbing to the book panels has also occurred. Some foxing to the verso of the front cover and back cover, though the internal pages are clean and unmarked. The Catalogue of retrospective of the French artist Georges Roualt which was held in 1953 at both the Museum of modern Art New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Georges Roualt. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; France ; Art -- History and Theory ; Catalogue; Inventory No: 0103913. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The French Presence in Victoria 1800-1901
Not Stated,
Victorian Artists' Society , East Melbourne, 1984. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic And Illustrations. First Edition. VI, 663 pages, seven pages following -- advertisements for various sponsors and last page blank, list of sponsors, acknowledgements, foreword by Race Mathews, Minister for the Arts, preface (in French) by M. Bernard Ledun -- Consul General of France for Melbourne, introduction and a further reading. The text is illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and numerous black-and-white contemporary illustrations, highlighting French presence in Victoria from 1800 to 1901. Colour illustrated front cover, against a black background with white titles to the front panel. A little rubbing to the book edges and to the book panels. An exhibition presented by Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, French Consulate General and La Trobe Library to celebrate the 150 anniversary of Victoria. It was held between the dates 3-13 December, 1984. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic And Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Victoria; Catalogues; France ; Australia; Inventory No: 0108145. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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The Gentlemen of 16 July
Maurice, Rene Louis and Ken Follett,
ISBN: 0877952981
Arbor House, New York, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 370 g.; X, 166 pages, last page blank. The text is illustrated with a map of Nice showing the area around the Societe Generale Bank. 1/4 red cloth backstrip with black titles. 3/4 light gray coloured board. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. The lower book edge has become slightly faded. Light browning to the text block edges. The front fore edge of the text block is hand cut. Plain text dustwrapper with red and white background and black and white titles to the front panel and backstrip black-and-white photograph of Ken Follett on the rear dustwrapper panel, the panel for the photograph of the other author is blank, as the name is a pseudonym for three French journalists. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and a little chipping to the top backstrip edge. A hint of darkening to the backstrip region. Yellowing of the fold over panels and the front fold over panel has a small triangular crease to the top right-hand corner. The true story of one of the most daring of French bank robberies, that of the Societe Generale Bank in Nice by Albert Spaggiari and his band of techno-thieves. As intriguing as the robbery is the personality of the leader of the bank robbers -- Albert Spaggiari. After stealing $10 million from the bank (leaving a fortune of jewels and cheques behind ] and humbling various police forces throughout Europe, he was finally captured only to make an escape for freedom from the courtroom in the middle of his interrogation. He was still at large at the publication of the book! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; France ; ISBN: 0877952981. ISBN/EAN: 9780877952985. Inventory No: 0107004. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107004  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Statement
Moore, Brian,
ISBN: 0747524009
Bloomsbury, London, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. IV, 218 pages, last page blank. Gray coloured endpapers. Black coloured faux silk place marker. Black coloured boards with gilt titles on the back strip. A little rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip. The major damage to the book has been to the back book panel, where there has been scattered white marks of unknown origin. Illustrated dustwrapper, with author photograph on the back dustwrapper panel. White and black titles to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and the rear dustwrapper panel has become rubbed and shows heavy handling marks. On the verso of the dustwrapper shows multiple small marks of unknown aetiology. A novel set in France, where no-one would suspect the protagonist of being the target of commando hitmen, or a public enemy sentenced twice to death in absentia for wartime crimes. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France ; ISBN: 0747524009. ISBN/EAN: 9780747524007. Inventory No: 0105627. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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They Are Betraying Peace
Cathala, Jean,
Literaturnaya Gazeta Publishers, Moscow, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 232 pages, translated from the French. The Author was Former Head of the Information Department of the French Embassy in Moscow and a defector to the Soviet Union. Very light bumping to the top two corners. Top edge of the pages is foxed, otherwise in good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. v Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; France; Inventory No: 0207294. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Women of Iron and Velvet
Crossland, Margaret,
ISBN: 0094615004
Constable, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 255 pp., 9 pages of black and white illustrations,, index. Illustrated dustwrapper. Slight shelfwear to base of book. The dustwrapper has softened, with no definition to the folds and. The dustwrapper also shows signs of crumpling along the top edge. The author has provided a fascinating study of the progression of women writers since the death of George Sand 100 years ago, encompassing also many women writers as far back as the 12th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literary Criticism; Books about Books; France; ISBN: 0094615004. ISBN/EAN: 9780094615007. Inventory No: 0201627. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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