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Cairo and How to See It
1 Cairo and How to See It

Cairo, Egypt Les Editions Universitaires D'Egypte 1954 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover, silver advertising for Air France on rear board. Slight fading to cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Small previous owner initials and date 1954 at top edge of front free endpaper. 187 pgs. with clean fold-out map of Cairo at rear of book (excellent condition). Illustrated with photographs of buildings and antiquities. "Welcome to Egypt" pamphlet from Air France in excellent condition also enclosed. Book details history of the area and important sites, architecture; itinerary for one day; two days; four days; a week. 12mo. Middle East. 012706

Price: 20.00 USD
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2 The Glory of Sail

Dodd Mead & Co. 1966 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
182 pgs. Blue-gray cloth book with white lettering, manufactured in France. Oversize with beautiful full page color illustrations of sailing vessels, as well as black & white illustrations. A thorough history of sailing, and a must for those who love ships, sailing and the sea. Slight discoloration to edges of cover and slight chipping to lettering. Binding firm and tight,no names or writing inside, all text very clean. Oversize. Sailing. 002014

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Seigneurs of La Saulaye, Abbott, Johnston
3 The Seigneurs of La Saulaye
Abbott, Johnston
New York MacMillan 1928 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tiny previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 379 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price intact ($2.50 on front inside flap), some corner clipping to front flap, slight wear to paper at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An historical French adventure story. 015531

Price: 6.00 USD
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Collector's Luck in France, Alice Van Leer Carrick
4 Collector's Luck in France
Alice Van Leer Carrick
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1924 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First Edition in somewhat tattered dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small gold medallion decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 207 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket is clean and bright, upper half of spine is missing, a few short closed edge tears and small chips at top of rear panel, separation at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures that carry us through Paris, its byways, quais, and fairs, as Mrs. Carrick searches for antiques. 026524

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Siege of Paris, Baldick, Robert
5 The Siege of Paris
Baldick, Robert
New York Macmillan 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration of huge hot air balloon, many beautiful illustrations throughout taken from contemporary engravings and photographs. 248 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, small closed tear to spine center, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap). Jacket is reproduced from a plate in "Paris Assiege", by Jules Claretie. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024209

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
6 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

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7 Abbayes De Provence
Berenguier, Rooul
Paris Caisse Nationale Des Monuments Historiques 1960 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Clean bright softcover book with no chipping or creasing. 46 pgs. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps. A guide to the historic abbeys of the Provence area of France. All text in French. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. French. WARD01696

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Beach Holidays from Portugal to Israel, Bernarde, Melvin and Anita
8 Beach Holidays from Portugal to Israel
Bernarde, Melvin and Anita
New York Dodd Mead 1974 0-396-06891-X / 9780396068914 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by authors and dated on front free endpaper. 272 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A lively, informal guide to carefully chosen beaches in Portugal, Spain, France, Sardinia, Elba, Yugoslavia, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. Included are both low cost lodgings and luxury hotels, pristine beaches and active social spots. Basic information on transportation, climate, points of interest, accomodations and more. 8vo. Travel. 008193

Price: 12.00 USD
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L'Affaire Jones, Bernstein, Hillel
9 L'Affaire Jones
Bernstein, Hillel
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold decoration on cover and bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Color decorated endpapers. 257 pgs. Dustjacket has very light soiling, tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009860

Price: 25.00 USD
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Primer for Combat, Boyle, Kay
10 Primer for Combat
Boyle, Kay
New York Simon & Schuster 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean teal blue cloth boards with clean unchipped paper title label on spine. Hint of slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 320 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has edge wear and shallow edge chipping, closed tear at front spine fold (3") and at spine fold (2"), other very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of France's turmoil during World War II. 8vo. World War II. 015052

Price: 30.00 USD
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Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series), Brennan, Georgeanne
11 Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series)
Brennan, Georgeanne
Time-Life Books 1999 0737020199 / 9780737020199 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in very clean unclipped dust jacket. Large format - approx. size is 9" x 13'. Clean ivory boards with black cloth spine, ivory lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with awesome photography of both recipes and scenery. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A trip not only to the French table, but to the very heart of French culture, with amazing recipes. 027672

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Food and Wine of France: Bordeaux to the Pays Basque, Brown, Michael and Sybil
12 Food and Wine of France: Bordeaux to the Pays Basque
Brown, Michael and Sybil
1983 Exeter Books 1984 0671059688 / 9780671059682 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book and dust jacket. Red cloth boards with lovely gold illustration of hen and rooster on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color photographs. 240 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, very slight age-toning; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Highly readable and entertaining guide to the gastronomic richesof Southwest France; the famous wines and anisette liqueur of Bordelais; truffles and pate de fois gras from Perigord and the Quercy; Roquefort cheese, matured in the caves of Combalou; the brandy of Armagnac, and so much more. 027756

Price: 15.00 USD
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One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
13 One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger
Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Jo Spier, Illustrator 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red cross and black rifle on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated by Dorothy Carr Howell. Illustrated with drawings by Jo Spier. 248 pages. Dust jacket is clean with very slight browning to spine, not price clipped, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Wonderful photo of Father Bruckberger on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of one of the most heroic figures of World War II. This priest was a fearless fighter in the French Commandos, then Chaplain General of the Resistance groups. It was he who received General de Gaulle amid enemy gunfire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame when France was liberated from the Nazis. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the medal of the Legion of Honor, and several other distinctions. Later he was chaplain of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara. 026518

Price: 35.00 USD
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Cuisine Sante, Buey, Christophe and L'Ecole de Cuisine Francaise Sabine de Mirbeck
14 Cuisine Sante
Buey, Christophe and L'Ecole de Cuisine Francaise Sabine de Mirbeck
New York Viking Press 1987 0670817929 / 9780670817924 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean cream/rose cloth boards with pink metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear - as new condition. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean lime green endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs. 192 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Traditional French cooking rethought for today's health-conscious gourmet. 026071

Price: 18.00 USD
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15 Visages De La Bourgogne
Bullier, Marie; De Saint Jacob, Pierre; Quarre, Pierre; Oursel, Charles
Paris Horizons De France 1942 Soft Cover Near FIne 
Clean softbound book with red, green and blue decoration. Many illustrations in color and black & white, plus fold-out maps. No names or writing inside. Pages are clean. No creasing or chipping. All text is in French. 7-1/2" x 9-1/4". French. WARD01589

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Wine Lover's Guide to France, Busselle, Michael
16 The Wine Lover's Guide to France
Busselle, Michael
Little Brown & Co 1986 0316118397 / 9780316118392 First Unknown Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, maps. 255 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has one tiny corner chip at base of spine, smaller than a dried pea. Not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026319

Price: 14.00 USD
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Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I, Cartland, Barbara
17 Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I
Cartland, Barbara
England 1979 Paperback Very Good+ Signed
11" x 14" framed color photograph of author Barbara Cartland standing in front of a huge and ancient tree planted by Queen Elizabeth I of England, with her autograph below it (Love, Barbara Cartland), and a "Lucky Oak Leaf" from the tree in a see-through custom printed envelope below that. Also a typed 5-paragraph note from Barbara Cartland on her personal stationery on rear of framed picture regarding the oak leaf keepsake. Also included are three paperback romance novels by Miss Cartland in excellent condition (titles: The Prude and the Prodigal - Bantam, first printing,October, 1980; A Circus for Love - Pan, first printing, 1987; The Ghost Who Fell in Love, Bantam, first printing, 1979). After her death in May of 2000, Dame Barbara Cartland was interred at her private estate in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, under this very tree that had been planted by Queen Elizabeth I. Miss Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. She also wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. In January, 1988, Cartland received the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, the highest honour of the city of Paris, for publishing 25 million books in France. She wrote her last book at age 97 and died just shy of her 99th birthday in May of 2000. 024117

Price: 150.00 USD
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Romance of the Feudal Chateaux, Champney, Elizabeth W.
18 Romance of the Feudal Chateaux
Champney, Elizabeth W.
New York G. P. Putnam 1911 Later printing Hardcover Fine No dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding in fine condition. Light grey ribbed cloth boards with dark gray, black and gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Title page printed in red and black, with photo frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photogravure images with printed tissue guards. 436 pages. In clear removable mylar cover. 027020

Price: 35.00 USD
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Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France, Cook, Theodore Andrea
19 Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France
Cook, Theodore Andrea
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean and lovely two-volume set in original sturdy cloth dust jackets, with red ribbon page markers. Decorated American trade bindings. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold coat of arms and line border on covers, coat of arms decoration and gold lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration in each volume with clean printed tissue guard. Beautiful illustrations throughout both volumes with photographs of chateaux in France and their people. Volume I - 326 pages with index, fold-out geneology chart (chart nearly separated at one fold). Volume 2 - 314 pages with index and fold-out map near rear of book (Map of the Valley of the Loire for "Old Touraine" from the French Government Ordnance Survey in perfect condition). Both dust jackets are in excellent condition, of dark blue stiff cloth with gold decoration and lettering on spine, no tears, fading or chips. 023327

Price: 65.00 USD
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Paris in the Past: From Fouquet to Daumier and Paris In Our Time: From Impressionism to the Present Day (two books in slipcases), Courthion, Pierre and Albert Skira
20 Paris in the Past: From Fouquet to Daumier and Paris In Our Time: From Impressionism to the Present Day (two books in slipcases)
Courthion, Pierre and Albert Skira
Paris Skira 1957 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Two hardcover books in dust jackets with additional wrap-around paper bands, plus original cardboard slipcases. Books are in excellent condition. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with small "S" logo on imprinted on covers, brown stamped lettering on spines. No fading, bumping or wear. Bindings are tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Both contain a collection of full color reproduction paintings tipped in, representing the Paris of the time period named. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper of each book, otherwise unmarked. Both dust jackets are clean and bright (as are the bands), unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. slipcases have slight fading to edges, chipping to open edges. Paris as seen by great painters, with beautiful full color painting reproductions tipped in (70 reproductions in each volume). Collection planned and directed by Albert Skira. Text by Pierre Courthion, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert (text is in English). Also included: A Skira Art Books "Complete Catalog of Books in Print" that was laid in. 027346

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