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Image for A Nest of Hereditary Legislators done into English from the edition of Turguenieff's works published by MR GLAZOONOFF, St Petersburg, 1913 [translated from the Russian by "Frantz Davidovich Davis"]

A Nest of Hereditary Legislators done into English from the edition of Turguenieff's works published by MR GLAZOONOFF, St Petersburg, 1913 [translated from the Russian by "Frantz Davidovich Davis"]

By: Turguenieff, Ivan [Ivan Turgenev]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1914


First Trade Edition. Undated [1914]. Original grey cloth on bevelled boards; white paper title label on spine. No dustwrapper. Spine label rubbed, light scuffing, signature (1924) on front free endpaper, good. Also privately published in Tunbridge Wells by Francis Middleton Davis (almost certainly the real name of the translator). View more info

Image for A Princess's Secrets (Les Secrets De La Princess De Cadignan) Translated from the French By Ellen Marriage

A Princess's Secrets (Les Secrets De La Princess De Cadignan) Translated from the French By Ellen Marriage

By: Balzac, Honoré de

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co., 1901


Temple Edition of the Comédie Humaine, edited by George Saintsbury. Pocket edition format. Original green cloth on limp boards. Light scuffing, a little foxing, very good. View more info

Image for A Woman's Soul (Une Vie, 1883). Translated into English by Henry Blanchamp

A Woman's Soul (Une Vie, 1883). Translated into English by Henry Blanchamp

By: Maupassant, Guy De

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co, 1907


Lotus Library: Greening & Co., 1907. Frontispiece of author. Title page printed and decorated in black and red. Original blindstamped violet cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Maupassant's first novel. The second translation: Vizetelly had published the first under the title A Woman's Life in 1888. View more info

Image for Air Built Castles Stories from the Spanish of Fernan Caballero, the Walter Scott of Spain. Translated by Mrs Pauli (1887)

Air Built Castles Stories from the Spanish of Fernan Caballero, the Walter Scott of Spain. Translated by Mrs Pauli (1887)

By: Caballero, Fernan [ie Cecilia Francisca Josefa Böhl de Faber]. Translated by Mrs Pauli

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, The London Literary Society, 1887

Edition: 1st Edition


Undated first edition [1887]. Original brown cloth with shield in red, silver and gold on front boards, lettered in gilt; pale yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for Béatrix, Translated from the French By James Waring

Béatrix, Translated from the French By James Waring

By: Balzac, Honoré de

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co., 1901


Temple Edition of the Comédie Humaine, edited by George Saintsbury. Pocket edition format. Original green cloth on limp boards. Light scuffing, a little foxing, very good. View more info

Image for By Order of the King (L'Homme Qui Rit)

By Order of the King (L'Homme Qui Rit)

By: Hugo, Victor

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Co., 1887


Authorised English Translation. Reprint. Original navy blue cloth spine, with plum coloured boards; patterned endpapers. Light edgewear, rear board partially sunned, good View more info

Image for Cagliostro and Company. A Sequel to the Story of the Diamond Necklace, Translated by George Maidment (1902)

Cagliostro and Company. A Sequel to the Story of the Diamond Necklace, Translated by George Maidment (1902)

By: Funck-Brentano, Frantz

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co., 1910


Reprint: the Lotus Library. Original lilac cloth with raised pattern of leaves on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Spine sunned to brown, corners scuffed, endpapers browned, fair/good View more info

Image for Consuelo (1842); The Old Convents of paris & The Haunted Marsh (1846)

Consuelo (1842); The Old Convents of paris & The Haunted Marsh (1846)

By: Several Authors: George Sand, Mme Charles Reybauld

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Simms & McIntyre, 1847


Sand, George [ie Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin, "Baronne" Dudevant]: Consuelo (1842). [Parlour Library, Volumes 4 & 5]: Simms & McIntyre, 1847, 1847. Bound with: Reybaud, Mme Charles: The Old Convents of Paris & Sand, George: The Haunted Marsh (1846). [Parlour Library, Volume 8]: Simms & McIntyre, 1847. Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. Light edgewea... View more info

Image for Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette) Translated from the French by James Waring

Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette) Translated from the French by James Waring

By: Balzac, Honoré de

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co., 1901


Temple Edition of the Comédie Humaine, edited by George Saintsbury. Pocket edition format. Original green cloth on limp boards. Light scuffing, a little foxing, very good. View more info

Image for Fantomas Captured (1926)

Fantomas Captured (1926)

By: Allain, Marcel [Translated and edited by A. R. Allinson]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co., 1926

Edition: 1st Edition


Original deep maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, front inner joint paper cracked (but joint tight), foxing spots, undated signature, good. The Fantomas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantomas is a vicious master-criminal (a thief, but also a killer), pursued by his nemesis, Inspector Juve, through some 32 novels by the Souvestre and Allain. And then in a further 11 by Allain alone (of whi... View more info

Image for Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces; or, The Wedded Life, Death and Marriage of Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkaes, Parish Advocate in the Burgh of Kuhnschnappel, (A Genuine Thorn Piece.), translated from the German by Alexander Ewing (1877) [Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstücke, 1795]

Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces; or, The Wedded Life, Death and Marriage of Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkaes, Parish Advocate in the Burgh of Kuhnschnappel, (A Genuine Thorn Piece.), translated from the German by Alexander Ewing (1877) [Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstücke, 1795]

By: Richter, Jean Paul Friedrich

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons, 1877

Edition: First Thus


Bohn's Standard Library. Original green cloth with black border: brown endpapers. Cloth rubbed on spine ends and hinge ends, otherwise very good. First edition of this translation. View more info

Image for For a Pin (1865) [Pour une épingle, légende, 1856]

For a Pin (1865) [Pour une épingle, légende, 1856]

By: Saint Germain, J. T. de [ie Jules Romain Tardieu]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1867

Edition: 2nd Edition


Mid C19th blue leather over red marbled boards; raised bands, gilt ruling and red leather title label on spine. Light edgewear, considerable foxing throughout, good. A legend or moral fable cast in the form of the autobiography of a clothes pin, as it passes through many hands in fashionable French society. View more info

Image for Fromont Junior and Risler Senior (1880/1894) translated by Edward Vizetelly

Fromont Junior and Risler Senior (1880/1894) translated by Edward Vizetelly

By: Daudet, Alphonse

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co, 1894

Edition: First Thus


Original navy-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in silver and green; black endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. Daudet's novel appeared in France in 1874, and the first English edition (under the title Fromont the Younger and Risler the Elder) was issued by Henry Vizetelly in 1880. By 1894 the Vizetelly firm had folded and Vizetelly's son Edward oversaw this new (or rather revised) translation. View more info

Image for Fruitfulness [Fecondite] (1900)

Fruitfulness [Fecondite] (1900)

By: Zola, Emile

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Caxton Publishing Co., 1910


Frontispiece. Undated reprint c1910. Translated and edited with a preface by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. Original maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, very good. View more info

Image for Gyp. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard (1897). [French title: Bijou, 1896]

Gyp. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard (1897). [French title: Bijou, 1896]

By: Gyp [ie Sybille Riquetti de Mirabeau]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1897

Edition: First British Edition


Original grey-green cloth with art-nouveau designs in dark green, lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, endpapers browned, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, near fine. The eponymous heroine plays with the affections of several men before choosing the oldest (and richest). A review in The Spectator (April 1898) dismissed it as the sort of French novel quite unsuitable for "les jeunes filles". View more info