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Image for Tolla. A Tale of Modern Rome (1855). Translated [from the French] by L. C. C.

Tolla. A Tale of Modern Rome (1855). Translated [from the French] by L. C. C.

By: About, Edmond

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Thomas Constable: 1856

Seller ID: 82007


Fourth Edition [Constable's Miscellany of Foreign Literature]. Mid C19th full tan calf with insignia ("Edinburgh Institution") blocked in gilt on front board; raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations and maroon leather title label on spines; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, good. View more info

Image for The Last of the Incas. A Romance of the Pampas (1862) [translated from the French (L'Araucan) by L. Wraxall]

The Last of the Incas. A Romance of the Pampas (1862) [translated from the French (L'Araucan) by L. Wraxall]

By: Aimard, Gustave [ie Olivier Aimard or Gloux]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, For the Proprietor: 1865

Seller ID: 02228


Mid C19th red beaded cloth, with blindstamped borders. Spine sunned, a little faint foxing, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for The Indian Scout. A Story of the Aztec City [Translated from the French by Sir F. C. L. Wraxall] [L'Eclaireur, 1859].

The Indian Scout. A Story of the Aztec City [Translated from the French by Sir F. C. L. Wraxall] [L'Eclaireur, 1859].

By: Aimard, Gustave [ie Olivier Aimard or Gloux]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward and Lock: 1863

Seller ID: VN0926


[Reprint]. Mid-C19th rebinding in beaded red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, light foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Wraxall's translation first appeared in 1861: there is a short preface (signed "F. W.") View more info

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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

Seller ID: VN1975


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 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

Seller ID: VN0375


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 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

Seller ID: VN0378


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 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

Seller ID: VN0392


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 The Popinjay, Translated from the French by Henry Blanchamp

The Popinjay, Translated from the French by Henry Blanchamp

By: Daudet, Alphonse

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co: 1909

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 03083


Frontispiece and decorated title page. Original deep lilac cloth with raised flower designs on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, otherwise good+ View more info

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The Nabob

By: Daudet, Alphonse

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1902

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: VN0527


Translated [from the French] by Henry Blanham, Frontispiece of author and decorated title page. Original lilac cloth with raised pattern on boards. Spine sunned, otherwise good. Volume 3 in The Lotus Library. View more info

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Sidonie's Revenge

By: Daudet, Alphonse

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1911

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: VN0528


Translated [from the French] by Henry Blanham, Frontispiece of author and decorated title page. Original lilac cloth with raised pattern on boards. Spine sunned, otherwise good. A volume in The Lotus Library. View more info

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Jack, translated [from the French] by Laura Ensor. [Jack, 1876]

By: Daudet, Alphonse

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1890

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 03865


Original two-tone cloth binding: spine in navy blue with gilt lettering, with maroon boards; green-and-white patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Boards faintly sunned, otherwise very good. Daudet's novel -- which some see as influenced by Dickens -- tells the sad story of an illegitimate boy and his selfish mother. Wolff [1729] has a two-volume edition of the same translation issued by Dent in 1896 -- and this is also the edition cited by Baker in Best Fiction. Both seem... 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

Seller ID: VN1865


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

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He and She (Lui et Elle, 1868)

By: De Musset, Paul translated by Ernest Tristan & G. F. Monkshood

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Greening & Co: 1910

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0291


Original purple cloth, with raised floral pattern on boards and spine, gilt blocking on spine. Spine sunned, lacks front free endpaper, otherwise a good reading copy View more info

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Tales for the Home Circle

By: De Witt, Madame Guizot [ie Henriette Witt]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1885

Seller ID: 01772


Illustrated. Reprint edition. Original blue cloth, blocked in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed at head of spine, otherwise a very crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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The Convict Colonel

By: Du Boisgobey, Fortuné

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 01697


Reprint: The International Library, no date (c1920). Frontispiece. Original blindstamped navy blue cloth, decorated in gilt on spine. A crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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La Dame De Monsoreau, Volume 2

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co: 1894

Seller ID: VN0129


Illustrated. Original green cloth, with gilt decorations on spine and front board; green-and white leaf-patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Spine tips bumped, a few faint marks, small bookplate on front pastedown, very good. This volume forms part of the extensive 60-volume Romances of Alexandre Dumas, originally published 1893 - 8 by Dent (in collaboration with the American firm of Little, Brown & Co.). This is volume 2 only, of a 2-volume novel. View more info

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The Regent's Daughter. An Historical Romance

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Hodgson: 1856

Seller ID: 00159


Undated reprint in the Parlour Library series, probably about 1856. Mid C19th rebinding in black leather over brown marbled boards. Small chips at head of spine, a little shaken, good. View more info

Image for The Convict's Son and Other Stories translated by Alfred Allinson

The Convict's Son and Other Stories translated by Alfred Allinson

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1922

Seller ID: VN0912


The Novels of Alexandre Dumas [Re-suue]. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Light scuffing, endpapers browned, otherwise very good. Contains: The Convict's Son (Le Fils d'un Forçat); Guelphs and Ghibellines & The King's Favourite (Le Sire de Giac). View more info

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Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841)

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Offices of the National Illustrated Library: 1851

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0973


National Illustrated Library. Undated [1851]. With 50 engravings on wood. Full leather, blocked in gilt (on front board) with cameo design with ornate framing and Greek motto, for the Glasgow Collegiate & Commercial Academy, with the same design blocked in blind on rear board; raised bands and leather title label on spine, marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few very small scrapes to leather on board edges, small chip on bottom spine corner of front board, good. The fir... View more info

Image for The Half-Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand, translated by L. Lawford (1858) [Le Bâtard de Mauléon, 1846-7]

The Half-Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand, translated by L. Lawford (1858) [Le Bâtard de Mauléon, 1846-7]

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne & Routledge: 1863

Seller ID: 81053


New Edition. Mid C19th rebinding in plum binder's cloth, with red leather title label on spine. Spine sunned, with wear to cloth on spine tips, good. A historical novel set in C14th Spain, featuring Pedro the Cruel. Scarce. View more info