1 ABOSCH, Heinz (Editor). Die Französische Revolution, dargestellt in Kupferstichen. Dreieich, Melzer, n.d.
Royal 4to. Pp. 238. Consists of 216 full-page reproductions of old copper engravings. Hardcover, original white cloth with dust-jacket (this overall very good, tear neatly mended). In fine condition. Handsome copy.
€ 20 --
2 ALETRINO, A. Napoleons laatste levensjaren. Amsterdam, Van Holkema, n.d.
Royal octavo. Pp. xxii, 23-360, (6). Bibliography. Letterpress device to tile. Hardcover, original buckram, lettering gilt embossed, spine blind embossed. Handsome bookplate. In a very good condition. Nice copy.
€ 90 --
3 BAINVILLE, Jacques. Napoleon. München, C. H. Beck, 1950.
8vo. Pp. 566. Hardcover, original black cloth, gilt stamped, spine with printed label, top edge coloured. In a very good condition indeed. (Publisher’s leaflet inserted with consequence faint tanning of 2 leaves.) Handsome copy.
First German edition. Translated from the French.
€ 25 --
4 BARRAS, (Paul). Mémoires de Barras, membre du Directoire, publiés avec une Introduction générale, des Préfaces et des Appendices par George Duruy. Volumes I-IV. Paris, Hachette, 1895-96.
Four volumes. Octavo. Pp. lxxxiii, 372; xvi, 543; xxxvi, 526; xxxii, 548. With 7 fine aquatint heliogravure plates, protected by tissue guards with printed captions, 3 facsimiles of which one folded, all printed on different paper, bound in. Two maps. appendices, index. Side-notes. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary three-quarter brown and olive-green cloth over marbled boards, printed paper labels to covers, cloth labels in manuscript to spines. In a very good condition indeed. (Cloth somewhat rubbed here and there; labels bit soiled.) Else an excellent, crisp set.
Original edition. Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras (1755-1829), a member of the French Directory between 1795-1799). It is claimed that among the men of the Revolution few did more than Barras to degrade that movement. His immorality in both public and private life was notorious and contributed in no small degree to the downfall of the Directory, and with it of the first French Republic. Volume I: Ancien régime, Révolution; Volume II: Le Directoire jusqu’au 18 fructidor; Volume III: Le Directoire du 18 fructidor au 18 brumaire; Volume IV: Consulat, Empire, Restauration. Index analytique.
€ 350 --
5 BARTHOU, Louis. Mirabeau. Paris, Hachette, 1913.
Royal octavo. Pp. 322. Frontispiece. Bibliography. Title page printed in red and black; red vignette. Head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, original cloth, spine gilt. Uncut. In a very good condition. (Edges and title page foxed.)
€ 20 --
6 BIRON, Le Duc de. Lettres sur les États Généraux de 1789, ou Détail des Séances de l’Assemblée de la Noblesse et des Trois ordres du 4 Mai au 15 Novembre. Paris, Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1865.
Octavo. Pp. xxii, 68, (2) verso blank. With fine engraved portrait frontispiece, protected by tissue guard. Title page printed in red and black and with letterpress device. Initial in red. Imprimatur leaf with fine engraved vignette. Index, source list. Printed on laid paper. Uncut. Original green wrappers with fine engraved armorial device. In good condition. (Wraps frayed; old oval stamps, shelf label.) A lovely copy.
€ 85 --
7 BRINK, Jan ten. Slachtoffers en helden der Fransche revolutie. Amsterdam, Funke en van Santen, 1875.
Crown octavo. Pp. 264. With numerous full-page engraved illustrations throughout. Footnotes. Hardcover, bound in the original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. In a very good condition.
€ 70 --
8 BURETTE, Théodose. Illustrated by Jules David. Histoire de France depuis l’établissement des Francs dans la Gaule jusqu’en 1830. Volumes I-II. Bruxelles, Société Belge, 1942.
Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. 629; 648. Half-title. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Plus a total of 500 engravings after Jules David, large number of which are additional plates printed separately on different paper and bound in. Elaborate illustrated head- and tail-pieces and initials. Chronology. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary polished mottled half-calf and matching marbled boards, spines with matching morocco labels lettered in gilt between double decorative gilt rules, volume number in gilt between gilt rules, decorative head and foot gilt. All edges sprinkled. In a very good condition. (Bookplate; foxed, spotted; contemporary shelf label to volume II which has a short split at tail of upper joint.) Overall a very handsome set.
- - In the mid 19th century the national campaign for literacy and historical knowledge in France mandated an increasing reliance on illustrated texts. Théodose Burette’s “Histoire de France...” is a fine example for enabling the past to “speak for itself” through the union of the text with more than 500 illustrations by Jules David, “that other historian, the illustrator”. Burettes and David’s groundbreaking work would influence historical narration and illustration for the next thirty years, to the “histoires populaires” of Henri Martin and Victor Duruy in the Second Empire. Scarce edition, published in Brussels simultaneously with the Paris edition.
€ 135 --
9 CARLYLE, Thomas. De Fransche Omwenteling. Een geschiedkundig tafereel. Rijk Geïllustreerde Uitgave naar authentieke platen en portretten. Volumes I-III. Nijmegen, Cohen, n.d.
Three volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. vii, 335; vii, 316, 2; 404. Frontispiece to each volume. Profusely illustrated throughout; numerous full-page engravings. Footnotes, index. Hardcover, uniformly bound in original red cloth, richly illustrated and decorated, gilt, spines gilt; patterned endpapers. In a very good condition. (One spine faded, a spot on cloth.) A handsome set.
Fourth, enlarged edition. A full-page newspaper article on some anecdotal events related to the Revolution, dated January 21, 1928 is loosely inserted.
€ 65 --
10 CHAMBURE, Auguste de. Napoléon et ses contemporains. Suite de gravures représentant des traits d’héroïsme, de clémence, de générosité, de popularité, avec texte. Paris, Bossange Père, 1824.
Two parts in one volume. Royal quarto. Pp. xv, 364. Half-title. Complete with all 47 steel-engraved plates as follows: Large, elaborate steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Napoleon, engraved by Laugier after Steube; one preliminary, unnumbered steel-engraved plate with a six-line poem by Lebrun engraved on the steel; consequent 44 steel-engraved plates, numbered I-XXXXIV, one to each of the 44 chapters of the book, with captions engraved at bottom; one extra such plate, unnumbered, with a five-line Mémorial engraved on the steel, bound at the end as final leaf before blanks. Each plate is printed on fine China paper and laid-down onto handmade heavy leaf, protected by a delicate, handmade rug tissue. Engraved vignette to title-page. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full crushed and polished olive-green calf, each side with large central lozenge ornament, blind-tooled inner panel with four decorative corner-pieces, decorative gilt panel within double gilt rules, ornamental gilt fillet frame, double fillet border, gilt-tooled fore-edges and turn-ins; golden-brown spine in six compartments between gilt-tooled raised bands, gilt black morocco label in 2nd compartment, gilt-tooled ornaments to remainder. Lovely poppy-pattern marbled endpapers, marbled edges; boards somewhat rubbed, chafed; split hinges neatly mended. A very handsome, wide-margined copy, exceptionally well-preserved internally, with a wonderful set of plates in absolutely excellent condition.
- - First edition of this remarkable work (second edition was published in 1828. Later, two Italian editions were published, in 1836 and 1838, by Batelli of Florence). Francois Forster (1790-1872), a French engraver known for his exquisite craftsmanship, has produced the plates for this book, supervising the work of several craftsmen employed in his atelier. He himself has signed prominently the first plate. Born in Switzerland, he came to Paris in 1805, studied with the engraver Pierre-Gabriel Langlois (1754-1810), and in 1813 entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He won the Deuxième Grand Prix de Rome for graphic art in 1809 and the Première Grand Prix in 1814. He was one of the most outstanding engravers of his time, producing prints from a wide variety of paintings. Beside the plates for this book, engraved mostly after Achille Déveria, Forster is well known for his work for Ennio Quirino Visconti’s “Iconographie ancienne” (Paris, 1823). The author, Laurent Augustin Furrier of Chambure (1789-1832), also known as Lepelletier of Chambure, received his education at the Saint-Cyr military school and at the Military Academy of Fontainebleau. Took part as a Second Lieutenant of the 3rd Infantry Regiment in the campaigns in Prussia and Poland, where he was wounded. Became aide-de-camp of General Hilaire Reyaaud. Was wounded again in the battle of Saragossa, and more seriously in the battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, in 1811. Became captain in 1813, took part in the defence of Danzig, where again he was wounded, twice. Fought heroically behind enemy lines, but became prisoner-of-war. Back in France in 1814, he returned to service as Lieutenant-Colonel. Fought again, this time in the Gold Coast under the command of Lecourbe. Was sentenced to death for shooting a peasant, took refuge in Brussels and returned to France only in 1820, after receiving an amnesty. In 1831 he became Colonel. He fell ill to cholera and died the following year in Paris. Beside “Napoléon et ses contemporains” he left behind a diary with his memoire. As a tribute, his name was carved in 1836 on the memorial pillar of the Arch of Victory. Vicaire II, 171; Brunet I, 1764. Exceedingly scarce work of historical and visual merit; complete copies of this edition, with all plates present, are most uncommon. OCLC lists only 8 copies worldwide. KVK lists only 4 copies worldwide.
€ 1200 --
11 CHUQUET, Arthur. Dumouriez. Paris, Hachette, 1914.
Royal 8vo. Pp. 287. Plus 8 plates, inc. frontispiece, printed on different paper and protected by tissue guards. Hardcover, original decorated green cloth gilt, spine gilt. In a very good condition. (Some fading to cover.) Excellent copy.
€ 50 --
12 COBB, Richard. Death in Paris, 1795-1801: The Records of the Basse-Geôle de la Seine, October 1795-September 1801, Vendémiaire Year IV-Fructidor Year IX. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1978.
8vo. Pp. 134. Frontispiece. Appendices. Footnotes, index. Hardcover, original black cloth, spine gilt, with pictorial dust-jacket. In a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 38 --
13 COBB, Richard. Paris and its Provinces, 1792-1802. London, Oxford University Press, 1975.
8vo. Pp. 279. Frontispiece. Appendix. Footnotes, notes, index. Illustrated endpapers. Hardcover, original dark blue cloth, spine gilt, with pictorial dust-jacket (fine). Book is in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 32 --
14 COBB, Richard. The Police and the People: French Popular Protest, 1789-1820. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1970.
8vo. Pp. xxi, 393. Notes, indices. Hardcover, original black cloth, spine gilt, with dust-jacket (this fine, price clipped). Book is in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 65 --
15 COBB, Richard. Reactions to the French Revolution. London, Oxford University Press, 1972.
8vo. Pp. 310. Frontispiece. Appendices, footnotes, notes, indices. Red endpapers. Hardcover, original black cloth, spine gilt, with pictorial dust-jacket (fine). Book is in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 28 --
16 COBBAN, Alfred (Editor). The Debate of the French Revolution, 1789-1800. London, Kaye, 1950.
8vo. Pp. xx, 496. Index. Errata slip tipped-in. Hardcover, original brown cloth, spine in red and gilt. In a very good condition. (Cover bit sunned.)
€ 25 --
17 FUNCK-BRENTANO, Frantz. Légendes et archives de la Bastille. Paris, Hachette, 1902.
Small octavo. Pp. xlviii, 280. Plus a suite of plates and facsimiles bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter cherry-red morocco, with matching marbled boards, spine with gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt lettering, decorative endpapers, name clipped off top of title-page. In fine condition. A most attractive copy.
- - Sixth edition.
€ 60 --
18 GAXOTTE, Pierre. La révolution française, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]. Paris, Jules Tallandier, ca. 1920.
Two volumes. Octavo. Pp. 240, plus 19 full- or double-page tinted (helio)gravure plates; 250, plus 20 such plates. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary three-quarter blonde calf extra, marbled boards, spines with raised bands, richly decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. With the original wrappers, each with a different vignette illustration, bound-in. In fine condition. Foxed but otherwise an excellent set.
- - First edition. Bibliothèque “Historia”. Beautifully illustrated.
€ 80 --
19 JAURÈS, Jean. Geschiedenis der Fransche Revolutie. Volumes I-IV. Amsterdam, Van Looy, 1905.
Four volumes. Octavo. Pp. vi, 315; 319; 354, (2); 253, (3). Frontispiece to each volume. Plus numerous colour lithographs and halftone photo plates, printed on different paper, bound in, some of which folded. Pictorial head-pieces. Hardcover, uniformly bound in original decorated cloth, gilt lettering, spine gilt. In about fine condition. (Neat paper repair to verso of one plate at fold.) Excellent set.
First Dutch edition. Translated from the French.
€ 65 --
20 KAFKER, Frank A., James M. Laux, and Darline Gay Levy (Editors). The French Revolution: Conflicting Interpretations. Malbar, Krieger, 2002.
BRAND NEW. Virgin copy, not yet traded. 8vo. Pp. xxii, 472. With halftone illustrations (mostly full-page), 4 full-page maps; chronology, notes, bibliography. Wrappers.
Fifth edition, revised and enlarged, including new chapters on women during the Revolution and on the Revolutionary legacy, as well as several other new selections. ISBN:#1575240920 ISBN:#1 57524 092 0
€ 29 --
21 KORNGOLD, Ralph. Robespierre: First Modern Dictator. London, Macmillan, 1937.
Royal 8vo. Pp. xiii, 401. Portrait frontispiece. Plus 7 plates, printed on different paper, bound in. Bibliography, index. Hardcover, original navy blue cloth, spine gilt. In a very good condition.
€ 25 --
22 LEFEBVRE, Georges. The Great Fear of 1789: Rural Panic in Revolutionary France. London, NLB, 1973.
8vo. Pp. xvi, 234. Maps, appendix. Glossary, bibliography, index. Original wrappers. In fine condition.
First English edition. Translated from the French.
€ 10 --
23 LEFEBVRE, Georges. La Révolution Francaise. Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1968.
8vo. Pp. 698. Plus large folding map bound at rear. Footnotes, index. Hardcover, original olive green cloth, spine gilt, with dust-jacket (this near fine). Book is in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 55 --
24 LEFEBVRE, Georges. Napoléon. Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1969.
8vo. Pp. 626. Footnotes, index. Hardcover, original olive green cloth, spine gilt, with dust-jacket (this near fine). Book is in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copy.
€ 35 --
25 LEFEBVRE, Georges. Introduction by Albert Soboul. Études sur la Révolution Francaise. Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1963.
8vo. Pp. 443. Original pictorials wrappers. In a very good condition indeed.
€ 38 --
26 LEFEBVRE, Georges. Publiee sous la direction de Louis Halphen et Philippe Sagnac. Napoléon. (Peuples et civilisations. Histoire générale). Paris, Félix Alcan, 1935.
Thick royal octavo. Pp. 606. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter red morocco and matching marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt, decorative endpapers. In fine condition. Excellent copy.
- - First edition. Peuples et civilisations, XIV.
€ 60 --
27 LENOTRE, G. La Compagnie de Jéhu: Épisodes de la réaction lyonnaise, 1794-1800. Paris, Perrin, 1931.
Crown 8vo. Pp. 296. Portrait frontispiece. Plus six halftone plates bound in. With a single-page facsimile, letterpress head- and tail-pieces. Footnotes. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf and marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt, red title label gilt. Original upper cover, printed in red and black, bound in. Very good condition. (Ownership stamp, many underlines and marginal notations inked in a neat hand, index of notations on last blank leaf.) Else, a very attractive copy, nicely bound and very well-preserved.
€ 35 --
28 MADELIN, Louis. Publiée sous la direction de Fr. Funck-Brentano. La Révolution. (L’histoire de France racontée a tous). Paris, Hachette, 1920.
Octavo. Pp. vii, 578. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter red calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, original printed wrappers bound in. In a very good condition (underlining and annotations inked in neat hand, ownership entry). Nice copy.
€ 40 --
29 MADELIN, Louis. Publiée sous la direction de Fr. Funck-Brentano. La Révolution. (L’histoire de France racontée a tous). Paris, Hachette, 1924.
Octavo. Pp. vii, 578. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter mid-brown polished calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco lettering-piece to spine, spine decorated in gilt, decorative endpapers. In fine condition. Handsome copy.
€ 50 --
30 MARKOV, Walter. Revolution im Zeugenstand Frankreich, 1789-1799. Volume I: Aussagen und Analysen; Volume II: Gesprochenes und Geschriebenes. Leipzig, Reclam, 1982.
Two volumes. 8vo. Pp. 583; 725. Appendix, notes, index. Hardcover, original white cloth, lettered in black, with dust-jackets (fine). Books are in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copies.
€ 20 --
31 MIRABEAU [GABRIEL-HONORÉ DE RIQUETTI, Comte de]. Recueillie, mise en ordre et publiée par M. Ad de Bacourt. Correspondance entre le comte De Mirabeau et le comte De La Marck pendant les années 1789, 1790 et 1791. Volumes I-III. Paris, Normant, 1851.
Three volumes. 8vo. Pp. 466; 534; 499. Half-title to each volume. Extended index in volume III. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter cloth over plain paper covered boards, spine gilt. Edges sprinkled red. In a very good condition. (Light marginal annotations, underlining; foxing.) Fine set.
€ 350 --
32 MORTON, J. B. Camille Desmoulins, and Other Studies of the French Revolution. London, Laurie, 1950.
Royal 8vo. Pp. 208. Index. Mostly unopened. Hardcover, original cloth with dust-jacket (this bit chipped). In a very good condition.
€ 20 --
33 MUEHLBACH [MÜHLBACH], L. Napoleon in Duitschland: Napoleon en Prins Blücher. Volumes I-II. Deventer, A. ter Gunne, 1862.
Eight parts in two volumes, bound in one. Royal octavo. Pp. 314; iv, 322. Engraved title-page to each volume, both titles with minute erasing mark, neat paper repair to verso of one. Hardcover, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt (rubbed). In a very good condition.
€ 120 --
34 PFLUGK-HARTTUNG, Julius v. (Editor). Napoleon I. Volumes I-II. Volume I: Revolution und Kaiserreich. Volume II: Das Erwachen der Völker. Berlin, Spaeth, (1900-01).
2 volumes. Tall crown quarto. Pp. 558, (2) publisher’s ads; 499, (3) publisher’s ads. Frontispiece to each volume. Plus fold-out maps, plates, and panoramic views bound-in. Both volumes profusely illustrated throughout with engraved and halftone views, portraits, maps, battle scenes, uniforms and customs, orders and decorations, etc. many of which are full-page. Large, elaborately illustrated initials; tail-pieces. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, uniformly bound in original three-quarter elaborately decorated calf and silken paper-covered boards. Calf on spine, sides, and corners richly illustrated in relief within double-rule gilt borders, monograms in relief on gilt medallions within leaf crests; allegorical motifs, Imperial eagles, torches of fire, and crowns worked in blind; gilt crown embossed on spines, with gilt lettering. Beautiful silken golden-green endpapers with swords, torches, and Imperial eagles in gilt; cloth inner hinges, all edges coloured red. In a very fine condition. (Minor surface rubbing in places to calf.) Two very handsome copies in fine state of preservation. Excellent.
€ 295 --
35 ROSEBERY, Lord. Napoleon: The Last Phase. London, Humphreys, 1900.
Royal octavo. Pp. vi, 261. Appendix, index. Hardcover, original crimson cloth gilt, spine gilt. In a very good condition. (Foxed, endpapers browned, signature.)
€ 22 --
36 SIEBURG, Friedrich. Robespierre. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1958.
Royal 8vo. Pp. 380. With a set of fine (helio)gravure plates, printed in brown ink on different paper, bound in. Hardcover, original black cloth gilt, red label gilt to spine, with dust-jacket (this very good, bit chipped at head of spine panel). In fine condition. Excellent copy.
€ 22 --
37 SOBOUL, Albert. The French Revolution, 1787-1799: From the Storming of the Bastille to Napoleon. London, NLB, 1974.
Thick 8vo. Pp. 638. Index. Hardcover, original grey cloth, silver stamped, with dust-jacket (this very good). Book is in a very good condition indeed.
First English edition. Translated from the French.
€ 25 --
38 SOBOUL, Albert. La Civilisation et la Révolution Francaise. Volume I: La Crise de l’Ancien Régime; Volume II: La Révolution Francaise. Paris, Arthaud, 1978-82.
Two volumes. Thick crown 4to. Pp. 635; 542. Profusely illustrated throughout. Volume I has 222 (helio)gravures, 8 colour plates, and 53 maps and plans. Volume II has 185 halftone illustrations, 18 colour plates, and 8 maps and plans. Chronological table, Indices, bibliography. Hardcover, original dark brown fine buckram, lettering gilt-stamped, with pictorial dust-jackets (fine, one spine panel bit sunned), preserved in card slipcases. Books are in a fine, fresh-new condition. Excellent copies.
Remarkable enterprise. Lavishly illustrated, with the numerous gravured plates of particular interest.
€ 110 --
39 TALLENTYRE, S. G. The Life of Mirabeau. London, Smith, Elder, 1908.
Octavo. Pp. 351. Fine aquatint heliogravure frontispiece portrait. Plus four plates, printed on different paper, bound in. Index. Hardcover, three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. With a splendid engraved bookplate to front paste-down. In good condition. (Upper board detached.) Internally fine copy.
€ 22 --
40 THIERS, A. Histoire de la Révolution Francaise. Volumes I-II [COMPLETE]. Bruxelles, Meline, Cans; Rio de Janeiro, Dujardin, 1845-46.
Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. 603; 579. Engraved frontispiece to volume I. Footnotes, indices. Set in double columns. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half green calf and pebbled cloth, spines lettered in gilt between black and gilt rules. Red sprinkled edges. In about fine condition. (Some minor rubbing to boards; endpapers foxed, browned.) Otherwise an excellent set.
- - Thiers’ work, complete in 2 volumes.
€ 120 --
41 VIVENT, Jacques. Barras. Le “roi” de la République, 1755-1829. Paris, Hachette, 1938.
Octavo. Pp. 250. Bound in the original pictorial wrappers. In a very good condition. Nice copy.
- - First edition.
€ 20 --
42 WARWICK, Charles F. Robespierre and the French Revolution. London, Unwin, 1909.
8vo. Pp. 407. Portrait frontispiece. Plus 15 plates, printed on different paper, bound in. Index. Hardcover, original blue cloth with gilt embossed coat of arms, spine gilt. Good copy.
First British edition.
€ 22 --