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HISTOIRE DU PRINCE FRANCOIS-EUGENE DE SAVOIE [CT IN 5 VOLEUMES], [Mauvillon, Eleazar De. ]
1 HISTOIRE DU PRINCE FRANCOIS-EUGENE DE SAVOIE [CT IN 5 VOLEUMES] [Mauvillon, Eleazar De. ]
Amsterdam D'Arkstee & Merkus 1740 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Copper plate; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; History of Prince Eugene of Savoy Francis, chief of the armies of the Emperor and the Empire. Plans of battles, sieges and tables needed for the understanding of the story. Foldouts. All volumes complete including the often missing half titles. 19th-century full tan calf leather, gilt; joints rubbed, several hinges cracked and separating. With portrait & 9 fold plans, head & tail pieces. Vols 1-4 internally clean & crisp, vol 5 with some primarily marginal dampstaining. Untrimmed. Sewn in silk marker ribbons. Title in red and black with vignette. Gilt denteles on turn-ins. The history of FRANCOIS-EUGENE DE SAVOIE in French language. 9 [of 12? ] foldingg plans including Bataille de Zenta, Bataille de Chiari, Plan de Crémone, Bataille de Luzara, Plan de Turin, Bataille de Cassano, Bataille de Malplaquet, Bataille de Peterwaradin, and Plan de Belgrade. Numerous medals [or medal format drawings], depicted, front and back, with protraits. ; 0 34456 
Price: 563.95 USD
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HISTOIRE DU TRAITE DE WESTPHALIE, OU DES NEGOCIATIONS QUI SE FIRENT A MUNSTER & A OSNABURG... [ONLY VOLS 1-2], G. H. Bugeant
2 HISTOIRE DU TRAITE DE WESTPHALIE, OU DES NEGOCIATIONS QUI SE FIRENT A MUNSTER & A OSNABURG... [ONLY VOLS 1-2] G. H. Bugeant
Paris Mariette 1744 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
18th Century; Military; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [4], 660, [4]; [10], 656 pages; HISTOIRE DU TRAITE DE WESTPHALIE, OU DES NEGOCIATIONS QUI SE FIRENT A MUNSTER & A OSNABURG... [ONLY VOLS 1-2] Spines rubbed with some loss of gilt (obscuring Vol 2's spine title). C Light dampstain to outer margin of last several pages of Vol 1. Ending leaf or inserted leaf removed between Vol 1's Errata and and Vol 1's rfep. Rubber stamp to titles, old ink ownership scratched from title pages (largely obscuring the "Tome Premier" on Vol 1's title page). Single copy found at auction in last 100 years. Contents generally VG+ and clean. Binding eceptionally solid and attractive. Tailpieces and endpieces.. ; 0 32475 
Price: 187.95 USD
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INSTRUCTION CONCERNANT LES DROITS SUR LES PAPIERS ET PARCHEMINS TIMBRÉS., Unknown
3 INSTRUCTION CONCERNANT LES DROITS SUR LES PAPIERS ET PARCHEMINS TIMBRÉS. Unknown
Paris G. Lamesle, 1772 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Philatelic; Taxation, Historic; French Language; Charts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 550 pages; Brief notes inside wraps including ownership dated 1775. In contemporary [probably original], marbled wraps. A hand book on duties on stamped paper and parchment. Modest wear to corners. Revenue stamps. ; 0 33033 
Price: 206.75 USD
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LA MYTHOLOGIE COMPAREE AVEC L'HISTOIRE ; OUVRAGE DESTINE A L'EDUCATION DE LA JEUNESSE. NOUVELLE EDITION [CT IN 2 VOLS], Abbé De Tressan
4 LA MYTHOLOGIE COMPAREE AVEC L'HISTOIRE ; OUVRAGE DESTINE A L'EDUCATION DE LA JEUNESSE. NOUVELLE EDITION [CT IN 2 VOLS] Abbé De Tressan
Paris Chez J. E. G. Dufour 1805 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Mythology; Intaglio; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; XII-356 pp. + [2] ff.-320 pages; Ct in 2 vols, bound in full leather contemporary sheep, scuffing to spines- see graphic. Contents clean and free of foxing and toning, brief aging only. Mythology. Comparative mythology with history book for the education of youth. 16 plates of engravings of from 2 to 8 intaglios each. Intaglios of 75 subjects total. ; 0 29757 
Price: 93.95 USD
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QUATRE-VINGTS ANS D'HISTOIRE NATIONALE (1815-1895), E. Guillon
5 QUATRE-VINGTS ANS D'HISTOIRE NATIONALE (1815-1895) E. Guillon
Paris & London Felix Juven [1896] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 320 pages; 100 reproductions, many of them as full page plates. Elaborate red and gilt cloth, spine faded, molded cover design in relief. Mild toning. ; 0 29454 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE PRAISE OF PARIS, OR A SKETCH OF THE FRENCH... THE PRAISE OF PARIS, OR A SKETCH OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL IN EXTRACTS OF LETTERS FROM FRANCE, IN THE SUMMER OF 1802 . WITH AN INDEX OF MANY OF THE CONVENTS, CHURCHES AND PALACES..., Weston, Stephen (1747-1830)
6 THE PRAISE OF PARIS, OR A SKETCH OF THE FRENCH... THE PRAISE OF PARIS, OR A SKETCH OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL IN EXTRACTS OF LETTERS FROM FRANCE, IN THE SUMMER OF 1802 . WITH AN INDEX OF MANY OF THE CONVENTS, CHURCHES AND PALACES... Weston, Stephen (1747-1830)
London C. and R. Baldwin 1803 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; View online The praise of Paris, or A sketch of the French... The praise of Paris, or A sketch of the French capital in extracts of letters from France, in the summer of 1802 . With an index of many of the convents, churches and palaces, not in the French catalogues, which have furnished pictures for the Louvre-Gallery. By S. W. FRS, FAS. 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards. Frontis is of an interesting version of "...Isis vient Paris." " 8.5" x 5.5". Subject matter includes Paris (France) -- Descriptions of voyages. English language text. Lt toning to endapers but contents bright and clean. Volume is straight and solid. Provenance; Hnery D. Gilpin [armorial book plate; Joseph Y Yeanes- small plate; and Isaac W Yeanes II- small plate. ; 0 35114 
Price: 418.30 USD
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