FRENCH

[Alfred Grandidier, explorer] Autograph Note, in third person ("Monsieur Alfred Grandidier présente [...]")

Author: 
Alfred Grandidier (1836–1921), French naturalist and explorer.
Publication details: 
[In another hand, "International Geographical Congress London 1895". 2 August 1895"]
£65.00

One page, 12mo, small closed tear on fold, ow good. "Monsieur Alfred Grandidier présente ses compliments au Secrétaire de Savage Club et accepte avec plaisir l'invitation qui lui a été faite pour demain samedi à 9h1.2 [9.30]."

[Louis-Henri-Pascal de Saint Félix, baron de Faugères, naturalist.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Le Baron de Faugeres'), in French, to the botanist [L'Abbé Pourret

Author: 
Louis-Henri-Pascal de Saint Félix (1726-1814), baron de Faugères, naturalist, librarian of the Société Royale des Sciences de Montpellier [Pierre André Pourret [L'Abbé Pourret] (1754-1818), botanist]
Publication details: 
Both from Montpellier [France]. 26 March 1777 and 2 August 1786.
£180.00

Both letters 2pp., 8vo, and both bifoliums. The pair in fair condition, aged and worn, with slight damage to second leaf of one letter from breaking of seal, and offsetting to a blank page on the other. The first letter, thanking him for a gift and expressing eagerness to meet him when he visits Montpellier, is addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Monsieur L'Abbé Pourret chez Mr. Bosquet negotiant | a Nismes'.

[Pierre André Pourret, French botanist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('L'abbé Pourret') to his archbishop, concerning his benefice and the archdiocese. With the archbishop's response written on the letter.

Author: 
Pierre André Pourret [L'Abbé Pourret] (1754-1818), French abbot and botanist
Publication details: 
Brienne. 14 June 1785.
£120.00

3pp., 8vo. A long letter in a close hand. Bifolium, with each of the two leaves folded in half vertically to make two columns, with Pourret writing in the right-hand column, and the archbishop giving his responses in the other. In fair condition, lightly aged and ruckled. Docketed on reverse of second leaf 'Mgr. L'arcev. 14. 18. juin. 1785.' The letter begins: 'M. L'abbé jaubert vient de m'addresser une lettre pour votre grandeur que je m'empresse de vous faire parvenir.

[French botany in the eighteenth century.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Granier'), in French, from Dr Jean Granier of Nimes to L'Abbé Pourret.

Author: 
Dr Jean Granier (1743-1819) of Nimes [Pierre André Pourret [L'Abbé Pourret] (1754-1818), French abbot and botanist]
Publication details: 
Nîmes [France]. 19 May 1792.
£140.00

2pp., 4to. 36 closely-written lines of text. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed, with 'NISMES' postmark, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Monsieur L'abbé Pourret | membre de plusieurs academies | à Narbonne'. The letter begins: 'il est bien tems me direz vous mon cher collegue que je vous donne de mes nouvelles, et surtout des plantes que que j'ai reçues de votre part'. He proceeds to give a detailed report, naming several specimens.

[Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, Belgian scientist and politician.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edm. de Selys Longchamps'), in French, to 'Monsieur Stevens', regarding a collection of specimens he has offered him.

Author: 
Baron Michel Edmond de Sélys Longchamps (1813-1900), Belgian liberal politician and scientist, a great authority on dragonflies
Publication details: 
Liege. 26 March 1866.
£140.00

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. He writes that he has received the collection of specimens safely, and that there are several that are new to him. He would like to make a selection, but pressure of work makes that impossible, so he is taking the lot at £8 18s 0d. He concludes by expressing pleasure at the news that 'Monsieur Dale' still enjoys good health.

[Alphonse de Lamartine, French poet.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Al. de Lamartine'), in French, recommending a selected edition of his 'faibles écrits'. Written on the reverse of a printed 'Prospectus des Œuvres choisies de M. Lamartine'.

Author: 
Alphonse de Lamartine [Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine] (1790-1869), French poet and politician
Publication details: 
Letter: Paris. 1 February 1849. Prospectus: Paris, February 1849. 'Typ. Benard et Comp., pass. de Caire, 2.'
£280.00

Lamartine's letter, of 1p., 12mo, on a blank page on the reverse of the prospectus, which is 2pp., 8vo, on a bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The letter is addressed to an unnamed individual ('Monsieur'), and consists of twenty lines of text. He has been encouraged by 'Les rapports de bienveillance intellectuelle', he is sending the prospectus for his selected works, which he has himself revised, augmented, annotated and edited.

[Alfred Legoyt, French statician.] Photographic studio portrait by J. M. Mackie, taken at the International Statistical Congress, London, 1860. With printed financial appeal for his family, headed 'French Statists' Fund'.

Author: 
Alfred Legoyt (1812-1885), French statistician who organised the census of France in 1856, 1861 and 1866 [J. M. Mackie, photographer; the Registrar General's Office, London]
Publication details: 
Photograph by J. M. Mackie, taken at the 'International Statistical Congress, London, 1860'. Printed handbill from the Registrar General's Office, Somerset House, W.C. [London] March 1871.
£280.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly worn and aged paper. ONE: Photograph. Roughly 12 x 9 cm, with upper corners rounded. Laid down on piece of 22 x 16.5 cm brown paper with printed caption 'INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CONGRESS, | LONDON, 1860'. The paper backing is in turn laid down on a piece of white 23.5 x 17 cm paper. The photograph depicts a keen-eyed and bewhiskered Legoyt, seated uncompromisingly on a chair, with arms folded. TWO: Printed Appeal. 1p., 12mo. On bifolium, addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'F Hendricks Esqre. | 1 King William Street | E6'.

[Offprint of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London.] Franco-American and Franco-British Relations. (Paper read on June 15th, 1926.)

Author: 
M. André Siegfried [The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted from "Journal of Royal Institute of International Affairs," September 1926.'
£280.00

14pp., 8vo, paginated 225-238. Stitched pamphlet in grey printed wraps. Somewhat worn and aged, with pin hole passing through the pamphlet at head. Siegried's aim is to 'study as frankly as possible the spirit of Franco-American relations. Then - and this might look bold, as I am speaking to a British audience - I will try to analyse what I think is the spirit of Anglo-American relations.

[Agricol-Hippolyte de Lapierre de Châteauneuf ['Citoyen Châteauneuf '], French author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Châteauneuf'), in French, to an unnamed individual

Author: 
Agricol-Hippolyte de Lapierre de Châteauneuf ['Citoyen Châteauneuf '] (1766-1842), French author
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [Paris, circa 1815.]
£180.00

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with a thin strip torn away at head, and the bottom right-hand corner detached from the rest of the letter, and repaired with archival tape, the tear running through the signature. The letter begins: 'Parmi Les grands hommes qui ont servi l'Etat, nos anciennes Croniques et L'histoire nomment vos encêtres.' He wishes to include the most celebrated of these 'dans mon histoire des Grands Capitaines de La france depuis Le Connétable du Guesclin jusqu'au maréchal de Saxe, ou dans mon Dictionnaire historique des hommes illustres de La france'.

[Captain G. Skeffington Smyth, Adjutant, The Motor Volunteer Corps.] Typed Letter Signed, a circular requesting that the recipient 'assist the Admiralty [...] by helping to drive the Officers of the French Fleet from London to Maidenhead'.

Author: 
Captain G. Skeffington Smyth [Lt-Col. Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth [FitzPatrick] (1873-1939], DSO, Adjutant, The Motor Volunteer Corps [The Admiralty, London; the Entente Cordiale, 1904]
Publication details: 
29 Sackville Street, London, W. 25 July 1905.
£56.00

1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. An interesting document, from the period immediately following the signing of the Entente Cordiale.

Autograph Letter Signed, in French, from the French Nobel Prize winning chemist Paul Sabatier to a colleague, regarding 'un essai industriel de la production de benzols par les goudrons'.

Author: 
Paul Sabatier (1854-1941), French chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1912, and the Franklin Medal in 1933
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Laboratoire de Professeur Paul Sabatier, Université de Toulouse, Institut de Chimie de la Faculté des Sciences. 10 March 1915.
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In very good condition. Signed 'Paul Sabatier'. He explains the reason for a delay to the test: 'La Cte du gaz de Toulouse qui paraissait disposée a entreprendre un essai immediat de cette formation en retarde indefiniment l'execution, sans doute à cause de certains desaccords avec l'administrateur de la Société des Raffineries catalytiques, mon ami Blanchet'. The second half of the letter discusses the technical aspects of the test.

[Printed book.] A History of Feminine Fashion. [Mainly devoted to the house of ' the Father of Haute Couture', the English-born Paris fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth.]

Author: 
[Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895), English-born Parisian fashion designer considered ' the Father of Haute Couture'; Ed. J. Burrow & Co., Ltd., London and Cheltenham]
Publication details: 
Printed and produced by Ed. J. Burrow & Co., Ltd., 109, Kingsway, London, W.C.2 and Cheltenham. No year [1928].
£56.00

[16] + 74 + [4]pp., 4to. Erratum slip. Printed on art paper, with numerous black and white photographic illustrations. In brown buckram quarter-binding, with paper boards printed in red and blue. Internally in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with a leaf of advertisements lacking at the rear; in aged and worn binding.

[Presentation copy, in leather binding by A. Thom & Co., Dublin.] Étude sur William Dunbar par Cécile Steinberger.

Author: 
Cécile Steinberger [William Dunbar, Scottish poet; A. Thom & Co., Dublin bookbinders]
Publication details: 
Dublin: Imprimérie de l'Université. Ponsonby & Gibbs, 1908.
£200.00

[2] + 187pp., 8vo. With errata slip. In fair condition internally, on aged and lightly-spotted paper, in a somewhat worn and aged decorative green leather binding, with subtle floral design in gilt on cover, dentelles, all edges gilt, and green decorative endpapers. Stamp of 'A. THOM & CO. LTD. | BINDERS' on rear free endpaper. The book is inscribed at the head of the title page: 'With kindest regards from | Cécile Steinberger'. Uncommon: no copy in the British Library, and only three copies on COPAC.

[Tighe Hopkins, novelist.] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr. Case', presenting a copy of his 'Iron Mask'.

Author: 
Tighe Hopkins (1856-1919), novelist, journalist and authority on prison life and penal reform
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Frayn, Herne Bay [Kent]. 7 August 1902.
£45.00

2pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He asks him to accept a copy of the Tauchnitz edition of his 'Iron Mask', 'the only one I happen to have by me'. He continues: 'As you are kind enough to express an interest in work of mine, I may say that I expect to be in the West of Ireland next month in the interests of the Daily Chronicle - if you ever happen to see that paper - for which I am to write a special series of letters describing the present condition of that district.' For more on Hopkins see his obituary in The Times, 17 February 1919.

[Maxime Du Camp, French writer.] Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed male correspondent ('Ami'), regarding the receipt of a book, "votre [sic] Robert Emmet" with reference to the latter's author, Countess of D'Haussonville.

Author: 
Maxime Du Camp (1822-1894), French writer and photographer, friend of Gustave Flaubert
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Revue de Paris. 29 October 1857.
£120.00

1p., 8vo. In fair condtion, on lightly aged and creased grey paper. 'J'ai recu votre Robert Emmet; j'en rendrai compte le plus promptement possible et je ne dirai pas que le <?> est de Madam D'Haussonville.' (The Countess of D'Haussonville is the subject of a celebrated portrait by Ingres. Her novel 'Robert Emmet' was published in Paris in 1858.)

[Charles Blondin, French acrobat.] Printed illustration (proof or letterhead?) of a tightrope arrangement, with two flags carrying the word 'Blondon', with English text of 'Explanations'.

Author: 
Charles Blondin [born Jean François Gravelet] (1824-1897), French tightrope walker and acrobat.
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£45.00

On leaf of 4to paper. In fair condition, aged and lightly-creased. The purpose of the illustration is unclear, although it may be a proof or letterhead. The attractive engraving is in black ink, and 7 x 20cm. It shows two flagpoles, with a tightrope between them and apparatus to the right and left. Beneath the illustration are fourteen lines of text in two columns, under the head, 'Explanations', the left-hand column reading: 'From A to B, 600 English feet. | From C to D, 420 English feet. | From Mast to Mast, 300 English feet. | From E to F, 100 English feet.

[Printed item, inscribed by the author Victor Paliard to Frantz Glénard.] Recherches Thérapeutiques sur la Cinchonine.

Author: 
Victor Paliard, Docteur en médecine de la Faculté de Paris, Ex-Interne des Hôpitaux de Lyon [Frantz Glénard (1848-1920), French physician]
Publication details: 
Saint-Étienne: Imprimerie de Ve Théolier & Cie, Rue Gerentet, 12. 1875.
£56.00

64pp., 8vo. Disbound. In fair condition, with damp staining and slight nicking to the fore-edges of a few leaves. Inscribed at head of half-title: 'A mon excellent collegue et ami | Frantz Glénard | Souvenirs affectueux. | V. Paliard'. Eight copies on COPAC, but none in the Wellcome Library.

Fourteen nineteenth-century French pamphlets relating to the blind, four presented by Maurice de La Sizeranne of the Association Valentin Haüy, a run of whose magazine is also present, with English pamphlet from Wilberforce School for the Blind, York

Author: 
Maurice de La Sizeranne; Association Valentin Haüy, Paris; Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles; Société des Ateliers d'Aveugles; Alexandre Blanchet; Wilberforce School for the Blind, York]
Publication details: 
All but one item printed in Paris, Paris-Auteuil and Tournon, between 1859 and 1888. The fifteenth pamphlet printed in York by Coultas and Volans of King Street, 1879.
£950.00

A total of 38 items (15 pamphlets and 23 copies of a magazine) bound together in a sturdy modern brown cloth binding, with 'PAMPHLETS ON THE BLIND | FRENCH' and shelfmark in gilt on spine. The items are in good overall condition, on aged paper, with occasional slight chipping and wear to wraps. Label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London, and stamps and labels of its predecessor, the Science & Art Department Educational Library.

[Printed item.] L'Instruction des Sourds-Muets mise à la portée des Instituteurs Primaires et des Parents; Mémoire qui a remporté la Médaille d'Or au Concours de la Société Centrale des Sourds-Muets à Paris, en 1855. [Vie de Maitre Thomas.]

Author: 
L'Abbé C. Carton [Charles Louis Carton (1802-1863)], Directeur de l'Institution des Sourds-Muets, Bruges, Belgium
Publication details: 
Bruxelles: Imp.-Lib. de H. Goemaere, rue de la Montagne, 52. Paris: Lib. de J. Lecoffre et Cie, rue du Vieux-Colombier, 29. 1856.
£200.00

ix + 252pp., 8vo. In sturdy modern green buckram binding. On brittle browned high-acidity paper, with the half-title and title leaves detached. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Ministry of Education Reference Library, London. Printed on half-title: 'Vie de Maitre Thomas et de son Disciple Sourt-Muet Petit-Paul', beneath which, in manuscript: 'Presented by the Belgian Governt. | 1842.' Frontispiece lithograph by H. Goemaere of the 'Alphabet Manuel des Sourds-Muets'. The author is described on the title-page as: 'L'Abbé C.

[Printed book.] Des Sourds-Muets. Introduction a l'Étude Médicale et Philosophique de la Surdi-Mutité.

Author: 
M.-E. Hubert-Valleroux [Marcellin Émile Hubert-Valleroux (c.1812-1884)], Docteur en Medecine de la Faculte de Paris, Membre de la Societe Medico-Pratique, etc.
Publication details: 
Paris: Librairie de Victor Masson, Place de l'École-de-Médecine. 1853. [Imprimerie de Gustave Gratiot, 30, rue Mazarine.]
£100.00

viii + 126pp., 8vo. In good condition, on aged paper, in modern brown cloth binding, with title in gilt on front board. With stamps and shelfmarks of the Science Museum Science & Art Department Educational Library, and Board of Education Reference Library, London, stamped "Reserve stock". French text. Scarce: only two copies listed on OCLC WorldCat.

[Rev. Henry Erskine Gedge.] Autograph diary of 'Our Life, Social and Domestic', covering 40 years including 16 years as chaplain at the Chapelle Victoria de Grasse, on the French Riviera. With copy of anonymous printed booklet 'A Family Gathering'

Author: 
Henry Erskine Gedge (1832-1913), Vicar of Brixworth, Northamptonshire, Chaplain at the Chapelle Victoria de Grasse, son of Rev. Sydney Gedge (1802-1883; ODNB) [Alice de Rothschild]
Publication details: 
The diary covering the years between 1873 and 1913. The booklet, without publication details, privately printed in 1877.
£450.00

Gedge's short obituary in The Times, 24 March 1913, contains the following brief account of his career: 'Mr. Gedge was a scholar of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was Carus and Scholefield prizeman, and obtained a first class in the examination for theological honours in 1857. He was ordained in the diocese of Lichfield, and was for seven years vicar of Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

[Printed booklet, inscribed by the author.] L'Armée du Cœur our Le Rôle de la Femme.

Author: 
Lena P. Christitch [France; emancipation of women]
Publication details: 
Paris: Imprimerie Robert, 3, Rue de la Terasse. Dated at end from 'Nice, le 20 décembre 1927. | (Chemin de Sainte-Thérèse).'
£120.00

63pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. Stapled. In good condition, lightly-aged and worn. With Stamp, label and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library. Inscribed on inside of front cover: 'A titre de profonde considération | Lena P. Christitch'. Written in flowery language, with the first page carrying a paean of praise 'A la noble France'. Scarce: no copies found on COPAC, OCLC WorldCat or Bn-Opale Plus.

[Book] Des Hydropisies, et de leur Cure.

Author: 
V. Mondat [Docteur Vincent Marie Mondat]
Publication details: 
Avril [April] 1817. A Paris, Chez L. Colas, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Société pour l'Instruction Élémentaire, Rue du Petit-Bourbon-St. Suplice, No. 14. [IMPRIMERIE DE FAIN; PLACE DE L'ODÉON.]
£56.00

8vo: 49 pp. The last page is mispaginated '54', but there is no gap in the text, and the catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale confirms that the number of pages of text is 49. Good, in modern marble wraps. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page 'A Monsieur Maison Secretaire général de l'administration des hospices hommage respectueux | [signed] P. Mondat'.

[Printed Paris art magazine.] Copy of 'L'Estampe et l'Affiche' [The Print and the Poster], with illustrated article by Michel-Hilaire Clément-Janin on Alphonse Legros, and short obituary of Aubrey Beardsley by 'E. de C.' [E. de Crauzat]

Author: 
Michel-Hilaire Clément-Janin and André Mellerio, editors of the Paris art magazine 'L'Estampe et l'Affiche'. [Alphonse Legros; E. de Crauzat]
Publication details: 
50 Rue St. Anne, Paris. 15 Janvier [January] 1899.
£220.00

24pp., 4to, paginated 71-94. In brown wraps, printed in black and brown, with illustration by P. Ruty on the cover. Bifolium of advertisements (4pp., 4to) loosely inserted between cover and first leaf. In fair condition, with the first page browned by the loosely inserted advertisements. Wraps (stamped 'Spécimen') chipped and worn. The article on Legros covers pp.71-79; and the Beardsley obituary is on p.90. Also present is a seven-page article (83-89) on 'Murailles'by E. de Crauzat.

[First work from the press, in original wraps.] Les Bucoliques de Virgile, précédées De plusieurs Idylles de Théocrite, de Bion et de Moschus; suivies de tous les passages de Théocrite que Virgile a imités; traduites en vers français par Firmin Didot

Author: 
Firmin Didot (1764-1836), French engraver, printer and type founder
Publication details: 
Gravé, fondu et imprimé par le traducteur. À Paris, À la Librairie de Firmin Didot, Rue de Thionville. 1806.
£280.00

[13] + 264pp., 8vo. In original purple wraps lacking spine label. A landmark work in the history of printing. In fair condition, on aged and dogeared paper, with damp staining to the first few leaves, and front cover of the wraps detached. Pp.246-264 carry Didot's 'Note Bibliographique et Typographique', with the engraving on p.263 of the Estienne device, to indicate that it is possible to print both text and 'taille douce' on the same page.

[Hilaire Belloc on the Pyrenees.] Typed Letter Signed ('H Belloc.') to Mrs Strutt, giving details of two examples of 'a perfectly quiet and small place in the Pyranees [sic] which other people don't yet know'.

Author: 
Hilaire Belloc [Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc] (1870-1953), poet and author
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Reform Club, Pall Mall. 22 June 1925.
£140.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter carries a few autograph emendations and postscript. With envelope addressed to Mrs Strutt at 12 Somers Place, London. Belloc was an accomplished travel writer, and had published his classic book 'The Pyrenees' in 1903. He writes that he is giving her 'two addresses', 'only in each case you must write to the people before going there and the sooner the better, because the Season in these high places is very short'.

[Adolphe Thiers, French statesman.] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. Thiers'), in French, to a general [Dembinski?], regarding the plight of Polish exiles (including Lelewel and Ostrowski) following the November 1830 Uprising against the Russians.

Author: 
Adolphe Thiers [Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers] (1797-1877), French statesman and historian [General Henryk Dembinski; Joachim Lelewel; Leon Chodsko; J. B. Ostrowski; Poland; Polish]
Adolphe Thiers
Publication details: 
[Paris.] 24 October 1832.
£550.00
Adolphe Thiers

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. Accompanying the document is an undated and unsigned twentieth-century English translation, on letterhead of Lincoln House, Beauchamp Road, East Molesey, Surrey, headed 'A very free translation - guessing at illegible words'. At the time of writing Thiers was in government, in the Ministry of the Interior.

[Two 'Répertoire Lecombe' French First World War lyrics, printed on one handbill.] 'Verdun on ne passe pas! Marche populaire.' and 'Ce sont les Yeux'.

Author: 
[Jules Cazol; Eugène Joullot; René Mercier; Lecombe; the Battle of Verdun, 1916]
Publication details: 
'Imp. F. LAMBERT, Marché-au-Charbon, 12, Brux' [Brussels, Belgium; circa 1917.
£120.00

2pp., 4to. On a single leaf, both sides of which are headed 'Répertoire Lecombe'. Printer's slug at foot of 'Verdun on ne passe pas!' Both lyrics printed in two columns (no score to either). In good condition, on aged and worn high-acidity paper. 'Ce sont les Yeux' begins: 'Chacun dans la vie cherche son idéal.' The 'Dernier Refrain' reads: 'Et bien des yeux de mère, | Sont tournés vers la frontière | Où là-bas leurs chers petits enfants | Pour sauver la France donnent leur sang.

[Book in paper wraps] La Mort de Henri Quatre, POEME

Author: 
Mrie J.J. Victorin Fabre (1785-1831), poet and orator.
Publication details: 
Paris, de l'imprimerie de Farge [...], 1808
£180.00

46pp., 8vo (21cms), marbled pink paper wraps (original), spine and edges a little ragged, foxing, fair condition, sound. Scarce. Copies at BnF and Loyola Marymount University (USA)

[Album of black and white photographs.] Souvenir de Bretagne. Les Noces en Cornouailles. Étude des différents costumes de Fête.

Author: 
[Victorian photographs of folk costume of Brittany; Cornish weddings; customs]
Publication details: 
'Villard Photographe - Editeur | Quimper | Dépôt G. Le Bras, Libraire. Heliotype E. La Deley, Paris.' Undated [late nineteenth century].
£220.00

The album is landscape, 13 x 19 cm. Internally clean on lightly-aged paper, stapled into worn and spotted printed covers. It contains 26 photographs (10 full-page and 16 half-page), on 18 leaves separated by tissue guards, a mixture of indoor and outdoor scenes, and some posed. Images include: 'Les Mariages de Plougastel-Daoulas. - Le Défile des Mariés'; 'La Gavotte Bretonne'; 'DOUARNENEZ. - Toilette de la Mariée'; Arrivée du Cortege au Bourg'; 'Le Repas de Noces.

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