Below are 105 books about France that are on our shelves at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire on August 2, 2012.  It is easy to order, and ordering information is on our order page. Thank you, yours, RAY

1. Atkinson, Mary J., A CHATEAU IN BRITTANY, Stanley Paul & Co., London, n.d. c1910s, color illustrations, 414pp, good, decorated tan cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 29906 ), $12.50

2. Berenson, Kathryn (foreword by Michel Biehn), QUILTS OF PROVENCE: THE ART AND CRAFT OF FRENCH QUILTMAKING, Henry Holt and Company, New York, (1996) 1st ed, B&W and color ill., 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805046399 This book illustrates the evolution of Provence's highly sculptural needle art--"embroidery from within"--picturing supple, small-scale corded work and quilting in high-rounded relief with decorative patterns revealed in the play of light and shadow cast by the clear Provencal sun., (Order No: 21104 ), $20.00

3. Bernier, Olivier, FIREWORKS AT DUSK: PARIS IN THE THIRTIES, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1993) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 351pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316092754 The author paints a stunning portrait of Paris amidst the vibrant hysteria--artistic, social, cultural, and political--that defined the decade., (Order No: 18026 ), $7.00

4. Blanc, Olivier and Bonnemaison, Joachim, MANSIONS OF PARIS, Finest SA/Pierre Terrail Ed., Paris, (1998), color illustrations, 207pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 2879391806, (Order No: 62085 ), $15.00

5. Bowers, Claude G., PIERRE VERGNIAUD: VOICE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, The Macmillan Co., New York, 1950 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 535pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Biography of Pierre Vergniaud - Girondist hero of the French revolution, brilliant lawyer, man of culture and great gifts, and perhaps the most magnetic orator of the Revolution., (Order No: 3056 ), $10.00

6. Bree, Germaine & Bernauer, George (eds), DEFEAT & BEYOND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FRENCH WARTIME WRITING (1940-1945), Random House, New York, (1970) 1st ptg, 381pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3458 ), $8.50

7. Brodrick, Alan Houghton, PROSPECT OF FRANCE, Hutchinson & Co., Pub., Ltd., London, (1952), B&W illustrations, 222pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Author shows us the French scene as itd is today, to give a picture of "a country whose importance for the human spirit it is impossible to overestimate.", (Order No: 56205 ), $12.50

8. Catherine Charlotte, Lady Jackson, THE LAST OF THE VALOIS AND ACCESSION OF HENRI OF NAVARRE 1559-1589 - TWO VOLUME SET, L. C. Page and Company, Boston, 1897, B&W illustrations, very good, green decorated cloth, teg (hardcover) light foxing, Two volume set, 370pp and 394pp., (Order No: 15315 ), $65.00

9. Christian, William A., DIVIDED ISLAND: FACTION AND UNITY ON SAINT PIERRE, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1969, 12 tables, 15 B&W ill., 212pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Using a combination of anthropological fieldwork and historical research, the author examines the social ideas, social conflicts, and economy of the island of Saint Pierre since 1900., (Order No: 14372 ), $9.50

10. Churchill, Peter, ALL ABOUT THE FRENCH RIVIERA, Vista Books, London, (1960), B&W illustrations, 156pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A great arm-chair traveller look at the French Riviera shortly after World War II., (Order No: 43743 ), $15.00

11. Cook, Theodore Andrea, OLD TOURAINE - THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF THE FAMOUS CHATEAUX OF FRANCE -- VOLUME I ONLY, James Pott & Co., New York, 1908, B&W illustrations, 326pp, very good, decorated red cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 50641 ), $6.00

12. D'Alembert, M. (translated from the French, with a preface and additional notes by J. Aikin), SELECT EULOGIES OF MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY, WITH NOTES; BY THE LATE M. D'ALEMBERT - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, A. Strahan, Printers, London, 1799, very good+, rebound in 1/2 green leather (hardcover), Volume I, 347pp; and, Volume II, 374pp. Very clean and tight set rebound in green leather spines with marbled boards and endpapers., (Order No: 57994 ), $150.00

13. Darnton, Robert, THE FORBIDDEN BEST-SELLERS OF PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 440pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393037207 The author approaches the history of the French Revolution through the lens of publishing., (Order No: 33916 ), $10.00

14. Dunlop, Ian, ROYAL PALACES OF FRANCE, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1985), B&W and color illustrations, 282pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393022226, (Order No: 61684 ), $12.50

15. Duruy, Victor, HISTOIRE DE FRANCE - NOUVELLE EDITION - TWO VOLUME SET, Librairie Hachette Et Cie., Paris, 1884, B&W illustrations, maps, good, blue cloth spine w/paper covered boards (hardcover), Two volume set in French; 767pp, 717pp. Light edgewear., (Order No: 32375 ), $65.00

16. Eimerl, Sarel, REVOLUTION!: FRANCE 1789-1794, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1967) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 223pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An account of the most ferocious and perhaps the most colorful of revolutions, this book gives an insight into the pattern of all revolutions., (Order No: 40023 ), $8.50

17. Finer, Herman, GOVERNMENTS OF GREATER EUROPEAN POWERS, Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, (1956), B&W tables, maps, 931pp, appd., good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "A Comparative Study of the Governments and Political Culture of Great Britain, France, Germany, and the Soviet Union." The author has selected bits of history, social structure, economics and so forth in each country which have direct relevance to the political institutions., (Order No: 15418 ), $20.00

18. Fino, J. F. (preface by Jean Hubert), FORTERESSES DE LA FRANCE MEDIEVALE: CONSTRUCTION - ATTAQUE - DEFENSE, Editions A. et J. Picard, Paris, 1970, B&W illustrations, 510pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 59815 ), $65.00

19. Fisher, M. F. K., A CONSIDERABLE TOWN, Alfred A. Knopf, London, 1978 3rd ptg, 208pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394427114 M. F. K. Fisher celebrates Marseille, France - its glory and wickedness, past and present; its life, its legends, its mystery., (Order No: 59432 ), $6.50

20. Flandrin, Jean-Louis & Southern, Richard (translated by), FAMILIES IN FORMER TIMES: KINSHIP, HOUSEHOLD AND SEXUALITY IN EARLY MODERN FRANCE, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (1979), 23 B&W tables & 11 figures, 265pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521223237 The author provides a detailed analysis of kinship, household, and family relations in early modern France. He uses primarily documentary evidence from early modern France, but also draws comparisons with England in the same period, and with the medieval and modern family. His book provides a fascinating account of the intimate life of men and women in past society, and shows how that society has exerted a lasting influence on the behavior of our contemporaries., (Order No: 14141 ), $10.00

21. Forster, Robert, MERCHANTS, LANDLORDS, MAGISTRATES: THE DEPONT FAMILY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Pr., Baltimore, MD, (1980), B&W figures, B&W maps, 275pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801824060 The author discovered a series of father-to-son letters which presented an unusual opportunity to trace in human terms the impact of institutions and cultural norms on eighteenth-century French society. From these letters and other family papers, Forster has reconstructed a family biography of the Deponts of La Rochelle over four generations., (Order No: 16797 ), $12.50

22. Frey, Fritz - (Fritz Frey - Burgenstock), MES AMIES, LES FLEURS -- [MY FRIENDS, FLOWERS], Maison d'Ed. Josef von Matt, Zurich, (1976), color illustrations, 125pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), L'Auteur, Fritz Frey, est proprietaire du village hotelier Burgenstock., (Order No: 60928 ), $35.00

23. Frothingham, Washington, MARTEL PAPERS; OR, LIFE SCENES IN THE REIGN OF TERROR - THE SPINE READS - ZOE OR THE MARTEL PAPERS, Sheldon & Co., New York, 1867 2nd ed, 468pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 54930 ), $60.00

24. Galtier-Boissiere, Jean (directeur), PETITE HISTOIRE DE L'ARMEE FRANCAISE -- CRAPOUILLOT NUMERO 25, 1954, De Livres du Crapouillot, Paris, 1954, B&W illustrations, 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60902 ), $15.00

25. Gibbons, Herbert Adams, PARIS REBORN - A STUDY IN CIVIC PSYCHOLOGY, The Century Co., New York, 1915 1st ed, ill. by Lester G. Hornby, 395pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 43741 ), $12.50

26. Gordon, Bertram M., COLLABORATIONISM IN FRANCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1980), 393pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801412633, (Order No: 61654 ), $45.00

27. Gore, James Howard (compiled by), AMERICAN LEGIONNAIRES OF FRANCE: A DIRECTORY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES..., W. F. Roberts Co., Washington, n.d. c1920, 451pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), "...ON WHOM FRANCE HAS CONFERRED HER NATIONAL ORDER - THE LEGION OF HONOR." "This Directory includes the names of Legionnaires of France who were living at the time the manuscript went to the printer. An exception, however, was made in the case of officers decorated for services during the War who succumbed to wounds received in action or died subsequently, weakened no doubt, by strain or exposure incident to their war duties. The inclusion of their names is intended to augment, if it be possible, our appreciation of their supreme sacrifice.", (Order No: 39924 ), $135.00

28. Gosling, Nigel, THE ADVENTUROUS WORLD OF PARIS 1900-1914, William Morrow and Co., Inc., New York, 1978 1st ed, B&W and color ill., 240pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small chip on dustjacket, ISBN 0688033660 It is hardly an exaggeration to say that on the slopes of Montmartre between 1900 and 1914 the Renaissance died and that the tiny band of painters, writers and musicians living there initiated the artistic world of today. It is this great flowering of creativity in Paris that the author vividly evokes in this beautifully illustrated book., (Order No: 12483 ), $10.00

29. Gourevitch, Peter Alexis, PARIS AND THE PROVINCES: THE POLITICS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM IN FRANCE, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (1980) 1st ptg, 251pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0520039718 By evaluating the territorial distribution between the capitol and the countryside as both an influence on and an object of policy, this book contributes significantly to understanding the connections between party politics and policy formation., (Order No: 25925 ), $10.00

30. Greenberg, Louis M., SISTERS OF LIBERTY: MARSEILLE, LYON, PARIS AND THE REACTION TO A CENTRALIZED STATE, 1868-1871, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1971, 396pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674810007 Although the Paris Commune of 1871 has been the subject of voluminous writing, little has been done on provincial communal movements. The author offers the first real exploration of the insurrection as part of the nationwide struggle for municipal and departmental liberties, bringing to the fore the Commune's relationship to the broader historical problem of the consolidation and future character of the Third Republic, especially in the provinces., (Order No: 22568 ), $15.00

31. Grierson, Francis D. (foreword by E. Xavier Guichard), THE COMPLEAT CROOK - IN FRANCE, Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, (1934), 253pp, good++ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Describes the organization and methods of one of the most efficient police bodies in the world, and a narrative of many thrilling adventures., (Order No: 59943 ), $15.00

32. Groethuysen, Bernard (introduction by Benjamin Nelson; translated from the French by Mary Ilford), THE BOURGEOIS: CATHOLICISM VS. CAPITALISM IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1968) 1st ed, 268pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Groethuysen has recorded the birth and social advance of a "new, middle sort of man, the self-made, self-reliant Catholic Bourgeois--this-worldly yet churchly, worldly-wise but not free-thinking--man of Catholic France's Age of Reason, Enlightenment, and Revolution.", (Order No: 35009 ), $9.50

33. Hallays, Andre, THE SPELL OF PROVENCE - THE SPELL SERIES, L. C. Page & Company, Boston, MA, 1923 1st ptg, color frontis, B&W ill., 367pp, good, decorated green cloth, teg (hardcover), "Do not seek here either a picture or a history of Provence; you will find only notes and impressions of casual strolls. I have made them during a space of ten years, and I now collect them in the hope that they may inspire some few people with a desire to know better the present appearance and the past story of the most Latin of the provinces of France.", (Order No: 20194 ), $20.00

34. Haslett, Carrie; Weisberg, Gabriel P.; Shaw, Jennifer L., PARIS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE: MODERN LIFE IN LATE-19TH-CENTURY FRANCE, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 2006, color illustrations, 135pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0916857425, (Order No: 62123 ), $12.50

35. Havens, George R., THE AGE OF IDEAS: FROM REACTION TO REVOLUTION IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Henry Holt and Company, New York, (1955), B&W ill., 474pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book is about ideas--ideas of freedom--their expression, their development, their shattering impact upon a society tyrannized by the state and dominated by a royal dictator--the fascinating story of eighteenth-century France., (Order No: 33771 ), $15.00

36. Heffernan, James A. W. (edited by), REPRESENTING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: LITERATURE, HISTORIOGRAPHY, AND ART, Dartmouth/UnivPr New England, Hanover, NH, (1992), B&W illustrations, 286pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0874515653 Fourteen essays examine how the French Revolution has been represented in art, literature, and historical narratives from England, France, Germany, and the Caribbean., (Order No: 24773 ), $10.00

37. Herriot, Edouard (translated by John Heron Lepper), AMID THE FORESTS OF NORMANDY, Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, (1926), B&W illustrations, 276pp, good, dark green cloth (hardcover) small stain on spine, (Order No: 39797 ), $15.00

38. Howarth, W. D.; Fargher, R.; Raitt, A. W.; Gill, Austin (editor), LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE 17TH CENTURY, THE 18TH CENTURY, AND THE 19TH CENTURY - THREE VOLUME SET, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, very good w/good dustjackets (hardcover), A series designed to provide the background of political, social, economic and cultural history so necessary for a full understanding of French literature. Each volume has an introduction on the period and a detailed bibliography, followed by about twenty extracts from the works of the century's outstanding writers. Offered as a three volume set, including: Howarth, W.D., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE SEVENTEENTY CENTURY (1965), 237pp; Fargher, R., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1970), 235pp; and Raitt, A.W., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (1965), 177pp. Priced as a set., (Order No: 14082 ), $20.00

39. Huyghe, Rene (introduction by) and Cali, Francois (text and notes by), THE WONDERS OF FRANCE, The Viking Press, New York, (1961), 191 B&W plates, 5 maps, 316pp, good, (hardcover) (no dustjacket) light soil/bump to tan cloth, (Order No: 18709 ), $20.00

40. Jackson, T. A. (edited and with an introduction by) (translated by William Zak from CAHIERS DU COMMUNISME 1939), ESSAYS ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1970), 213pp, very good+, cream cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0804608741 First published in 1945. The authors of these essays were distinguished scholars and outstanding members of the Communist Party of France., (Order No: 54465 ), $7.50

41. Jacquelin, Louis and Poulain, Rene (translated by T. A. Layton), THE WINES & VINEYARDS OF FRANCE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1962), B&W illustrations, 416pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple closed tears dj, A true encyclopedia of the vines and wines of France., (Order No: 47955 ), $7.50

42. Janin, Jules; Balzac; Cormenin; and other Celebrated French Authors, PICTURES OF THE FRENCH: A SERIES OF LITERARY AND GRAPHIC DELINEATIONS OF FRENCH CHARACTER, Printed for Thomas Tegg, London, 1842, B&W illustrations, 199pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, "With Nearly One Hundred Engravings Drawn on Wood by Gavarni, H. Monnier, and Meissonier, and Engraved by Lavieille, Etc." A fun look at various peoples and professions in France including: The Stockbroker; The Chimney-Sweeper; The Young Lady; the Coucou-driver; The Mute; the Money-Lender; and many more., (Order No: 50481 ), $85.00

43. Jennings, Lawrence C., FRENCH REACTION TO BRITISH SLAVE EMANCIPATION, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1988), 228pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807114294 A detailed examination of the Anglo-French antislavery connection and of the French reaction to British slave liberation in the 1830s and 1840s. Focusing primarily on France, Jennings sheds new light on the development of French emancipationism as part of a renascent humanitarian movement., (Order No: 16524 ), $7.50

44. Jeunesse Prehistorique et Geologique de France, CATALOGUE DE L'EXPOSITION DIX ANS DE RECHERCHES EN PAYS DE FRANCE: ARCHEOLOGIE - HISTOIRE - ETHNOGRAPHIE 1970-1980, J.P.G.F., Paris, 1981, B&W illustrations, 164pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Report of ten years of research in the counties of France by the society., (Order No: 59708 ), $30.00

45. Johnson, Douglas & Johnson, Madeleine, THE AGE OF ILLUSION: ART AND POLITICS IN FRANCE 1918-1940, Rizzoli International Pub., New York, (1987), 284 ill. in two colors, 160pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0847807886 An extraordinary period of social ferment and explosive creativity is revealed in this book largely through contemporary eyes, in photographs, posters, drawings and advertisements., (Order No: 13849 ), $8.00

46. Jones, R. Ben, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, Funk & Wagnalls, New York, (1968) 1st Amer, 4 B&W maps, 216pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This study follows the Revolution from its mid-eighteenth-century origins through the fall of the throne, the Jacobin coup, the Terror, and the fall of Robespierre to the beginning of the Napoleonic era in 1799. Major crises are analyzed in terms of the most recent scholarship, and contemporary interpretation sheds new light on the myths surrounding Marat, the Terror, and the sans-culottes., (Order No: 14128 ), $12.50

47. Joyes, Claire, THE TASTE OF GIVERNY: AT HOME WITH MONET AND THE AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISTS, Flammarion, Paris, France, (2000), color illustrations, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 2080136879 Includes over 30 recipes inspired by the Butler cookery book and the Hotel Baudy's original menus., (Order No: 62355 ), $40.00

48. Karmel, Alex, A CORNER IN THE MARAIS - MEMOIR OF A PARIS NEIGHBORHOOD, David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, MA, (1998) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 149pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1567920748, (Order No: 61172 ), $7.50

49. Kelly, Michael, MODERN FRENCH MARXISM, Johns Hopkins University Pr., Baltimore, MD, (1982), 240pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801829062 Conveys the full richness and diversity of Marxist thought in France., (Order No: 58653 ), $7.50

50. Kselman, Thomas A., DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE IN MODERN FRANCE, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1993) 1st ptg, 24 B&W ill., 8 B&W tables, 413pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691008892 Drawing on sermons preached in rural and urban parishes, folktales, and accounts of seances, the author vividly re-creates the social and cultural context in which most French people responded to death and dealt with anxieties about the self and its survival., (Order No: 17926 ), $10.00

51. Kuisel, Richard F., SEDUCING THE FRENCH: THE DILEMMA OF AMERICANIZATION, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (1993) 1st ptg, 296pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0520079620 "The curious love affair between the French and Americans has often been disrupted by irritating misunderstandings. Richard Kuisel clarifies the situation with a definitive analysis of the political and economic factors behind the troubled relationship.", (Order No: 57436 ), $20.00

52. Laney, Al, PARIS HERALD: THE INCREDIBLE NEWSPAPER, D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc, New York, (1947) 1st ptg, 334pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 39173 ), $9.50

53. Lang, Theo (illustrated by Sochachewsky), HIGHROAD FROM PARIS, Hodder and Stoughton, London, (1950), B&W and color ill., 256pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Southwards from Paris: through the rich vine-country of Burgundy, the cold heights of the Alps, the sun-baked land of Provence, down to the coast of the Mediterranean., (Order No: 30146 ), $20.00

54. Large, Hector (preface by Pierre Mac Orlan), LE COSTUME MILITAIRE - A TRAVERS LES AGES - TOME III, Aux Editions Arc-En-Ciel, Paris, n.d., Original, good, fold-over folio slipcase. Contents fine; including: Preface of six pages; table of plates of six pages, and 105 hand-colored spectacular plates (complete). Text in French. The hand-colored plates depict the French Military Uniforms from 1848 to 1935 from The Republic, The Second Empire, The Imperial Guard, and the later Republic period. Edition limited to 1,000 sets., (Order No: 20869 ), $250.00

55. Laughlin, Clara E., THE MARTYRED TOWNS OF FRANCE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1919 1st ed, B&W frontis, 469pp, good, blue cloth, teg (hardcover) light edgewear, lacks FFEP, (Order No: 43740 ), $7.50

56. Laumonier, Paul, TABLEAU CHRONOLOGIQUE DES OEUVRES DE RONSARD SUIVI DE POESIES NON RECUEILLIES ET D'UNE TABLE ALPHABETIQUE, Burt Franklin, New York, (1969), 143pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as issued), (Order No: 18065 ), $12.50

57. Laville, Henri; Rigaud, Jean-Philippe; and Sackett, James, ROCK SHELTERS OF THE PERIGORD: GEOLOGICAL STRATIGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUCCESSION, Academic Press, New York, (1980) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 371pp, fine, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0124387500 This book is about the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Stone Age rock shelter sites in the Perigord region of southwestern France., (Order No: 55108 ), $85.00

58. Le Gallienne, Richard (with an introduction by William Rose Benet), FROM A PARIS SCRAPBOOK, Ives Washburn Inc., New York, (1938) 2nd ptg, 351pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The eagerly awaited companion volume to FROM A PARIS GARRET., (Order No: 32698 ), $17.50

59. Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel (translated from the French by Mary Feeney), CARNIVAL IN ROMANS, George Braziller, Inc., New York, (1979), B&W maps, 426pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, ISBN 0807609285 The city of Romans, in what was once the province of Dauphine in southern France, was the scene each year of an animated Mardi gras carnival. In 1580, the winter festivities were especially lively; they degenerated into a bloody ambush. This particular Carnival night marked the intersection of an urban movement and even larger rural stirrings., (Order No: 16386 ), $5.00

60. Lehning, James R., THE PEASANTS OF MARLHES: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY ORGANIZATION IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1980), 218pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) dustjacket faded, ISBN 0807814413 Examines the relationship between peasant family behavior and economic development in a French village near the rapidly industrializing city of Saint-Etienee (Loire) during the nineteenth century., (Order No: 52211 ), $9.00

61. Lesser, Margaret, CLARKEY: A PORTRAIT IN LETTERS OF MARY CLARKE MOHL (1793-1883), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1984, 235pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0192117874 A look at the intellectual life of France in the 19th century., (Order No: 19211 ), $5.00

62. Lewis, David L., PRISONERS OF HONOR: THE DREYFUS AFFAIR, William Morrow & Company,Inc, New York, 1973 1st ptg, 45 B&W ill., 346pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688002021 The Affair began with the persecution of one man, Alfred Dreyfus, the French Army's most promising Jewish officer, who was falsely accused of passing military secrets to Germany. It ended as the cause celebre of the nineteenth century, the Affair not only of France but of the world, an event that eventually was to cause mass protests in Europe and America and produce Emile Zola's ringing J'Accuse and involve such famous figures as Mark Twain, William James and Queen Victoria., (Order No: 15757 ), $6.00

63. Lindsay, Robert O. and Neu, John (compiled by), FRENCH POLITICAL PAMPHLETS 1547-1648: A CATALOG OF MAJOR COLLECTIONS IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, 1969, 510pp, very good+, light brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0299049906 The period from 1547 to 1648 was one of the most exciting and eventful hundred years in French history. In between occurred international wars, the assassinations of two French kings, religious controversy, administrative and political innovations, tariff wars, much social change, and the usual amount of palace intrigue and court gossip. Since France had no newspapers, pamphlets provided this service., (Order No: 51234 ), $10.00

64. Looseley, David L., THE POLITICS OF FUN: CULTURAL POLICY AND DEBATE IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE, Berg Publishers, Oxford, (1995), B&W illustrations, 279pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 1859730132 This authoritative study considers contemporary policies for the arts in France and the cultural and political issues they have raised., (Order No: 38857 ), $27.50

65. Lord, Arthur Power, THE REGENCY OF MARIE DE MEDICIS: A STUDY OF FRENCH HISTORY FROM 1610 TO 1616, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1903, B&W and color illustrations, 180pp, good, 3/4 leather, teg (hardcover) some light edgewear, Nice clean and tight 3/4 leather bound copy., (Order No: 31218 ), $35.00

66. Lowell, Francis C., JOAN OF ARC, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA, 1896 1st ed, 382pp, very good+, green cloth, teg (hardcover) owner's name, (Order No: 60758 ), $25.00

67. Lynch, Katherine A., FAMILY, CLASS, AND IDEOLOGY IN EARLY INDUSTRIAL FRANCE - SOCIAL POLICY AND THE WORKING CLASS-FAMILY 1825-1848, Univeristy of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, (1988) 1st ptg, 272pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0299117944, (Order No: 48633 ), $4.00

68. Macaulay, Thomas Babington (edited by Joseph Hamburger), NAPOLEON AND THE RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS, Columbia University Press, New York, 1977, B&W frontis, 117pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231043767 The completed portion of Macaulay's projected HISTORY OF FRANCE, FROM THE RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS TO THE ACCESSION OF LOUIS PHILIPPE., (Order No: 35415 ), $5.00

69. Madame de Witt (aka Guizot) (translated by the author of JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN), A FRENCH COUNTRY FAMILY, Strahan & Co., Publishers, London, 1868 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 306pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) light edgewear to the cloth covers, A charming picture of French family life., (Order No: 54322 ), $20.00

70. Manceron, Claude, AGE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: VOLUME I - TWILIGHT OF THE OLD ORDER 1774-1778, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, New York, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 650pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0671680188 First published in 1972., (Order No: 20254 ), $6.00

71. Marx, Karl (introduction by Frederick Engels), THE CLASS STRUGGLES IN FRANCE (1848-50) - MARXIST LIBRARY - WORKS OF MARXISM-LENINISM VOLUME XXIV, International Publishers, New York, n.d., 159pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 59148 ), $4.00

72. McMahon, Joseph H., PARIS IN LITERATURE - YALE FRENCH STUDIES THIRTY-TWO, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1964, 160pp, good+, wraps (softcover), A collection of 11 articles in English., (Order No: 60110 ), $10.00

73. Meirion-Jones, Gwyn I., THE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE OF BRITTANY - AN ESSAY IN HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh, (1982), B&W illustrations, 407pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 085976060X Brittany has a fascinating and distinctive vernacular architecture. The types of houses, from the simple one-roomed cottage and the long-house to the more complex manor houses, are dealt with in the context of the cultural landscape and the rural settlement pattern., (Order No: 56942 ), $150.00

74. Mohen, Jean-Pierre, L'AGE DU BRONZE DANS LA REGION DE PARIS, Edition des Musees Nationaux, Paris, 1977, B&W illustrations, 264pp, good+, gray cloth spine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 2711800660 Catalogue synthetique des collections conservees au Musee des Antiquites Nationales. Text in French., (Order No: 47900 ), $85.00

75. Monahan, W. Gregory, YEAR OF SORROWS: THE GREAT FAMINE OF 1709 IN LYON, Ohio State University Press, Columbus, (1993), 246pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814206085 This dynamic study of human struggle and its political and social dimensions sheds new light on a host of issues and problems in France before the Revolution and on the role that such crises have played in human history., (Order No: 21651 ), $8.50

76. Moriarty, Gerald P. (translated from the French by), THE PARIS LAW COURTS: SKETCHES OF MEN AND MANNERS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1894, B&W illustrations, 293pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover), Written in collaboration with members of the Association of Journalists attached to the Paris Law Courts with the object to describe for the general public the organization and procedure of the Paris Law Courts, the history and customs of the Paris Bar, and the psycological aspect of that varied world whom interest or necessity attracts, day by day, to the Parisian Palace of Justice., (Order No: 40126 ), $50.00

77. Myhill, Henry (with an appendix on the wines by George Mortimer), THE LOIRE VALLEY: PLANTAGENET & VALOIS, Faber and Faber, London, (1978), B&W illustrations, 148pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0571104460, (Order No: 61957 ), $8.50

78. Pederson, Hans, THE FRENCH FULLY REFRIGERATED SHIPS 1869-1990 - LA FLOTTE FRIGORIGIQUE FRANCAISE, de L'Imprimerie Grenet, Le Havre, France, (1990), B&W illustrations, 296pp, index, very good+, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author, Text in English and in French. Limited to 500 numbered copies., (Order No: 46600 ), $60.00

79. Perkins, James Breck, FRANCE UNDER LOUIS XI - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA, 1897 1st ed, very good++, teg, blue cloth (hardcover), Volume I, 496pp; and Volume II, 488pp. An exceptionally nice clean and tight set, largely unread with unopened pages., (Order No: 50796 ), $20.00

80. Perrault, Gilles and Azema, Pierre, PARIS UNDER THE OCCUPATION, The Vendome Press, New York, (1989), sepia toned illustrations, 207pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0865651116 A fascinating account of life under German occupation., (Order No: 62099 ), $14.50

81. Porch, Douglas, THE CONQUEST OF MOROCCO, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1983 1st Amer, B&W ill., B&W map, 335pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394511581 The bizarre history of France's last great colonial adventure, the long struggle to subdue a medieval kingdom by intrigue and force of arms, 1903-1914., (Order No: 21507 ), $10.00

82. Queffelec, Henry (introduction by) and Leprohon, Pierre (texts by), BRITTANY, Minerva, Geneve, (1981), color illustrations, 96pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Brittany is really more than a province or a region--it is a land., (Order No: 19750 ), $10.00

83. Ragsdale, Hugh, DETENTE IN THE NAPOLEONIC ERA: BONAPARTE AND THE RUSSIANS, The Regents Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (1980), 183pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0700602011 In this volume Hugh Ragsdale offers a new interpretation of Napoleonic politics., (Order No: 55952 ), $14.50

84. Richtman, Jack, ADRIENNE LECOUVREUR: THE ACTRESS AND THE AGE, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1971), B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0130086983 This biography explores the classic glamour and magnetism of the intrepid actress and her age. Here is the life, loves, and accomplishments of Adrienne Lecouvreur., (Order No: 16258 ), $4.50

85. Rosario, Vernon A., THE EROTIC IMAGINATION: FRENCH HISTORIES OF PERVERSITY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1997, 244pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195104838, (Order No: 61837 ), $9.50

86. Saisselin, Remy G., THE LITERARY ENTERPRISE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, 1979, B&W frontis, 187pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814316182 The author introduces the concept of "literary spaces"--the library, the Temple of Fame, and the French version of Grub Street--to examine the changing values and expectations associated with a literary career in the Old Regime., (Order No: 30252 ), $15.00

87. Schechter, Betty, THE DREYFUS AFFAIR: A NATIONAL SCANDAL, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1965) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 264pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This vivid account of the Dreyfus Affair reads like a cloak-and-dagger mystery. It provides a chilling example of what can happen when justice and the safeguards of proper legal procedure are sacrificed to some presumed honor or security., (Order No: 15753 ), $5.00

88. Schneider, Robert A., THE CEREMONIAL CITY: TOULOUSE OBSERVED, 1738-1780, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1995), 202pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691034656 From public executions to religious processions to political festivities, Toulouse's ceremonial life was remarkably rich in the decades prior to the French Revolution. The author explores how Toulouse's civic and community life was represented in the stagings of various ceremonies. His inquiry is based on the unpublished diaries of Pierre Barthes, a Latin tutor who was both a devout Catholic and a monarchist, and who recorded forty years of public activity in ways that reflected the mounting social tensions of his times., (Order No: 14949 ), $12.00

89. Shaffer, John W., FAMILY AND FARM: AGRARIAN CHANGE AND HOUSEHOLD ORGANIZATION IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, 1500-1900, State Univ. of New York Pr., Albany, NY, (1982), B&W ill., 12 B&W maps, 258pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0873955633 The history of the communautes, the large patriarchal households of central France, from the close of the medieval era to the nineteenth century., (Order No: 22495 ), $6.50

90. Sherwood, John M., GEORGES MANDEL AND THE THIRD REPUBLIC, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1970, B&W illustrations, 393pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple small chips dj, ISBN 0804707316 A determined, ambitious, and extremely able player of the game of parliamentary politics, Georges Mandel was one of the leading political figures of the Third French Republic., (Order No: 52030 ), $7.50

91. Smith, Corinna Haven and Hill, Caroline R., RISING ABOVE THE RUINS IN FRANCE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1920 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 247pp, good++, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, clean & tight copy, "An Account of the Progress Made Since the Armistice in the Devastated Regions in Reestablishing Industrial Activities and The Normal Life of the People.", (Order No: 49883 ), $7.50

92. Starobinski, Jean (translated by Barbara Bray), 1789: THE EMBLEMS OF REASON, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1982), B&W illustrations, 298pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813909155 Starobinski pursues a subtle and brilliant meditation on the connections between art and revolution, comparing the style of the French Revolution as a political event to style in the contemporaneous visual arts., (Order No: 33797 ), $7.50

93. Stearns, Peter N., PATHS TO AUTHORITY: THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE INDUSTRIAL LABOR FORCE IN FRANCE, 1820-48, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, (1978), B&W tables and figures, 222pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 025200633X The Industrial Revolution created a new and distinctive middle class in France. It is this group that Stearns examines in his thoroughly new approach to early industrial social history., (Order No: 54572 ), $7.50

94. Tesniere, Marie-Helene and Gifford, Prosser (edited by) (introduction by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie), CREATING FRENCH CULTURE: TREASURES FROM THE BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 480pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), IBSN 0300062834 From the monastic cloisters in the time of Charlemagne to the book-lined studies of twentieth-century authors, this splendid book presents an overview of the literary and artistic world in France. Same ISBN for both soft and hard covers., (Order No: 24160 ), $14.50

95. Thomson, David (selected and introduced by), FRANCE: EMPIRE AND REPUBLIC, 1850-1940, Walker and Company, New York, (1968), 383pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A volume in The Documentary History of Western Civilization. The theme of this volume is the historical development of France from the middle of the last century until her defeat by Germany in the summer of 1940. It spans, in political terms, two of the ten regimes France has known since the beginning of the nineteenth century: the Second Empire of Napoleon III and the Third Republic., (Order No: 15781 ), $10.00

96. Tournoux, Jean-Raymond (translated by Oliver Coburn), SONS OF FRANCE - PETAIN AND DE GAULLE, The Viking Press, New York, (1964), B&W illustrations, 245pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 48062 ), $6.50

97. Traer, James F., MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1980), 208pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801412986 Sheds new light on the evolution of the institutions of marriage and the family in France from the final decades of the ancien regime to the promulgation of the civil code in 1804., (Order No: 56939 ), $20.00

98. Weber, Eugen, FRANCE FIN DE SIECLE, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1986 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 294pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) FEW PENCIL MARKS, ISBN 0674318129 Described ways of life, not as recorded by general history, but as contemporaries experienced them., (Order No: 42848 ), $10.00

99. Wellesley, F. A. (edited by); Wellesley, Henry Richard Charles, 1st Earl Cowley (papers by), THE PARIS EMBASSY DURING THE SECOND EMPIRE, Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, (1928), B&W illustrations, 337pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover) couple ink marks, Selections from the Papers of Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley, Ambassador at Paris 1852-1867., (Order No: 39965 ), $25.00

100. Williams, Philip M. and Harrison, Martin, DE GAULLE'S REPUBLIC, Longmans, London, (1960), 279pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) fade to spine (EX-LIB) no dustjacket, Contents include: Part One, The Ancien Regime; Part Two, Cincinnatus Returns; and, Part Three, The New Reign., (Order No: 29024 ), $7.50

101. Wilson, Frank L., THE FRENCH DEMOCRATIC LEFT, 1963-1969: TOWARD A MODERN PARTY SYSTEM, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1971, 258pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804707650 During the 1960's, three major efforts were made to transform the French non-Communist Left into a more modern cohesive type of political organization. This study describes the efforts, explains the reasons for their failure, and makes some general observations on the way parties and party systems are changed., (Order No: 54526 ), $7.50

102. Woolsey, Theodore S., FRENCH FORESTS AND FORESTRY: TUNISIA, ALGERIA, CORSICA, WITH A TRANSLATION OF THE ALGERIAN CODE OF 1903, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1917, B&W illustrations, 238pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB, The following work embodies the results of a study of the more important phases of forest practice in Corsica, Algeria, and Tunisia. The aim of this volume is to set forth the essentials of method which may be applied directly in the United States, or which may be indirectly of value to English speaking foresters., (Order No: 52262 ), $15.00

103. Wright, Gordon, BETWEEN THE GUILLOTINE AND LIBERTY: TWO CENTURIES OF THE CRIME PROBLEM IN FRANCE, Oxford University Press, New York, 1983, 290pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) - FAINT DAMPSTAIN, ISBN 0195032438, (Order No: 57434 ), $14.50

104. Wylie, Laurence (edited by), CHANZEAUX: A VILLAGE IN ANJOU, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 383pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The purpose of this book is to look at the connections between tradition and change in Chanzeaux., (Order No: 46137 ), $6.00

105. Zdatny, Steven M., THE POLITICS OF SURVIVAL: ARTISANS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY FRANCE, Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, 258pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195059409 The struggles of the French middle classes, squeezed between history "from above" and history "from below", are often overlooked. The author recaptures the experiences of a signal group of the middle class: master artisans., (Order No: 25960 ), $12.00

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