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Les meilleurs Proverbes Francais et Etrangers par l'auteur de Deux humilites illustres et de plusieurs ouvrages historiques., A Laurent, Abbe
1 A Laurent, Abbe Les meilleurs Proverbes Francais et Etrangers par l'auteur de Deux humilites illustres et de plusieurs ouvrages historiques.
Paris Lyon J.B. Pelagaud [1865] Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
246 pp. Author attribution from OCLC 457648258, no author listed. At the rear it says printed by P. Briez at Abbeville. 1/4 Leather with gilt to spine, spine tips quite worn, brown marbled hard covers are rubbed, corners quite rubbed but still respectable. With the book plate of noted military gent/spy/book collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Also includes an old "avis" from a French library explaining how the system works and threatening penalties for non-return. Foxing throughout but readable and clean. Hard to find.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 246 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Roma e il Papa nei proverbi e nei modi di dire.  Nuova edizione illustrata, Besso, Marco
2 Besso, Marco Roma e il Papa nei proverbi e nei modi di dire. Nuova edizione illustrata
Rome Ermanno Loescher & Co. 1904 Limited Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No. 347 of 370. 336 pages with folding engraved plate at title, numerous engravings inside, red and black printing through. With parchment paper wrap in red and black to soft covers. A small crack on the spine, general minor wear and some rubbing to the covers. Interior front cover has dashing bookplate of spy and collector of proverbs, de Guinzbourg, paper is handmade and mostly unseparated, deckle edges have some browning and crisping, but otherwise a lovely copy. Heavy, may require extra postage for international shipping. A collection of mottoes, proverbs, poetry, etc., about Rome and the Papacy, temporal and spiritual power, extracted from 96 authors. Not common, a nice copy with a great provenance. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 336 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Thesaurus Proverbiorum Italico-Bergamascorum Rarissimorum...nunquam Antes Stampatorum...italicae Linguae Amanitium Ad Aperiendum Oculos Editorum, Bolla, Bertolameo Bartolomaeo.
3 Bolla, Bertolameo Bartolomaeo. Thesaurus Proverbiorum Italico-Bergamascorum Rarissimorum...nunquam Antes Stampatorum...italicae Linguae Amanitium Ad Aperiendum Oculos Editorum
Frankfurt J. Saurium 1605 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
70 leaves, unpaginated, renewed end papers and blanks. In octavos. With the bookplate of Col. Victor De Guinzbourg, who was in counterintelligence prior to WWII and, according to his family, used a number of different names -- he also happened to collect books of proverbs, the book passed to Robert Easton after his death. Very attractively bound in modern 3/4 leather with gilt ruling, dark blue marbled boards, five raised bands to the spine with gilt florets in the panels, gilt spine label. End papers are marbled to match the boards, new blanks, the text is clean and bright, just lightly toned, pages never separated. Some pages have small wear to the fore-edges as people have tried to thumb through the unopened pages, the bookplate on the end paper, otherwise clean and bright. "A very rare collection of Italian proverbs, some of a lascivious and/or humorous nature, arranged alphabetically. Text is presented in Italian with translations in Latin. Duplessis notes the rarity of this book and remarks that none of the Italian bibliographies he consulted mention the work. He does note the appearance of an edition printed one year prior to this one. There are only a handful of copies held by institutions, and we record no auction appearance of this work in the last 100 years. [Duplessis, 461; Brunet I. , 1076. ] Provenance: Bookplate of Victor De Guinzbourg to front end paper. From the collection of Robert Easton. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages 
Price: 1999.00 USD
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The Birthday Book of Proverbs: Consisting of a Serious, Satirical, or Humorous Sentence, Proverb, and Verse of Poetry, for every Day in the Year., Bruce, Charles; C.B.
4 Bruce, Charles; C.B. The Birthday Book of Proverbs: Consisting of a Serious, Satirical, or Humorous Sentence, Proverb, and Verse of Poetry, for every Day in the Year.
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo c1875 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
unpaginated but approx 365 pages. Two days per page, plus a page with blanks opposite each day to fill in names. Blue cloth with exuberant black and gilt Victorian decoration, gilt ruling, spine equally decorated in gilt, a bit of rubbing at extremities and joints, gilt edges, title page in red and black, every page in red and black with red ruling, occasional charming engravings, no names have been filled in on this example. However, there are the proverb collectors bookplates of Keir, Sir John Stirling Maxwell and de Guinzbourg. No date, but these "birthday books" were produced by Nimmo from at least 1873-1885. Not common in commerce or in Worldcat. A charming example of a Victorian birthday book with wonderful proverbial provenance. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 39.00 USD
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5 Brusle De Montpleinchamp, Jean-Chrysostome Pensees Diverses, Et Proverbes Choisis. Avec Des Reflexions Pour Les Mieux Entendre Bookplate De Guinzbourg
Paris Jean-Luc Nyon 1712 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
[vi] ff, 306 pp, [vii] ff. Unrecorded copy of this very scarce book of maxims and proverbs, printed in Paris on the same date as other printings. Diced calf with blind ruling, 5 raised bands with gilt in the compartments, red edges. Covers with some scuffing , top of first compartment chipped off, spine covering a bit crackled, corners rubbed. Marbled end papers, bookplate of de Guinzbourg on inside front cover, title page has some foxing/staining, first pages to aiii have some of the red edge ink smeared up into the margins. The book lists no author but the "avis de l'auteur" is signed GGDM, the initials used by Bursle de Montpleinchamp. From the Easton Collection with bookplate ofl Victor De Guinzbourg who assembled a large collection of proverbs and published books on the subject. Victor de Guinzbourg worked in counterintelligence prior to WWII and, according to his family, was known by more than one name during the time. Little is known about him until after the war when he began work for the UN. Upon de Guinzbourg’s death, Mr. Easton acquired a large portion of this collection of proverbs. Worldcat lists only 4 actual copies of this title, none of the Nyon edition. Very unusual and quite pleasing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 306 pages 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Las Frases del "Quijote" Su Exposicion, Ordenacion y Comentarios, y su Version a las Lenguas Francesa, Portuguesa, Italiana, Catalana, Inglesa y Alemana, Carcer y de Sobies, Enrique; Marin, Francisco Rodriguez (Prologo)
6 Carcer y de Sobies, Enrique; Marin, Francisco Rodriguez (Prologo) Las Frases del "Quijote" Su Exposicion, Ordenacion y Comentarios, y su Version a las Lenguas Francesa, Portuguesa, Italiana, Catalana, Inglesa y Alemana
Lerida, Barcela Sol y Benet; Subirana 1916 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
xvi, 666,[iv]. In Spanish. Cream paper covers with a lovely red and black border. Paper is a bit toned and some edge chipping, spine head and tail a little chipped. Interior paper somewhat browned, nice head and tail pieces throughout, pages have never been separated. Interior back cover has some small numbers written in ink, paper has a large watermark that says "Vilaseca" otherwise clean and unmarked. Indicates it was printed on the 23rd of April, 1916, the 300th anniversary of the death of Cervantes. Hard to find.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 666 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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SPANISH SALT, A Collection of all the Proverbs which are to be Found in Don Quixote. . ., Cervantes, Miguel de & Ulick Ralph Burke (transl
7 Cervantes, Miguel de & Ulick Ralph Burke (transl SPANISH SALT, A Collection of all the Proverbs which are to be Found in Don Quixote. . .
London Basil Montague Pickering 1877 Limited Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xxiv, 99 pp. List of subscribers. Ltd edition of 250. With book plate of Carolo Morse and Dwight Edwards Marvin, both proverbs collectors. Original dark blue coth, bit worn away at spine tips, corners bumped, spine gilt still bright, . Interior front hinge cracking but holding, some darkening from the glue used for the book plates. Opposite the decorated title page is the Aldus logo, text is clean and unmarked, book block coming away from binding at the bottom back. Interesting provenance on this book of proverbs in Quixote. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 99 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Don José María Sbarbi Monografía sobre los Refranes, Adagios y Proverbios Castellanos... y las Obras O Fragmentos que Expresamente Tratan de Ellos en Nuestra Lengua
Madrid Imprenta y Litografía de los Huérfanos 1891 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
412 pp. Erratas, ads. Published Ago 1891. With the bookplate of man of mystery, spy, and collector of proverbs, de Guinzbourg. Olive green cloth with red spine label. Some general light rubbing but overall good and handsome. Half title is foxed, verso of half title has a stamp of the Madrid national library, text paper is browned, , first few pages coming away at the gutter. Some page turning chips, page 13/14 has a 1" clean tear at the top, otherwise clean and nice. In Spanish. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 412 pages 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Les Proverbes Anciens Flamengs  et Francois Correspondants de Sentence Les Uns Aux autres, Goedthals, Francois
9 Goedthals, Francois Les Proverbes Anciens Flamengs et Francois Correspondants de Sentence Les Uns Aux autres
Antwerp Plantin 1568 First Edition Full-Leather Good 
143 pp, but lacking 123-128. Handsome buff morocco with the embossed stamp of Keir House, interior has book plate of Keir House, along with bookplates of William Stirling-Maxwell and Victor de Guinzbourg, all collectors of proverbs. Some minor rubbing and wear to leather covers, light rubbing at corners and spine, red end papers, some minor age spots to title, paper lightly toned throughout, occasional mild marginalia. The missing text pages were obviously not present when Keir House had it rebound. Flemish in Gothic type, the French in easy to read type. A nice little copy of a book "curious and rare," as Brunet says. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 143 pages 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Cancionero Popular Cuyano 900 composiciones Liricas y Coregraficas, 110 Temas Musicales, 120 Adivinanzas, Paremiologia 17 Cronicas de Cuyo de la epoca Colonial, Lucero, Juan Draghi
10 Lucero, Juan Draghi Cancionero Popular Cuyano 900 composiciones Liricas y Coregraficas, 110 Temas Musicales, 120 Adivinanzas, Paremiologia 17 Cronicas de Cuyo de la epoca Colonial
Mendoza Best Hermanos 1938 First Edition Softcover Good 
cxlvii, 632, [xiv] pp. Index. First edition. B/w plates and music. Original card covers with engraving of dancers and musicians. Paper is a bit grubby, chipped at corners and fore-edge, spine covering worn but still intact. Interior book plate of military man/spy/book collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Otherwise clean and unmarked, paper quite browned and brittle, some page turning chips and tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Enchiridion Polonicum oder Polnisches Handbuch.. Anjetzo aber, der sammtlichen Jugend zum grundlichern Unterricht durch Vermehrung und Verbesserung gemeinnutziger gemacht, und nebst einem Anhang aufs neue dem Druck uberlassen. Vierte Auflage, Moneta, Jan; Vogel, Daniel
11 Moneta, Jan; Vogel, Daniel Enchiridion Polonicum oder Polnisches Handbuch.. Anjetzo aber, der sammtlichen Jugend zum grundlichern Unterricht durch Vermehrung und Verbesserung gemeinnutziger gemacht, und nebst einem Anhang aufs neue dem Druck uberlassen. Vierte Auflage
Breslau; Leipzig Johann Friedrich Korn des altern 1774 Fourth Edition Hardcover Good 
[xiv],880, [i]. Folding table. In black letter German with Polish. Grey-blue hard paper covers with paper hand-lettered spine label. Covers have some scratches and wear, long thing mark on the front cover, spine age-darkened, but otherwise nice. Interior has a collection mark and the bookplate of de Guinzbourg -- noted man of mystery and collector -- but otherwise clean and unmarked. Deckle edges, text pages never separated. Scarce in any edition, this one corresponds to OCLC 750909499 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 880 pages 
Price: 325.00 USD
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Raccolta De Proverbi Milanes Sestinn E Dialogo Di Don Nasone Classicista Con Don Kyrieleison Romanticista Terzine : [Giornale Per L'Anno 1826], N/a
12 N/a Raccolta De Proverbi Milanes Sestinn E Dialogo Di Don Nasone Classicista Con Don Kyrieleison Romanticista Terzine : [Giornale Per L'Anno 1826]
Milan Pietro E Giuseppe Vallardi ca1826 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
52 pp and [22] 3/4 leather binding of Keir House, the home of noted collector of proverbs, Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, with his bookplate and a "proverbs" Keir House bookplate, as well, and with the bookplate of De Guinzbourg, noted spy and collector, from the collection of Robert Easton. Leather is rubbed at the joints, brilling gilt Keir House insignia, marbled end papers, numberous new blanks. The title is a bit toned and there is some light foxing throughout but otherwise clean and nice. No date on the title page, so this could be the 1820 edition of the Raccolta, but the calendar at the rear is dated 1826 unlike the two OCLC entries. Very scarce and with nice provenance. A "dialogue" between a classicist and a romanticist explaining the proverbs. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Contes Populaires, Prejuges, Patois, Proverbes, noms de Lieux, de L'Arrondissement de Bayeux, Pluquet, Frederic
13 Pluquet, Frederic Contes Populaires, Prejuges, Patois, Proverbes, noms de Lieux, de L'Arrondissement de Bayeux
Rouen Edouard Frere 1834 Second Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xiii, [4], 163 pp. Table of contents at rear. Lovely engravings at the first page, last page with device of Edouard Frere. In handsome half leather with 5 raised bands to the spine, dark red speckled hard boards with a bit of rubbing, some small scuffing to the leather. Interior has marbled end papers, book plate of mysterious military man/spy/book collector de Guinzbourg, some normal foxing and browning to the paper but otherwise sturdy and handsome. Nice copy of this scarce title. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 163 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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14 Poggiali, Cristoforo Proverbi Motti E Sentenze Ad Uso Ed Istruzione Del Popolo. Centurie XXIV
Piacenza Torchi Del Majno 1821 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
[iv] 288 pp. With the bookplate of noted collector of proverb books and mysterious man of the world, de Guinzbourg. Original marbled hard paper boards with leather spine, black and gilt spine label. Someone has shellacked the spine in the long ago giving it a very shiny and slightly crackly appearance. Boards have some normal wear and rubbing at the edges. Interior front hinge cracked but holding, minor foxing very occasionally, a small bit of humidity staining just at the top edge at the back of the book. An interesting collection of proverbs with nice provenance. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Proverbial Sayings; Or, A collection of the Best English Proverbs, Italian Proverbs, Scots Proverbs, Spanish Proverbs With the Wise Sayings and maxims of the Ancients.  (Hand written note by William Stirling), Ray, John; Pescetti, Orlando; Ramsay, Allan; Nunez, Ferdinands; Mapletoft, John
15 Ray, John; Pescetti, Orlando; Ramsay, Allan; Nunez, Ferdinands; Mapletoft, John Proverbial Sayings; Or, A collection of the Best English Proverbs, Italian Proverbs, Scots Proverbs, Spanish Proverbs With the Wise Sayings and maxims of the Ancients. (Hand written note by William Stirling)
S.L. S.N. 1800 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
21,45,38,30,21 pp. Bound in full red morocco with gilt ruling, blindstamped coat of arms to front and another blinstamped mark to back. Book plates of Kier House, Victor de Guinzbourg, and William Stirling, along with a handwritten noted signed "WS" on the first blank explaining that this seems to be a reprint of the English edition of "Select Proverbs" London 1707, in Stirling's copy of which is an inscription noting that the "author is Johawnis Mapletoft" Binding is clean and solid with minimal wear, just a bit of rubbing, interior has interesting bookplates, otherwise clean and unmarked. Seems to correspond to OCLC 800678850, which is shown as an octavo. This copy is in 8s but it is a 12mo size. Very scarce indeed, only 4 copies in WorldCat, one auction record from 1907, otherwise virtually unknown. A nice little book with a lovely provenance. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 299.00 USD
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DICCIONARIO DE REFRANES, ADAGIOS, PROVERBIOS, MODISMOS, LOCUCIONES Y FRASES PROVERBIALES DE LA LENGUA ESPANOLA 2 Volumes, Sbarbi, Jose Maria ; Manuel Jose Garcia
16 Sbarbi, Jose Maria ; Manuel Jose Garcia DICCIONARIO DE REFRANES, ADAGIOS, PROVERBIOS, MODISMOS, LOCUCIONES Y FRASES PROVERBIALES DE LA LENGUA ESPANOLA 2 Volumes
Madrid Los Sucesores de Hernando 1922 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
543, 517 pp. Vol I has a red and black overall title page, quite browned, a b/w plate of Sbarbi. Dark brown 1/2 leather with raised bands and gilt to the spine with red leather and gilt labels, dark brown cloth boards, very handsome. Interior has yellow and brown marbled end papers with book plate of military man/spy/book collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Text is browned and a bit crisp but otherwise clean and unmarked. Last page of Vol. II has a horizontal crease that is affecting some printing information, otherwise very nice. An unusual set in a later very handsome binding with a nice provenance. Heavy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1060 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Moral Aphorisms in Arabic, and a Persian Commentary in Verse, Translated from the originals, with Specimens of Persian Poetry. Likewise Additions to the Author's Conformity of the Arabic and Persian with the English Language, Weston, Stephen
17 Weston, Stephen Moral Aphorisms in Arabic, and a Persian Commentary in Verse, Translated from the originals, with Specimens of Persian Poetry. Likewise Additions to the Author's Conformity of the Arabic and Persian with the English Language
London S.Rousseau 1805 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xxix, 126, [ii]. In English with Arabic, Persian and some Greek. Modern cloth rebind in sienna with paper spine label which is a bit chipped and coming loose. New endpapers. Title page a bit foxed and some pencil numbers at the bottom of the page. Interior paper has some foxing but is otherwise clean, sturdy and unmarked. Part of the Easton Collection auctioned in 2015. Unusual. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages 
Price: 325.00 USD
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