Bayles, William Edward
Manuel francais-anglais des expressions usitees dans la correspondance commerciale (French-English business correspondence manual)
Presumed first edition, printed by Boyveau in Paris; Siegle in London. Only 1 copy in OCLC, dated 1881. 12mo, 125pp A book of useful phrases for conducting business and travel, geared toward the native French speaker, with the bulk of the text printed simultaneously in English on facing pages. Contains trade-specific scenarios and vocabulary. Quarter leather with marbled boards, in Near Fine condition with minor shelfwear and a hint of foxing throughout. Based on the style of binding and paper, we suspect the volume to have been custom-bound by its owner, Bousquet, whose signature appears on both the pastedown and the half-title page—else clean and unmarked. Rare volume in excellent condition.