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Oeuvres Completes de J K Huysmans - J K Huysmans, M Lucien Descaves Introductio - 1928. 
Paris - G Cres, 1928 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 17 volumes in 22 of the works of Huysmans. In original French. Limited edition, this set is numbered 1390 of the series printed on Navarre paperWorks included are as follows:I Introduction de M Lucien Descaves, Le Drageoir Aux Epices, Sac Au DosII. Marthe, Histoire D'Une Fille, Emile Zola et L'assommoirIII. LesSoeurs VatardV. A Vau-L'Eau, Pierrot Sceptique, Un DilemmeVI. L'art ModerneVII. A ReboursVIII. Croquis ParisiensIX En RadeX CertainsXI La Bievre, Le Quartier Saint-Severin, Trois Eglises, Trois PrimitifsXII (II)LaBas XII (II) La BasXIII (I)En RouteXIII(II)En RouteXIV (I)La CathedraleXIV (II) La Cathedrale XV (I)Sainte Lydwine De Sciedam XV (II) Sainte Lydwine De SciedamXVI De Tout XVII (I)L'OblatXVII (II)L'Oblat XVIII Les Foules de LourdesCollated, lacking volume IV which was Huysmans' En Menage. Joris-Karl Huysmans was a French novelist who published his work under his initials. He is most famous for his novel A Rebours (volume VII) which followed the tastes and inner life of Jean des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th century bourgeois society. The work of Huysmans was considered remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, large vocabulary, descriptions, satirical wit and far-ranging erudition. He was associated with the decadent movement as well as Naturalism. Condition: In uniformly bound quarter crushed morocco with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some rubbing to the head and tails of spines as well as to the raised bands and joints. Loss to the head of spines to volumes VI and XIV. Evidence of repair to the head of spine to volumes II andIII. Evidence of repair to thetail of spine to volumes XVIIand XIII (II). Small crack to the head of joints to volume IX. Smallcrack totail of front joints to volumes XV (I) and XV (II). Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Title pages to severalvolumes are age toned, otherwise pages throughout all volumes arebright. Volumes are clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..
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