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Monaco - Les ditions de L'Imprimerie Nationale de Monaco 1956 - A handsome set of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt'sJournal. With 14 plates. Very scarce in original envelope style casesFrenchnaturalismwriters, Edmond (1822-96) and Jules de Goncourt (1830-70) were brothers who were inseparable in life and in their work. Though mainly knownfor their published work, their diaries reveal theculture of late nineteenth century literary society. The extent of their collaborative efforts are quite unique; writing books together, spending every day together, and being buried in the same grave. The Goncourt brothers started their career by writing an account of a sketching holiday their took together. Though many works compared art and society in eighteenth century France and Japan, it was their histories that they are noted for. Edmond and Jules took different approach to history:an eclectic collection of sources, from engravings and songs to pieces of costume and autographs. Here the Goncourt brothers offer an intimate view of society through their eyes. Starting in 1851, Edmond and Jules write a diary until the death of Edmond in 1896. They include snippets of discussions and conversations, covering a variety of subjects such as contemporary arts, politics, and, of course, literary works. Complete in 25 volumes, collated complete. Condition: In a paper binding with original paper slipcase. Externally, in excellent condition. Edgewear and sunning to spine to vol I. Slipcase, with handling marks and edgewear to spines. Crease to spine vol iii, xvii, xviii, xix, xx,and xxiii. Vol I without slipcase. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Pages uncut. Overall: FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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