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The Comedie Humaine: [The Novels of Balzac] (34-volume set)
The Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd, Philadelphia 1897 - 34 vols. Olive and brown marbled boards, 3/4 black leather-like spines and corners; gilt letters and decoration on spines; gilt top edges; matching marbled flyleaves; various paginations; BW plates as frontispieces, BW illus. within texts. Text is in English. At heads of spines: The Novels of Balzac. The complete 34-volume set of an uncommon edition of the books of "The Human Comedy," as rendered by French novelist Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Each volume has preface by George Saintsbury. Volumes are arranged here generally according to the list appearing just before the index in the final volume, even though this order is slightly different than the one on paper provided by the publisher. All volumes are present. Contents: v.1 The wild ass' skin and other stories ; v.2 The Chouans ; The conscript ; v.3 The country doctor and other stories ; v.4 The quest of the absolute and other stories ; v.5 Eugenie Grandet and other stories ; v.6 The country parson ; Albert Savaron ; v.7 Father Goriot ; M. Gobseck ; v.8 Ursule Mirouet and other stories ; v.9 The celebates and other stories ; v.10 A bachelor's establishment and other stories ; v.11 Modest Mignon and other stories ; v.12 The lily of the valley and other stories ; v.13 A distinguished provincial at Paris ; Z. Marcas ; v.14 Lost illusions ; Gaudissart II ; v.15 The rise and fall of Cesar Biroutteau ; Gaudissart the Great ; v.16 Beatrix ; The purse ; v.17 About Catherine de' Medici and other stories ; v.18 The peasantry ; Pierre Grassou ; v.19 A woman of thirty ; A start of life ; v.20 The seamy side of history and other stories ; v.21 Seraphita and other stories ; v.22 A daughter of Eve ; Letters of two brides ; v.23 The poor parents, part I ; v.24 The poor parents, part II ; Cousin Pons ; v.25 The harlot's progress, vol. I ; v.26 The harlot's progress, vol. II and other stories ; v.27 The jealousies of a country town, etc. ; v.28 The thirteen and other stories ; v.29 Muse of the department and les employes ; v.30 The deputy for Arcis, part I ; v.31 The deputy for Arcis, part II and the middle classes ; v.32 Droll stories, collected from the abbeys of Touraine, vol. I ; v.33 Droll stories, with Sarrasine, etc., part II ; v.34 A prince of Bohemia and other stories. G (33 of the 34 vols. have average to moderate wear along outer spines and their edges; v. 20 is missing much spine material and both boards of it have separated; interiors are clean, with only a few bumped pages here and there.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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