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La Comedie Humaine (Set of 19)

By Honore de Balzac

Hardcover

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George Barrie and Son, 1896-1898. Includes: The Lily of the Valley, A Woman of Thirty, The Deserted Mistress, The Chouans or Bretagne in 1799, Quest of the Absolute, Modeste Mignon, A Passion in the Desert Etc, The Old Maid, The Cabinet of Antiquities, The Country Doctor, The Deputy from Arcis Vol I-II, Eugenie, Grandet, The Peasants, The House of Nucingen Etc, Gamara Etc, Cousin Bette, Pierre Grassou, The Girl with the Golden Eyes, The Marriage Contract, Corseck Etc, Beatrix, Contes Drolatiques Vol I-II, A Double Family, The Magic Skin, Pierrette, The Cure de Tours, La Rabouilleuse, Grandeur and Downfall of Cesar Birotteau, Ursule Miroult, Cousin Pons, A Start in Life Etc, Splendors and Miseries Vol I-II, Memoirs of Two Young Wives, Albert Savarus, A Daughter of Eve, The Civil Service Etc, The Village Cure, The Petty Bourgeois Vol I-II, Ferragus Chief of the Devorants Etc, Z. Marcas Etc.

Book: Good. Dust jacket: None. Pages are unmarked. Gilt top stains are lightly faded. Some red staining and/or chipping to fore-edges. Bindings are starting to separate or lightly crack throughout most volumes. The Chouans is partially ripped at front hinge. Front and back boards are largely bright with some light staining here and there. Many corners have minor bumps or are bowed inward, all are scuffed, some down to cardboard. Spines are sunned and stained with softened spine ends that are fraying slightly. 6 volumes have rips at top of spine. Gilt lettering on spines still legible with the exception of two spots of separate volumes. Marriage Contract and Conte Drolatiques have water damage to back boards causing them to ripple and bow.
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