Chatto & Windus, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early
HONORE de BALZAC. Droll Stories Collected From the Abbeys of Touraine: London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. 12mo, English edition, pp. xxxii, 651, added endpages, red cloth boards three-quarter-bound in red calf, 2 leather labels and gilt ornaments to spine, top edge gilt, extensive illustration by Gustave Dore. Gordon Ray said of the 1855 French edition: "This is Dore's early masterpiece" (p. 331, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, Dover). Condition of this book: Calf worn at edges, chips in spine labels, overall very good. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; 19th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54739.