DROLL STORIES, collected from the abbeys of Touraine. Translated into…

DROLL STORIES, collected from the abbeys of Touraine. Translated into English, complete and unabridged. Illustrated with 425 designs by Gustave Dore by BALZAC, Honoré de (Gustave Doré)

DROLL STORIES, collected from the abbeys of Touraine. Translated into English, complete and unabridged. Illustrated with 425 designs by Gustave Dore

London: John Cameron Hotten, no date. Red bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black, top edges gilt, plain endpapers, no blind border on rear cover. pp xxxii, (651). Full page and vignette illustrations. Spine sunned to pink, as often; moderate spotting to covers, else a fine, bright copy, partially unopened at page edges, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Collects all 30 stories from Contes Drolatique (1832-1837). Made from plates of the 1874 Chatto & Windus edition. Owing to public clamour about these naughty tales, C&W reissued the book under the Hotten imprint. I believe the present copy to be a later issue of same. 1.5 kg parcel

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 48588
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