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Du Cote De Chez Swann by  Marcel Proust - First Edition - 1914 - from Black Sheep Books (IOBA) and

Du Cote De Chez Swann

by Proust, Marcel

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Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1914 In French. Bound by G. Fox of 5 George Street, Manchester Square, City of Westminster as stated with a small stamp to back of ffep. Early printing with 1913 colophon and 1914 stated on title page. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, gilt to top of textblock edge, marbled endpapers, some pages still uncut, 523 pages plus table of content. Some edge wear such as rubbing to corners and edges especially the leather part with some scratches and a tight closed split to bottom of front, front hinge is split for three quarters. While nothing appears to be missing, a remnant between the title page leaf and the dedication page suggests something might have been removed. An ink spot to textblock edge page 489 to 504 with an eighth of an inch bleeding into pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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