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Droll Stories by  Honore de Balzac - 1st - 1874 - from Dorley House Books and

Droll Stories

by Balzac, Honore de

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket as Issued

London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. First British Edition; half morocco, bands of gilt, Top edges gilt, marbled boards & end papers; slight bump at lower edge; in mylar protective wraps; 651 clean, unmarked pages. 1st. Leather Binding. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Gustav Dore. 12 vo; 2 Pounds.
  • Bookseller: Dorley House Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 002035
  • Title: Droll Stories
  • Author: Balzac, Honore de
  • Illustrator: Gustav Dore
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket as Issued
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1874
  • Keywords: CLASSICS; RARE
  • Size: 12 vo; 2 Pounds


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