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DROLL STORIES.

by Balzac, Honore de

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8vo. 2 volumes custom bound in full dark blue leather, raised bands, spine decorated in gilt. Marbled end papers with dentelles. Top edges gilt. Sewn headbands with ribbon place markers. No binder identified, but is top quality craftsmanship. Limited edition of 2050 numbered sets. Illustrated by Ralph Barton. In fine condition.
Multi-volume Set



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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]

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