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Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home by  Honore De Balzac - Hardcover - from Dave Shoots, Bookseller and Biblio.com

Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home

by Balzac, Honore De

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


N.Y.: Athenaeum Society Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. No writing or damage. One of the series titled Scenes from Private Life, part of The Human Comedy. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Copyright 1896. 352, 153, and 48 pp. respectively, with the last two stories paginated consecutively.. 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Frontispiece. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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