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Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set) by Honore de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac - Hardcover - Rittenhouse Edition - 1896 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003524)

Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set)

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Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set)

by Honore de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac

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Philadelphia: The Rittenhouse Press by arrangement with George Barrie's Sons, n.d. [c. 1895-1896]. Hardcover. Rittenhouse Edition. Matching Set. Black cloth over boards with blindstamped gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Frontis to each volume. Good. Unmarked. Pages evenly toned. Bindings square. Gilt top edge dust soiled. Lettering and decoration to spine completely faded. Spine ends and some corners bumped and worn or frayed. Vol. 11 has half-inch tear to paper at top of spine. Not from a library. No ownership or other markings. Heavy item; extra charges for expedited or international shipping.

CONTENTS. v. 1-11. Scenes of Parisian life: v. 1-2. The splendors and miseries of courtesans [tr.] by E. Sedgwick.--v. 3-4. The poor relations, first episode; Cousin Bette [tr.] by G. B. Ives; Pierre Grassou [tr.] by E. P. Robins.--v. 5. The poor relations, second episode : Cousin Pons [tr.] by W. Walton.--v. 6. History of the thirteen [tr.] by W. Walton.--v.7 History of the grandeur and downfall of César Birotteau [tr.] by F. T. Furey.--v. 8. The civil service, Gaudissart II [tr.] by Mary W. Artois. A prince of Bohemai [tr.] by Jane M. Sedgwick.--v. 9. The house of Nucingen, The secrets of la princesse de Cadignan, Sarrasine, Facino Cane, A man of business, The involuntary comedians [tr.] by W. Walton.--v. 10-11. The petty bourgeois [tr.] by G. B. Ives.


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Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set)
Honore de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac
E. Sedgwick; G. B. Ives; E. P. Robins; W. Walton; F. T. Furey; Mary W. Artois; Jane M. Sedgwick
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Rittenhouse Edition
The Rittenhouse Press
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Balzac, Comedie Humaine, Human Comedy, set, matching set, Paris, France
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Fiction; France; Domestic and Family Fiction;

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