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The Tales Of Guy De Maupassant

by Maupassant, Guy de

Condition: Fine Condition


Norwalk: Easton Press, [1977]. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Gunter Böhmer. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. Translation by Lafcadio Hearn and others. Chosen and with an introduction by Justin O'Brien. Illustrations from water-colors by Gunter Böhmer. Bound in the publisher's original red composition leather with the covers and spine stamped in gilt. Four raised bands on the spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers.




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