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The Tales of Guy De Maupassant by  Guy De Maupassant - Hardcover - Reprint - 1977 - from citynightsbooks and

The Tales of Guy De Maupassant

by De Maupassant, Guy

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket

Easton Press, 1977. Red leather binding, four raised bands at spine. Gilt decoration to front, back and spine, gilded edges, silk moire endsheets, ribbon bookmark. One of Easton's '100 Greatest Books' with translations by Lafcadio Hearn, an Introduction by Justin O'Brien and with watercolor illustrations by Gunter Bohmer. A near fine copy. 472 pp.. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.


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