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The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set] by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière - First Thus; Astral Edition - [1891] - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set]

by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière

Condition: Very good

Paris: Chez Barrie Frères and George Barrie & Son, [1891]. First Thus; Astral Edition. Full leather. Very good. Louis Leloir; Maurice Leloir; Jacques Leman; Edward Heduouin. A exquisitely bound, very good plus first thus, limited edition in full crushed Levant morocco leather with gold tooling. Number 35 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum paper that were offered by subscription only. Binding is sturdy and square. All edges in brilliant gilt. Marbled endpapers. Over 150 engravings, some colored, all with captioned tissue guards. Original title pages to each play are reproduced in French. Text in English. Heavy rubbing to all joints, with dye transferring to one's fingers from rubbed joints. Rubbed corners. Still a lovely and prestigious set, even with the flaws noted below. Quarto, 9 x 12 inches tall. Heavy set will require additional postage overseas, billed at actual cost. Volume I: Frontis, tissue guard and 4 pages show cleaned mold stain (cleaned with denatured alcohol---conservation standard) Volume II: 1/8 inch loss at head of spine over 1/3 of crown Volume III: Miniscule tear at foot of spine Volume IV & V: Tiny hole on spine Volume VII: Tiny loss at head and foot of spine Volume IX: Old, narrow bookworm tunnel on top front corner, measuring 1/2 inch (see photo) Volume XI: Two old, narrow bookworm tunnels on top front corner, measuring 1/4 and 1 inch respectively. Volume I. Memoir; The Blunderer; Love Tiff. Volume II: The Pretentious Young Ladies; Sganarelle; The Jealousy of Le Barbouille; The Flying Doctor; Don Garcia of Navarre. Volume III: The School for Husbands; The Bores; The School for Wives. Volume IV: The School for wives Criticised; The Impromptu of Versailles; The Forced Marriage; The Princess of Elis. Volume V: Don Juan; Love is the Best Doctor; The Misanthrope. Volume VI: The Physician in Spite of Himself; Melicerte; A Comic Pastoral; The Sicilian. Volume VII: Tartuffe; Amphitryon. Volume VIII: This Miser; George Dandin. Volume IX: Monsieur de Pourceaugnac; The Magnificent Lovers. Volume X: The Citizen Who apes the Nobleman; Psyche. Volume XI: The Rogueries of Scapin; The Countess of Escarbagnas. Volume XII: The Learned Ladies; The Imaginary Friend; Poems.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 944
  • Title: The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set]
  • Author: Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière
  • Illustrator: Louis Leloir; Maurice Leloir; Jacques Leman; Edward Heduouin
  • Format/binding: Full leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Thus; Astral Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chez Barrie Frères and George Barrie & Son
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: [1891]
  • Bookseller catalogs: Poetry & Drama;



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