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BALZAC (Honoré de).

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The Superior Woman. La Maison Nucingen. La Torpille. Paris, Werdet, Éditeur-Libraire, 1838/1839. 3 titles in 2 volumes in-8°, red half calf with corners, gilt fillet bordering the boards, smooth spine decorated with gilt and mosaic, gilt head, yellow covers preserved (Semet & Plumelle). ORIGINAL EDITION of La Femme supérieure, a novel which was titled Les Employés from 1844. La Torpille contains the first edition of the beginning of Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes. The titles are dated 1838 and the covers 1839. Spines faded.

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