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BALZAC (Honoré de). Splendours...

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BALZAC (Honoré de). Splendours and miseries of courtesans. Esther. Paris: L. de Potter, 1845. - 3 volumes in-8, bradel blue half cloth with corners, smooth spine decorated with a gilt fleuron, gilt head, untrimmed, cover preserved (binding around 1880). Partly original edition of this text of which the beginning of the first part had already appeared in "La Torpille" in 1838. good copy in later binding, complete with covers . Stains on several leaves in the first two leaves. Some foxing in the third. Tear with lack but without damage to the text in the last leaf of the first volume and in one leaf (pages 311-312) of the second.

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