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BALZAC (H. de). OEuvres complètes. P., Houssiaux,...

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BALZAC (H. de). OEuvres complètes. P., Houssiaux, 1855. 20 volumes bound in 10 in-8, full binding, pink calf. full, pink calf, spine with gold and cold wires and two green title-pieces, boards framed with 3 gold and cold wires, marbled boards. (Contemporary binding). First complete edition (Furne published only 17 vols.), enlarged by GEORGE SAND's notice. Very important publication adorned with a steel-engraved portrait and 152 illustrations H.T., 4 pages of engraved music and a composition in the text by the greatest artists of the period, contemporaries of the Author, wood-engraved after DAUMIER, MEISSONNIER, JOHANNOT, GAVARNI, NANTEUIL, MONNIER, BERTALL... OF THE GREATEST RARITY IN FULL EPOQUE BINDINGS AND ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE WITH ALL FIGURES, including the extremely rare frontispiece in authentic proof.

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