La Comédie Humaine (in 40 volumes)

(Item #4039) La Comédie Humaine (in 40 volumes). Honore de Balzac.
One of just 10 sets of the Water-Color Edition
La Comédie Humaine (in 40 volumes)

Philadelphia: The Historical Publishing Company, 1896. First edition. The Water-Color Edition, number 4 of 10 sets, a splendid edition very attractively printed and illustrated, here handsomely bound and in particularly fresh condition. Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

40 volumes, octavo (221 x 150 mm). Contemporary green morocco, spines lettered in gilt, gilt floral motifs to compartments with white and red onlays, covers with gilt floral frame with green, yellow, red, and purple onlays, green morocco doublures with blue morocco fleur-de-lys centrepieces, green silk endpapers, gilt edges, green page markers. With 280 illustrations including frontispieces, with captioned tissue-guards. Spines sunned to brown, else a fine set.
(Item #4039)

Price: $5,500