COMEDIES ET PROVERBES with PREMIERES POESIES with POESIES NOUVELLE.
- Paris, France: G. Charpentier, 1878-1879.
- 5 x 7.5 inches
- full embossed morocco with gilt tooling on covers and spine
- Variously paginated
Price: $4,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 134203
A set of uniformly bound works by this nineteenth century French dramatist, poet and novelist. Fabulous and scarce set of five volumes by Musset, bound by the Guild of Women-Binders. Each volume signed by the Guild in their characteristic gilt pallet on front dentelle: "Guild of Women Binders." Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
Deep brown morocco with tooling in blind with subtle gilt accents, and with covers featuring a stippled flower design at each corner in blind punctuated with a single gilt nailhead. Spine lettered in gilt with title and author, as well as flowers and heart design in blind with three gilt dots. Dentelles tooled with gilt hearts at corners. Bumped corner of the Poesies Nouvelles volume. Minimal edgewear, a few spots; a wonderfully preserved set, rarely seen in this manner.