Molière (Polquelin, Jean-Baptiste. 8vo. cloth. 271, (15) pages. Text in French. Reprint, originally published 1893. Additions and corrections by Arthur Desfeuilles. Alphabetical index, errata and corrigenda, table of contents. Burt Franklin Bibliography & Reference Series 343, Essays in Literature & Criticism 77.
Acceptable. 5 x 7. Volume 2 only. French text in fair condition with heavy edgewear including frayed/bumped corners. Head/heel of spine frayed. Heavy chipping along edges with worn areas showing the boards beneath. Interior has foxing scattered throughout, but is only mildly yellowing and still bright. Text unmarked. Previous owner's name inked on title page.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1835. 895 pages. No dust jacket. Patterned boards with leather corners and spine, with gilt decoration. Not in English. Name label to the pastedown endpaper. The front hinge is cracked, with exposed netting and slack binding. Name to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Heavy foxing to the endpapers and to some of the pages throughout. Many images throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Spine extremes scuffed and ripped. Spine sunned. Bright gilt.
Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall In French. Published 1854. Attractive volume containing Moliere's works in two-column format, illustrated throughout with amusing engravings. Green cloth with black leather spine, gilt spine lettering, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, all edges gilt. Some shelfwear and surface soil, joints rubbed but good, tiny chips to foot of spine, sound text block, age-toned endpapers, clean pages with only very light foxing to a few pages, no names or other markings.
Complete in six hardback volumes. 16mo (12cm x 7cm), 311pp; 304pp; 317pp; 318pp; 303pp; 316pp. 6 engraved plates (a frontispiece in each volume). Uniformly bound in full red calf, gilt-tooled spines, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing of the bindings, some foxing of the preliminary pages, ownership inscription to each volume. Overall, this set is in good to very good condition. Text in French.
Very Good / Bon État. Book. 24mo-Mini. Un edition très attrayante avec cinq nerfs, titrage doré, plats jaspés, et tranches jaspés. Cette copie avec petites pertes aux coiffes suppérieurs (et petite perte au coiffe inférieur de vol. V), un peu frotés aux coins, dos avec evidence de cuir sec, pages un peu ondulées, et quelques instances faibles de rousseurs. Texte autrement propre. Reliures solides. [ Montreal Books rating system: 1. Fine 2. Near Fine 3. Very Good 4. Good 5. Fair ]
As Is. Text in French; 7 volume set, each pocket-sized; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; covers rubbed, cracking at hinges, somewhat rubbed but still beautiful tooled gilt title and gilt embellishment on spines, corners and spine ends lightly bumped; internal hinges partially exposed in volumes 1 and 4; foxing on pages towards the front and back, otherwise only slightly age-toned; bindings tight; covers, edges, and interiors intact except where noted. Because of the size of the set as a whole, additional charges for International and Expedited orders will apply.
14 volumes, with volumes 1-13 being the main work, and volume 14 being the album of plates); rebound in modern half cloth & paper covered boards (hardcovers), ex library, else text clean & bindings tight. Photos available upon request.
OEuvres de Molière.
by Molière, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
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