Good. No dust jacket. 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. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1443695755RF (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
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. 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 INDEED. Book The works of Moliere, in a Baker & Son signed binding, consisting of three parts in two volumes. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Moliere, was a French playwright and actor considered to be one of the foremost writers of comedy in Western literature. He was patronised by many of the French elite, including Philippe I, the brother of Louis XIV. He later became the official author of entertainments for the French Court. Some of the plays included are as follows: L'Etourdi, Le Depit Amoureux, L'Ecole des Maris, L'cole des Femmes, Le Mariage Forge, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Femmes Savantes and Le Malade Imaginaire. Though criticised by much of the French establishment, Moliere was hugely popular in 17th century France. He was also influential in England, retaining his popularity there well into the 18th century. His plays have been admired for the unconventional individualism that his characters exhibit, and they are still much studied today. This copy previously belonged to one Isabel Mary Rawson, and contains her bookplate to the front pastedowns. Condition: In a half calfBaker & Sonbinding with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally smart with some rubbing to the extremities of the boards and to the spine. With a personal bookplate to the front pastedowns. With a binder's stamp to the reverse of the front free endpaper. With light foxing to the first and last few pages as usual, but otherwise generally clean and bright throughout. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.
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.
Very Good in n jacket. Lg. 8vo. 2 vols. 768, (2); 895, (1)pp. Engraved title pages and frontispiece portrait of Moliere. Illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings. Finely bound by P. Low (circa 1900) in full polished calf, elaborately gilt tooled spines with red & black calf labels. Minor rubbing at edges, hairline split at bottom of front hinge of Vol. I, but still quite sound.
Full set 1 to 8. 8vo. Contemporary full calf binding, Marbled endpapers. Engravings throughout. Raised bands on spine. Gilt panels. Internally clean and tight. Spine title label missing from vols. 3, 5 and 7. Small chip in spine at the top and bottom of volumes four and seven with minor loss. Hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket., 400grams, ISBN:
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