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ZOLA, Émile.

Nana; L'Assommoir; Pot-Bouille; La Terre; Germinal; La Curée.

Availability: In stock

Published: Philadelphia Printed for subscribers only by George Barrie & Son, [c.1900]

Stock Code: 121353

£2,750
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Notes

Deluxe limited edition, number 8 of 1,000 copies on Japanese vellum. These unexpurgated English translations of six of Zola's more controversial novels were made for the Lutetian Society of London by Ernest Dowson, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons, Victor Plarr, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, and Percy Pinkerton, and originally published between 1894 and 1895. A preface by Zola himself can be found in L'Assommoir, volume 1.

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Description

6 works in 12 volumes, octavo (220 x 145 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary purple crushed morocco, gilt decorated spines, gilt foliate panels to front and rear covers with pink and white morocco onlaid flowers, red and purple crushed morocco doublures with concentric gilt rules, purple moire silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

144 etched plates with captioned tissue guards.

Condition

Spines sunned to brown, extremities slightly rubbed. An excellent set, handsomely bound.

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