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MAUPASSANT, Guy de.

The Life Works....

Embracing romance, travel, comedy, & verse. For the first time complete in English. With a critical preface by Paul Bourget of the French Academy and an introduction by Robert Arnot, M.A. Illustrated from original drawings by eminent French and American artists.

Availability: In stock

Published: London and New York Printed for subscribers only by M. Walter Dunne, 1903

Stock Code: 132711

£7,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

The first complete edition of Maupassant's works in English, handsomely bound and elaborately extra-illustrated, this being part of the Cambridge Edition (issue), number 552 of 999 copies so named and signed by Robert Arnot, the managing editor. The full edition was split into various different issues (named editions) - the Cambridge Edition, the Bourget Edition, the Edition Normand, and so on - but they are substantially the same, and are all signed by Arnot.

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Description

17 volumes bound in 31, octavo (220 x 151 mm). Contemporary blue crushed morocco, spines lettered in gilt, spine compartments, covers, and turn-ins ruled in gilt, red morocco pastedowns, white silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

With 17 colour vignette series titles and black and white frontispieces, 52 black and white plates, extra-illustrated with over 1,750 leaves of inserted plates (some in colour, some facsimiles).

Condition

Occasional offsets from illustrations and light cockling at head of pages. An excellent set.

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