Contes drôlatiques

1855130 x 208 mm

FIRST PRINTING OF Gustave Doré's engravings.




FIRST PRINTING OF Gustave Doré's engravings.

"If of all the works illustrated by Gustave Doré, only one remained, it would be this one: the illustration is as good as the text, and that's saying something, since Balzac considered the Contes drolatiques as his masterpiece. "

(Brivois, Bibliography of 19th century illustrated books, 1883, p. 32).

Paris,Société Générale de Librairie,1855.In-8, Bound,130 x 208 mm,615 pp.

Red half maroon with corners, smooth back, golden head, date on the foot.


Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de BalzacHe was born Honoré Balzac in Tours on 20 May 1799 and died in Paris on 18 August 1850.

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