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    A Finely Printed Edition of Molière's "The Miser," Illustrated with Twenty Etchings by Johannes Thiel

    [Johannes Thiel, illustrator]. Molière. L'Avare. [Mit 20 Radierungen von Johannes Thiel]. Munich: [Julius Schröder Verlag], 1923.
    Limited to 200 copies, of which this is one of twenty-four numbered copies (this copy being "Nummer 17"), with an original copperplate set into the rear panel of the slipcase. Signed in pencil by the artist. Large quarto (12.375 x 9.8125 inches). 88, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pages. Twenty etchings (fourteen full-page) by Johannes Thiel, each initialled in pencil by the artist. Volume XI of Meisterwerke der Weltliterature mit Original-Graphik.

    Publisher's vellum over reverse bevelled boards. Front cover pictorially stamped in black and lettered in gilt, spine decoratively stamped in black, turn-ins with single gilt fillet and gilt-dotted rule. Top edge gilt, fore-edge trimmed, lower edge uncut. With a double-page engraving as endpapers. Vellum slightly darkened at top portion of rear cover and spine. Short tear to outer blank margin of pages 63/64, not affecting text. Otherwise a fine copy. In the original vellum over board slipcase. The copperplate set into the slipcase is for the full-page illustration on p. 79 and is stamped in the lower right corner "Vervielfältigung verboten" ("reproduction prohibited").

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