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    Honoré de Balzac. La Comédie humaine. London: J. M. Dent and Co., 1895-1897. Edition de Berny, limited to twenty-five sets for export to America, of which this is number six. Forty octavo volumes. Frontispiece and several additional illustrated plates inserted throughout, in two states. Contemporary green half-morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines with five raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered or decoratively stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; marbled endpapers. Backstrips dulled, edges and joints worn, some spine ends chipped. Still, a very good set. From the library of Sylvester Stallone.

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    Honoré de Balzac. La Comedie Humaine. London: J. M. Dent and Co., 1895-1897. Edition de Berny, limited to 25 numbered sets, this being "6." Forty octavo volumes out of forty-two volumes. Modern half green morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles on spines, top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spines and outer perimeters of boards mildly color-faded, spine ends a bit chipped with minor loss, boards and board edges moderately rubbed and worn. Page edges lightly toned, several gutter margins over-opened. Very good.



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