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    Extra-Illustrated Biography of Madame de Staël

    Lady Blennerhassett. Madame de Staël. London: Chapman & Hall, 1889.

    Six octavo volumes. The original three volumes have been rebound into six by Zaehnsdorf to accommodate the extra illustrations, and the original publisher's title pages have been replaced by generic title sheets. 224; 225-464; 282; 283-546; 300; 301-609 pages. Index. About 200 added plates, mainly portraits. Several folding plates. Autograph letter signed tipped in Volume I to the recto of the frontispiece.

    Contemporary full blue morocco over boards. Raised bands. Gilt designs and lettering to spines. Inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some dampstaining to Volume V. Overall, a near fine set.


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