Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Guy de Maupassant. The Life and Work of... London and New York: 1903. Cambridge Edition, extra-illustrated.

    More Information: Guy de Maupassant. The Life Work of Henri René Guy de Maupassant. Embracing Romance, Travel, Comedy & Verse. For the first time Complete in English. London and New York: Printed for Subscribers only by M. Walter Dunne, 1903. The extra-illustrated Cambridge Edition, limited to 999 copies and signed by the managing editor, of which this set is numbered 552. Seventeen volumes in thirty-one, octavo. Various paginations. Seventeen full-color vignette series titles, seventeen frontispieces, head-pieces, in-text illustrations, and over 1,750 leaves of inserted plates (some color, some facsimiles). Fairly contemporary dark green morocco; front and back with gilt ruled borders; spine lettered in gilt with six gilt-ruled compartments and five raised bands. Gilt-stamped interior dentelles; insides of boards with gilt-decorated red morocco inlay. Cream moiré-covered free endpapers. Top edge of text block trimmed and gilt; all others rough-trimmed. General mild shelf wear, particularly at ends of spines; some surface scratches to backstrips, scuffing to edges and corners. Scattered spots of wear, soiling to red morocco inlays. A handful of scrapes to trimmed edges of text blocks; other edges with regular age toning. Normal yellowing to interior of text block; occasional spot staining, thumbsoiling. A dusty but very good set with copious illustrations. First volume with a two-page full-color illustrated limitation statement, signed by the edition's managing editor, Robert Arnot.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2019
    6th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 552

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Mar 6, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 9 Americana & Political Signature Auction Featuring the Michael Ward Collection - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search