Deluxe Collection Limited to Twenty-One Sets

    Molière. The Works of Molière. Paris: Chez Barrie Freres, n.d. [ca. 1895]..

    The Palais-Royal Edition, limited to twenty-one sets. Twelve quarto volumes. Each play paginated separately. Many illustrated plates (some in color) with tissue guards by Louis Leloir, Maurice Leloir, Jacques Leman, and Edmond Hedouin. English text with notes.

    Ornately bound in full morocco. Gilt fillets and designs to boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering and designs to spines with leather inlays. Lavish doublures of brown and inlaid tan morocco with gilt tooling and an inset hand-colored cameo portrait of Molière. Silk moiré endpapers. All edges gilt. Cloth slipcases with leather lips. Some shelf wear to the slipcases. A stunning set. Near fine.

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