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1 BALZAC, Honoré de A Distinguished Provincial At Paris: Volume IX
72394 New York P. F. Collier & Son Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Undated (estimate early 20th century) single volume from the 25 volume set. In full green cloth covers, w/edgewear (espec at corners). Attractive engraving at frontispiece, depicting Lucien Chardon on torn protective tissue leaf. Interior clean and slightly yellowed; beginnings of crack at front hinge location; otherwise solid and tight. ; The First Translation Into English [25 Volume Set]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 BALZAC, Honoré de Béatrix The Edition Definitive of the Human Comedy, Scenes of Private Life, Volume X (Limited Edition)
81187 Philadelpha George Barrie's Sons 1897 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
An American reprint edition of Balzac's novel, one of many in the Scenes of Private Life portion of his monumental series of interlinked novels, "The Human Comedy" ("La Comédie humaine"). Rendered into English from the French by George Burnham Ives. Volume X only in this special definitive edition, number 7 of 300 sets printed. Though title page mentions "illustrated with etchings" only one can be found, at frontis. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with titling on paper spine label; top edge gilt. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- The spine label is sunned, making it unreadable; with tear to cloth at spine and with crease to front cover corner, some light dampstains to many leaves and inkings to front free endpaper, otherwise a sound copy. NOTE: Many pages unopened.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 525 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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3 BALZAC, Honoré de Cousin Bette (First Modern Library Edition, ML #299.1)
80301 New York The Modern Library 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1958 (confirmed). Author's famous 1846 novel is set in Paris in the 19th century and has been praised for its realism. Translated from the French by Kathleen Raine and with an introduction by Floyd Zulli, Jr. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling stamped on red cover & spine blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i. Verso advertises 383 titles in ML catalog. ML #299.1. --- With prior owner's signature to half title page and water spotting to topstain, otherwise a firm, clean copy. Dust jacket bears original $1.65 flap price; with small tears and creases to edges, a little soiling and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xi, 432 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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4 BALZAC, Honoré de Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81424 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Full-Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering rewarding, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of 'La Comédie humaine'. Translated from the French by J. Lewis May. With illustrations by Elaine Rafael and Don Bolognese. Includes a portrait of Balzac by Roy Andersen near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy but with a scratch and slight loss of gilding to textblock top edge, very slight sunning to edges of moire endpapers; otherwise lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 424 pages 
Price: 43.50 USD
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5 BALZAC, Honoré de Droll Stories: Thirty Tales
80624 New York The Heritage Press 1939 Hardcover Very Good+ 
A handsome reprint edition of 30 amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with a preface by Jacques Le Clercq, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. --- In full maroon cloth, gilt titling & illustration on spine; in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges, very slight rubbing to back cover, else a clean, bright, firm copy. Very Good slipcase with a small tear near opening and a hint of sunning, else in good shape and structurally sound.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxvii, 507 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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6 BALZAC, Honoré de Old Goriot (Le Père Goriot)
80167 New York/London The Heritage Press/The Nonesuch Press 1946 Hardcover Very Good 
Set in the author's 19th Century Paris, "Old Goriot" is often referred to by its French title, "Le Père Goriot", and is perhaps Balzac's most admired novel. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage, with 20 color illustrations by René Ben Sussan and an introduction by François Mauriac. --- In fleurs-de-lis patterned paper-covered boards backed in dark red buckram, with gilt-stamped titling on spine and housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Volume jointly published by Nonesuch Press of London, and The Heritage Press of New York. Sandglass flyer laid in (#4N). Glassine wrapper not present. --- The spine is sunned but titling is still readable; interior clean and unmarked. Slipcase with rubbing and tears to corners but remains fully functional.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xviii, 317 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 BALZAC, Honoré de Père Goriot
78262 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1980 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A handsome reprint edition of the French author's famous novel, first published in 1835. With illustrations by Albert Lynch. --- In full dark blue faux leather with gilt decorations on covers & spine, raised spine bands and title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with colorful patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking obvious damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 BALZAC, Honoré de Père Goriot, and Eugénie Grandet (Modern Library #245.1)
80436 New York The Modern Library [c.19612] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Two of Balzac's most admired novels in a single Modern Library edition. With introduction by E.K. Brown. Translated from the French by E.K. Brown, Dorothea Walter and John Watkins. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #245.1. --- With a little soiling to textblock lower edge & glue residue to endpapers, otherwise a bright, firm, undamaged copy. Unclipped dust jacket with an inked flap price and slight chafing to edges; else bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xv, 496 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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