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Basil [with] Eugene Grandet [with] Balthazar

 
Basil [with] Eugene Grandet [with] Balthazar by COLLINS, Wilkie; Honoré de Balzac; William Robson [translator] (1854)
Author: COLLINS, Wilkie; Honoré de Balzac; William Robson [translator]
Title: Basil: A Story of Modern Life [with] Eugene Grandet [with] Balthazar
 
Year: 1854
Publisher: Richard Bentley [and] Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £850
 
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The first one-volume edition of Wilkie Collins's 'sensational' second novel bound with two very scarce first English translations of Balzac's novels. Half red morocco over marbled boards, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers with a Walter Crane-style 'JNP' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a very good square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising:

1. Wilkie Collins, Basil, 1854, Richard Bentley. x, pp 287

2. Honoré De Balzac, Eugenie Grandet, 1859, Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge, vi, pp 178. ESTC locates BL and BN de France only.

3. Balzac, Balthazar; or, Science and Love, translated by William Robson, 1859, Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge, viii, pp 170. ESTC locates BL, BN de France, Cambridge, NLS, Monash, Syracuse and U Penn.
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