Deluxe Limited Edition - 10 Volumes
|Publisher||EDWIN C. HILL|
New York: Privately Printed by Edwin C. Hill, ca 1905. Matched ten (10) volume set, each 5 3/4 x 8 1/2". LIMITED EDITION. One of 1000 numbered sets of this "deluxe edition" of Musset's work. Very good condition, bound in full cloth, firmly bound, with faded paper spine labels, some minor foxing. Exceptional complete set. Translations by Andrew Lang, Charles Conner Hayden and Marie Agathe Clarke. Profusely illustrated throughout with plates by M. Bida, Henri Pille, Charles Delort and others, each with a lettered tissue guard. Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) long considered among the very top tier of poets. "His Nouvelles are extraordinarily brilliant; his poems are charged with passion, fancy and fine satiric power; in his plays he hit upon a method of his own, in which no one has dared or availed to follow him with any closeness. He was one of the first, most original, and in the end most successful of the first-rate writers included in thelegendary literary era known as the '1830 period.'" Illustrated throughout by M. Bida & Henri Pille with engraved plates, some hand-colored others in black and white. Translated by Mary W. Artois. The definitive limited edition collection of the works of this much heralded author. 3363 pages.