The Works of Honore de Balzac; From the Library of William H. Vanderbilt
The Works of Honore de Balzac [Including The Human Comedy].
Balzac, Honore de.$12,500.00
Item Number: 4055
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1895.
Octavo, full blue leather, 53 volumes. From the library of industrialist William H. Vanderbilt, with his bookplate in each volume. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt lines to the front and rear panel, raised bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt. Plates in each volume, tissue guards present. An exceptional set with distinguished provenance.
"One of the great novelists of all literature Balzacs genius consists in his dynamic, unflagging, creative vigour; his superabundant imagination his masterly portrayal of passions and his grasp of such widely differing subjects" (Harvey & Heseltine, 44-45).