Limited edition: The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set]
Scarce (one copy in Worldcat). A exquisitely bound, very good first thus, limited edition in full crushed Levant morocco leather with gold tooling. Number 35 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum paper that were offered by subscription only. Binding is sturdy and square. All edges in brilliant gilt. Marbled endpapers. Over 150 engravings, some colored, all with captioned tissue guards. Original title pages to each play are reproduced in French. Text in English. Heavy rubbing to all joints, with dye transferring to one's fingers from rubbed joints .Rubbed corners. Still a lovely and prestigious set, even with the flaws noted below. Quarto, 9 x 12 inches tall. Illustrations by Mm. Louis Leloir, Maurice Leloir, Jacques Leman [and] Edmond Hedouin
Heavy set will require additional postage billed at actual cost.
Volume I: Frontis, tissue guard and 4 pages show black round stain
Volume II: 1/8 inch loss at head of spine over 1/3 of crown
Volume III: Miniscule tear at foot of spine
Volume IV & V: Tiny hole on spine
Volume VII: Tiny loss at head and foot of spine
Volume IX: Old, narrow bookworm tunnel on top front corner, measuring 1/2 inch (see photo)
Volume XI: Two old, narrow bookworm tunnels on top front corner, measuring 1/4 and 1 inch respectively
Volume I. Memoir; The Blunderer; Love Tiff.
Volume II: The Pretentious Young Ladies; Sganarelle; The Jealousy of Le Barbouille; The Flying Doctor; Don Garcia of Navarre.
Volume III: The School for Husbands; The Bores; The School for Wives.
Volume IV: The School for wives Criticised; The Impromptu of Versailles; The Forced Marriage; The Princess of Elis.
Volume V: Don Juan; Love is the Best Doctor; The Misanthrope.
Volume VI: The Physician in Spite of Himself; Melicerte; A Comic Pastoral; The Sicilian.
Volume VII: Tartuffe; Amphitryon.
Volume VIII: This Miser; George Dandin.
Volume IX: Monsieur de Pourceaugnac; The Magnificent Lovers.
Volume X: The Citizen Who apes the Nobleman; Psyche.
Volume XI: The Rogueries of Scapin; The Countess of Escarbagnas.
Volume XII: The Learned Ladies; The Imaginary Friend; Poems.