Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine. Gustave DORE, BALZAC.
Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine

Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine

John Camden Hotten: London, circa 1874.

Illustrated with 425 designs by Gustave Doré: the first English translation of Balzac's 'Les Cent Contes Drolatiques', complete and unabridged. 'During the first years of the thirteenth century after the coming of our Divine Savior there happened in the city of Paris an amorous adventure, through the deed of a man of Tours, of which the town and even the king's court were never tired of speaking...'.

Item #1074

Thick octavo, original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, vignettes by Doré throughout; spine sunned, a near-fine copy.

Price (AUD): $200.00  other currencies

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