Complete set of XXII volumes, each volume 6.25"x8". Approximately 250pp. per volume. Original envelope-style slipcases overall Good+ condition, with some shelf wear and soiling and some cracking along spine and seams. (The slipcases to vols. I and XIX are in Poor condition, with longitudinal cracks and a large chip near the head of the spine that has been repaired with tape in both cases. The slipcase to vol. VII has a spot on the top. The slipcase to vol.XXII has some soiling at the top and a small tear in the upper back edge.) The volumes themselves are in overall VG+ condition, clean copies with pages uncut, tissue paper wraps intact and titles, headings and page numbers printed in red ink. The corners of most of the volumes are slightly bumped. This is a complete set of the 22-volume French language edition of the celebrated Journal of the Goncourt Brothers that was published under the direction of the Academie Goncourt in conjunction with Flammarion (which originally issued this edition in 1956) and printed by Les Editions de L'Imprimerie nationale de Monaco in 1958. It contains a collective foreword by the members of the Academie Goncourt, which at the time of publication included such French literary luminaries as Jean Giono, Pierre Mac Orlan, and Raymond Queneau.This is copy number 4030 of 5150 copies in this beautifully printed rare limited edition, and it is in excellent condition considering its age, with tissue wraps well-preserved and pages uncut. It should appeal to collectors of fine literature the world over.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Cardboard Covers with Tissue Wraps and Slipcases. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Journal (XXII vols.); Memoires de la Vie ...
Publisher: Fasquelle et Flammarion
Publication Date: 1958
Book Condition: Very good +
Edition: First Thus.
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