12 volumes (complete) plus the Corneille Album, 13 volumes in all Large octavo. beautifully bound in full red crushed morocco, raised bands, gilt title and volume number on spines, elaborate gilt dentelle edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Signed binding by Marius Michel (1846-1925), the premier French bookbinder of his day. Illustrated. One of 150 sets. A very scarce edition in a very handsome binding. The Corneille Album contains a chromolithograph of Corneille's coat of arms, seven single page engravings including a portrait of the author, two double page engravings of scenes from his plays, and five pages of Corneille's letters and poems in facsimile. Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), is regarded as the creator of French tragedy and one of France's greatest tragic poets. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Oeuvres de P. Corneille. Nouvelle edition, ...
Publisher: Libraire de L. Hachette et Cie
Publication Date: 1862
Book Condition: Fine condition
Edition: Printed on Japanese vellum
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