Item Detail

Item Number 8430
Title Immortals Masterpieces of Fiction, The
Author Arnot, Robert and Boissier, Gaston
Condition VG+/NONE
Publisher Maison Mazarin
Place Published Paris
Date Published 1905
Edition Limited Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes This 20 volume set is the First Edition of the Signed Limited Edition of a compilation of famous French authors being honored by the French Government by having their works in this set. There were printed 1240 registered and numbered sets, this one being un-numbered and out of series. The volume entitled "Serge Panine" is signed on an inserted page by the two French government officials Robert Arnot and Gaston Boissier. All volumes are bound in blue cloth with gilt decorations and spine printing, top page edges are gilt and other page edges are untrimmed. They are all straight, clean and tight. A bright, complete 20-volume set with all volumes clean and without marks or tears, but with slight shelfwear to edges. All have the frontis tissue guards intact and in place. French romance authors (translated to English) who have received the Crown of Merit from the Academic Francaise since 1784. The volume titles include the above mentioned "Serge Panine" by Georges Ohnet, "Monsieur de Camors" by Octave Feuillet, "Prince Zilah" by Jules Claretie, "Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti, "Fromont and Risler" by Alphonse Daudet, "An Attic Philosopher" by Emile Souvestre, "Zibeline" by Philippe De Massa, "The Abbe Constantin" by Ludovic Halevy, "The Red Lily" by Anatole France, "Monsieur, Madame, and Bebe" by Gustave Droz, "Cinq Mars" (Volumes 1 & 2) by Alfred De Vigny, "Conscience" by Hector Malot, "A Romance of Youth" by Francois Coppee, "Gerfaut" by Charles De Bernard, "Jacqueline" by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc), "The Ink-Stain" by Rene Bazin, "Confession of a Child of the Century" by Alfred De Musset, "Cosmopolis" by Paul Bourget, and "A Woodland Queen" by Andre Theuriet. A very nice set! Very, very heavy, so shipping will be more than normal. The weight makes overseas shipping prohibitive. ; Vol. 20; 9" x 6"
Keyword(s) Robert Arnot,Gaston Boissier,French Literature,Fiction,Antiquarian Fiction,Antiquarian Books,General Fiction,French Authors,Literature
Category(ies) Misc. Collectible Fiction,Antiquarian Fiction,General Fiction 1sts
Price $405.00