Lot n° 192
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Mérimée, Prosper. - Set of 6 works, 4 of... - Lot 192 - Crait + Müller
Mérimée, Prosper. - Set of 6 works, 4 of which are first editions. 1/ - Theatre of Clara Gazul, Spanish actress. Paris, Sautelet, 1825. In-8, contemporary half calf with small corners, underlined by a gilt fillet, spine ribbed and decorated - [2 ff.], IX, 337 pp., [2 pp.] - Spine and spinebands worn - First edition of Mérimée's first book without an author's name, with the notice signed by Joseph L'Estrange (Mérimée's pseudo). Pale staining affecting the lower margin of the first 15 leaves. 2/ - Theatre of Clara Gazul, Spanish actress. Paris, Fournier, 1830. In-8 half-brown morocco, spine with gilt caissons, gilt title - [2 ff.], VIII, 449 pp, [2 pp, notes, table] - Slight spotting on the headpieces, scattered freckles and browned edges - Second edition without author's name, with "l'Occasion" and "Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement" in first edition. "As sought after as the first edition" (Clouzot). 3/ - La Jaquerie. Feudal scenes, followed by La famille de Carvajal, drama by the author of Clara Gazul's theatre. Paris, Brissot-Thivars, 1828. In-8, bradel paperback printed with a repetitive gilt motif, green title page, gilt head (binding by Paul Vié) - [3 ff.], 422, [1 p. table] - Beginning of a split at the first headbone, headbands faded - First edition printed by H. de Balzac "This is perhaps the only important romantic work, not illustrated, to come out of Balzac's printing house, along with Vigny's Cinq-Mars" (Carteret -II, 136) 4/ - Les deux héritages, followed by L'Inspecteur général and Débuts d'un aventurier. Paris, M. Lévy, 1853. In-12, half brown morocco, spine gilt, author and title gilt - [2 ff.], 369 pp, [1f. table] - First edition containing the translation of Gogol's "Revizor" under the title of "L'inspecteur général". 5/ - The Cossacks of old. Paris, M. Lévy, 1865. In-12, half blue morocco, spine ribbed, author, title and head gilt, covers and spine preserved - [2 ff.], 369 pp., [1 f. table]. First edition in fine condition. 6/ - Nouvelles. Paris, M. Lévy, 1852. In-12, dark green half-chagrin, spine gilt, author and title gilt - [2 ff.], 358 pp, [1 f. table] - Collective edition in partly original condition.
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