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1 Gribble, Francis Balzac - The Man and the Lover
London Grayson and Grayson 1935 Hard Very Good+ 
Gilt title on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear and with a little dulling to spine. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers and a few small specks of light foxing to fore edge else very clean, tight and unmarked. 276 pages. 7 illustrations. Includes Balzac's early ambitions,his peasant origins, how his uncle Louis was guillotined for murder, life in Paris, writing of pot-boilers,Balzac as publisher, printer and type-founder, and his later success. Women covered are Mme. de Berny,Mme. de Girardin, Marquise de Castries, Lady Clara Vere de Vere, Mme. Hanska, Mme. Guidoboni-Visconti. NOT EX LIB 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Gribble, Francis George Sand and Her Lovers
London Eveleigh Nash 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Good TEG No Jacket 
Gilt title and decoration to spine with gilt ruling, decoration and monogram to front on blue cloth boards. Some wear to spine sides, head and tail and some bumping to corners. Internally there is a small neat signature and date to front endpaper and age darkening of endpapers else clean and unmarked. Top edge gilt with fore and lower edges uncut. xix + 375 pages. Photogravure plates of George Sand (2), Jules Sandeau, Prosper Merimee, Alfred De Musset and Frederic Chopin tissue protected. One of the best biographies of George Sand with particularly good plates. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.85 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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