ZOLA, ÉMILE. 1840-1902. The Rougon-Macquart. [Philadelphia]: Printed for Subscribers, [1924].

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ZOLA, ÉMILE. 1840-1902.
The Rougon-Macquart. [Philadelphia]: Printed for Subscribers, [1924].

Sold for US$ 2,167 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
ZOLA, ÉMILE. 1840-1902.
The Rougon-Macquart. [Philadelphia]: Printed for Subscribers, [1924].
12 volumes. Contemporary light brown morocco gilt, floral motifs on covers and spines with blue morocco inlays in Art Nouveau style, tan morocco gilt doublures, yellow watered silk free endleaves, to edges gilt. Minor shelfwear, some spotting.

LIMITED EDITION, number 89 of 1,000, printed by George Barrie and Son for the subscribers, from plates made by the Lutetian Society of London. Printed on japan paper, with plates in two stages (black-and-white and color), after the work of various artists. Each volume has an additional original watercolor on the preliminary leaves, and other original watercolors inserted throughout. English text, translated by Havelock Ellis, Percy Pinkerton, Arthur Symons, Victor Plarr, A. Teixiera de Mattos, and Ernest Dowson. The Rougon-Macquart was Zola's sequence of 20 novels published between 1871 and 1893, including his masterpiece, Germinal. This set contains that title, as well as Pot-Bouille, La Terre, L'Assomoir, La Curée, and Nana, each in two volumes.
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