London: Privately Printed, circa 1920.
Leather bound. 8 1/4" X 5 3/4". viii, 468pp. This privately printed edition is undated, published circa 1920. Halfbound in crimson morocco, lined in gilt, with red linen over boards. Spine lettered in gilt with floral gilt compartment and gilt fleur-de-lis. Toning to endpapers. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. This bright and handsomely bound edition of Honoré de Balzac's comic stories is illustrated throughout in forty-eight full page illustrations by French lithographer and caricaturist Albert Robida (1848–1926). Near fine. Item #5421