MAUPASSANT (Guy de).

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2000 - 2500 EUR
MAUPASSANT (Guy de).
Boule de suif. Paris, Armand Magnier, 1897. In-8, brown morocco, large mosaic composition of thistles occupying the entire front cover, mosaic spine, dark red morocco lining decorated with a foliage frame with floral composition at the corners, brocaded silk endpapers, untrimmed, cover and spine, slipcase (Bretault). Portrait and 55 compositions by François Thévenot, wood-engraved by A. Romagnol, and facsimile of a sonnet by Maupassant. Edition of 300 copies, this one of 38 on chine with four states of the engravings, including one on japon pelure, and an original full-page watercolor signed by the artist. Rubbing to binding due to slipcase.
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