1902 · Philadelphia
by Sand, George (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, July 1, 1804 - June 8, 1876)
Philadelphia: George Barrie & Sons, 1902. Hardcover. Fine condition. With ten etchings in two states by H. Toussaint after paintings by J. Le Blant. Hand colored etched frontispiece. 8vo, top edge gilt, fore edge uncut. Bound in half-red French levant morocco and red cloth boards, red end-papers. Gilt rules on front and rear covers with spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt. With the 1 x 2 inch bookplate of Thomas D. Murphy (who was also the binder) in the upper right- hand corner of the back side of the front free end-paper. Also tipped in is a half -page letter of approximately fifteen lines and sixty words in blue ink in the author's hand and signed and dated December 20th, 1860 by the author. Also included is another half page holograph translation in another hand. This volume is from a twenty volume set entitled The Masterpieces of George Sand printed on Japanese vellum with prints in two states with the frontispiece in color. The set is limited to one thousand sets.
(Inventory #: 9027676)