Remembrance of Things Past (Complete in 11 Volumes)
by Proust, Marcel; Moncrieff, C.K. Scott [Translator]; Blossom, Frederick [Translator]
New York: Henry Holt, Thomas Seltzer, and Albert and Charles Boni, 1922-1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Complete in eleven volumes. Original cloth with black spine labels, matching except for Cities of the Plain, which was bound in white cloth and silver and black paper as a numbered limited edition. Very Good overall, sans jackets: some volumes more edge-worn and corner-bumped than others with various degress of sunning to similar but not identically colored cloths, dulling/ chipping to labels, generally internally sound. Both volumes of Swann's Way and Cities of the Plain are near fine with contemporary matching bookplates on the paste downs of the former set, the latter has a bit of rubbing to the silver and black paper covers. Bookplate on paste down of Within a Budding Grove's second volume, a bit of gnawing along its spine edge, and rear hinge split; good only. Both volumes of The Guermantes Way well-worn along edges. The Captive has a frayed head (perhaps his captor snacked on it?). A little wrinkling to prelims of Sweet Cheat Gone.An uncommon assemblage of the first American appearances of Marcel Proust's groundbreaking novel in seven parts, issued by three US publishers over a period of ten years. All but the final volume are Brit C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translations; upon his passing the UK and US final volumes diverged in both title and translator. (Inventory #: 170313004)
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