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Works of Theophile Gautier finely bound  

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The Works of Theophile Gautier

Gautier, Theophile

New York

George D. Sproul



24 Volumes. Plates in two states. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5¼") full green morocco tooled with fleurs de lys and lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, red satin endpapers, dentelles. Japanese Imperial Vellum Edition. No. 123 of an edition limited to 180 sets sold in America.

Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), French poet, novelist, critic, and journalist, "was an admirer of Hugo, and played a prominent role in the Romantic movement of the 1830s (his Histoire du romantisme appeared in 1874). He was closely associated with the doctrine of l'art pour l'art ('art for art's sake'), expounded in the preface to his novel Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835).The Oxford Companion to English Literature).

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Lot Amendments

Mild wear, sunning to spines and edges—occasionally to boards; near fine.

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