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Anne RADCLIFFE Oeuvres d'Anne Radcliffe

Anne RADCLIFFE

Oeuvres d'Anne Radcliffe

Maradan, Paris 1819, 10,5x17cm, 10 volumes reliés.


First complete French collective edition. Music scores bound in-fine in the last volume.
Contemporary brown half calf bindings, very slightly rubbed to some places, smooth spines ruled in gilt, marbled paper covers.
Slight marginal tears and lacks of paper to the half-title page of the first volume. Small marginal lacks of paper to the half-title page of the fifth volume. Scattered foxing to some volumes.
Volumes 1 & 2: La Forêt ou L'Abbaye de Saint-Clair (The Romance of the Forest), volumes 3 to 6: Les Mystères d'Udolphe (The Mysteries of Udolpho), volumes 7 to 9: L'Italien ou Le Confessionnal des pénitens noirs (The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents), volume 10 (and 11 in the same volume): Julia ou Les Souterrains du château de Mazzini (A Sicilian Romance).
A fine, rare copy of the works of Anne Radcliffe, a pioneer of the Gothic novel who inspired Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Mary Wollstonecraft and Dostoyevsky.
Provenance: library of Pierre de Torcy, with his manuscript ownership inscription on each volume.

3 000 €

Réf : 84031

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