Lot 580

MISCELLANY, FRENCH - Jacques-Gabriel (PROD'HOMME (1871-1956). La Jeunesse de Beethoven, Paris, 1927, morocco-backed boards, PRESENTATION COPY. With 28 other works in 29 vols. (30)

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £420
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

MISCELLANY, FRENCH - Jacques-Gabriel PROD'HOMME (1871-1956).  La Jeunesse de Beethoven. Paris: Librairie Delagrave, 1927. 4to (240 x 190mm). Half title, title printed in red and black, illustrations, "Catalogue Thématique" at the end (some mainly marginal browning and spotting). Contemporary tan morocco-backed cloth boards gilt. PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "A M. Ernest Newman, Critique musical au Sunday Times con fraternal hommage, J. Prod'homme." With 28 other works in 29 volumes including Victor Hugo's Poésie XII ([Paris], Édition Nationale, [n.d.], hand-coloured frontispiece, contemporary green half morocco, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES), the same author's L' Année Terrible (Paris, 1874, plates and illustrations, later morocco-backed paper boards), Les Femmes de Shakespeare ([Paris, n.d.], 2 vols., engraved plates, contemporary morocco-backed paper boards), L'Abbé Prevost's Histoire de Manon Lescaut (Paris, 1889, illustrations by Maurice Leloir, contemporary half morocco), Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (Paris, 1910, plates by Georges Rochegrosse, contemporary full polished calf), Alphonse Daudet's L' Arlésienne (Paris, 1911, coloured title, fine etched plates by X. Lesueur, contemporary morocco-backed paper boards) and Pierre Louÿs' Les Aventures du Roi Pausole (Paris, 1925, woodcut illustrations by Foujita, later morocco-backed boards, original wrappers bound in). The lot sold not subject to return. (30)

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