Balzac, Honore de (1799-1850),Les Parens Pauvres. Paris: Louis Chlendowski and Petion, 1847-1848. First edition in book form, 11 vols. small 8vo, blue marbled paper-covered boards, gilt green morocco spines (rubbing to spines and board edges, some foxing to pages),8 1/4 x 5 in.
Les Parens [Parents] Pauvres (The Poor Relations) comprises two of the last novels in Balzac's La Comedie Humaine series, Cousin Pons and Cousine Bette. They appeared in serial form at first, and the first six volumes of the book publication were issued by Chlendowski while the final five were issued by Petion.
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