GAUTIER, Théophile.

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GAUTIER, Théophile.
Captain Fracasse. Naumbourg, Paetz, 1862-1863. 6 volumes in 2 volumes in-16 (144 x 98 mm) of 160 pp. for Volume I; 160 pp. for Volume II; 160 pp.
for Volume III; 160 pp. for Volume IV; 160 pp. for Volume V; 144 pp. for Volume VI; semi-percaline plum, smooth back (period binding).
Clouzot, 129; see Carteret, I, 333 and Vicar, III, 926 (only the edition by Charpentier).
Original edition of the rare Naumbourg preface published just before the edition given by Charpentier in 1863.
A novel of a flamboyant cloak and sword, Captain Fracasse, whose story takes place during the reign of Louis XIII, is a pastiche of Scarron's Comic Novel. "[Théophile Gautier] here drew and coloured a beautiful series of Louis XIII prints, as he had sought to make a collection of exquisite paintings from the late seventeenth century in Mademoiselle de Maupin" (Laffont-Bompiani).
Occasional stains and freckles; past binding.
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