HOFFMANN, E.T.A.

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HOFFMANN, E.T.A.
Fantastic tales. - Night tales. - Tales and fantasies. Paris, imprint A. Barbier for Eugène Renduel, 1830-1833. 20 volumes in-12 (170 x 102 mm) of an engraved title, 2 ff.n.ch., XXXV, 240 pp. for the vol. I; an engraved title, 2 ff.n.ch., 222 pp. for the vol. II; an engraved title, 2 ff.n.ch., 243 pp. for the vol. III; an engraved title, 2 ff.n.ch., 250 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. IV; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 247 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. V; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 235 pp. for the vol. VI; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 263 pp. for the vol. VII; an engraved title, 2 ff.n.ch., 238 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. VIII; an engraved title, 3 ff.n.ch., IX pp., 1 f.n.ch., 210 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. IX; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 250 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. X; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 248 pp. 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. XI; an engraved title, 1 f.n.ch., 228 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol. XII; 2 ff.n.ch., 224 pp., 1 f.n.ch., for the flight. XIII; 2 ff.n.ch., 215 pp. for the vol. XIV; 2 ff.n.ch., 207 pp. for vol. XV; 2 ff.n.ch., 270 pp. for vol. XVI; 2 ff.n.ch., 246 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for vol. XVII; 2 ff.n.ch., 237 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the vol.
XVIII; 2 ff.n.ch., 222 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for the flight. XIX; portrait in engraved frontispiece, 2 ff.n.ch., 212 pp., 1 f.n.ch. for La Vie; half green calf, smooth back, marbled edges (uniform binding of the time).
First French edition of Les Contes d'Hoffmann This publication launched the fashion of fantasy in France.
It is illustrated with 12 titles decorated by Johannot, and a portrait of the author engraved by Dupont.
Translation by Loeve Veimars. The text is followed by a note from Walter Scott and a biography of d'Hoffmann by the translator. Contrary to most of the copies, the first delivery here is well on the date of 1830.
Modest example, freckles; weak bites, a few loose dishes.
Provenance: Bibliothèque de Rentilly (pushed on the dishes).
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