MOLIERE. LES PIECES DE MOLIERE. Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles [E. Flammarion, successeur], 1888[-1896]. 12mo. 30 volumes. From a total edition of 70 copies, this set is one of 25 copies printed on "papier de Chine fort" with two copies of the etchings by Champollion, printed on different papers, one with caption and one without, after illustrations by Louis Leloir. The preface and notes are by Georges Monval and Auguste Vitu.
A complete collection of all thirty titles published separately. Including: L'Etourdi, Depit Amoureux, Les Precieuses Ridicules, Sganarelle, Dom Garcie de Navarre, L'Ecole des Maris, Les Facheux, L'Ecole Des Femmes, La Critique De L'Ecole des Femmes, L'Impromptu de Versailles, Le Mariage Force, La Princesse d'Elide, Don Juan, L'Amour Medecin, Le Misanthrope, Le Medecin Malgre Lui, Melicerte, Le Sicilien, Amphitryon, George Dandin, L'Avare, Tartuffe, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, Les Amants Magnifiques, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Fourberies de Scapin, La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas, Les Femmes Savantes La Malade Imaginaire.
Uniformly bound in red crushed morocco by Bretault: triple-ruled gilt frames on sides, with fine gilt double-rules along edges of boards, spines in six compartments with gilt decoration and lettering. Gilt inner dentelles with marbled endpapers, and rainbow ribbon markers. (There are a few stains from ribbon markers.) All edges gilt. Sixteen volumes are signed BRETAULT on front turn-ins. Six are in handsome marbled paper- covered slipcases. A lovely collection.