A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NOVEL (TO THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY)

(London: Macmillan and Company, 1917).

FIRST EDITION of this impressive work on the French novel written by the foremost English authority on French literature of his day. Although Saintsbury was best known during his lifetime as a scholar, he is also remembered today for his Notes on a Cellar-Book (1920), one of the great testimonials in the wine oeuvre to drink and drinking. Item #27914

2 volumes. First Edition. An author's copy, it is inscribed to travel writer Dorothy McDougall from a friend Christmas 1917. Ms. McDougall authored quite a few books on France, and her signature appears on the blank in the second volume, along with marginal notations in her hand. 8vo, very attractively bound in red half calf over boards, the spines with gilt ruled raised bands between compartments with small central gilt fleur-de-lis, one compartment with green morocco labels gilt lettered. A fine set in very handsome bindings, the coral coloured calf lightly mellowed at the spine panels.

Price: $295.00