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This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Molière (Ps. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) - Œuvres complètes de Molière. Nouvelle édition. Ornée de 10 Portraits en pied coloriés - Paris, Garnier Frères, no date [c. 1880] - VIII, 803/823 pp. - Hardcovers, ornamented leather spines, marbled boards, top edge gilt, hand-cut, marbled endpapers - 19 × 12.5 cm; Weight: 1.5 kg Print: Imprimerie de Saint-Denis - Bouillant. These books cover the entire body of work of Molière. The colour plates are beautiful. There are ten plates, five in each book. These 10 illustrations are made by M.M. Geffroy and H. Allouard. The opening portrait in volume 1 is of Molière, in volume 2 of La Tartuffe (the main character in the eponymous play of Molière). The other plates are included in the text and depict male and female characters in Molière’s plays. Condition: Very good. The bindings are good to excellent. Interior is in good condition. The 10 portraits are printed on different paper and show foxing along the edges and around the portraits. The binding is fine and tight. Overall a beautiful, classic set. 22851525

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