MAUPASSANT, Henri-René-Albert-Guy de (1850-1893) - Contes choisies : Publiés par Les Bibliophiles Contemporains. Paris: Société des Bibliophiles Contemporains, 1891-92. A fine copy of this valuable collection of 10 tales of Guy de Maupassant, illustrated in colours. Copy n. 16 from a total edition of 188. In fine condition. 10 parts by volume, 8vo (266 x 176mm). Numerous illustrations, etchings, lithographs of authors such as E. Van Muyden, G. Jeanniot, P. Avril, F. Gueldry, P. Vidal, G. Scott, P. Gervais. With the general title page, engraved title page for tales "Un soir" and "Une partie de campagne", 3 engraved plates for tales "Hautot père et fils" and "Le champ d'oliviers", engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates for "Mademoiselle Fifi", 6 original lithographs of A. Lunois on japanese paper for "L'epave". Half red morocco by V. Champs, author, title and gilt decorations (light rubbing), each work preserving its original wrappers (some with light browning). Provenance: Paul Blondeau [Blondeau, Pierre Paul Henri, 1823-1887?] (dedicatee).

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