[BINDINGS]. - Honore de BALZAC. [Oeuvres Completes]. Paris: Alexandre Houssiaux, editeur, 1853-1855. 20 volumes, octavo (8 x 5 ¼ inches; 203 x 133mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, numerous wood-engraved plates. (Some spotting, light toning to plates), Contemporary red French morocco-backed textured paper-covered boards, spines tooled in gilt (some light scuffing and rubbing).
An attractive early set with plates from artists such as T. Johannot, H. Monnier, C. Nanteuil, Meissonier, Honoré Daumier and Bertall. The text is made up from: La Comédie humaine (18 volumes). - Théâtre (1 volume). - Les Contes drolatiques (1 volume). Vicaire I, 247; Carteret III, 56ff.