Paris: Gustave Barba, 1843 / 1853 / 1858. Leather bound. In French. 3 books bound together. 4to. Quarter leather. 6-paneled spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Many illustrations by Bertall throughout. 96 pp.; 96 pp.; 80 pp.
Front board detached. Minor wear to edges and a closed tear to leather at footer of spine. Armorial bookplate of decorated Scottish colonel George William Mercer-Henderson of Fordell inside front cover, and his initials appear at the top of each title page.
This is a handsome collection of three short novels by Charles Paul de Kock with many illustrations by prolific French artist Bertall. Charles Paul de Kock was a tremendously popular 19th century novelist whose low-brow literary style fell out of favor around the turn of the 20th century. His novels have been out of print by major publishers for over a century. Good. Item #2321