Honoré de Balzac (Tours, France, 1799 - 1850, Paris)

The Hundred Tales [Les cent contes droslaticques], 1837-1838

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Object details

Accession number

1.a.2.1

Creators

  • Meline, Cans Et Cie. (active France, 19th century) - publisher
  • Honoré De Balzac (Tours, France, 1799 - 1850, Paris) - author

Object Case

French Authors Case

Language

French

Publication Place

Brussels

Description

3 v. In 1.

Provenance

Dr. David Hunt, Boston---Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at the sale of the David Hunt Collection (lot 189) through the auctioneers Charles F. Libbie & Co., Boston, for $2.50 on 17 November 1891.

Bibliography

Charles F. Libbie & Co. Catalogue of the Entire Private Library Belonging to a Well Known Boston Collector, Forming a Magnificent Collection of Rarities in All Departments of Literature (Boston, 1891), p. 19.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.