Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company, 1904. Later edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 4 volumes,176 pp.; 201 pp. 304 pp.; 238 pp. Half-bound in smooth, rich brown calf with marbled paper endpapers and pastedowns and marbled paper covering the boards. The spine of each volume is lettered and decorated with gilt, top edges gilt. Preface by Jules Claretie. Illustrated by Maurice Leloir. The volumes are complete with all illustrations and plates present. This set is beautifully illustrated by black and white steel engraved plates and stone engravings. A beautiful set of Rousseau's life story, his autobiography detailing his birth and upbringing (including his failed apprenticeship to an engraver), his many affairs with women, his patronage and friendship with the French nobility, his flight to Switzerland and final refuge in England. Near Fine. Item #00007700
A Near Fine set with a few hints of rubbing to the edges of the boards. Includes the tag of a former book collector on the front pastedown of each volume.