Paris: Desessart, 1844. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A very fine binding by Pétrus Ruban in full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, exquisite gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of Daniel Henry Holmes. A stunning copy of the first edition of this set of literary criticism and biographies by the flamboyant French poet, dramatist, novelist and art and literary critic, in pristine condition. In the original French.