Advertisements (Savoy Volume 8)
THE SAVOY—ADVERTISEMENTS 99
In Preparation : Ready in January, 1897.
The Novels of Honoré de Balzac. The
First Issue will consist of “SCENES OF
PARISIAN LIFE.” In Eleven Volumes.
The Scenes of Parisian Life comprise “Splendours and Miseries,” “Cousin Bette,” “Cousin Pons,” “History of the Thirteen,” “Cesar Birotteau,” “The Civil Service,” “House of Nucingen,” and “The Petty Bourgeois,” and are now for the first time completely translated into English by competent hands, and illustrated with a series of eighty-eight etchings after drawings by celebrated Parisian book- illustrators, viz., G. Bussière, G. Cain, Dubouchet, L. E. Fournier, A. Lynch, A. Robaudi, and M. Vidal. The volumes will be handsomely printed on deckle-edged paper, and bound in cloth extra. Price £4 4s. per set of eleven volumes.
There will be a special Edition de Luxe, printed on Imperial Japanese Vellum, with the etchings in two states Before and After Remarquds. Price £8 8s. per set.
This First Series will be followed at a brief interval by the remaining works of Balzac, and Subscriptions may, if desired, be given for the entire “Comedie Humaine.”
“It is impossible to enter on a detailed criticism of Balzac’s novels. In them he scales every height and sounds every depth of human character,—from the purity of the mysterious Seraphitus-Seraphita, cold and strange, like the peaks of her northern Alps, to the loathsome sins of the Marneffes, whose deeds should find no calendar but that of Hell. In the great divisions of his Comédie, the scenes of private and of public life, of the provinces and of the city, in the philosophic studies, and in the Contes Drôlatiques, Balzac has built up a work of art which answers to a mediaeval cathedral. There are subterranean places, haunted by the Vautrins and ‘Filles aux yeux d’or’; there are the seats of the money-changers, where the Nucingens sit at the receipt of custom; there is the broad platform of every-day life, where the journalists intrigue, where love is sold for hire, where splendours and miseries abound, where the peasants cheat their lords, where women betray their husbands; there are the shrines where pious ladies pass saintly days; there are the dizzy heights of thought and rapture, whence falls a ray from the supernatural light of Swedenborg; there are the lustful and hideous grotesques of the Contes Drôlatiques. Through all swells, like the organ-tone, the ground-note and mingled murmur of Parisian life. The qualities of Balzac are his extraordinary range of knowledge, observation, sympathy, his steadfast determination to draw every line and shadow of his subject, his keen analysis of character and conduct. Balzac holds a more distinct and supreme place in French fiction than perhaps any English author does in the same field of art.”— Encyclopedia Britannica.
The Pierrot of the Minute. A Dramatic Phantasy by Ernest Dowson. Illustrated with Frontispiece, Initial Letter, Vignette, and Cul-de- Lampe by Aubrey Beardsley.
Three Hundred Copies, Crown 4to, price Seven Shillings and Sixpence net per copy. Also Twenty-five Copies printed on Imperial Japanese Vellum, price One Guinea net per copy.
Mr. Beardsley’s designs in this volume are amongst the most charming which have come from his pen. [Ready in January , 1897.
The Rape of the Lock. By Alexander Pope.
Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.
Édition de Luxe of the above famous Poem, printed at the Chiswick Press, in Crown 4to size, on old style paper, illustrated with nine elaborate drawings by Mr. Aubrey Beardsley, and bound in a specially designed cloth cover. Limited edition, price Ten Shillings and Sixpence net per copy. Twenty-five copies on Japanese Vellum, at Two Guineas net per copy. [Large Paper edition out of print.]
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Nocturnes and Pastorals. Poems by A. Bernard Miall.
Four Hundred copies on Large Post 8vo deckle-edged paper, bound in dark green doth, at Five Shillings net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Caprices. Poems by Theodore Wratislaw.
One Hundred copies on Foolscap 8vo hand-made paper, bound in parchment, at Five Shillings net per copy; and 20 copies on Japanese Vellum, in similar binding, at One Guinea net per copy.
Orchids. Poems by Theodore Wratislaw.
Two Hundred and Fifty Small Paper copies on Foolscap 8vo deckle-edged paper, bound in cream-coloured art linen, at Five Shillings net per copy; and 10 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Verses. By Ernest Dowson.
Three Hundred Small Paper copies on hand-made paper, Imperial 16mo, bound in Japanese Vellum, with cover design by AUBREY BEARDSLEY, at Six Shillings net per copy; and 30 Large Paper copies printed on Japanese Vellum, at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
THE ONLY RELIABLE WORK ON THE SUBJECT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
The Life and Times of Madame Du Barry.
By Robert B. Douglas.
A limited edition in one volume, with a portrait of Madame Du Barry finely engraved upon wood, 394 pages, Demy 8vo, bound in blue cloth with armorial cover design by Aubrey Beardsley, at Sixteen Shillings net per copy.
“Mr. Douglas has produced a volume every line of which I read with keen interest. It is a singularly vivid and life-like picture of what life in the old French Court was like; and the portrait of the central figure of the book is very clear and very telling.”— Mr. T. P. O’Connor in the Weekly Sun.
“At a time when the book-market is flooded with translations of forgotten and apocryphal French Memoirs, it is something to meet with a newly-published biography of a French celebrity which is what it pretends to be . . . . and is a book of fascinating interest.”—Daily News.
The Fool and his Heart; being the plainly told
Story of Basil Thimm. A Novel by F. Norreys Connell, Author of “In the Green Park,” “The House of the Strange Woman,” etc.
In one volume, Crown 8vo, bound in art linen, price Six Shillings.
Circulars of any of the above Books will be sent on application to
LEONARD SMITHERS, 4 and 5, Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, London, W.
“Advertisements.” The Savoy, vol. 8 December 1896, pp. 96-101. Savoy Digital Edition, edited by Christopher Keep and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2018-2020. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/savoyv8-advertisements/