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title: Le Gendre de Monsieur Poirier: Comedie En Quatre Acts, En Prose
author: Émile Augier et Jules Sandeau de L'Académie Française
series: Nouvelle Édition (1871)
condition: A clean copy in fine condition. Clean and stainless pages with a single tear along a page that seems to have been restored with a strip of light brown paper. Pages otherwise free of any foxing.
publisher: Michel Lévy Frères
dimensions: 7.25 inches x 5 inches x .5 inch
description: Hardcover, purple marble-patterned book bound in hard, dark brown cloth. Golden text and decor along spine. Features stamp from original owner (Monsieur Lienau) as well as signatures from the Valentine Family. This book was originally part of a collection at the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Virginia.
synopsis: Augier's best known play, Le Gendre de Monsieur Poirier was written in collaboration with Jules Sandeau, advocating the fusion of the new prosperous middle class with the dispossessed nobility.
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