PRITCHETT, V.S. Balzac. London, Chatto & Windus, 1973.
4to. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. 272, numerous plates, several in colour; ownership inscription to front fly leaf; otherwise very good.
First edition, sumptuously produced in Japan of this highly legible biography of one of the more complex and disorganized writers of the first half of the 19th century.