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Ten droll tales, being the story of The fair imperia, the venial sin, the merrie diversions of his most Christian majesty King Louis the Eleventh, together with certain other quaint and piquant histories making up the first decade of the Droll tales.

Author: Honoré de Balzac; J Lewis May
Publisher: New York, Privately printed for Rarity Press, 1931.
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Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
Ten droll tales.
New York, Privately printed for Rarity Press, 1931
(OCoLC)741772453
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Honoré de Balzac; J Lewis May
OCLC Number: 1810308
Description: 218 pages illustrations (some color)
Contents: The fair imperia --
The venial sin --
How the worthy Bruyn took to himself a wife --
How the Seneschal did battle with his wife's virginity --
Wherein a venial sin consists --
How and by whom the child was made --
How for these sins of the flesh grievous penance was exacted and how great sorrow did befall --
The king's mistress --
The devil's heir --
The merrie diversions of King Louis the Eleventh --
The high Constable's wife --
The virgin of Thilhouse --
The brothers-in-arms --
The cure of azay-le-rideau --
The rebuke.
Other Titles: Droll tales.
Responsibility: Rendered faithfully into English by J. Lewis May, with an introd. by Andre Maurois and illus. by Jean de Bosschere.

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