Paris, Dumont, éditeur, 1839.
8vo [219 x 135 mm], (2) ff. with the half-title and the title, 329 pp. A small repaired tear in blank margin of p. 153 without loss, paper flaw in lower blank margin of p. 163. Bound in red half-roan, flat spine with gilt fillets, green morocco lettering piece, uncut. Small portion of the lettering piece missing. Owner’s stamp on title-page. Contemporary binding.
First edition of this rare work.
Clouzot, 257 ; Carteret, II, 360 ; Rahir, La Bibliothèque de l’amateur, 646 ; Vicaire, Manuel de l’amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, 460.
It comprises three short stories: L’Abbesse de Castro, Vittoria Accoramboni, duchesse de Bracciano and Les Cenci.
A good wide-margined copy with untrimmed edges of this rare first edition, preserved in its contemporary unrestored half-binding.
Only 3 copies of this work preserved in wrappers or in a contemporary unrestored binding are recorded in ABPC since 1975.