Paris, E. Dentu, 1874.
12mo [188 x 120 mm], sewed. Wrapper slightly stained.
Precious first edition of one of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s most famous works. Vicaire, I, 305 ; Carteret, I, 110.
The present work is much sought-after. Most copies bear the indication « Deuxième édition » on the cover and are less valuable.
From the 2200 printed copies of the first edition, 480 were destroyed by the author and the editor further to the proceedings started by the public prosecutor’s office.
One of the precious literary first editions from the 19th Century.
A good wide-margined copy preserved as issued in its original wrappers.