Paris: Michel Levy, 1857.
First edition, with dedication to "Senart" [iv],-232;[iv],-490. Half titles present; 36 pp. publisher's catalogue at back of first volume. 2 vols. 8vo. Three quarter straight grained black morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, preserving original green wrappers and spine panels in each volume, t.e.g., by Creuzevault. Early ink signature at top of front wrappers. Owner signature on binder’s blank dated 1924 in each volume and bookplates of Library of Virginia House, Richmond. Fine. Item #314955
A handsome copy of Flaubert’s unequaled, scandalous novel, for which the author was unsuccessfully prosecuted on the grounds of offending public morals and religion. Now recognized not only as a masterpiece of French and world literature, but as the novel most frequently associated with the birth of modernism.
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