Benjamin CONSTANT DE REBECQUE dit Benjamin... - Lot 306 - Morel de Westgaver

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Benjamin CONSTANT DE REBECQUE dit Benjamin... - Lot 306 - Morel de Westgaver
Benjamin CONSTANT DE REBECQUE dit Benjamin CONSTANT - Adolphe, anecdote found in the papers of an unknown person. Paris, Treuttel and Würtz, London, H. Colburn, (Paris, de l'imprimerie de Crapelet), 1816. In-12, 170 x 100 mm, bound in contemporary blond half calf with small corners, smooth spine decorated with flowers, in a posterior lined slipcase (small cracks in the spine). vii, 228 pp. FIRST PARISIAN EDITION, following by a few days the one given by Colburn, in London (the latter is extremely rare, 3 copies known in libraries). "One of the most beautiful novels of French literature, one of the most mysterious, the most provocative that has been written". Provenance: bookplate of Count de Bordes de Fortage, honorary Secretary General of the Academy of Sciences, Belles-Lettres and Arts of Bordeaux; honorary President of the Society of Bibliophiles of Guyenne. Vicaire, II, 932. In French in the text, 225. Scattered foxing and/or browning.
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