Item #000828 Fleurange. Pauline Craven.


Paris: Didier et Cie. 1876. Hardcover. Dix-Septième Édition. 2 volumes ([6], 376 p.; [4], 209, [1] p.); 18 cm. Red morocco spines with red pebble-grain cloth over boards. Five spine compartments between raised bands; gilt-stamped spine title in second compartments and double gilt-ruled decoration in each compartment. All page edges gilt. White moire endpapers. Each volume has on the front fixed endpaper the small embossed blue-and-white oval label of the bookbinder, J. Hewetson, Hampstead. Blank leaf following the front free endpaper in vol. 1 bears an inscription: "Maud Ranken--Souvenir et Recompense de bon travail. Juillet 1879 J.C." The author, who published as Mme. Augustus Craven, was the daughter of French parents and the wife of a British diplomat. Her travels throughout Europe provided her with material for her novels, the best known of which was "Fleurange." It was published in 1872 simultaneously in Paris in "Le Correspondant" and in New York in an English translation. In Very Good Condition: edges slightly rubbed; tail of vol. 1 has small scuff; cloth boards are slightly soiled; paper separating over front hinge in vol. 1, but hinge is solid; occasional light foxing; otherwise pages are clean and tight. An attractively bound set of this hard-to-find French novel. Very Good. Item #000828

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