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Flaubert, Gustave. - The First Temptation... - Lot 168 - Crait + Müller
Flaubert, Gustave. - The First Temptation of Saint Anthony (1849-1856). Unpublished work, published by Louis Bertrand. Preface by Louis Bertrand. Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1908. In-8, green half-maroquin with corners, underlined by a gilt fillet, very ornate spine, author, title and head gilt, covers and spine preserved (Goix binding) - [2 ff.], XXXVIII (of which the last blank), 303 pp. One of the 20 copies reprinted in-8 of the special edition on Arches vellum, reserved for the XX (Louis Bertrand), complete with its covers and the rarely present woodgrain paper spine. This edition contains the complete 1856 manuscript. The fragments that belonged to the 1849 manuscript are gathered in-fine (41 pp.), as well as an appendix of 25 pages, on the manuscripts (3 pp.) and the list of works consulted established by Flaubert for the 1874 version (22 pp.). The bibliographical clarifications are due to Dr. Paul Dorveaux. Extremely rare first edition in this edition (Carteret I - p. 272).
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