Legend Saint Julien l’Hospitalier. by FLAUBERT, Gustave. Adrien GODIEN, illustrator.

Legend Saint Julien l’Hospitalier. by FLAUBERT, Gustave. Adrien GODIEN, illustrator.

~ Legend Saint Julien l’Hospitalier. Lyon: [Imprimèries réunis], 1935.

Large 4to (326 × 250mm), pp. 110, [8], including engraved illustrations and initials. Plus 15 engraved plates and 13 mounted plates (some coloured). Original decorative grey wrappers with slight foxing. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION with illustrations by Adrien Godien, rare. One of Flaubert’s Trois Contes (1877), this gothic novella retelling the Golden Legend account of the tragic saint is painstakingly illustrated throughout by Godien with engravings and initials and a unique typeface in imitation of manuscript. Copy number 465 of 700. Not in Carteret.

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