L’Enfer du Bibliophile. by ASSELINEAU, Charles.

L’Enfer du Bibliophile. by ASSELINEAU, Charles.
  • Another image of L’Enfer du Bibliophile. by ASSELINEAU, Charles.
  • Another image of L’Enfer du Bibliophile. by ASSELINEAU, Charles.
  • Another image of L’Enfer du Bibliophile. by ASSELINEAU, Charles.

~ L’Enfer du Bibliophile. Paris: [Lahure for] L. Conquet, L. Carteret et c[ompagn]ie, successeurs, 1905.

8vo (215 × 138 mm), pp. 43, [2], plus engraved frontispiece, and 3 engraved plates, handcoloured, two further coloured illustrations in text, also coloured, the plates and illustrations also in a monochrome suite. Uncut in original red wrappers. Slightly creased, spine lightly faded, but an excellent copy.

First edition with the brilliant illustrations by Léon Lebègue, this copy for composer Monsieur [Stéphane] Raoul Pugno. First published in 1860, this is one of classic accounts of the perils of bibliomania, here with a witty series of illustrations (in two states) by Lebègue.

Keywords: french, history, literature
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