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, , 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.