LOTI, Pierre. ~ Pêcheur d’Islande. Roman. Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1886.
8vo (180 × 110 mm), pp. , 319, . Some foxing. Original yellow wrappers, preserved (without spine) in slightly later calf, gilt, by Gruel. A very good copy.
First edition of Loti’s novel on the lonely lives of Britanny’s Iceland fishermen. While not a ‘gay novel’ its homoerotic atmosphere has encouraged a gay reading, and later editions often included illustrations steering it in that direction.