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The Diabolics. Paris, E. Dentu, 1874. In-12 (180 x 113 mm) of 1, VIII,[7]-354 pp., 1 (table); hazelnut half marble with corners, golden head (Semet & Plumelle).
Clouzot, 39; Vicar, I, 305; Carteret, I, 111-112.
Original edition, copy of the first show with the shells.
"A very rare and highly sought-after book, the edition having been partly destroyed following a trial" (Carteret).
This collection of six short stories is the result of a work that Barbey d'Aurevilly began in 1850, whose main themes are love, adultery, murder, revenge, and resentment.
Without the covers, slightly exposed binding, if not beautiful copy.
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