3 volumes in-8 (225 x 140 mm) of 2 ff.n.ch. 327 pp., 1 f.n.ch. (errata) for the first volume; 2 ff.n.ch. 316 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. (table, errata) for volume II; 2 ff.n.ch. 341 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. (table, errata) for volume III; binding on brochure in lemon half-shagreen, smooth back (20th century binding).
Clouzot, 37; Carteret, I, 105.
"This novel was considered bold and caused some scandal" (Lafont-Bompiani).
The first volume is presented with the title of relay of the 1853 re-sale (see
Clouzot); volumes 2 and 3 are at the right date of 1851, This copy contains well the rare errata sheets that are often missing.
Page 212 of Volume I is soiled; dark and slightly stained backs but exemplary at all margins.