GRAINVILLE, Jean-Baptiste Cousin de.

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GRAINVILLE, Jean-Baptiste Cousin de.
The Last Man, a posthumous work. Paris, Ferra and Deterville, 1811. 2 volumes in-12 (165 x 94 mm) of XII,200 pp. for volume I; 2 ff.n.ch., 175 pp., 1 f.n.ch. (errata) for Volume II; rooted basane, smooth, finely decorated back, speckled edges (contemporary binding).
Loliée, 210.
Second edition, published by Charles Nodier and as rare as the first: "The 1st edition was already missing when Nodier gave this one, which itself is very rare" (Loliée).
Important fantasy novel by Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville (1746-1805), an early example of fantastic and post-apocalyptic science fiction literature featuring Omegare, humanity's last survivor in a barren and dying land.
Nice copy.
Origin: ex-libris "G.H." with the motto Better is sooner.
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