Lot 966
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Les Diaboliques. Paris, Dentu, 1874. In-8 (183 x 105 mm) from VIII, [7]-354 pp., 1; Jansenist red morocco, red silk linings and endpapers, gilt head, preserved front cover and spine (contemporary binding). First edition of this collection of 6 short stories. First edition copy, with the first cover of light grey paper bearing the title in a red band, without mention of edition. "Very rare and much sought-after work, the edition having been partly destroyed following a trial" (Carteret). Restored cover, brown spot in the upper corner of the cover and on the false title; upper jaws with scratches. Provenance: Pierre Guérin (ex-libris). Clouzot, 39; Vicar, I, 305; Carteret, I, 111-112; En français dans le texte, Paris, 1990, no. 300: "Sur un tirage de 2 200 exemplaires, 480 ont été saisis et détruits"; Graham, Passages d'encre, no. 8.
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