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FLAUBERT Gustave
Madame Bovary
1886. Provincial Manners. Translated from the French Édition Définitive by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. First English edition. 8vo, original green cloth, upper board lettered in black flanked by a gilt decorative band and cherubs, further floral bands with central roundels to the head and foot, gilt lettering to spine, lower board panelled in blind, with the publisher's monogram in blind to the centre, six plates (including the frontispiece). [xxiipp], 383pp, [32pp adverts]. First edition in English. London, Vizetelly & Co. A seminal work of 19th century literature, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, Karl Marx's daughter, and with a long and insightful introduction by her. Spine ever so slightly dulled, two small marks to the upper board, lightly rubbed, minor foxing to preliminaries, otherwise in excellent order. Bookplate, ?Ernest Pearce?, and a few, neat, marginal notes in pencil by ?E.P.?, commenting on Marx-Aveling's introduction. For example: adjacent to Marx-Aveling's comment, ?But unfortunately there are many persons who, though they have never read the book, hold up their hands in holy horror at the bare mention of its name?, he has written, ?people of little cultural education? A further pencil note to the front free endpaper draws attention to pp217-18, ?How beautiful?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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