This is a delightful collection of illustrated short stories by the French writer, Guy De Maupassant, in a lovely finished book with gilded shelfback and deckle fore-edge.
Copyright 1945 and 1950 by Random House, New York
Edited and introduced by Saxe Commins
Illustrated by Adolf Dehn (we counted at least 62 images)
7" x 10 and 1/2" x 1 and 1/8" deep
Includes the stories of:
Mademoiselle Fifi, Vain Beauty, The Horla, Madame Tellier's Excursion, The Piece of String, A Matter of Business, The Story of a Farm Girl, That Pig of a Morin, The Umbrella, Was It a Dream?, The False Gems, Hautot Senior & Hautot Junior, A Family Affair, A Normandy Joke, The Diamond Necklace, In the Moonlight, Love, The Little Cask, Clochette, A Fishing Excursion, Humiliation, Julie Romain, The Specter, Mu Uncle Sosthenes, The Duel, A Vagabond, Madame Parisse, One Phase of Love, Simon's Papa, The Vendetta, The Farmer's Wife, The Signal, Love's Awakening, The Olive Grove, Saved, A Country Excursion, The Diary of a Madman, Two Little Soldiers, The White Wolf, The Devil, A Lucky Burglar, Moonlight, The Mad Woman, A Costly Outing, Babette, Toine, The Marquie de Fumerol, Ugly, and Ball-of-Fat.
Beautiful book. Excellent condition, the binding is tight and perfect. The only flaw to mention is that the edges of the pages have darkened every so slightly with time and we just now see that there must have been a sticker on the front of this at one time as there is a very small scrape; this is not distracting, but present.
Black and kraft brown look design exterior cover with gilded black spine.
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