Hérodias. Eragny Press, Gustave FLAUBERT.
Hérodias
Hérodias
Hérodias

Hérodias

London, Printed at the Eragny Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1901 [first thus].

Small octavo, 104, [2] (colophon) pages set in Vale type on Arnold's unbleached handmade paper; wood-engraved title vignette, borders and initials; colophon with wood-engraved printer's device.

Original blue papered boards backed in cream linen, all edges uncut; small paper title-label on the front cover; covers very lightly tanned and slightly marked, with minimal wear to a bottom corner tip; label very lightly chipped on two edges; endpapers offset; a few spots of foxing to the uncut edges; an excellent copy (internally in fine condition).

One of only 226 copies (of which 200 were offered for sale), printed at the Eragny Press of Lucien and Esther Pissarro. The title vignette was designed and engraved by Lucien, and Esther engraved the other decorations from his designs. This is the ninth book of the press. 'Hérodias' is one of three short stories by Flaubert published under the title 'Trois Contes' in 1877. All three were published separately in a uniform format by the Eragny Press ('La Légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier' in 1900, 'Un Coeur Simple' in 1901).

Item #123719

Price (AUD): $1,500.00

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