New York: R. Worthington, 1882. First edition thus. Hardcover. 321pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Top edge gilt. In a custom light purple chemise and slipcase. The slipcase has a dark purple bonded leather spine with raised bands, and a gilt stamped title on the spine. Good. The spine and boards are mildly darkened and soiled, and have numerous small moisture stains. The spine is subtly faded and rolled. The edges of the spine and covers are gently rubbed and bumped. The text block is cracked multiple times. Browned pages. The chemise is in very good condition, with a darkened spine panel, and a few small areas of light soiling. In a good slipcase. Light edge wear. The top 1/4 of the slipcase is heavily sun faded. Item #33507
Theophile Gautier was held in high regard by writers such as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde.