29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

Lot 23

Flaubert. Madame Bovary 2 vol. Paris, 1857

Madame Bovary.

first edition, first issue, 2 vol., contemporary quarter maroon leather, over marbled boards, gilt, joints repaired, later ink ownership signature to first leaves, 8vo., Michel Levy, Paris, 1857

First printing with the mistake in the name of the dedicatee, "Sénart" written with T and not a D, "nor of your dedication" on the same page, which will become "and of your dedication", and the double space between two words p. 7 (23rd line).

Sold for £1,062

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