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Paul Scarron / Léopold Flameng / Paul Bourget - Le roman comique. Publié par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec une préface par Paul Bourget - 1880

Paul Scarron / Léopold Flameng / Paul Bourget - Le roman comique. Publié par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec une préface par Paul Bourget - 1880

A luxurious edition for bibliophiles published by Jouaust, of Paul Scarron's masterpiece, printed in small numbers on Hollande laid paper and illustrated with 8 etchings (including a portrait) drawn and engraved by Léopold Flameng, to which a set of 17 out of text engravings (unsigned and unannounced) on Japon paper was added.

A very lovely copy bound in half shagreen (period) binding, ribbed spine, gilded small tooled fleurons and compartments. Gilded top edge. It consists of the first two parts in two volumes, without the third and final volume.
Preserved original covers.

A very fresh copy, wonderfully fresh bindings. Clean inside, uncropped margins. Browned endpapers. In very good condition.

The Roman comique, was written in a satirical, direct and simple style in contrast to the sentimental and literary novels in fashion at the time. It is considered his masterpiece and inspired Théophile Gautier for his Capitaine Fracasse, "a joyful parody of Scarron's Roman comique.

Paul Scarron / Léopold Flameng / Paul Bourget
Le roman comique Publié par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec une préface par Paul Bourget. Eaux-fortes par Léopold Flameng
Paris, Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1880.
Duodecimo (18 x 11.5 cm); 250 + 228 pp.

Object Book
Number of Books 2
Subject Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Literature, No Reserve Price
Author/ Illustrator Paul Scarron / Léopold Flameng / Paul Bourget
Book Title Le roman comique. Publié par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec une préface par Paul Bourget
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1880
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Publisher Jouaust
Extras Limited edition, Other - see description
Number of pages 250
Dimensions 18×11.5 cm
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