FIRST EDITION without a big paper trail.
ONE OF THE FEW ON HOLLAND.
Edmond de Goncourt's copy of this signed autograph mailing :
"To Edmond de Goncourt respectful tribute to Jules Case."
Like many of the works in the Goncourt library, it was bound by Pierson in full red percaline and bears this first guard signed autograph note in red ink:
"Original edition. Copy on paper from Holland in which was interleaved an autograph page of the original manuscript given to me by Jules Case. Edmond de Goncourt."
Page 185 from the manuscript (200 x 270 mm) is in fact mounted on the overhang at the head of the structure.
Jules Case (1854-1931), official at the Ministry of Public Education A journalist, novelist and playwright since 1880, his naturalist approach to writing took a social turn with the publication of Bonnet rouge : "Mr. Jules Case extracted from the realist doctrine, the new methods of establishment of an idealistic novel. No novelist has ever set his ideal so high or pursued it with any conscience." (Gustave Kahn, Symbolists and decadents).