ORIGINAL FRENCH EDITION without a large paper advertisement.
ONE OF THE FEW ON CHINA.
AUTOGRAPH SIGNED MAILING:
"To Mr. Ch. Asselineau
to the writer and bibliophile
Ant. de Latour"
Famous writer from Madrid, prolific author of more than 540 works, Ramon de Cruz is above all the inventor of the form of the saintetes (farces) intended to be played at the end or at the intermission of longer pieces. He will write more than 300 of them depicting the Madrid of his time with great liveliness in the dialogues, he develops a satire of the middle class by parodying the tragedies.
Charles Asselineau (1820-1874), Charles Baudelaire's faithful friend and art critic, close to Nadar, was also a fine bibliographer and a learned bibliophile: "Asselineau loved books. He loved them as a man of letters, for substance, and as a bibliophile for form. The smallest pamphlet, well printed on choice paper, was for him an object of admiration." Léon Techner, Bulletin du Bibliophile, 1874.