Strict period binding

Madame Bovary

1857110 x 180 mm


4 500 

1 in stock



FIRST PULL with the name of the dedicatee  Sénard spelled Sénartand in the last line of the dedication, "or your dedication"which will be replaced by "and your dedication"in subsequent print runs.

"The story, the adventure of a novel, I don't care. I have the idea, when I make a novel, to give a color, a tone. For example, in my Carthage novel, I want to do something purple. Now, the rest of it, the characters, the plot, it's a detail. In Madame Bovary, I only had the idea of making a grey tone, the colour of the mould of sowbugs. I was so afraid of the story to put in there, that a few days before I started, I had conceived Madame Bovary in a completely different way: it had to be, in the same environment and the same tone, a devout old girl who doesn't fuck. And then I realized that it would be an impossible character." 

(Journal des Goncourt)

Very nice copy in a fine, strictly contemporary binding.

Libraries by T. Fontaine (super ex-libris en pied) and Madame Meheut (manuscript ex-libris)

Paris,Michel Levy,1857.2 volumesIn-12, Bound,110 x 180 mm,490 pp.

Bound in contemporary style, green half-shell binding, smooth spine with gold and cold-lettering fillets.


Gustave Flaubert

(born in Rouen on 12 December 18211 and died in Croisset, a locality of the commune of Canteleu, on 8 May 1880)