Appeared in serial form in La Presse from January 1856, Évenore and Leucippe was to be part of a series devoted to the illustrious lovers that Agricol Perdiguier had commissioned from George Sand. The work took on a more catchy title from 1861 onwards: The Love of the Golden Age.
Separate text in the author's work which qualifies it as Antediluvian legend in the 1861 preface,"Evenore and Leucippe is neither a story, nor a novel, nor a poem per se."
Copy from the famous collection of the American bibliophile Robert Hoe (1839-1909), a wealthy manufacturer of printing presses, each volume of which bears a luxurious leather bookplates.
Beautiful copy, well bound by Dodè in full calf and whose bright yellow covers are well preserved.
Late 19th century binding signed Dodè, full lemon calf, richly decorated smooth spines, with frames, scrolls and fleurons, framed on covers and spines, preserved covers and spine, slipcase.