Les maîtres mosaistes – La mare au diable – François le Champi

1838154 x 102 mm

Charming copies in fine bindings
of the period


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SET OF TWO COUNTERFEITS AND ONE PRE-COUNTERFEIT by George Sand published by Méline, Cans et Compagnie, a shareholding company with capital of 1,700,000 francs specialising in the counterfeiting of French books.

The mosaic masters, 1838: counterfeit of the French original (Félix Bonnaire, 1838)
La mare au diable, followed by Fanchette1846: counterfeit of the original French edition (Desessart, 1846)
François le Champi, 1848: Published in Debate Journal from 31-12-1847 to 11-3-1848. French original in 1852 ("excellent preface" Culot, 384).

Charming copies in fine contemporary English bindings. 

Anonymous dedications and bookplates in ink on endpapers.

Brussels,Cans and company,Meline,1846 ; 1848.3In-12, Bound,154 x 102 mm,[1] f. - 261 pp. ; [1] f. - 146 pp. ; [2] f. - 219 pp.

English binding of the period in brown calf, spine ribbed and decorated, gilt title on black calf, gilt fillet and squared decoration on the boards, combed edges.
Traces of bleached wax on the boards, particularly on The devil's pond. 


George Sand

(born in Paris on 1 July 1804 and died in the Château de Nohant-Vic on 8 June 1876)

Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, known as George Sand, novelist, playwright, epistolier, literary critic, journalist.

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