La Curée & Renée

1871120 x 190 mm

FIRST EDITION ...linked to the time by Pierson.
with the original by Rénée


1 in stock


FIRST EDITION that didn't have a big print run.
Second volume of the Rougon-Maquart.

"In the natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire, La Cure is the note of gold and flesh. The artist in me refused to cast a shadow over that overpowering glow of life that lit up the whole reign of a suspicious day in a bad place. A point in the history I have undertaken would have remained obscure." (preface).

Charming copy bound at the time in full percaline by Henry Joseph Pierson.

The first edition of Rénéefor which no large print run was made, a theatrical adaptation of La Curée.
The play was first performed at the Théâtre de Vaudeville on 16 April 1887.

Paris, Charpentier, 1887. In-12, paperback, 130 x 191 mm, [2] ff. - 138 pp.
Loss at spine end, tear and small loss at head, black marks on lower board.
Small tear to first flyleaf, paper yellowed, light spotting in gutter on a few leaves.

Vicar VII 1201

Paris,Albert Lacroix,Verboeckhoven & Co,1871. , Bound,120 x 190 mm,360 pp.

Contemporary binding by Pierson, full burgundy percaline à la Bradel, smooth spine decorated with fillets and a gilt fleuron, black title page. Minor spotting.


Emile Zola

(Paris: April 2, 1840 - September 29, 1902)

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