Le Cousin Pons

Ann Arbor: George Wahr, Publisher. Ann Arbor Press, printers, 1911. First edition thus. Hardcover in full cloth. Duodecimo (less than 7" tall) in green cloth with Gilt ettering to spine and front board. Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Covers lightly scuffed. One oblong dark spot on back board. Page edges slightly browned. 275 p. with bibliography and additional 2 p. catalog at rear. An uncommon abridged version of this famous novel for use in an eary 20th c. university setting, with the largest loss being the part of Brunner, who Thieme (1870-1940) feels is not essential to the story. Includes a detailed introduction at front with the bibliography (both in English) , and notes and a questionnaire in French at end. Interesting for both Michigan printing collectors and Balzac completists. Good. No dust jacket, as Issued. Item #11268

Price: $65.00