Le Cousin Pons
Balzac, Honoré. edited with introduction, notes and questionnaire by Hugo Paul Thieme, Junior Professor of French, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor George Wahr, Publisher. Ann Arbor Press, printers 1911 First edition thus 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 Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 11268)


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