SALAMMBÔ ... Englished by M. French Sheldon. Translation Authorized by the Heirs of Gustave Flaubert. Gustave Flaubert.

SALAMMBÔ ... Englished by M. French Sheldon. Translation Authorized by the Heirs of Gustave Flaubert. London: Saxon & Co., 23 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London, and Tribune Building, New York, 1886. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x-xxiii [xxiv] [1] 2-421 [422: tailpiece] [423: ad] [424: blank], original blue bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First printing of this edition. Probably the first edition in English, a different English translation was published in Paris by Vizetelly in the same year. This edition has a fifteen-page historical and critical introduction by Edward King. An exotic novel set in ancient Carthage, originally published in French in 1862. "... the action of this book, a product of vivid and imaginative writing, is colorfully romantic," but the historical detail was the result of painstaking research. "Before writing it, Flaubert made a voyage to Tunisia, thus carrying out his artistic theories of precise and accurate documentation literally." - Benet, Reader's Encyclopedia (1965), p. 891. A major work by Flaubert, not far behind MADAME BOVARY (1857). Spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, a very good or better copy with fine interior. (#161519).

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