First English Edition of Madame Bovary, Translated by the Daughter of Karl Marx

    Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First English edition, translated by Eleanor Marx Aveling, the daughter of Karl Marx. Octavo. [2, review and advertisement], xxii, 383, 1-24 catalog pages. The catalog pages at the end are unopened. Frontispiece, five illustrated plates, decorative head-pieces, tail-pieces, and initials. Publisher's blue-green cloth with title and gilt cupid ornamentations on upper board, blind stamped rules and printer's device on lower board, spine with gilt title, device, and small portrait illustration. Housed in a quarter morocco custom book style clamshell box with an inset on-laid golden cupid figure on the front, four raised bands with gilt stamped title and designs in compartments. Ex-libris bookplate of Donald G. Drapkin with interlocking "DGD" on front pastedown. Boards lightly color faded and rubbed, spine sunned and titled slightly forward. Small bookseller's pencil note on verso of front free endpaper and facing page. Pages with edge wear, some small paper chips and occasional corner bends, vertical crease across text of N7, over-opened at pages 288 and 289, occasional smudges, few stains or minor spots of foxing. Very good. From the collection of Donald Carter.

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