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Madame Bovary by  Gustave Flaubert - First Edition Thus - 1953 - from White Fox Rare Books and Antiques and

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Condition: Fine/Slipcase -- Fine

Paris: Gibert Jeune, Librarie D'Amateurs, 1953. First Edition Thus. Three Quarters Calf. Fine/Slipcase -- Fine. Brunelleschi, Umberto. 4to - over 9¾. Book. # 802 of Limited Edition. 306 pp., 16 color plates by Umberto Brunelleschi. Original wraps bound into 3/4 leather binding. Raised bands on spine. With matching slipcase. Slight rubbing of spine. Two preliminary pages with finger smudges at top of pages. Overall, near fine.

Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns.

  • Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000287
  • Title: Madame Bovary
  • Author: Flaubert, Gustave
  • Illustrator: Brunelleschi, Umberto
  • Format/binding: Three Quarters Calf
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Slipcase -- Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
  • Publisher: Gibert Jeune, Librarie D'Amateurs
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1953
  • Keywords: Illustrated Plate Book, French Literature


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