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Madame Bovary by  Gustave Flaubert - First Edition Thus - 1953 - from White Fox Rare Books and Antiques (SKU: 000287)

Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

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  • fine
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Fine/Slipcase -- Fine
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Paris: Gibert Jeune, Librarie D'Amateurs, 1953. First Edition Thus. Three Quarters Calf. Fine/Slipcase -- Fine. Brunelleschi, Umberto. 4to. No. 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.


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Madame Bovary
Flaubert, Gustave
Brunelleschi, Umberto
Three Quarters Calf
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Slipcase -- Fine
Quantity available
First Edition Thus
Gibert Jeune, Librarie D'Amateurs
Place of Publication
Date published
Illustrated Plate Book, French Literature

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About White Fox Rare Books and Antiques

By appointment. Antiquarian and rare books with strengths in illustrated plate books, the decorative arts, costume, sporting, foreign language literature (in the original language), with growing emphasis on early printing.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]

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