BALZAC (Honoré de).
Un début dans la vie.
Paris : Dumont, 1844. - 2 volumes in-8, burgundy half calf, spine ribbed and decorated, spotted head (early 20th century binding).
First edition of this novel first published in serial form in "La Législature" from July 26 to September 6, 1842, under the title "Le Danger des mystifications". The second volume is completed by "La Fausse maîtresse", dedicated to the Countess Clara Masseï, first published in 1842.a
fine copy, washed, in a pastiche binding of the beginning of the 20th
Stain on the first three leaves of the first volumeProvenance
: stamp "Cabinet littéraire François à Versailles" on the false title and the title of the first volume