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BOUILHET (Louis). Melœnis. Roman...

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BOUILHET (Louis). Melœnis. Roman tale. Paris : Imprimerie de Pillet fils-aîné, 1851. - In-8, red half-maroquin with corners, gilt fillets, spine ribbed and decorated, untrimmed, cover preserved (binding around 1880). Uncommon first edition of this tale dedicated to Gustave Flaubert, taken from the "Revue de Paris". Copy enriched with a portrait of the author engraved by Martinez after Legé and with this autograph sending of the author on the reverse side of the false title, addressed to the writer and journalist Octave Féré (1815-1975) : " à Monsieur Octave Féré, // hommage respectueux de l'auteur ; // Louis Bouilhet " Minimal wear and tear. Cover soiled and stained. Some foxing. Provenance: F. Renard, with ex-libris.

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