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Author Name    Uchard, Mario

Title   My Uncle Barbassou

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition.

Publisher   London Vizetelly 1888

Illustrator   Paul Avril

Seller ID   002589

London: Vizetelly, 1888. Uchard (1824-1893) was a French dramatist and "man of letters." His erotic and romantic novel has also been published as "French and Oriental Love in a Harem." This is the First Edition in English (translator unknown). Blue decorative cloth binding, with cherubs and nymphs on the front cover; the spine features a Turkish quarter moon; decorations filled in black and gilt. Clean text; 339 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the front; rough-cut edges. Many illustrations by Paul Avril. Exterior shows some wear, with rubbing and a bit of fray; corners have been bumped; spine has a bit of fade, but all lettering is still bright. Hinges are split, but still holding. Certainly a curiosity, an example of the fascination with "exotic" Arab culture that swept Europe in the 19th Century. In a plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Paul Avril. First Edition.

Price = 50.00 USD



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