L'Espagnole [2 sets of author's corrected proofs].
Book Id: 33701
FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **Published as: L'Espagnole. Illustrations de Daniel Vierge, gravées sur bois par Clément Bellenger. [Paris: Librairie Conquet, 1891?]. 20 wood engravings (x 2 copies). Pp. 1-78 +  p. (x 2 copies) + blanks at front and back of volume. Marbled metallic paper boards with green leather label on spine. Approximately 23.1 x 16.6 cm and smaller (the published edition in 500 copies is 18 cm tall). **This is the author's set of proofs, INSCRIBED: "Epreuves corrigées de L'Espagnole, illustrations de Daniel Vierge. Edition Conquet. Emile Bergerat (Curiosité bibliophilique)." Printed on cheap, brittle paper, of course, and folded assymetrically, so the narrow pages are only about 9.5 cm wide. Marbled endpapers and two leaves of heavy, matching cream-colored paper at front and back; inside those, two leaves of cheap pale-blue paper at front and back. The inscription quoted above is on the first of the blue leaves. The first and second signatures of each proof bear printer's tickets. Since these are proofs, the frontispieces and title pages are not included. The second, presumably earlier version has many corrections, At the end of the text on the second page 78, the author has SIGNED: "Emile Bergerat / 1e Journal de Paris / 2e Petit Moniteur." Some of the large pages have marginal tears. The covers are worn and chipped in several places, especially along the front joint. Head and tail of backstrip rubbed. Only seven copies of the published edition located in OCLC (the World Catalogue), all on the U. S. East Coast.