8vo, pp. [iv], vii, 59; etched vignette by Bracquemond on title; a very good copy in the original pale blue printed wrappers, some cracking and discoloration to spine; in a folding cloth box.
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La Chambre bleue. Nouvelle dédiée à Madame de la Rhune.
Very rare first procurable edition of Mérimée’s novella La Chambre bleue, one of 129 copies printed. The first edition (‘Biarritz, 1866’ = Paris, Jules Claye, 1871) was published in only three copies.
Carteret II, p. 154. Rare outside of France; Library Hub and OCLC find one copy in the UK, at the British Library.
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