New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1916. Hardcover. Translation by Florence Crewe-Jones. Illustrations by John B. Gruelle. Small 8vo. Teal green mesh cloth with gilt lettering and rules and gilt-encircled color plate, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 372pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for illustrations.Near fine/good plus. Rubbed and edgeworn jacket with some edge chips reveals old tape stains along seams, and front flap is absent -- though Brodart-encased so less objectionable. Item #46366
Wonderfully tight and superbly bright first edition of the first American edition of the best-known novel by the prolific French writer (1830-1907). Lovely illustrations by no less than Johnny Gruelle of "Raggedy Ann and Andy" fame (1880-1938) -- one of the very first books written by others that he illustrated. Exceptional copy of this scarce title, seldom found in the jacket.