First Edition. Tall octavo, original plum cloth, silver illustration to front cover, silver lettering to spine, in original Jean De Bosschere illustrated dustjacket and color illustrated plates throughout. Translated by J. Lewis May. Classic erotic tales by famed French playwright and novelist, a founder of realism in European literature. Near Fine with ownership markings, in edgeworn dustjacket, 3 inch tear along top rear spine edge, 4 inch tear to lower front spine edge.