Item #7764 Down There. Jorris-Karl Huysmans.
Down There
Down There

Down There. Introduction by Lucien Descaves.

London (Cherbourg): The Fortune Press (Imprimerie R. Bussiere), 1930. 8vo. First edition in English. First published in French in 1891. Limited edition. #165 of 2050 copies. Printed on antique laid paper. Original black buckram, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The unclipped d/w is very slightly dust marked and faded. Fine in near fine d/w. Item #7764

The limitation page states that copies 1-50 were printed on Rives mould-made paper and that 2000 copies were printed on antique laid paper (as here). It is doubtful that so many copies were printed or, at least, bound and sold. It appears to have been printed in France by R. Bussiere to avoid English censorship, yet some copies were apparently seized by police in 1934. An expurgated text, without the introduction, was issued by The Fortune Press after the war. Certainly, this is a very scarce book in any condition. An exceptional copy.

Price: £1,250.00

See all items in Fiction
See all items by
Return to search results