Waterloo, Suite du Conscrit de 1813, Erckmann-Chatrian, c. 1870
Waterloo, Suite du Conscrit de 1813, par Erckmann-Chatrian (the joint pen name of co-authors Emile Erckmann, 1822-99 and Alexandre Chatrian, 1826-90, who co-authored nearly all their works).
Published by Librairie Internationale, J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Editeurs, Paris. Undated but c. 1870 (the first edition was in 1865). 15th edition. Bound by Maclehose of Glasgow.
A very good attractive hardback with calf leather spine and corners, with raised bands and gilt decoration. Spine darkened. Boards with very minor rubbing and a little wear to the rear. Some cracking to inner joint endpapers. Binding completely sound.
Text is nice and bright throughout with some age spotting to the endpapers, and only occasional minor age spotting to text. A handsome volume in an unusually good binding for this title.
Dimensions: approximately 180mm high x 119mm wide x 25mm deep.
Unpacked weight approximately 448g.