Histoire D'Un Conscrit de 1813, Erckmann-Chatrian, c. 1870
Histoire D'Un 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 1864). 13th 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. Some cracking to inner joint endpapers. Binding completely sound.
Text is nice and bright throughout with some age spotting to the endpapers, and occasional minor age spotting to text. Last free blank endpaper a bit creased with a small 3mm nibble from the top edge. A handsome volume in an unusually good binding for this title.
Dimensions: approximately 180mm high x 119mm wide x 22mm deep.
Unpacked weight approximately 336g.