MURGER, Henry. SCENES DE LA BOHEME. (RUBAN binding). Paris: D. Jouaust pour les Amis des Livres, 1879. 8vo. 442 pp. With 13 etchings by Adolphe Bichard, each in two states. Number 81 (this one for M. Bernard) out of an edition of 118, of the 100 numbered for subscribers. Preface by Murger, dated Mai, 1850. Carteret calls this an "édition recherchée" ("sought-after edition") (Carteret 1946: p. 281.)
Beautifully bound by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) in tan levant, gilt, with onlays of forest green leather. Gilt-stamped artist palettes with onlaid colors fill the corners and spine compartments. With lovely doublures printed with exotic birds and flowers in color, gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Fine.