Publisher: Paris: Bibliothéque d’Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel, .
Edition: First edition of the first French translation of The Story of a Bad Boy.
Bibliographical References: OCLC records six copies (Harvard, Connecticut College and four in Europe).
Condition: Inner hinges repaired; cloth somewhat soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 19082
Description8vo, original decorated red cloth, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Frontis, vignette title-page and 23 plates.
CommentsAldrich’s most enduring work here in its rare French translation, attractively illustrated and printed. At the conclusion of the novel are two additional stories in French by Aldrich. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper “To Ogden Bishop / In Pleasant remembrance of / a dinner we had together / July 28, 1889 / Thos. Bailey Aldrich / Paris.” Vellum bookplate of Ogden M. Bishop on the front paste-down.