first edition Period blue half-leather with blue marbled-paper boards
1859 · Paris
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1859. 1st edition thus (BM Extract 12605). Period blue half-leather with blue marbled-paper boards. Bit of binding wear. Usual light foxing. Vol I with 4th leaf partially detached. Withal, a VG example of a scarce foreign translation.. 2 volumes (viii, 425, ; , 407,  pp). Text in French. 12mo. 18 cm x 11 cm.
From the publisher's series - "Bibliotheque des Meilleurs Romans Etrangers". Contains a specially written 2-page preface by Dickens (in French & again in English) where he commends the translation, and gives his blessing to the publisher for the edition of his works being put before the French public. (Inventory #: 30214)