Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1853, 1853. First edition of the first French translation of "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall," together with the second French translation of "The Gold Bug.". OCLC records numerous copies. Small stain in the lower margin of the text; binding slightly rubbed; very good copy.. 12mo, contemporary brown quarter morocco, brown paper boards, gilt lettering. Half-title present. Translated by Alphonse R. Borghers.
From the library of Edouard Avril with his stamp on the front blank, and the later bookplate of William Self on the front paste-down. (Inventory #: 25469)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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