PRETTY EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO BY AFFOLTER
ROUSSEAU Jean-Jacques ~ La Nouvelle Héloïse.
Paris: Jouaust, Librairie des bibliophiles, 1889
6 volume set, 7 inches tall. A most attractive binding by Affolter in half crushed morocco with delicate floral gilt tooling down the spine with tiny red petal onlays below the title within a gilt cartouche. Gilt top edges. portrait and charming vignettes. An immensely popular novel in its day, Julie or La Nouvelle Héloïse, refers in its title to Héloïse d'Argenteuil and Peter Abelard, a medieval story of passion and Christian renunciation. In the original French.