Caen: Le Gost-Clérisse, Libraire, 1860. First edition. Small 8vo, original wrappers, 51,  pages. Wrappers a bit soiled and worn; some light scattered foxing; a very good copy. Item #13723
An altogether pleasing provincial dramatic parody from a Norman author that capitalizes on the contemporary literary sensation that swirled around the pubication of Louise Colet's novel Lui: Roman Contemporain (Paris 1860), which dealt in part with her relationship with Flaubert but that also told the story of the relationship of George Sand and Alfred de Musset from the point of view of the latter; her novel was in part a response to George Sand's own account of that relationship in Elle et Lui (Paris 1859), which had in turn been answered by Paul de Musset's Lui et Elle (Paris 1860). This work had early been misattributed to Alexis Donet. Slightly ex-library, with a small Houghton Library label on the inside rear wrapper but no other evident library marks. Contemporary neat ink ownership signature on the front wrapper and the inside rear wrapper.