# 41560

BALZAC, Honoré de (1799 - 1850); CONDER, Charles (1868 - 1909)

[CONDER]. La Fille aux Yeux d’Or

$550.00 AUD

By Honoré de Balzac. Translated by Ernest Dowson. With six illustrations engraved on wood by Charles Conder. London : Leonard Smithers, 1896. Octavo, purple lettered yellow cloth (a few stains), title page in red and black, pp. vii; 107, six illustrations after Conder engravings; a very good copy. With a sweet gift inscription with arrow-pierced heart to endpaper.

A fine edition of Balzac illustrated by Conder, known for his impressionist work created in Australian in the 1880s. Conder would go on to issue a series of lithographed inspired by Balzac in 1899. Leonard Smithers was a publisher and bookshop owner known for his links to the Decadent movement, in particular his association with Oscar Wilde.

Recorded in three Australian libraries (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland).