La Maison Tellier

1899; illustrated French edition of Guy de Maupassant's classic short stories


Guy de Maupassant, illustrated by Rene Lelong, engraved on wood by G Lemoine


Libraire Ollendorff, Paris, 1899
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Printing Details

First illustrated edition, rebound in plain cloth boards and leather title label to spine. 18.5 × 13.5cm, 267pp. French text.

First published in 1881, La Maison Tellier a series of stories around Madame Tellier's brothel. This edition is illustrated both full page and within the text.


A good copy with some wear. There is a little tanning and fading to the the boards' edges and tanning to the margins. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown (Richard Hart-Davis).



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