Title: Le Secret du Bonheur, 1864
Author: Madame C Barbier
Publisher: Limoges, Martial Ardant Freres
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce mid 19th century edition of Barbier’s Secret of Happiness, Instructive and Moral Lessons.
Worldcat records 1 existing copy of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with gilt against white and pink. There is a hand-colored lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in octavo, 118 pages
On note of condition this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and scuffing to the binding, with a slight split to the front joint at the foot. The front cover, once pink, has faded to the point where it has a plain white hue, while the rear board is still bright pink. There is some foxing and damp staining throughout.