The Catholic Church placed Balzac’s work on their list of Banned Books, the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1841, where it remained up until the Index was abolished in 1966 by Pope Paul VI.
Limited edition. 8vo. One of 350 copies. Translated by Walter Widmer; 5 coloured woodcuts by Felix Hoffmann; typography by Jan Tschichold. Original vellum, gilt. A lovely copy in the original orange card slipcase.
Provenance: “Fürstliche Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen” library stamp.
Stock ID: 47401