This is the first printing, published by David R. Godine in 1982, of Richard Howard’s translation of Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal” (365 pages), illustrated with nine original monotypes by Michael Mazur.
The english text is at the front of the book. The original french text follows. This is the publisher’s copy, as indicated by his name, in ink, at the top of the front end page (see photo). This is signed by the translator on the title page (see photo). The dust jacket is near fine, with light scuffs to the back, but no significant stains, no tears or fade. The price is not clipped. The book is also near fine, the publisher’s and translator’s names being the only extraneous writings. There are no stamps or like attachments.
The cover (app. 5.25″ x 9.375″) is in new condition, with no fade, stains, tears or creases, and with the spine straight and securely connected. I’ve found a few light spots to the pages, which are otherwise as new, with no notable stains, no tears or creases, no fade to any illustrations or text.
The binding is tight, with no loose or missing pages.
The accompanying photos are of this copy.
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