Paris: Librarie Internationale, 1866. Hard Cover. Scarce First Edition. In French. This is a collection of wry, cynical, and melancholy aphorisms and observations on life by the De Concourts. It is reminiscent of Cyril Connolly's life view in The Unquiet Grave. In very good condition. Bound in three quarter red leather with marbled red and black boards and gilt title on five paneled spine. End pages are also marbled, in a different design. Original wrappers are bound in and are peeling with tears to the rear wrapper mended with tape. Interior pages are clean with hint of aging to margins. An attractive book. 255 pages. FRE/082709. Very Good.