Paris: L. Hachette, 1867. First Edition. Octavo. Item #016456
viiii, 416p. Beautifully bound by Devauchelle in rich red morocco over marbled boards with original wrappers bound in. Taine had a profound effect on French literature; the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica asserted that "the tone which pervades the works of Zola, Bourget and Maupassant can be immediately attributed to the influence we call Taine's. His Notes on Paris are among the most important of his works on the "City of Light"