London: Vizetelly and Co., 1888. Octavo. Item #022370
317pp., illustrated with 10 etchings from designs by Montader with tissue guards. First published in 1851, this is Murger's classic novel of Bohemian life which is based on a series of magazine sketches later made into a successful play. Nicely bound by Truslove and Hanson of London in 3/4 brown morocco over brown cloth, slightly raised bands triple ruled in gilt, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. A very nice copy.