The Mysterious Bookshop

France, Anatole - The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

London, Bodley Head 1909. Reprint; originally published in France in 1881. Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Nominally a mystery, but an excellent tale of a collector in pursuit of a rare manuscript and the selling of a library to provide a dowry for a young woman in order to rescue her from an abusive boarding school. Spine sunned, free front endpaper detached but present, else very good. $25.00