With introductory notes by Michel Masson, followed by a bibliography of ‘Xavier-Boniface Saintine’ (pseudonym of Joseph Xavier Boniface, 1795-1865) (pp i-xxxi); there is a portrait of the author as frontispiece. Green calf, gilt decoration, marbled end papers, all edges marbled. School prize label (to Elizabeth Griffiths, Howells School, Llandaff, 1870) to front paste down. ‘Quarante-troisième Edition’. Condition: Some rubbing and bumping to the boards but an attractive, firm copy in a handsome binding.