London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. [French Literature] FIRST THUS, an early English translation. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii; 410 . Advertisements at rear dated September 1897. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, black to upper, and grey and black decoration to spine and upper. Endpapers patterned in blue. Ownership stamp to title page and fly-leaf. Toning to edges, and some spotting to preliminaries. Spine a little toned and sunned, with light wear to boards. Very good. The seventh novel in 'Les Rougon-Macquart' series, focusing on the misery caused by idleness and alcohol. First published in French in 1877, and translated frequently into English from 1879. Item #57437
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