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DE CHABRILLAN, CELESTE. - Les Voleurs d'Or.

 1411020026,
Paris, Levy 1857. Octavo contemporary cloth backed mottled boards. Expected browning and spotting, a pretty good copy. ¶ First edition, and rare, of this pioneer thriller of the Australian gold fields by the former prostitute, dancer and toast of Paris, now wife of the French Consul in Melbourne. Like who knows how many women writers of the 19th century, Celeste took to novels and plays, starting with this, to climb out of a poverty pit dug by a malevolent or feckless husband. In her case, her blacksheep noble husband - the comte de Chabrillan - was feckless, careless enough to die in Melbourne in 1858.
AUD 1750.00 [Appr.: EURO 1135 US$ 1322.89 | £UK 994.75 | JP¥ 144782] Book number 10104

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