Savage Paris. Translated from the French by ... [Orig. title: Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris)].

New York; London: Citadel Press; [Elek Books Ltd.], [1955].

Thick octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 336 pages. Illustrated with eight plates of engravings. FIRST US EDITION of the Hughes/Mason translation, published in the UK the same year by Elek Books. This is considered the first unexpurgated translation since Henry Vizetelly suffered fines, jail, and the demise of his publishing house for his edition of 1888. ~ Emile Zola's grand naturalist description of "the Belly of Paris", Les Halles, and the third novel in the author's epic twenty-volume series "Les Rougon-Macquart" and his first novel on the working class. But for some light age-toning to the text block, a truly fine copy, in black cloth, gilt-titled at the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket.

Price: $250.00