Illustrations de Malo Renault.
Number 478 of a limited edition of 980 numbered copies. En Route was first published in 1895 and is the second of Huysmans’s books to feature the character of Durtal, who had first appeared in La-Bas (1891). A handsome copy of this attractive edition, with Malo Renault’s striking designs.
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Large square octavo (241 x 185 mm). Contemporary dark blue half morocco, gilt ruled on the raised bands, marbled sides, top edges gilt, other untrimmed, marbled endpapers, with the original grey wrappers printed in black and purple bound in. Title page printed in purple and black, 2 full-page divisional illustrations, head-pieces and initials printed in gold and colours, by Renault. Attractive contemporary bookplate of Henry Mottet.