Picciola the Prisoner of Finestrella: or, Captivity Captive

X. B. Saintine

Published by Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, 1861
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1861 Publication date on title page. 'A New Edition with Illustrations. Book is in very good plus condition considering its age. There is a neatly scripted owner's name on inside of front cover (W. Gary Smith, dated, March 5 th.,1862). The author was born 8 ¿ 21 January 1865) was a French dramatist and novelist. He was born Joseph Xavier Boniface in Paris in 1798. In 1823, he produced a volume of poetry in the manner of the Romanticists, entitled Poèmes, odes, épîtres. In 1836 appeared Picciola, a novel about the comte de Charney, a political prisoner in Piedmont, whose reason was saved by his cultivation of a tiny flower growing between the paving stones of his prison yard. This story is a masterpiece of the sentimental kind, and has been translated into many European languages.[1] The novel earned him renown and came to be regarded as a classic of French literature.[2] He produced many other novels, none of striking individuality with the exception of Seul (1857), which purported to be the authentic record of Alexander Selkirk on his desert island. Saintine was a prolific dramatist, and collaborated in more than 200 pieces with Eugène Scribe and others, usually under the name of Xavier. He co-wrote the story which was to form the basis for Bellini's opera I puritani. He died in Paris in 1865.[1][2]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Picciola the Prisoner of Finestrella: or, ...
Publisher: Phinney, Blakeman & Mason
Publication Date: 1861
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good +

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Saintine, X. B.
Published by Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, New York (1861)
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Book Description Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, New York, 1861. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition thus. "A New Edition, with Illustrations", 1861. Cloth hardcover, 154 pp., illustrated, Good copy, owner's signature on the flyleaf, soiling and discoloration to some pages and to the page-edges, rubbing and wear to the covers including some loss at the tips and fraying at spine-ends, no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # s00014527

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Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1861]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11009227300

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