This wee book is an original
fourth edition printed in 1821. It really has very little going for it – but could
we bring ourselves to chuck it into the recycling box to be turned
ignominiously into lavatory paper? No we
Okay so what’s wrong with
It’s in French
It’s Volume 2 (of 2) – where
Volume 1 is we know not.
It is covered in grubby
green cloth (probably original)
It claims to have douze
illustrations while we can only find quatre.
So what is about? It seems to be 215 pages of short stories and
playlets but we are making no promises on the assumption that the buyer of this
tome will already know this or alternatively not care. And Wikipedia suggests that “bonne femme”
probably means “bone man?” Well, well, well, no surprises there then.
Measuring a measly 3½ x 5½ you could easily
slip this into your breeches pocket…. Or indeed a Christmas stocking.
There must be someone out
there who would like to give this poor little ole book a good home – we have priced
it to go and you are welcome to haggle.