Manzoni, Alessandro. I Promessi Sposi, storia milanese del secolo XVII, scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione approvata dall’Autore e fatta su quella di Milano da lui riveduta.

Paris, Baudry., 1842

Two volumes 8vo (177x104 mm), [4], IV, 364 pages and Manzoni's portrait; [4], 370 pages, title-pages with two vignettes. Light foxing in the first volume. A very good copy in contemporary red morocco binding signed by Adolph Trebbin of Vienna; covers and spines richly decorated in gilt, gilt edges. Rare Parisian edition of the most famous novel in all of Italian literature. In 1809, Luis Claude Baudry worked as salesman at Fayolle bookstore in Paris often visited by Alessandro Manzoni, Claude Fauriel and many others men of letters. Baudry eventually opened a publishing house, and in 1827 he printed the Tragedie and I Promessi Sposi, both in Italian. Thereafter - Baudry published I Promessi Sposi many times - and in 1834 he printed Manzoni's Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica as well. In 1836 Baudry's publishing house started the Collezione dei migliori autori italiani antichi e moderni and printing in a paperback edition of Manzoni's masterpiece in its first draft and, since 1842, this work in the final version.

Graesse 1388.