Bruxelles: Meline, Cans et Compagnie. ibraire, Imprimerie et Fonderie. 1842. Possible first edition. Three volumes, bound into two. Light rubbing to sides. In contemporary red half maroquin, gilt and blind ornaments at joinings, gilt title on spine. Woodcut illustration on title page. 265, ; 259, ; 250 p.
Dumas’ first story written in collaboration with Maquet, regarded as the first of his great romances. First appeared as a serial, ran through the columns of “Siècle” in Paris, Reed (in: A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père) considers the 1842 Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie, Hauman et Cie., edition as the original.