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Flaubert, Gustave

Flaubert, Gustave

Flaubert was responsible for popularizing what was, in 1850s France at least, a relatively new and unknown approach to writing. Literary realism as it was to become known, rejected the idealistic stories and plots of the past, and instead chose to focus on the ordinariness of everyday life and those things that are most familiar to readers.

His acclaimed, Madame Bovary, with its story of doctor’s wife, Emma Bovery, and her various adulterous affairs, is a case in point. The plot is simple and almost predictable by today’s liberal standards, but its success came from its accessibility and familiarity to ordinary people – as well as the minor public scandal it caused. Flaubert disliked sentimental and flowery prose, and instead concentrated on telling the story in simple but detailed language.

Madam Bovery was the novel that made Flaubert’s reputation, but for writing about such a controversial subject he went to trial on obscenity charges and narrowly escaped prison. He also suffered for his art in more mundane ways; searching for perfection, Flaubert would agonize over every words meaning that it could take days just to complete one page. Flaubert’s approach to writing meant that it took more than five years to complete Madame Bovary; his next two novels (Salammbo and Sentimental Education) took a further eleven years to complete.

Published in France in 1857, it took some years for English translations of Madame Bovery to become available. However, in 1886 Eleanor Marx Aveling (daughter of Karl Marx) completed her translation and the resulting work was published by Vizetelly and Co. Flaubert’s work is unusual to find at auction but first editions of this translation can reach $3,000.

Flaubert is a much-respected writer today. His limited catalogue of works is testament to the efforts he put into each one. While some of his contemporaries were churning out a novel a year, Flaubert focussed on creating high quality, innovative work that can still be appreciated as such today.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary. Michel Lvy frres, Paris (1862). Moeurs de Province; First issue with "Senart" on the dedication page, 232; Two volumes in one.

Flaubert, Gustave . Salammbo. Michel Lvy, Paris (1863). 2000 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . L'ducation sentimentale. Michel Lvy Frres, Paris (1870). Histoire dun jeune homme; 2 volumes.

Flaubert, Gustave . Lettre de M. Gustave Flaubert la Municipalit de Rouen au sujet dun vote concernant Louis Bouilhet . Lvy, Paris (1872).

Flaubert, Gustave . La Tentation De Saint-Antoine. Charpentier & Cie, Paris (1874). First Edition containing the text of the third version of the manuscript prepared by Flaubert; 2000 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. Le Candidat. Charpentier et C., Paris (1874). Comdie en quatre actes, par Gustave Flaubert, reprsente sur le thtre du Vaudeville les 11, 12, 13 et 14 mars 1874.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary . Alphonse Lemerre, Paris (1885). 12 gravures hors texte de Albert Fouri; 100 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Salammbo . Saxon & Co., London (1885). First English translation from French by M. French Sheldon; Eight illustrations from the French edition.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Vizetelly and Co., London (1886). Provincial Manners; Translated from the French dition dfinitive by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. 1st English edition.

Flaubert, Gustave. Salammb. Saxon & Co., London (1886). A realistic romance of ancient Carthage; Translated from the French dition dfinitive by J.S. Chartres; With a portrait of the author etched by Bocourt Englished by M. French Sheldon; Translation authorised by the heirs of Gustave Flaubert. First English edition.

Flaubert, Gustave. Hrodias. A. Ferroud, Paris (1892). Prface par Anatole France; Total 500 copies; 200 copies on Arches paper; illustrated with 21 original etchings, 4 hors-texte, by Georges Rochegrosse, engraved by E. Champolion, each of the etchings in 2 states; The total number of etchings is 42, 25 of them hors-texte.

Flaubert, Gustave. Un coeur simple . A. Ferroud, Paris (1894). Total 500 copies; 200 exemplaires numrots sur grand vlin d'Arches; Prfac par A. De Claye; Illustr de 23 eaux-fortes d'Emile Adan graves par Champollion.

Flaubert, Gustave. La lgende de Saint-Julien l'hospitalier. A. Ferroud, Paris (1895). Illustre de 26 compositions par Luc-Olivier Merson, graves leau-forte par Gry-Richard; Prface par Marcel Schwob; Total 500 copies; 200 de tte sur grand vlin d'Arches

Flaubert, Gustave. The Temptation of Saint Antony . H.S. Nichols (1895). Translated By D.F. Hannigan; Illustrated with Nine Original Designs After S. Gorski; No limitation is provided but similar productions by Nichols and his partner Leonard Smithers ran to 10 copies

Flaubert, Gustave. Bouvard and Pecuchet. H.S. Nichols, London (1896). First UK edition; Translated and introduced by D.F. Hannigan; Nine tissue-guarded black and white plates by S. Grski

Flaubert, Gustave . Sentimental Education. H.S. Nichols Ltd, London (1898). a Young Mans History: Translated from the French with an Introduction by D.F. Hannigan; Illustrated with Seventeen original designs after S. Gorski; TWO VOLUMES.

Flaubert, Gustave . Salammbo. A. Ferroud, Paris (1900). Total 600 copies; 20 deluxe examples on hand-made "grand velin d'Arches"; Text by Gustave Flaubert illustrated with 52 b&w etchings by Georges Rochegrosse (engraved by Champollion); 2 volumes.

Flaubert, Gustave . Un Coeur Simple. Eragny Press, London (1901). With wood-engraved frontispiece by Lucien Pissarro and with borders and initials after Lucien Pissarro cut in wood by Esther Pissarro; 226 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert. Walter Dunne, New York (1904). 10 Volumes; Total 1250 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . La Lgende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier. Socit normande du livre illustr (1906). Facsimil dun manuscrit calligraphi, enlumin et histori par Malatesta; 170 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . La Premire Tentation De Saint Antoine . A. Ferroud, Paris (1908). The appendix contains notes on the three versions and a bibliography of works consulted by Flaubert for each, accompanied by explanatory notes provided by Dr. Paul Dorveaux; compositions de Georges Rochegrosse graves en couleur par E. Decisy; 350 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Correspondance. Conard, Paris (1910). en 5 volumes in-8; (1830-1880).

Flaubert, Gustave . The Temptation of St. Anthony . Harriman, New York (1910). Translated by Lafcadio Hearn.

Flaubert, Gustave . Die Legende von Sankt Julian dem Gastfreundlichen. Marees-Gesellschaft Piper & Co Mnchen (1918). 150 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Die Sage von Sankt Julian dem Gastfreien. Gustav Kiepenheuer, Potsdam-Berlin (1919). Deutsch von Else von Hollander; 12 full-page original b&w lithographs by Max Kaus.

Flaubert, Gustave. Bcherwahn. Landhausvlg, Jena (1921). Richard v. Schaukal; Novelle, Deutsch von Richard von Schaukal; 40 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. Oeuvres compltes illustres. Librairie de France, Paris (1921). Edition du Centenaire; 12 volumes; Illustrations en noir et en couleurs de Andr Dunoyer de Segonzac, Pierre Girieud, Alfred Lombard, Achille Ouvr, Bernard Naudin, Flix Vallotton, Ren Piot, Antoine Bourdelle, G. Dufrenoy, P. Laprade.

Flaubert, Gustave. La Tentation De Saint Anthony . G. Boutitie, Paris (1922). 1050 copies; Illustrated with many colored woodcut plates, each with tissue guard, as well as many b/w woodcuts interspersed in text (which is in French) by Drouart, Raphael

Flaubert, Gustave. L'Education sentimentale. Librairie de France, Paris (1922). Illustrations de Andr Dunoyer de Segonzac; 8 volumes.

Flaubert, Gustave. Salammbo . Le Livre, Paris (1923). Total 1030 copies; illustrated with many small b&w woodcut decorations and 6 original hors-texte woodcuts by F.-L. Schmied

Flaubert, Gustave. Par les champs et par les grves. L.Carteret, Paris (1924). Total 250 copies; Seul papier. 53 eaux-fortes (42 in-texte, 6 en-ttes, 5 culs-de-lampe, 1 frontispice et 1 vignette de titre)

Flaubert, Gustave. Oeuvres compltes illustres. Librairie de France, Paris (1925). 15 tomes en 12 volumes (complet); Edition du centenaire; illustrateurs diffrents dont Alfred Lombard, Pierre Girieud, Bernard Naudin, Pierre Laprade, Dunoyer de Segonzac, etc

Flaubert, Gustave. Hrodias. chez Plicque, Paris (1926). Illustr par Raphael FREIDA avec 8 illustrations hors - texte , 3 lettrines et culs -de-lamps; Total 475 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. La Tentation de Saint Antoine . Henry Reynaud, Paris (1926). 20 full color pochoir illustrations printed on Imperial Japon paper with an additional suite of the same 20 images bound in throughout on Arches paper; Total 343 copies; 30 deluxe copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary Moeurs De Province . Carteret, Paris (1927). Moeurs de Provincel; Nouvelle dition illustre deaux-fortes originales en couleurs par William FEL.; Total 300 copies; 2 volumes.

Flaubert, Gustave. UN COEUR SIMPLE. Ferroud, Paris (1928). 25 exemplaires sur velin de Hollande, quatre tats. 13 planches en couleurs tires la poupe, avec une suite des illustration en noir de Fred Money; Total 1525 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. La Tentation de Saint-Antoine. Cyral, Paris (1930). Illustrations in colours by DANIEL-GIRARD; 1021 numbered copies

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary. Javal et Bourdeaux, Paris (1930). Moeurs de province; 25 Eaux-fortes originales de Charles Huard (22 hors-texte et 3 bandeaux); 525 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Salammbo . Mandrake Press, London (1930). translation J. W. Matthews with a foreword by Arthur Symons; Total 1000 copies; 500 copies for England. Color plates and monochrome illustrations by Haydn Mackey.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary. Auguste Blaizot, paris (1931). Moeurs De Province; Nouvelle dition Imprime Sur Celle De 1874 Revue Par Lauteur; illustre de 56 aquarelles de Landre graves a leau-forte en couleurs et au reprage par Decisy; 336 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Salambo. Golden Cockerel Press, Paris (1931). wood engravings by Robert Gibbings; Limited edition 500 copies; Total 1070 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . La Tentation de Saint Antoine. ditions Ambroise Vollard, Paris (1933). 22 lithographies originales sur Chine d'Odilon Redon et 14 vignettes dans le texte; 220 exemplaires

Flaubert, Gustave . La Tentation de Saint-Antoine. ditions Ambroise Vollard, Paris (1935). Total 130 copies; with 40 engravings (28 full-page) after Odilon Redons three series of drawings from 1888, 1889 and 1896

Flaubert, Gustave . Saint-Julien lHospitalier. Imprimeries runies, Lyon (1935). Prface de J. Rousset; Prsentation de l'artiste par Henri Braud; Illustr par Adrien Godien

Flaubert, Gustave . L'ducation Sentimentale . La Tradition, Paris (1937). Total 550 copies; 2 volumes; 51 pointes sches originales en couleurs dont 13 hor texte de Paul Emile Bcat.

Flaubert, Gustave . La tentation de St-Antoine. Paris (imprim par lartiste) (1939). Avec une introduction de Paul Valry et des illustrations de J.-G. Daragns; total 1480 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . LA LEGENDE DE SAINT JULIEN L'HOSPITALIER. Courbouleix, vers (1940). Total 300 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . TENTATION DE ST. ANTOINE . Insita Cruce Cor Floret, France (1942). Total 1480 copies; Illustr de 25 bois originaux, dont 10 hors texte, de lettrines et de culs-de-lampe gravs en couleurs par Daragns; Introduction de Paul Valry

Flaubert, Gustave. La Tentation de Saint de Saint Antoine. La Tradition, Paris, France (1943). illustrs de 33 eaux-fortes originales de F. Hertenberger; 300 exemplaires

Flaubert, Gustave. The Temptation Of Saint Anthony. The Limited Editions Club, New York (1943). Translated By Lafcadio Hearn; 15 coloured lithographs (8 full-page & 7 headpieces) By Warren Chappell; Total 1500 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary . La Bonne Compagnie, Paris (1945). Moeurs de province; Edition tire 1000 exemplaires.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary. P.Cailler, Genve (1946). Les grands romans franais illustrs 1; 18 lithographies originales en sanguine de Benjamin Vautier; 270 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Un Coeur Simple . Editions De La Cite, Paris (1946). 450 exemplaires; Edition illustre de 15 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par Charles Genty; Charmantes eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Charles Genty.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary. Editions Vialetay-Vairel, Paris (1949). Illustrations : Hermine DAVID - Gaston BARRET - Eddy LEGRAND - Jacques BOULLAIRE - Louis B. SAINT ANDRE - Louis TOUCHAGUES - J. Gaston MANTEL; Illustr de 30 lithographies originales en noir reproduite hor texte de Mariette Lydis; Total 2500 copies; Moeurs de province - Trois contes. Par les champs et par les grves - Salamb. Lettres propos de Salamb - Bouvard et Pcuchet. Le Dictionnaire des Ides reues - La Tentation de Saint Antoine. Voyages 1840 - Voyage en Orient.

Flaubert, Gustave . Oeuvres Illustres. Les Editions Nationales, paris (1950). 7 volumes; Total 2500 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary Moeurs De Province. Jean Porson, Paris (1951). 2 volumes; 115 etchings (including 2 cover illustrations & 2 vignettes; 6 hors-texte) by Georges Visat; 170 Copies; The text was printed by R.Jacquet; Eaux-Fortes Originales De Michel Ciry.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary. Gibert Jeune, Librarie DAmateurs, Paris (1953). murs de Province; 16 color plates by Umberto Brunelleschi, lettrines et culs-de-lampe de A.-M. Vergnes; Total 3000 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . The Selected Letters of Flaubert. Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., New York (1953). Francis Steegmuller (translation, editing, Introduction); The Great Letters Series

Flaubert, Gustave . Salammbo. Limited Editions Club, New York (1960). 1500 copies; With An Introduction By Justin Obrien; Illustrated with 8 double-page colour plates and colophon tail-piece, line drawn decorated title-page and 39 illustrations; Ivory buckram, decorated backstrip by Edward Bawden.

Flaubert, Gustave. Jules und Henry, oder Die Schule des Herzens. Propylaen Verlag, Berlin (1971). supplemented by 25 full-page illustrations by German-born artist Peter Ackermann. The frontispiece is an engraved print by Ackermann; Total 1000 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave. The Temptation of Saint Anthony. The Allen Press, Kentfield (1974). A Dramatic Fantasy; Translated by Lafcadio Hearn and Edited by Francis Carmody; 24 illustrations from early 19th-century sources used by Flaubert; full-page wood-engraving of Saint Anthony by Odilon Redon; 140 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . MADAME BOVARY. Easton Press, Norwalk (1978). Translated by J. Lewis May; Introduction by Jacques de Lacretelle; Illustrations by Pierre Brissaud engraved in wood by Theo Schmied.

Flaubert, Gustave . Bouvard und Pecuchet. Frankfurt am Main, Eichborn (2003). 2000 copies.

Flaubert, Gustave . Madame Bovary . Penguin Books, London (2006). DESIGNED BY MANOLO BLAHNIK; 1000 copies.