Publisher: München: Schirmer/Mosel, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 102043
First edition, first printing. Signed and dated ("2007") in pencil on the half-title page by Esser. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards, with debossed title blind-stamped on cover and stamped in white on spine, with dust jacket. Photographs by Elger Esser. Texts (in English and German) by Guy de Maupassant and Gustave Flaubert. Essay (in English and German) by Peter Foos. 48 pp., with 15 four-color plates and 8 drawings, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper by EBS, Verona, from separations made by NovaConcept, Berlin. 11-1/4 x 13-1/2 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket (opened only for signature). A Near Mint signed copy.
From the publisher: "Following Gustave Flaubert's satire on human stupidity Bouvard et Pécuchet, and Guy de Maupasasnt's sketches to it with his large-format camera, Elger Esser presents a series of 10 stunning photographs of the grandiose landscape between Cap Antifer and Étretat on the French Channel coast, complemented by the 1877 correspondence between Flaubert and Maupassant."