The Unmade Bed – Francoise Sagan 1978 | 1st Edition
Franklin Library, 1978
First Edition, Fine Binding
The Franklin Library, 1978. First English Language Edition (the French first edition was issued in 1977). With the scarce accompanying eight-fold publisher’s pamphlet (see scans). Octavo, 280 pp., illustrated throughout with sophistication by Bernard Fuchs.
This First Edition of the translation from Sagan’s French is by Abigail Israel. As New; immaculate. Franklin’s lavish leather binding of Sagan’s very French traipse of erotica, a woman in temporary-ish lust with a guy in ardent spiritual love because that’s what he – as a “kamikaze lover” – does; a “tale of an obsessive love”. Full rich maroon leather, gilt decorated and imprinted, spine panels rib divided.
All Edges Gilt, moire endpapers of a truly beautiful – dark burgundy leather bound, and a matching satin page-marker ribbon in that same otherworldy color. The gilt is 22 karat; the paper is 60-pound Eggshell Wove Cream; text set in 11-point Bembo type.