Books for Trade: Octave Mirbeau The Diary of a Lady’s Maid . Paris: Charles Carrington, 1903. illustrations by Emile Mas, engraved by Eugène Dété.

Another Carrington title that doesn’t, qualify as erotica in the strictest sense, it is however, a  great rarity and particularly interesting in its  association context.

Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French novelist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, journalist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde with highly transgressive novels that explored violence, abuse and psychological detachment. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

His two most noted novels are,  ” Le Jardin des supplices” (Torture Garden (1899) and “Le Journal d’une femme de chambre” (Diary of a Chambermaid) (1900), the present volume is the first English translation of  Le Journal d’une femme de chambre, published by Charles Carrington in 1903 entitled “The Diary of a Lady’s Maid”.

For further information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_a_Chambermaid_(novel)


Octave Mirbeau The Diary of a Lady’s Maid . Paris: Charles Carrington, 1903.
12 illustrations by Emile Mas, engraved by Eugène Dété. Rebound in publishers boards,original covers preserved. 20cm. viii + 504pp. Printed on fine paper. decorated with numerous chapter heading and endings, and capitals, From the library of Gershon Legman with a dedication signed by Charles Carrington to the engraver Eugène Dété.


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Dedication Charles Carrington.


Ownership Gershon Legman


Sample Text






see also

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Gershon_Legman

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