CHAMPAVERT. Seven Bitter Tales by Pétrus Borel, The Lycanthrope.
Chicago: The Indigo Press, 1959. First Edition in English. Crown octavo, original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on spine and front panel. 114 pp. Slight wear and a tiny stain at base of spine panel; a very good clean copy in the original pictorial dust jacket which is somewhat browned and tanned. Item #312812
¶ Joseph-Pierre Borel d'Hauterive, known as Petrus Borel (1809 - 1859) Nicknamed le Lycanthrope ("the werewolf"),he was at the center of the circle of Bohemians in Paris, and was noted for his extravagant and eccentric writing, foreshadowing Surrealism. Originally published in 1833, this edition is translated from the French by Tom Moran and is the First Edition in English of these stories. Collects seven tales of Horror, Fantasy & Irony: The Prosecutor; The Carpenter; Vesalius; Three Fingered Jack; Dina; Passereau; and Champavert.