ASMODEUS; Or, The Devil on Two Sticks. With a Biographical Notice of the Author by Jules Janin. Illustrated by Tony Johannot.
Price: $75.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons.
Date Published: 1879.
Edition: New Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 309333
New Edition. Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth blocked in black and gilt on spine & front panel, blocked in blind on rear panel, yellow coated endpapers. 419 pp. Numerous black & white illustrations throughout, plus decorative head- and tail-pieces, frontispiece and title page vignette. This appears to be a newly translated edition, with a new Translator's Preface by Joseph Thomas. Both the front & rear inner hinges have been repaired / reinforced with paper tape at some point in the distant past. A very good, bright copy otherwise. An attractive book.
¶ Classic French fantasy tales, first published in Paris in 1707 as LE DIABLE BOITEUX. The Demon Asmodeus is released from a bottle in which he has been imprisoned by an astrologer. He then travels around Madrid removing the roofs from houses to show the protagonist what is passing within.