Le Petit Chose Alphonse Daudet printed 1902 in French with German foreword, antique book


Small and glorious... we have here a 113 year old copy of Le Petit Chose by Alphonse Daudet, printed in French (intriguingly with a German foreword) in 1902, with typical art nouveau styling on the front cover... which does show signs of age through discolouration... however this little treasure is in overall intact condition with no missing or torn pages.

Le Petit Chose was written in 1868 and is an autobiographical memoir by French author Alphonse Daudet.

Taking its title from the author's nickname, which in English translates as ‘Little good-for-nothing’, it recounts Daudet's early years from childhood, through boarding school and finally to Paris and his first successes as an author. It was Daudet's first published, though not first written, work.

Brilliant collector’s item. This book is widely available but not as a copy over 110 years old, printed in its original language, and especially not with the first few pages in German!!


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