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The authorship of Gamiani has long been attributed to Alfred Musset and Georges Sand [the second part] but never proven. The first edition, published in Paris 1833, was a large but slim volume of 26 pages with 12 lithographs in b/w attributed to Achille Dev?ria and H. Grevedon. The text itself was printed in columns, reproduced by lithography from a calligraphic manuscript. Since the first edition, Gamiani has been re-published and translated numerous times and continues to be published to this day.


(No. 1 on my checklist)

[First Edition]. Bruxelles: [s.n.], 1833.

In-4 (345 X 255 mm). 2 volumes. Continuous pagination from [ 1 ] to 13 and 15 to 26pp. Pictorial buff wrappers. Lithographic text in double columns. Printed on vergé paper with horizontal chain lines (pp.1-18 and 23 to 26), and on vellum paper (pp.19 with 22). Issued with twelve hand-colored lithographs attributed to Achille Devéria and P.L.H. Grevedon.


[date unknown]

1 volume 4to (40.5 x 31 cm). [4] [1] 2-59 [60], total 64 pages. 11 hand-coloured photogravures after the originals. A German translation of this classic.

Image Source: Varshavsky Collection


(No. 15 on my checklist)

17cm. xvi + 141pp. Printed on velin. Title page in red and black. Frontispiece + 7 plates in red and black by Felicien Rops.

Image Source: Kinsey Institute



(27 x 21.3). Published by Jean-Gabriel Daragnès in 1920. Frontispiece + 10 headpieces, and 5 smaller woodcuts by Pierre Aubert after Jean-Gabriel Daragnès [pseud. Jean de Guethary]. Per Dutel, 110 copies were printed on Japon ancient, 3 on Japon Impérial, and 3 on Whatman.

Image Source: Varshavsky Collection


(No. 47 on my checklist)

4to. 86pp. Limited edition of 320 copies. Twelve héliogravures reproduced from the lithographs of the original 1833 edition. Published by Maurice Duflou

Image Source: Paris Olympia Press



(No. 7 on my English translations checklist)

In-8. 134pp. Limited edition of 300 copies. Printed on wove paper watermarked BFK RIVES. 8 b/w photogravure plates [possibly by Paul Avril] on 'Japanese vellum' tipped in with tissue guards. All text pages and plates enclosed in blue, decorative frame.

Image Source: Biblio (Rooke Books)