DUMAS, Alexandre, fils (1824-95). LE DEMI-MONDE. COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris:( Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1855. Octavo. 162pp. First edition. Illustrated with an original watercolor by Frederic Bourdin on half title page. Original wrappers bound-in. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 248.)

In full blue morocco with gilt rules, signed Petras Ruban (1851- 1929) on inner dentelle. Spine in raised bands with gilt floral decorations. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and inner dentelles, intricately gilt. A.e.g. Fine. One of Dumas fils's most influential plays, in which he characteristically explores sexual mores.