The Abbé Constantin

This antique hardcover novel has a white cover with beautiful tinted gilt-outlined floral motif, gilt lettering and decoration on spine.  Cover is soiled; tanned pages, general wear and soil.  Black-and-white frontispiece illustration; title page printed in colored ink.  No date of publication given; presumed 1900s.  210 pages; approx. 4"x6".

L'Abbé Constantin" is a comedy in three acts, taking place against the background of the Franco-Prussian War. The Abbé is curate of a small church supported by the income of a nearby estate. The estate has passed into the hands of an American owner, whom the Abbé presumes will be Protestant and uninclined to support his church.
  • The Abbé Constantin
  • Ludovic Halevy
  • Henry Altemus Company, ca 1900s