Seraphita by Honore de Balzac. 1976 Steiner books edition. Spotting to the spine and upper cover, foxing, book in very good condition. This mystical story strays from Balzac's other work as it delves into fantasy and explorations of androgyny. 

"Here, then, were met all the majestic attributes of the eternal cold that reigns at the Pole, of which the most striking is such royal silence as absolute monarchs dwell in."

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