Paris: Bibliothèque Internationale d'Édition, E. Sansot & Cie. 1907. First Trade Edition. Bleak collection of stories following in the footsteps of Zola's naturalistic novel Germinal. This later collection mostly set in the mines of northern France, beautifully, albeit lugubriously, illustrated by the Art Nouveau painter and printmaker Théophile Steinlen. CRAUZAT 639. Quarto (24.5cm.); original grey pictorial wrappers; 207pp.; frontispiece & 14 tissue guarded plates; numerous text illus. throughout. Wrappers a bit worn, especially at spine edges; preliminaries foxed, else Very Good and sound overall.