Baudelaire, Charles. Les Fleures du Mal; Precedees d'une Notice par Theophile Gautier. Nouvelle Edition. Paris: Levy, 1882. 
Vellum spine with patterned paper over boards, leather spine title label, 4 1/2 x 7 1/4, thin surface cracks to spine joints, but well-attached. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 411 pp., foxing throughout. Good. Hardcover.
This edition particularly scarce, with Worldcat recording three locations only, two in Switzerland and one in Germany. OCLC 248776537.
This work was first published in 1857. French text.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), b. & d. at Paris, France. "One of the most compelling poets of the 19th century. While Baudelaire’s contemporary Victor Hugo is generally—and sometimes regretfully—acknowledged as the greatest of 19th-century French poets, Baudelaire excels in his unprecedented expression of a complex sensibility and of modern themes within structures of classical rigor and technical artistry. Baudelaire is distinctive in French literature also in that his skills as a prose writer virtually equal his ability as a poet. His body of work includes a novella, influential translations of the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, highly perceptive criticism of contemporary art, provocative journal entries, and critical essays on a variety of subjects. Baudelaire’s work has had a tremendous influence on modernism, and his relatively slim production of poetry in particular has had a significant impact on later poets. More than a talent of 19th-century France, Baudelaire is one of the major figures in the literary history of the world." - Poetry Foundation online.