The enormous popularity of Saloon resulted in many editions, songs, plays and even small paperback printings suitable for the back pocket of readers. Zola counted most of the leading artists of the day has his friends so that in 1878, C. Marpon and E. Flammarion, Publishers in Paris, produced an over-sized edition illustrated profusely. Many of the artists are relatively unknown today particularly to American readers, but Pierre Auguste Renoir is one of the most well-known artists in the history of art. He produced four etchings for Saloon and, as was his practice, they are not signed. We have included copies of his illustrations in this new edition of Saloon; they appear here for the first time since the original edition in 1878.