The piece is Alkan's Quasi Faust (from the Grande Sonate 'Les Quatre Âges'). There are a few idiosyncrasies in the score, but the most remarkable one I found is this example of dotted notes crossing barlines:
For the record, this is the original 1848 edition found here. The later edition by Dr. Hartwig Albrecht corrects them into quarter notes tied to eighth notes in the next bar.
This is illegal, right? Not just a matter of opinion like whether you can dot rests, but universally considered wrong?
Though perhaps conjectural, is there any reason, rhythmical or otherwise, why would Alkan notate it like this? I am supposing that this was a decision on the part of Alkan himself, although I suppose it could have been the 1848 editor.