LETTRES D'ADOLESCENCE; Introduction de Gilbert Chinard

Paris: Editions Fernand Roches, (c1929). First edition, 1/10 lettered copies ("D") from a total edition of 210 copies. 8vo. 170 pp. Title-page vignette, folding facsimile of one of the letters and another facsimile folded and inserted into a printed envelope that is bound in. With the bookplate of H. Bedford-Jones (the owner of the original letters) and with a one-page TLS from Chinard to Bedford-Jones, sending some information concerning publication, affixed to the front endpaper. French poet Maurice de Guerin (1810-1839) was probably more celebrated for his prose. Its charm arises from Guerin's absorbing passion for nature. According to Saint-Beuve "no French poet or painter has rendered so well the feeling for nature — the feeling not so much for details as for the ensemble and the divine universality, the feeling for the origin of things and the sovereign principle of life." Very good. Later Spanish calf (spine ends chipped), spine labels, original decorated wrappers bound in. (#6163). Item #57119

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