Very good copy bound in a binding by the bookbinder from Lyon, Louis Guétant, in navy blue half morocco with corners, decorated spine with raised bands: gilded title, author, collection name, dates and panels. Gilt topstain, preserved covers.
Beautiful integral edition of the masterpiece by the Breton French poet, close to symbolism, figure
of the “damned poet.”
Notice by René Martineau. Frontispiece drawn and engraved on wood by A.
Deslignères, typographic illustrations drawn and engraved on wood by Vibert, Achener and Louis Jou.
Copy printed on Rives vellum, one of the 1850 numbered on this paper, this one is justified 793.
Tristan Corbière’s fate could not have been more tragic, if we will consider
that he died at the age of thirty, completely unknown, sick, in his native Brittany where he had
lived perfectly isolated from the intellectual and poetic movements of his time. Buried in
Morlaix, in the greatest destitution, it is thanks to Verlaine that Corbière was freed
from the silence after his death. Verlaine considered Les Amours Jaunes, moreover
Corbière’s only book, as a masterpiece.
This brilliant book devoted to the life of sailors and the “earthlings” of his region, would be
published in 1873 to total indifference; it would be necessary to wait for Verlaine then Léon Bloy, Huysmans and
Ajalbert to bring this book into the full light and pay tribute to its author.
Author: Corbière, Tristan
Title: Les Amours jaunes. Notice by René Martineau. Frontispieces drawn and engraved on wood by A. Deslignères.
Place: publisher, date: Paris, Georges Crès et Cie, coll. “Les Maîtres du Livre” 1920
Collation: 300 pp
Size: Octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm)
Condition: Binding in very good condition. Fresh inside, no foxing. Uncropped. A very nice copy
Weight: 500 g
- Aantal boeken
- Boekbanden, Geïllustreerd, Literatuur
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Tristan Corbière / Deslignières, Vibert, Achener et Louis Jou / Reliure Guétant
- Les Amours Jaunes
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 19×13,5 cm