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MICHELET, J[ules].

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  1. L'Oiseau.
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    L'Oiseau.

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "A Madame Rhom [? perhaps Rhoni] / Hommage de l'auteur" on the half-title. At the time of writing Michelet had just resumed his monumental Histoire de France from the Renaissance to the eve of Revolution. "Unfortunately, his hatred of priests and kings, his hasty or abusive treatment of documents, and his mania for symbolic interpretation continually distort these volumes into hallucinations or nightmares … A new and happier inspiration produced a series of books on nature: L'Oiseau (1856); L'Insecte (1858); La Mer (1861); La Montagne (1868). Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1856

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 29392

    Signed: Yes

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