Madame Bovary.Paris: Bibliotheque Carpentier, 1891 Stock Code: 116643
Roger Fry's copyFrench Édition Définitive, Roger Fry's copy, with his ownership inscription on the first blank dated 1893. Fry, the influential painter, critic, and art historian associated with the Bloomsbury Group, was 27 at the time. He had spent two months studying at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1982 before travelling to Italy, and by 1893 he had become a member of the New English Art Club and published his first substantial article, a commentary on George Moore's Modern Painting in the Cambridge Review. His enthusiasm for French culture "led him to divide much of his time after the First World War between London, Paris, and Provence", where he completed translations of works by Mallarmé and Mauron, among others (ODNB).
Octavo (180 x 116 mm). Later wax paper wrappers, bound with leather ties, spine and front cover lettered in holograph manuscript with pen, decorative pen rules to front wrapper, top edge brown.
Wrappers detached from text block, heavily spotted, and some loss to spine, first gathering loose, dark toning throughout, a good copy.
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