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WHITMAN, Walt.

Ode a la France.

Traduit par Léon Bazalgette.

Paris : 1917 Stock Code: 140650
£325.00
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First separate edition, first printing, one of 556 copies only, of this translation of Whitman's poem "O Star of France" dated 1870-71, which was first published in Leaves of Grass. Combet-Descombes's illustrations evoke the landscapes of the war-torn country after the Franco-Prussian War of July 1870 - May 1871, which marked the end of French hegemony in continental Europe and resulted in the creation of a unified Germany.

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Description

Oblong quarto, pp. [16]. Original wrappers, pictorial woodcut design of a ship at sea in grey on the front cover, bound with black silk ribbon, untrimmed.

Illustrations

11 wood engraved illustrations in grey by Paul [Pierre] Combet-Descombe, including the front cover illustration, text printed in blue.

Condition

Slight toning and foxing to wrappers, occasional faint finger-soiling, else a very good copy indeed.

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