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MUSSET, Alfred de.

The Confession of a Child of the Century.

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Published: London & Paris The Walpole Press, 1901

Stock Code: 127552

£675
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First UK edition, tête de tirage copy number 1 of 1,000 copies of this "Grand Edition de Luxe", all on japon and illustrated with ten etchings, each in two states. This edition is translated by T. F. Rogerson, whose translation was first published in the US in 1899. Musset's autobiographical novel was first published in French as La Confession d'un enfant du siècle in 1836. It was first translated into English by Kendall Warren and published in the US in 1892. An uncommon and attractive work with just six copies traced institutionally worldwide.

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Description

Octavo. Original green silk covers, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, decoration to front cover in black and gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the green cloth slipcase.

Illustrations

Half-title and title page printed in red and black. With ten etchings by Eugene Abot after Paul-Leon Jazet, each printed in two states (directly to japon and pasted-in), all with captioned tissue guards.

Condition

Fading to spine and onto rear cover, slight fraying to spine joints, minor wear to very tips, a couple of small marks to rear cover, a very good copy.

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