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Edmond de Goncourt. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin de Coll-Toc, pseud.]

by Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de, 1822-1896.)  Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

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Paris: Librairie Vanier, 1886   ¶ FIRST EDITION, and in fact the only separate edition, of Verlaine's sketch of the elder Goncourt, novelist, diarist, and legendary testator whose famous will established the Prix Goncourt and gave heart to auctioneers everywhere: It is my wish, he wrote, that my drawings, my prints, my curiosities, my books--in short, these works of art which have been the delight of my life--shall not be consigned to the cold tomb of a museum and subjected to the stupid glance of the careless passerby. Instead I require that they should be dispersed under the auctioneer's hammer, so that the pleasure I have had in acquiring every one of them shall be given again, in every case, to some inheritor of my tastes.   ¶ Verlaine's essay is enlivened here by a striking full-page caricature of Goncourt in his library, listing his novels while six fat volumes of "Souvenirs" are strewn behind him: The bust over his shoulder represents his late… Read more
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Esope. Eingeleitet und herausgegeben nach der Edition von 1486 von Beate Hecker

by Aesop.) Macho, Julien, tr

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Hamburg: Romanisches Seminar der Universitaet Hamburg, 1982     ¶ A critical edition of Julien Macho's fifteenth-century version of Aesop in Middle French; based on the first complete edition, Lyon: Mathias Huss, 9 April 1486 (GW 370). Hecker's introduction discusses Steinhöwel's Aesop and its diffusion, early printing in Lyon, Julien Macho as editor and translator, the French Aesop and its editions, the woodcuts and their model, the history of the text, and Macho and his translation of Aesop, with a bibliography of 152 primary and secondary works. Index of fables, pages 284-88. Dissertation (PhD), Universität Hamburg, 1982. (Series: Hamburger Romanistische Dissertationen, 20.)   ||| Collation: 210 x 147 mm: Pp. cxiii, 288, [1]. Photo-offset from typescript original. Facsimiles.  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Condition: Very good, lower wrapper slightly stained.   ||| For further details please contact Jay… Read more
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Ezovbosi araknere . . . [Aesop's fables. Translated by Minas Bzhshkean. . . . Sixth edition, revised]

by Aesop, 6th century BC

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Venice: S. Ghazar, 1931 *** The Vita Aesopi and 308 fables in West Armenian prose and verse, translated from the French by Minas Bzhshkean (1777-1851). Previous editions appeared in 1818, 1827, 1849, 1860, and 1886: All editions are VERY SCARCE. -- References: LCCN 97956594; OCLC 47243712 (LC only). . Contemporary half black cloth,. 182 x 121 mm: Pp [1-4], [i-ii], [5] 6-431 [432]. F.
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