The RED ROMANCE. Catulle . Dingman Mendès, Marie B. -, 1841 - 1909.


London / Chicago / New York: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher, (1899). 1st Edition in English. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION by the Translator, on the ffep, in the year of publication. 212, [12 (publisher adverts)] pp. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-3/8". Original publisher's red cloth binding with siver stamped lettering. General wear & soiling to binding, with faint, unobtrusive cup rings to front board. A few smudges to eps. Very Good. Item #44711

"One of the proteges of the poet Théophile Gautier, Mendès promptly attained notoriety with the publication in the La Revue fantaisiste (1861) of his Roman d'une Nuit, for which he was condemned to a month's imprisonment and a fine of 500 francs. He was allied with Parnassianism from the beginning of the movement and displayed extraordinary metrical skill in his first volume of poems, Philoméla (1863). ... The versatility and fecundity of Mendès' talent is shown in his critical and dramatic writings, including several libretti, and in his novels and short stories." [Wiki].

A rare English translation of this French author's Roman Rouge, with OCLC recording just 2 holding institutions: UCLA & OSU.

Price: $300.00

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