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FRANCOIS-RENE VICOMTE DE CHATEAUBRIAND

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“A MASTERPIECE OF LITERARY ART… ITS INFLUENCE IN FRENCH LITERATURE WAS IMMENSE”

CHATEAUBRIAND, François-Auguste. Genie du Christianisme. Lyon, 1809. Five volumes. Fifth edition of Chateaubriand’s lyrical and often impassioned defense of the Roman Catholic Church’s philosophical and aesthetic glories, illustrated with nine engraved plates, handsomely bound. $1600.

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CHATEAUBRIAND’S VIE DE RANCÉ, ILLUSTRATED

CHATEAUBRIAND, Francois-Rene Vicomte de. Vie de Rance. Paris, 1920.

Lovely illustrated edition of Chateaubriand’s biography of of the 17th-century Abbott Rancé of the monastery of La Trappe, with portraits and vignettes by Perrichon. This copy number 37 of only 400 printed on Vergé Lafuma, a fine uncut copy with original wrappers bound in. $350.

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