LIMITED ILLUSTRATED EDITION: DE MUSSET’S THE CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY
DE MUSSET, Alfred. The Confession of a Child of the Century. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, (1899). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark pink morocco gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. $250.
Limited illustrated edition, number 970 of 1000 copies printed on Japanese vellum, with frontispiece and nine black-and-white etchings in double suite, with one of each mounted.
Musset’s La Confession d’un Enfant du Siècle was first published in French in 1836. Musset ”represents youthful romanticism in his passion, independence, and melancholy” (Dolbow, 220). “A remarkable early novel of psychological analysis by Musset; partly autobiographical, in that it was inspired by his unhappy liaison with George Sand” (Harvey & Heseltine, 150).
Light rubbing to spine. A near-fine copy.