"ONE OF THE FOUR GREAT FIGURES OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT"
MUSSET, Alfred de. Nouvelles. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, (1900). Octavo, contemporary full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers with red morocco onlays, raised bands, gilt-decorated red morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $700.
Limited edition of renowned French Romantic writer Alfred de Musset’s novels, number 51 of 1000 copies, printed on Japanese vellum, with 17 etched plates and a few in-text vignettes, beautifully bound in full morocco with elaborate floriated-gilt embellishments.
“Musset is usually classed with Hugo, Lamartine, and Vigny as one of the four great figures of the Romantic Movement” (Harvey & Heseltine, 502). Includes The Two Mistresses, Emmeline, The Son of Titian, Frederic and Bernerette, and Pierre and Camille. The etchings are by Burney, Lucas, and Mordant after a miniature by Marie Moulin. Text in English.
A fine copy, beautifully bound.