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Belles Lettres: Manuscripts by the Masters of French Literature - FIRST EDITION -

De Ayala, Roselyne and Jean-Pierre Gueno (Translated from the French by John Goodman)

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ISBN 10: 0810906171 / ISBN 13: 9780810906174
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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FIRST American Edition AND Printing. A NEAR FINE volume in a Near Fine UNclipped dust jacket. Only light shelf wear to edge of lower book cloth , else a PERFECT copy. Illustrated dust jacket with original price on front jacket flap ($60.00). A collection of over 100 handwritten manuscripts of French literary authors, each translated into English with a short bio of its author. Illustrated throughout with 140 color plates and 275 b/w drawings. A fabulous item.Printed on glossy stock. 239 pages. Mylar protected jacket. (International postage at cost, due to size and weight. Suggest media postage when possible.). Bookseller Inventory # 003247

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Title: Belles Lettres: Manuscripts by the Masters ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This volume compiles original manuscripts of more than 100 famous French writers from the 13th to the 20th centuries - Rene Descartes, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Honore de Balzac, Colette, Guy de Maupassant and Gustave Flaubert among them. The manuscripts are reproduced with colour illustrations and accompanied by translations, portraits of the authors and biographical analyses. Some of the works are well known and others are excerpts from journals, letters and memoirs.

About the Author:

Roselyne de Ayala holds a Ph.D. in history and has served as an editor at Armand Colin, and as a managing director at Editions Artaud (Flammarion), Editions du Chane, and Hachette Literature. She specializes in unpublished historical texts and serves on the board of Commission Illustration du Syndican National de l'Edition. She is currently an editor for Editions de Fallois and series editor at Livre de Poche (Hachette-Livre). Jean-Pierre Gueno has served as director of cultural development for the Bibliotheque Nationale and as director of publications and marketing for Radio-France. He is an editor of Plumes magazine where he created the series "La Memoire de l'encre.

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