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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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A billet-doux for francophones and bibliophiles, Belles Lettres compiles the original manuscripts of more than 100 famous French writers from the 13th to the 20th century, and in doing so offers a comprehensive look at the country's major literary and intellectual movements. Scholars and dilettantes alike will delight in the rationalism of René Descartes, symbolist verse of Charles Baudelaire, crystalline prose of Marcel Proust, romantic intrigue of Colette, and stark existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre. Because many of the manuscripts are rare, this volume--from the editors of Abrams' Brilliant Beginnings and Illustrated Letters--provides the first English translation of several of the works.

Reproduced in full-color spreads, the excerpts, letters, and diary entries are accompanied by translations and analyses, as well as profiles and portraits of the authors.

About the Author:

Roselyne de Ayala is an editor and historian specializing in historical texts. She is co-editor, with Jean-Pierre Guéno, of Brilliant Beginnings and Illustrated Letters.

Jean-Pierre Guéno is an editor at the French literary magazine Plumes and former director of cultural development for France's Bibliothèque Nationale.

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