MUSSET (Alfred de).

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1500 - 2000 EUR
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Result : 2 528EUR
MUSSET (Alfred de).
Les Nuits et souvenirs. Paris, Édouard Pelletan, 1896. In-8, midnight-blue morocco, along the spine held in a mosaic branch of honeysuckle in mauve and violet tones, accompanied by three cold-stamped verses, inner frame adorned with two blue scrolls, gray faille lining and endpapers, gilt edges on witnesses, cover and spine, folder, case (Marius Michel). Portrait of the author after David d'Angers and 17 illustrations by Auguste Gérardin, all engraved by Florian. Edition of 500 copies, this one of 50 on chine fort with a separate edition of all engravings on japon ancien and chine. Superb binding by Marius Michel, using the irons of his famous cyclamen-seeded binding. (cf. sale November 19, 2021, no. 138). The three lines stamped on the front cover are the last lines of La Nuit d'Août: Aime, et tu renaîtras; fais-toi fleur pour éclore. Après avoir souffert, il faut souffrir encore; Il faut aimer sans cesse, après avoir aimer.
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