By Gustave Flaubert
Paris   Louis Conard
8.5" by 5.5" 546; 281pp
A Bloomsbury Group association copy of Flaubert's 'Oeuvres de Jeunesse'.
By Gustave Flaubert

1910 Oeuvres de Jeunesse Inedites

Paris   Louis Conard
8.5" by 5.5" 546; 281pp
A Bloomsbury Group association copy of Flaubert's 'Oeuvres de Jeunesse'.
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Illustrated, Leather Binding

With a frontispiece to volume I. This is a collection of writings by Flaubert, originally unpublished, that he wrote during his youth. He published these later in his career. Bound by Ralph Partridge, an amateur bookbinding enthusiast and prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group. The two volume are in quarter morocco, with hand-printed paper. Ralph worked for Virginia and Leonard Woolf. He was first married to the English painter Dora Carrington with whom he had a menage a trois with Lytton Strachey. Partridge was the unrequited love of Strachey for many years. Whilst married to Carrington, Partridge fell in love with Frances Marshall. He married her in 1894. In a letter to Partridge from Virginia Woolf dated 29 June 1925 she asks him to 'send me a list of your terms for binding books'. From the library of David Garnett with his bookplate to the front pastedowns. His inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper. David Garnett was known as 'Bunny' to his friends. He gained literary recognition with his novel 'Lady into a Fox' which was awarded the 1922 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He founded the Nonesuch Press with Francis Meynell. Flaubert is regarded as the leading exponent of literary realism, a genre the prior owner of this work David Garnett was very interested in. Flaubert is particularly known for his debut novel 'Madame Bovary' which follows the eponymous character who lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.

Condition

In quarter morocco bindings, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart, with light shelfwear to the extremities. Spine label to volume II is lifting at the corners with a minor loss. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Scattered spotting to the endpapers. Otherwise, just the occasional light spots.

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