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Maurice de Guerin

Journal, Lettres et Poemes

Publies avec l'assentiment de sa famille par G. S. Trebutien

et Precedes d'une Etude Biographique et Litteraire par M. Sainte-Beuve

1872 - Paris - Didier et Cie

7" x 5", 475pp

 

 

DETAILS

Leatherbound volume with green cloth covered boards, marbled paper pastedowns and marbled foredge. This volume is in French.

Georges Maurice de Gurin du Cayla (August 4, 1810 - July 19, 1839), was a French poet.

Though he was essentially a poet, his prose is more striking and original than his poetry. Its peculiar and unique charm arises from his strong and absorbing passion for nature, a passion whose intensity reached almost to adoration and worship, but in which the pagan was more prominent than the moral element. According to Sainte-Beuve, "no French poet or painter has rendered so well the feeling for nature--the feeling not so much for details as for the ensemble and the divine universality, the feeling for the origin of things and the sovereign principle of life."

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm with all pages securely attached. The front board is detached and present. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners, some marks to the rear board, and some cracking to the leather on the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright apart from the occasional handling mark and odd spot. The spotting is heavier to the first few pages, which also have some mild water staining. There are two ink inscriptions to the front blank endpaper. Overall the volume is in fair condition.

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