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ROMAINS, Jules (née Louis Henri Jean Farigoule) [1885-1972]
Jules Romains Letters & Books collection
1955. No binding & soft cover. Good. Jules Romains (né Louis Henri Jean Farigoule), was a French poet, novelist, and writer and the founder of the Unanimism literary movement. He was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature sixteen times. Sinclair Lewis called him one of the six best novelists in the world. The collection contains 7 items dating from 1904 to 1955, specifically 3 letters, 1 calling card, 1 inscribed & signed book, and 2 chapbooks, one inscribed & signed. 3 Letters - 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS) and 1 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS), 1 Card: 2 TLS and 1ALS to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana who was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and in forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates: • 28 October 1955, TLS, in French, Romains proposes "Les angoisses majeures du temps présent" as the subject of his lecture. • 3 November 1955, TLS, in French, accepting her invitation to lecture in Italy the next year (16 March Turin, 19 March Milan, and 20 March Rome), • 3 April 1956, ALS, in French thanking her for her hospitality, and hoping that she might visit him in Paris. • A calling card (small hole) signed "avec leurs voeux bien amicaux". 3 Books (2 Inscribed and Signed): • L'âme des hommes. Paris: Bibliothèque de "La Société des poètes français", 1904. [iv], 32, [iv]. Original printed wrappers, sewn. Small pieces of the wrapper missing along the spine and edges, also discoloured. The first and only edition of Romains's scarce … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [Canada]
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