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Paul VERLAINE
Poëmes saturniens
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1866. FIRST EDITION from the author's first collection. It was printed at 491 copies on Vellum paper, in addition to 5 copies on China and 9 on Holland."Verlaine was twenty-two years old when he published this first volume, composed, if we are to believe him, a long time ago. He was then - he confesses - under the influence of Baudelaire and Banville and also of Mendès and the Vignes folles de Glatigny" (Montel).PRECIOUS COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR:"A Charles Morice, bien cordialement, Paul Verlaine."A copy of the poet Charles Morice, friend of Paul Gauguin, a fervent admirer of Verlaine, who was responsible for the edition in 5 volumes of the Complete Works at Vanier in 1911-1912.A lovely copy, splendidly bound by René Aussourd.
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