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Signed book, First edition

Gustave FLAUBERT Salammbô

Gustave FLAUBERT

Salammbô

Michel Lévy, Paris 1863, 15x23cm, relié.


Original edition on the current paper.
Binding half fir sorrow, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard, contemporary binding.
Some light spots without gravity.
Rare autograph signed by the author (Louis) de Carné, journalist and historian whose Flaubert had several books referenced in the inventory of his library.
The interest was Flaubert's work Carné was not always benevolent. Critical notes of One finds in his articles in the records of Bouvard and Pecuchet.
Moreover, Salammbo the publication coincides with the controversial election of Louis de Carné at the French Academy, described as clerical state coup by a section of public opinion. It was indeed the result of the revolt organized by Bishop Dupanloup against the other candidate, Emile Littre, author of a materialistic definition of the man who unleashed the fury of religious parties and Orleanists. Flaubert evokes the scandal of this election in a letter to the Goncourt May 6, 1863: "Do you have enough vituperated Sainte-Beuve and yelled at the Academy about the Carné nomination? »
Although it probably slightly above this election, this shipment from Flaubert to Carne is a curious tribute to a writer once accused of "offending public morals and religion" in a future representative of the religious power within the prestigious Academy.
Precious copy with autograph sending and pleasantly established contemporary binding.

15 000 €

Réf : 40674

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