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Signed book, First edition

Gustave FLAUBERT Salammbô



Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1863, 14X22cm, relié.

First edition.
Contemporary half navy blue shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine with triple gilt fillets (slightly discolored, but not seriously), speckled edges. 
Inscribed by Gustave Flaubert to the jurist and politician from Rouen, F[rédéric] Deschamps: “hommage de la plus haute considération, souvenirs d'amitié [with my deepest respect and memories of our friendship]”.
Frédéric Deschamps was “one of the leading lights of the Rouen bar and one of the most upstanding citizens in Normandy,” (Biographie nationale des contemporains, Glaeser, 1878). A Republican serving alongside Jules Sénard, he was also a writer and a poet; and acted in defence of Flaubet’s proposition of erecting a statue to Louis Bouilhet against the municipality of Rouen. Part of the correspondence between Flaubert and Deschamps is preserved in the Institut de France.  
A handsome copy in its contemporary binding with a friendly autograph inscription from the author to a member of the literary world in Rouen. 

15 000 €

Réf : 49387



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