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Signed book, First edition

(Marcel PROUST) Robert DREYFUS Quarante-huit

(Marcel PROUST) Robert DREYFUS

Quarante-huit

In les Cahiers de la quinzaine, Paris 1907, 13x19cm, broché.


First edition on current paper.
Small gaps in the head and foot of the back, some bites and clear spots on the boards.
Exceptional autograph dedication signed by Robert Dreyfus to his friend: "Marcel Proust. Very affectionately.
Childhood friends and students of Lycée Condorcet, Marcel Proust and Robert Dreyfus founded the magazine Le Banquet in 1892, with some of their classmates including Daniel Halévy. Will appear eight numbers that contain the first steps in literature of one and the other. In 1907, Dreyfus, when he wrote this letter to Proust imbued with deep sympathy, is a noted author for his essays: The Life and the prophecies of Count Gobineau published two years earlier earned him a prize from the French Academy . Proust, meanwhile, is then working on the writing of his great work, In Search of Lost Time , but still has a modest reputation as a writer.
The friendship between the two men crosses the decades, as evidenced by their correspondence, started in 1888 and continued until 1920. Well inspired, Dreyfus will preserve preciously the letters of Proust who, after the death of this one, will allow him to write a precious book for the Proustians, Souvenirs on Marcel Proust , accompanied by unpublished letters (1926): "Is it a consolation to think: if he had been better, [...] he would not have written these letters where the flares of his mind still sparkle. "
Copy of Marcel Proust's library, donated by his childhood friend Robert Dreyfus.

3 500 €

Réf : 55277

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