Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1899. Second Edition. Zaehndorf. Sylvie: souvenirs du valois. De Nerval, Gerard; Page, Lucie [translator]. 1899.Thomas B. Moher. Second Edition, limited to 925 copies on Van Gelder Paper. Bound by Zaehnsdorf.  i-x; frontice and index; B. xi-xv, 2-88 pp . Two line fillet border on front and back boards. Light brown calf, marble endpapers. Full gilt spine featuring five raised bands. Floral pattern on spine, along with red label featuring title and author, as well as date near tail.
Sylvie is a novella written by French author Gerard de Nerval. First published in La Revue des Deux Mondes and later as a bopok in Les Filles du Feu in 1854. Often considered to be De Nerval's greatest literary acheivement, Sylvie has gone on to enchant audiences, including Marcel Proust.
Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855) was a French writer, poet and translator. De Nerval is a pen-name for Gerard Labrunie. As a translator, Nerval introduced French readers to a wider range of German Romantic authors, such as Goethe. The most celebrated of his works, de Nerval referred to Sylvie as "un petite roman", which would lead to his acceptance as an extraordiny author. Item #372
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