Les Confidences; Confidential Disclosures.

By: de Lamartin, Alphonse

Price: $52.00

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Book Condition: Very Good-

12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; 291 pp. Brown leather over bevelled boards with gilt lettering on a panelled spine and gilt rules on front and back boards with marbled end papers. The head edge of the text block is gilded. Translated from the French by Eugene Plunkett. The first American edition was in 1849, this is a later leather bound printing and is called a "New Edition". De Lamartine (1790-1869) was instrumental in founding the Second Republic of France in 1848. Born to a devout Catholic family of the French nobility, he died a virtual pauper after being abandoned for his less than revolutionary ideals and somewhat pantheistic beliefs. Interesting to note that Lamartine Place in Manhattan is named after him. The book shows moderate wear to the board corners (light bumping though worn through) and the spine head has some minor material loss. The joints (external hinges between the boards and the backstrip) are rubbed. All gilding is still quite bright, previous owner's short pencilled note on the first blank page and some minor tearing of the front end papers in the tail end of the gutter. Otherwise very clean with a solid and sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. The book retains a quite handsome presentation.

Title: Les Confidences; Confidential Disclosures.

Author Name: de Lamartin, Alphonse

Categories: History,

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company.: 1857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 20369

Keywords: France; Second Republic; Academie Francaise; Literature; Hotel de Ville; Revolution; Romantic;