By: de Lamartin, Alphonse
New York, D. Appleton and Company.: 1857
Seller ID: 20369
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 revolut... View More...