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Le Pèlerin du Silence

Seguin, Armand. de Gourmont, Remy

Paris. Société du Mercure de France. 1896
The collected edition of several of Remy de Gourmont's literary works with the original colour dry point frontispiece by Armand Seguin unopened and unsophisticated in the original wrappers.

From the edition limited to 21 copies with Seguin's dry point engraving as frontispiece, with this the first of 6 numbered copies on Chine, the second paper after three copies on Japon Impérial; 12 copies on Hollande van Gelder were also issued together with an ordinary edition of the book with Seguin's frontispiece as a reproduction.

This collected edition includes de Gourmont's works 'Phénissa', 'Le Fantôme', 'Le Château Singulier', 'Le Livre des Litanies', Théâtre Muet' and 'Le Pèlerin du Silence'.

' ... le frontispiece d'Armand Seguin a été gravé à la pointe sèche et tiré à la poupée'. (From the justification).
pp. 284, (i), (i). 8vo. (204 x 122 mm). Half-title with justification verso, leaf with Seguin's colour dry point as frontispiece verso, printed title and de Gourmont's drama and prose, each work with section title, leaf with 'Bibliographie', leaf with 'Table des Matières' and final leaf with achevé d'imprimer. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles to front cover in red and black with publisher's illustration of a caduceus, titles to spine and advertisements to rear cover in black.

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