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Hearn, Lafcadio (1850-1904) and Loti, Pierre (1850-1923)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
87
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$11,258$9,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Hearn, Lafcadio (1850-1904) and Loti, Pierre (1850-1923), Autograph manuscript, c. 1888, twenty-three pages on canary yellow paper, Hearn's translation of Pierre Loti's Reve from French into English, inscribed "A Translation from Pierre Loti"; together with a printed French text of the poem, 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 in., (very good to excellent condition).

Note: Lafcadio Hearn was an ardent admirer of Loti and felt that he was one of the finest poets of the Romantic era. As referenced in lot , "But after all, I prefer Loti's prose incomparably as poetry to all the verses of Verlaine, and (to such as I have read) of Verhaeren. Take the few pages of Reve in Le Livre de la Pitie et de la Mort: They seem to me worth all the French poetry written since the marvelous days of the Romantics".
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Very good to excellent condition.

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Pierre Loti, Lafcadio Hearn

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