1862 · Paris
Les Enfants. Le Livre des Mères
Paris: J. Hetzel, .
Illustrations and vignettes by Eug. Froment
With prefatory introduction by P J Stahl
Royal 8vo., iii 267 pp.; blind-stamped green cloth with extra-gilt black leather spine, a. e. g.
Collection of the author's poetry on childhood, political and allegorical, composed 1818 through 1860s; includes a powerful elegy on the Ottoman Massacre on the Island of Chio: "l'Enfant Grec" (composed in 1828 about the ravages of war in Greece, 1822; the 'Schio' tragedy was also immortalized in a painting by Delacroix, 1824).
The book was published the same year as 'Les Miserables'. (Inventory #: BB087)