1926 · Paris
Copy "GG" of only ten copies on vélin de hollande reserved for bibliophile friends. (Entire edition 705 of which 624 are regular copies). This special copy has papers of varying sizes (as is sometimes issued in the "editions de téte). With ten original etchings. The frontis is created in four states (colored, black and white, bistre and with remarques); the other nine etchings are in three states.
Quarto: (9" x 11" x 1 ½"). Bound by M. Cordonnier* in an harmonious binding of full navy morocco with geometric patterns on covers and spine, detailed with red calf
triangles and gilt-stamped patterns. Doublures with similar pattern; red moire silk endleaves; gold-speckled blanks; Original wrappers bound in. Very fine. Custom morocco-edged slipcase of red and blue marbled boards with leather edges.
Le Spleen de Paris also known as Paris Spleen or Petits Poèmes en prose is a collection of fifty short prose poems by Charles Baudelaire published by the poet's sisters posthumously in 1869. According to Baudelaire, these poems have no particular order, have no beginning and no end, and can be read like thoughts or short stories in a stream of consciousness style. The point of the poems
is "to capture the beauty of life in the modern city". (Inventory #: 41218)