BECKFORD, William & MALLARME, Stéphane.

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BECKFORD, William & MALLARME, Stéphane.
Preface to Vathek reprinted on the French original of Beckford by Stéphane Mallarmé. Paris, chez l'auteur [imprimerie Jules Fick, Genève], 1876. In-4 (202 x 148 mm) de XL pp., 8; paperback, printed title piece in a modern dark grey cardboard case. Separate original edition. Extremely rare separate edition, printed in 95 numbered copies on laid paper from Holland, all out of print. The poet is at the origin of the re-edition of the oriental tale published in French by William Beckford and had the text copied at the National Library with a sparkling preface. personal copies, offered by mallarmé to his children These two copies, unnumbered and reserved for the author, each bear an autograph ex-dono to "Anatole Mallarmé" and "Geneviève Mallarmé" in red ink. Mallarmé reported four handwritten corrections in Anatole's copy. Moving copies, reserved by the author for his son Anatole (1871-1879), who died prematurely at the age of 8, and for Geneviève, his beloved daughter, who devoted much of her life to her father's intellectual influence.
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