Lot n° 1267
4000 - 6000
Result with fees
: 13 901EUR
L'Hérésiarque & Cie. Paris, P.-V. Stock, 1910.
In-12 [185 x 124] of (3) ff., 288 pp. : green morocco, boards and spine covered with a continuous decoration of whole or partial diamonds, composed with gilt and cold fillets on the boards, horizontal gilt dashes bordering horizontal rectangles of lemon morocco and large pieces of black morocco decorated with gilt fillets on the corners and on the spine, overflowing on the boards, smooth spine, lining of lemon morocco with gilt fillet, yellow moiré silk endpapers, gilt head, untrimmed, cover preserved, spine folder and anthracite grey morocco cover bands, case (G. Huser).
First edition. It is dedicated to Thadée Natanson who had published six of the stories of L'Hérésiarque in the prestigious Revue Blanche; at a time when Guillaume Apollinaire was unknown.
Collection of twenty-three fantastic stories influenced by Hoffmann, Poe, Villiers de L'Isle-Adam or Gérard de Nerval.
ONE OF 21 NUMBERED COPIES ON HOLLANDE PAPER (N° 15), THE ONLY DELUXE EDITION.
Superb copy in a mosaic binding and lined by Huser. It is enriched with a beautiful autograph letter signed by Apollinaire addressed to André Billy:
André Billy (1882-1971) had just reported on the publication of L'Hérésiarque in L'Écho littéraire du Boulevard (January 15, 1911): the letter was published in Apollinaire vivant.
"Your criticisms are not unfair and it is not I who will find exaggerated your praise and the honor you give me when you mention my book at the head of your column. However, I only know French pretty well, Italian comes next, and as for my erudition of which I am accused, it is undoubtedly an aspect of my ignorance, and in my next book I will try to be more learned without appearing to be."
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