Richepin, Jean. The Song of the Beggars.... - Lot 55 - Pierre Bergé & Associés

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Richepin, Jean. The Song of the Beggars.... - Lot 55 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Richepin, Jean. The Song of the Beggars. Beggars of the fields. Beggars of Paris. Nous autres Gueux. Paris, Librairie illustré, sd [1876]; in-12 red half-maroquin with corners, spine richly decorated around a mosaic flower, gilt head, cover and spine preserved, not trimmed (V. Champs). First edition. Copy of first state; including the five condemned poems, these poems were worth to the author the seizure of the book, one month of prison and 500 francs of fine for outrage to the public morals and decency. Jean Richepin (1849-1926) led an adventurous life, as a freelancer during the Commune and as a longshoreman. He entered the Académie française in 1909. An autograph letter signed by the author has been added. Beautiful copy in a signed binding of the period.
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