by M. Jules Le Fevre
8 ¼ x 5 ¼. In French. Published by Henri Dupuy, Paris, 1833. FIRST EDITION. Complete. Calf over marble boards. Trivial wear to extremities. Marble pastedowns, endpapers, and text block edge. Free from owner’s bookplate or any markings. Text block with light, sporadic foxing. An excellent overall copy, the binding solid and pleasing, and internally rather fresh and clean.
Jules Lefèvre-Deumier (1797 – 1857) was a French author and poet. He was deeply influenced by romanticism, looking to André Chénier and Lord Byron as models. His father, a civil servant for the Ministry of Finance, was a fierce opponent of Romanticism, which he ridiculed through poems and parodies. From a very young age he was greatly admired by the new generation, including Alexandre Soumet and Victor Hugo. Towards the end of his life he was among the first to experiment with prose poetry. His given name was Lefèvre, to which he later added Deumier in honor of an aunt who had bequeathed him her considerable fortune.
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