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1 Flaubert, Gustave Intimate Notebook 1840-1841
London W.H. Allen 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped and has a repaired closed tear. 59 pages. Introduction, translation and notes by Francis Steegmuller. 'I go from hope to anxiety, from wild optimism to dreary negation; its rain and sun, but its a gilded cardboard sun and a misty rain with no storm.' These words were written by one of France's greatest writers, the future author of Madame Bovary, when he was 18 years old. At that time Gustave Flaubert was living with his parents in Rouen, dutifully following his father's wishes by studying to enter the Paris Law School. Fortunately, however, his true ambitions were distinctly literary, and it was to an ordinary schoolboy's copybook that Flaubert confided his earliest longings and most intimate thoughts. Passed on to Flaubert's niece as part of his literary estate, and presumed lost for over 80 years, in 1965 the text of this precious document was discovered in France, and published there for the first time. It was immediately greeted as an authentic candid portrait of Flaubert experiencing the first tremors of his future creativity. In this journal he reveals himself to be a romantic, fiercely self-doubting adolescent, simultaneously 'struggling with the flesh, swimming in philosophy, and trying to convince himself of his own faith in his literary vocation.' 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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2 Flaubert, Gustave The Temptation of Saint Antony
London H. S. Nichols 1895 First Thus Hard Cover Good TEG No Jacket S. Gorski 
Very Scarce Authorised edition translated by D. F. Hannigan. 9 Illustrations of original designs after S. Gorski. Pictorial gilt cover of two voluptious maidens and St. Antony and spine with gilt ornate decoration and lettering. Pictorial extra title page from which the cover is taken tissue protected from frontispiece. Bumping to head and tail of spine not detracting from the appeal of this highly decorative volume. Very slight fading to edges of contents consistent with it's age else internally clean and unmarked. Decorative bookplate ( By Biro, 1946) of Paul Tabori to verso of frontispiece. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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