Oeuvres. Texte Établi et Annoté par Y.-G. Le Dantec
Paris: Gallimard, 1954. 1st Edition Thus. Small octavo, publisher’s dark green pebbled leatherette, spine gilt, seafoam endpapers, original attached green silk ribbon bookmark, top edge stained light gray, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Gallimard’s Bibliothèque de la Pléiade edition of Baudelaire’s complete works in one volume. Includes Les Fleurs du Mal (1857), Les Épaves (1866), Le Spleen de Paris (1869), alongside miscellaneous poems and his only work of fictional prose La Fanfarlo (1847); accounts of his experiences with hallucinogenic drugs, Du Vin et du Haschisch (1860) and Les Paradis artificiels (1860); and his art criticism. Created by French translator Jacques Schiffrin and acquired by Gallimard through André Gide’s urging, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade issues editions of complete works by classic authors. Each volume in the extant series is leather-bound and printed on onion skin scritta paper. Edited by poet and newspaper columnist Yves-Gérard Le Dantec; with bibliography and notes.Text in French. Bookplate to upper pastedown and owner signature to upper flap of dust jacket. Some chipping and edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #6651