Large collection of 85 books and magazines by and about Jean Lorrain.
58 early books (from 1882 to 1957) and 20 more recent ones, including 4 translations (into Dutch and English). Plus 2 old books that mention Lorrain sidedishwise, and 5 fin de siècle magazines. Please ask for a complete description. Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), a symbolist writer turned decadentistic, presenting himself as a 'dandy of the mire', catering gothic novelettes, but also chronicles of contemporary life, full of slurs and slander to the sensation-hungry reader. A great stylist, a master of masks who tampered with drugs, dying as a syphilitic and drug addict. His doting mother lived on for another 20 years, providing material to his Eckermann, the author Georges Normandy who was able to enhance Lorrain’s reputation as an author in the 20s and 30s. Never quite forgotten, there was a Lorrain revival in the carefree Sixties and the studious Eighties, fostering many publications also included in this collection. This is an arsenal of 44 different early titles with 14 reprints and differring duplicates, comprising 5 books with a lengthy dedication by Jean Lorrain, 3 with inserted letters by him and 2 with autograph poems; his first three titles, nice original illustrated wrappers and some fantastically illustrated books. Added: two dozen books and other publications about Lorrain. This collection, measuring more than two shelves, is a grandiose addition for any Lorrain specialist or library.
Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - PaulbooksProfessional seller
Book number: 268789
€ 3950.00 [Appr.: US$ 4853.72 | £UK 3466.5 | JP¥ 522561]