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New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. First edition of this translation by Edward Thornton Fisher, first published in French by G.S. Trebutien. Original reddish cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, bevelled edges. With an essay by Matthew Arnold and a memoir by Sainte-Beuve. De Guerin was a Catholic intellectual, a social critic, and a nature poet, unpublished before his death from tuberculosis in 1839 at the age of 29. The next year, George Sand remembered him in the "Revue des deux mondes", quoting some of his writings including his prose poem, "The Centaur", and stimulating a good deal of interest in him. His older sister, Eugenie, and his friend, G.S. Trebutien, published various writings by him, including poems, prose, letters, and these journals. His sister (died 1848) was also literary, was more mystical and less fond of nature, and always ambitious for his success. Trebutien published some of her letters and journals - Ralph Waldo Emerson had her "Journals" (London and New York, 1866) in his library (Harding, 1967). He named her as someone similar to his own aunt and mentor in his lecture about her, "Mary Moody Emerson", first printed in "Lectures and Biographical Sketches" (1884, edited by J.E. Cabot). Light wear to spine ends, a little rubbing to corners. Pastedowns stained by binder's glue. Moderate foxing throughout. A Very Good copy.
Title: The Journal of Maurice de Guerin.
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Seller ID: guerin,mauricede.60newyork:leypoldtandholt,1867.