Maylander, the spine in five compartments with floral decoration, onlaid pieces of red, beige, and green morocco making up the petals and leaves, the covers within a similar frame of garlands of flowers, gilt-rolled decoration to head and foot, double gilt fillets to edges of covers, pale pink morocco frame to pastedowns with a double frame of gilt fillets and floral decoration (as to covers and spine) to corners, pastedowns and endpapers of light brown moire silk, additional marbled endpapers, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; half pale pink morocco chemise over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, marbled paper slipcase edged with pale pink morocco, lined with cream felt. This copy enriched with an autograph poem mounted on guards, signed and dated by Paul Verlaine, entitled: "Tu m'as frappe, c'est ridicule [You hit me, it's absurd], " one of the poems in this collection.One can spot one variant and two errors not noted by the editors at. In verse 2 of the autograph version: "Je t'ai frappee et c'est affreux", while in the printed version: Je t'ai battue... In verse 3 of the manuscript : "Je m'en repents", while in the printed version: "Je m'en repens". In verse 7 of the manuscript : "morniffles", while in the printed version: "mornifles".
Provenances : from the collections of Louis de Sadeleer and Edouard-Henri Fischer with their ex-librises pasted in. A very good copy exceptionally enriched with a manuscript poem by Paul Verlain in a superb binding by Maylander. Find 27.000 rare works on our website. First edition, inscribed books, fine bindings, original etchings and more. The item "Paul VERLAINE Chansons pour elle FIRST EDITION Fine Binding 1891" is in sale since Thursday, February 09, 2017.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "paris-rare-books" and is located in France. This item can be shipped worldwide.