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Le Grand Meaulnes

1913115 x 188 mm

FIRST EDITION.
UN DES EXEMPLAIRES TIRÉS SPÉCIALEMENT POUR L’AUTEUR.
Inscribed and signed copy.

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FIRST EDITION comportant toutes les caractéristiques du premier tirage.
UN DES EXEMPLAIRES NUMÉROTÉS SUR ALFA TIRÉS SPÉCIALEMENT POUR L'AUTEUR.

Inscribed and signed by the author contre-collé sous le justificatif :

"en grande admiration
respectueux hommage de l'auteur
H. Alain-Fournier"

Élégante reliure en papier chagriné noir et gardes rouges, dont le troisième plat de couverture comporte une reproduction du célèbre autoportrait de l'auteur qui figurait en couverture de notre catalogue consacré aux Écrivains morts à la Guerre 1914-1918.

Paris,Emile-Paul Frères,1913.In-12, Bound,115 x 188 mm,366 pp.

Reliure moderne signée Goy et Vilaine. Plein papier chagriné noir, gardes rouge bords à bords, dos lisse, titre doré, date en pied, reproduction d’un portrait photographique de l’auteur contre-collée en creux du deuxième contre-plat, couverture et dos conservés. Rares piqûres en marges.

Bio

Henri Alain-Fournier

Henri-Alban Fournier

(Born October 3, 1886 in La Chapelle-d'Angillon in the Cher and killed in action on September 22, 1914 in Saint-Remy-la-Calonne)

Henri-Alban Fournier, born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, spent part of his childhood in Epineuil-le-Fleuriel where his parents were teachers. At the age of twelve, he entered the Lycée Voltaire in Paris, then the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux. After his military service, he gave up the idea of entering the Ecole Normale, and returned, thanks to Charle Morice, to Paris-Journal and wrote a literary column for several years. He also gives poems, essays and short stories to several magazines. But Alain-Fournier devotes most of his time to writing a novel, the Great Meaulnes. First published in serial form, in La NRF, it was edited in volume, by Emile-Paul Frères, in September 1913. It was an immediate success and just missed out on the Goncourt prize. In 1914, Alain-Fournier begins a new novel, Northern Dove and a play. But the war stops him. He is mobilized on August 2nd and joins the 288th infantry regiment which takes part in the Battle of the Marne. Sent on reconnaissance near Saint-Remy, he crossed the Calonne trench with his company and fell into an ambush. He was killed instantly. He was 28 years old.