Le beau nègre

1902150 x 230 mm

ORIGINAL EDITION illustrated by Georges Dola.
Autograph letter signed to Aristide Bruant.




FIRST EDITION of this umpteenth erotic story by Hector France illustrated by Georges Dola.

Copy by Aristide Bruant with this autograph signed letter :

"To my dear colleague
and friend Aristide Bruant
A fond memory
Hector France
June 1902"

Rachilde gave the book a more than lukewarm reception in her review of the Mercure de France (November 1902):
"What a big volume! And how well it responds to the noblest aspirations of the mob: rape, various tortures, oppression of the blackest by the whitest, pressure of the blackest on the whitest, emancipatory tirades, great socio-rastaquouériste tralala. What's more, it's so badly written that you cringe to think that people in the street might think for a moment that Hector France is Anatole's brother."

Obviously not very common.

Paris,Charles Carrington,1902.In-8, Bound,150 x 230 mm ,[7] 414 [4] pp.

Bound in the Bradel style of the period. Half red percaline, smooth spine, decorated with fillets, fleuron, gilt title, bookmark, cover preserved. Spine uniformly faded, corners rubbed.


Aristide Bruant

(Courtenay: 6 May 1851 to - Paris: 11 February 1925)

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Hector France

(Mirecourt: 5 July 1837 - Rueil-Malmaison: 19 August 1908)

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