Contains the original edition of René

Génie du Christianisme ou Beautés de la religion Chrétienne


ORIGINAL EDITION in 5 volumes.
A fine copy, almost free of foxing, bound in the period in 5 volumes.

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ORIGINAL EDITION in 5 volumes. 

A landmark text in Christian Romanticism, its chapter on Catholic churches was at the root of the enthusiasm for Gothic architecture.

Volumes II and III close Atalapublished separately the previous year, and René published here for the first time.
These two short novels had a major influence on Romanticism, as did the The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. They were quickly withdrawn from later editions.

A fine copy, almost free of foxing, elegantly bound in the period in 5 volumes.

Carteret, The bibliophile's treasureI, p. 160: "to be sought in contemporary bindings".


Paris,Migneret,1802.5 volumesin-8, Bound,296, 342, 304, 344 and 75 pp.

Bound in contemporary red half-chagrin, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt friezes and cold fillets, gilt titles, edges speckled.


François-René Chateaubriand

(Augustus), Viscount de Chateaubriand...

Born in Saint-Malo on 4 September 1768 and died in Paris on 4 July 1848.

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