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Ma Douce

1892130 x 195 mm

FIRST EDITION.
UNIQUE COPY PRINTED ON JAPANESE PAPER.
Autograph signed and sent to Edmond de Goncourt and a page of the manuscript.

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FIRST EDITION.

UNIQUE COPY PRINTED ON JAPANESE PAPER.

Edmond de Goncourt's copy with this autograph signed mailing :

"To my dear Master
Edmond de Goncourt
fondly
his devoted Gustave Toudouze."

In the lead, an autograph page from the manuscript of the novel1 sheet of 210 x 270 mm folded and mitred, with this note in the lower margin:

"to Edmond de Goncourt, This manuscript page from Ma Douce, October 18, 1891 Gustave Toudouze"

Like many of the works in the Goncourt library, it was bound by Pierson in full red percaline and bears this first guard autograph note signed in red ink :

"Single copy printed in Japan, containing a manuscript page of the novel, given to me by the publisher. Edmond de Goncourt".

As a student at Collège Sainte-Barbe from 1855 to 1869, Gustave Toudouze was a close associate of Gustave Flaubert, who encouraged his beginnings. He assiduously frequented the attic of Edmond de Goncourt, thus getting closer to Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet, Alexandre Dumas fils and especially Guy de Maupassant, who dedicated the news to him. Traveling (1883). A work by Gustave Toudouze was also part of the famous collection of Edmond de Goncourt's portrait books: Perished at sea!The portrait of the author was painted the same year by his brother Édouard and is now kept in the library of the Arsenal. Finally, he was also at the origin of the posthumous volume of Selected Pages of the Goncourt Brothers, published by Armand Colin in 1896, for which he wrote the introduction.

 

Paris,Victor-Havard,1892.In-12, Bound,130 x 195 mm,332 pp.

Bound in contemporary style signed Pierson, full red percaline, smooth spine, title track, preserved cover. Top cover missing, one bit damaged.

Bio

Edmond de Goncourt

(born in Nancy on 26 May 1822 and died in Champrosay (Essonne) on 16 July 1896 in the house of Alphonse Daudet)

Gustave Toudouze

(Paris: 19 May 1847 in Paris - l2 July 1904)

As a student at Collège Sainte-Barbe from 1855 to 1869, Gustave Toudouze was a close associate of Gustave Flaubert who encouraged his beginnings, and then assiduously attended the attic of Edmond de Goncourt, thus getting closer to Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet, Alexandre Dumas fils and especially Guy de Maupassant who will dedicate the news to him. Traveling in 1883. A work by Gustave Toudouze was also part of the famous collection of Edmond de Goncourt's portrait books: Perished at sea!The author's portrait was painted the same year by his brother Édouard and is now kept in the library of the Arsenal.
Finally, he was also responsible for the posthumous volume of Selected Pages of the Goncourt Brothers published at Armand Colin in 1896 for whom he wrote the introduction.