Title: Vie De M. Chateaubriand, 1861
Author: Josephine-Marie de Gaulle
Publisher: Lille, L. Lefort
Condition: Very Good
A mid 19th century edition of de Gaulle’s life of Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand, French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who had a dominating influence on French literature of the nineteenth century.
Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition. In an age when large numbers of intellectuals turned against the Church, he authored the Genie du christianisme in defense of the Catholic faith.
This edition is bound in a brilliantly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with gold gilt set against pink, with a central panel on the front depicting a castle by the sea.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 16mo, 104 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear at the boards, and light staining to the cover. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.