The Flowers of Evil; Le Fluers de Mal (Two Volume Set)

New York: A. Colish, 1971. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 201 pp; 188 pp. Volume I is a quarto [28.5 cm] with red cloth over boards with gilt title stamped on spine, and features a gilt one-line drawing of a female face against black cloth in a square shape on the front cover. Volume II is an octavo [23 cm] with 1/4 red cloth over marbled paper boards. They are housed in a black slipcasem which is in very good - condition, with some tearing along the back top left corner of the case. Both books are near fine save some barely noticeable sunning to heads of spines. Both in publisher's mylar wrapper. Item #63261

This is copy 1192 out of a total limited printing of 1500. Volume I, English translation. is signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Volume II is written in the original French language. Both volumes are heavily illustrated, featuring the striking yet simple illustrations of Trémois. Baudelaire's lyical poetry was inspired in part by his childhood realization of his family's particular strangeness; Baudelaire's father was twenty-eight years his mother's senior.

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