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Histoires étranges et récits insolites

TitleHistoires étranges et récits insolites

AuthorEdgar Allan Poe; Jean-Paul; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Achim D´Arnim; C. D. Grabbe; Nicolas Gogol et al.

Editing placeParis

EditorialLe Livre Club du Libraire


IllustratorJames Ensor

Edition typeAnthology (translation)

TranslatorCharles Baudelaire




Number of pages238

Size (in cms)20,5 x 13,5

Works included

Works illustrated
King Pest. A Tale Containing an Allegory

Bibliographic references

DescriptionAnthology of 10 short stories and tales by 10 different authors: Jean-Paul: «Discours du Christ mort»; E. T. A. Hoffmann: «Les Aventures de la nuit de Saint-Sylvestre»; Achim D´Arnim: «Les Héritiers du Majorat»; C. D. Grabbe: «Les Silènes»; Nicolas Gogol: «Vij»; Edgar A. Poe: «Berenice»; F. J. O´Brien: «Qu´était-ce?»; Ambrose Bierce: «Les funérailles de J. Mortonson»; H. P. Lovecraft: «Air froid»; and Julio Cortázar: «Circé».
It includes the introduction «Songes et Mensonges» by Hubert Juin.
Illustrated with 20 drawings (on endpapers, single page and double page) by James Ensor from the cabinet of prints of the Bibliothèque National (Paris); only one refers to a Poe tale: «King Pest».
Finished printing on July 28, 1965 at the Imprimeries Firmin-Didot presses (Mesnil-sur-l´Estrée) and bound at the Bonnet-Madin workshops (Dreux); offset illustrations printed by Jean Grou-Radenez in Paris.
The circulation includes 3,000 copies reserved for members of the Club du Libraire (numbered) and 100 out of sale. Copy for sale number 1788.
Red linen hardcover with a design engraved on the cover in black (skeleton with scythe).

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