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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922). Les plaisirs et les jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn. Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1896. 4° (290 x 202mm). 14 tinted plates and 55 illustrations in the text after Madeleine Lemaire, engraved on wood by Rougeron Vignerot,  wood-engraved music. Tan half morocco, title and date in gilt on spine, top edges gilt, others uncut, original wrappers preserved (extremities slightly rubbed).
PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922). Les plaisirs et les jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn. Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1896. 4° (290 x 202mm). 14 tinted plates and 55 illustrations in the text after Madeleine Lemaire, engraved on wood by Rougeron Vignerot, wood-engraved music. Tan half morocco, title and date in gilt on spine, top edges gilt, others uncut, original wrappers preserved (extremities slightly rubbed).

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922). Les plaisirs et les jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et quatre pièces pour piano de Reynaldo Hahn. Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1896. 4° (290 x 202mm). 14 tinted plates and 55 illustrations in the text after Madeleine Lemaire, engraved on wood by Rougeron Vignerot, wood-engraved music. Tan half morocco, title and date in gilt on spine, top edges gilt, others uncut, original wrappers preserved (extremities slightly rubbed).

FIRST EDITION WITH A FINE INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR 'A Monsieur le Docteur Sollier Homage de profonde et respectueuse reconnaissance Marcel Proust'. Published in 1894 by the young Proust, the Plaisirs et les jours, a collection of prose and poetry in a somewhat decadent style. Together with his constant appearances at Madeleine Lemaire's salon with his friend Reynaldo Hahn, it gained him a reputation as a flaneur which only disappeared after the publication of the first volumes of A la recherche. Carteret Romantique III, 325.

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