Oeuvres de Frederic Mistral
Seven fine leather volumes—Mireille, Calendal, Les Isles D'Or, Nerte, La Reine Jeanne, Le Poeme du Rhone, Les Olivades
1921—1930. Hardbacks rebound in blue half-leather by Hatchette of London, with blue cloth covered boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt titling. Top edge gilt. Each 16.5 × 9.5cm, see below for pagination. Text is in both Provencal (verso) and French (recto).
Seven volumes from the works of Frederic Mistral (1830–1914), a French poet and leading figure in Le Felibrige, an association of Provencal poets. His work gave new life to the language and literature of the region, and he shared the Nobel Prize for literature in 1904. The books are:
1. Mireille, Poeme Provencal. (1930, 505pp + 2pp music score)
2. Calendal. (1925, 530pp)
3. Les Iles D'Or. (1929, 530pp)
4. Nerte, Nouvelle Provencal. (undated c1925, 325pp)
5. La Reine Jeanne, Tragedie Provencal. (1921, 317pp + 5pp musical sheet)
6. Le Poeme du Rhone, En XII Chants. (1925, 346pp)
7. Les Olivades, Recueil de Poesies Provencales. (undated c1925, 247pp)
This set is in very good condition. There is scuff to the leather of the spine to Calendal (to the right of the gilt titling), and there is light surface wear to the leather. Each volume has a neat previous owner's name but the books have secure binding and clean pages. An attractive collection.