Publisher: Paris: Mercvre de France, 1909.
Edition: First edition, second printing of the first French translation of the complete Leaves of Grass.
Condition: Wrappers slightly worn; paper browning a bit, but supple; light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 25455
Description2 vols, 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers,  &  pages, untrimmed. Frontis portraits.
CommentsAn important translation of Leaves of Grass by Leon Bazalgette which remained the definitive French translation for a number of years. OCLC records an 1908 edition of this in one volume of 701 pages, with one holding (HRC), which is described as possibily an extra-illustrated proof copy for the translator. All other editions on OCLC are dated 1909, and several of them, like this one, have "Deuxème Édition" on the title-page and wrapper of the second volume only. Inscribed by Bazalgette on the half-title. Perforated ownership initials of "M.F." on each front wrapper.