MONTESQUIOU-FEZENSAC, Robert, comte de. ~ Félicité. Étude sur la poësie de Marceline DESBORDES-VALMORE. Paris: [G. Richard] for A. Lemerre, 1894.
8vo (180 × 120 mm), pp. , iv, 203, , plus an engraved portrait frontispiece. Slightly browned. Later pale red cloth, with gilt title to spine, preserving original wrappers, uncut. Excellent.
First edition. The first published essay by Montesquiou-Fezensac which studies the poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, (1786-1859) one of the founders of French romantic poetry: her melancholy work admired for its grace and profound emotion. Montesquiou, celebrated aesthete, art collector and Symbolist poet is generally considered the inspiration for Jean des Esseintes in Huysmanns À Rebours.