Les Gammes. (Vers). by MERRILL, Stuart.

Les Gammes. (Vers). by MERRILL, Stuart.

~ Les Gammes. (Vers). Paris: Chez Vanier, 1887.

16mo (204 × 145 mm), pp. 60, [2]. Browned. Uncut in original wrappers. Tears close to spine on upper cover, but actually a very good copy of a fragile book.

First edition, rare, dedicated to René Ghil. The first collection (and one of the most popular works) by American Symbolist poet Merrill, who wrote mainly in French and who had studied under Mallarmé (to whom the first poem here, ‘La Flûte’, is dedicated). Les Gammes received wide critical acclaim throughout Europe and was the work that launched his literary career.

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