La Chanson du vieux marin. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. Valery…

La Chanson du vieux marin. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. Valery LARBAUD, translator.

~ La Chanson du vieux marin. Paris: [Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule: A. Raymond] for Victor Beaumont, 1911.

8vo (202 × 131 mm), pp. [6], xxvii, 58, [2]. Uncut in original wrappers. Covers slightly browned and spine slightly creased. Bookplate (Robert de Billey, French diplomat).

First edition. A French translation of Coleridge’s ‘Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner’ by Larbaud a poet and translator who spoke six languages, including English, Italian and Spanish. He translated and helped popularise works by many of the most significant writers in English, including Walt Whitman, Samuel Butler, James Joyce and, of course, Coleridge.

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