Histoire litteraire des fous. by DELEPIERRE, Octave.

Histoire litteraire des fous. by DELEPIERRE, Octave.
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~ Histoire litteraire des fous. London: Trübner & Co., 1860.

8vo (189 × 120 mm), pp. [2], 184, [8] (adverts). Original blindstamped brick red cloth, gilt, with binder’s ticket of Westleys & Co. Bookplate of Albert Caillet.

First edition thus of this important and influential study of madness and ‘outsider’ literature. Albert Caillet’s copy, with his bookplate. A reissue, in revised and enlarged form, of two papers which first appeared in the Miscellanies of the Philobiblon society, vols. 3-4, under titles ‘Études bio-bibliographiques sur les fous littéraires’, and ‘Essai biographique sur l'histoire littéraire des fous.’ With pieces on John Clare, Robert Hall, Kant, Lalou, John Mason, Thomas Lloyd, Nathaniel Lee, Alexander Cruden and Sir Thomas Ames.

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