"LES HIBOUX" [i.e., "The Owls," poem] and "LE COUCHER D'UN SOLEIL ROMANTIQUE" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Two sonnets (fourteen lines each) on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy (probably), with handwritten corrections of a few typos, dated "Sept. 27, 1925" in different typewriter at top and signed in full by author (gray ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom. Clark Ashton Smith.

"LES HIBOUX" [i.e., "The Owls," poem] and "LE COUCHER D'UN SOLEIL ROMANTIQUE" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Two sonnets (fourteen lines each) on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy (probably), with handwritten corrections of a few typos, dated "Sept. 27, 1925" in different typewriter at top and signed in full by author (gray ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom. "Translations from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. Uses the hybrid sonnet form favored by Smith -- two quatrains followed by a split sestet -- but with a tetrameter rhythm in the first poem and a hexameter in the second. The exotic diction and morbid attitude of Baudelaire made him a natural for Smith, while providing a certain Gallic steel that gives these collaborations a vigor not always present in Smith's original compositions." - Robert Eldridge. The first of these has seen numerous appearances, including in Weird Tales (Nov. 1941, as translated by Timeus Gaylord). The second appeared in the May 1926 United Amateur. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 117 and 114, respectively. Old fold creases, a couple of minor edge nicks, generally fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136333).

Price: $450.00

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