"L'AMOUR ET LE CRANE" [prose poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). Three short paragraphs on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "Apr. 15, 1929" in different typewriter at top left, with handwritten note by Smith (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom: "From the French of Charles D. Baudelaire." "A surprisingly bitter meditation on the struggle between Love and the Cranium, asserting that dreams, so ostensibly whimsical, are really tyrants that drain the substance of a man." - Robert Eldridge. Not in Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography. Tape repairs on verso reinforcing old fold creases, else fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136386).

Price: $750.00

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