"L'IMPREVU" [prose poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Ten paragraphs on two full sheets of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "July 25, 1929" in different typewriter at top left, one handwritten edit, signed by Smith (black ink, forward slanting hand) with address ("Auburn, Calif.") at upper right corner, with handwritten note at end: "From the French of Charles P. Baudelaire." "A translation from Baudelaire, a powerful and enigmatic meditation on the human predicament, with vivid imagery and thought-provoking juxtapositions." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 123, unpublished. Tape repairs on verso reinforcing old fold creases, else fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136443).