Les Collections Editées en France entre 1910 et 1964

N° 174  -  Pierre LOTI  - Figures et Choses qui passaient.

Ce livre est tiré en 9 cahier(s) de 32 pages il comporte donc un total de 288 pages
soit 282 pages de texte 6 page(s) en fin de livre.
Primo publication Nelson 1921
in-16, 4fr50, 189 rue Saint-Jacques - 3 rue Auber, 282 + VI pp
Illustration : Edmund Blampied
Edition originale Calmann-Lévy 1897


Résumé catalogue Que faut-il lire ? Nelson 1923

Souvenirs d’enfance, évocation d’existences provinciales, discrètes et encloses, impressions de voyages qui promènent l’imagination du lecteur du pays basque jusqu’aux rives du Bosphore et jusqu’au lointain Chili… On a, en parcourant ce livre, l’impression délicieuse et rare d’une promenade à travers l’œuvre si variée du grand écrivain.

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Remerciements à Andrew Hall qui a eu l'amabilité de nous communiquer nombre de lettres adressées par Nelson à E Blampied.

5th May 1920 (323)

Dear Mr. Blampied

Herewith I am sending you two French books La Robe de Laine and Figures et chose qui Passaient. Will you be good enough to send me sketches for wrappers in colour for these two volumes at your early convenience. I have asked our French house to suggest subjects which they thing will appeal to French readers and enclose their list. I hope you may find one or other of their suggestions suitable for your purpose. For these French novels I rather like the vignetted style of design. The delicacy of such wrappers appeals to the French public but I must leave the working out to you. The size to which these drawings will be reduced is 4" x 63/8. The lettering to go on consists of title, author's name, we usually have at the top price 3 French Francs and the word Nelson. No design is required for the book. I know that you have plenty of work in hand for us but it is sometimes a relief to an artist, is it not, to turn to from one kind of work to another.
Yours very truly,

13th May 1920 (398)

E. Blampied, 9 Glencairn Road, Streatham, London SW.

Dear Mr. Blampied,

Many thanks for your letter sending sketches for two French novels. I shall forward these to Paris and let you know whether they meet with the approval of our people there. Meantime I am sending you Le Roman de la Momie by Theophile Gautier. I am also sending you with it three suggestions for subjects. I myself think that either 1 or 3 would probably make the best drawing. Either of them I think should furnish a very charming design for the wrapper. I think you should try and get as much colour into the wrapper as possible. They tell much better on a bookstall and then print better.

I like your drawing for Alice in Wonderland but in face of present costs we could not entertain a new edition of this book.

Yours very truly

22nd May 1920 (42)

E. Blampied, 9 Glencairn Road, Streatham, London SW.

Dear Mr. Blampied,

Many thanks for sketch for Le Roman de la Momie. We are sending this to our Paris house for their approval. We are returning herewith the drawings for Figures et Chose qui Passaient and Le Robe de Laine. Will you kindly finish these and let us have them at your early convenience. Note to keep the price off the side. Enclosed we hand you a note received from our Paris house suggesting one or two small alterations. Please note to keep the author's name at the top as is the French custom.

Yours very truly,





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