1932 Rare First Limited French Edition - Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hemon illustrated by Jean Droit.
Author: Louis Hemon. (Jean Droit, illustrator).
Title: Maria Chapdelaine, Récit du Canada français. Introduction d'Edmond Pilon.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Paris, L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza, 1932. First Limited Edition illustrated by Jean Droit, #136/300 on Annam de Rives Paper.
Size: 7.5" X 5.5".
Pages: x-247 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine French Mosaic quarter morocco leather binding (hinges fine, spine lightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing to first and last blank page - as shown, original wrappers bound in at front and rear of the book - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the full page color illustrations and the chapter's vignettes by Jean Droit.
The book: A rare and captivating early edition of "Maria Chapdelaine," Louis Hemon's seminal narrative about the French-Canadian pioneer spirit. This First Limited Edition illustrated by Jean Droit is distinguished not only by its literary merit but also by the vibrant illustrations of Jean Droit, providing readers with a rich, immersive experience of the rugged Canadian frontier.
The author: Louis Hemon (1880-1913) was a French-born writer who, during his time in Canada, penned the classic "Maria Chapdelaine." The novel reflects the challenges and spirit of the pioneers of French Canada, offering a vivid portrayal of life in the Quebec wilderness and has since become a cornerstone of Canadian literature.
The illustrator: Jean Droit (1884-1961) was a renowned French artist celebrated for his evocative illustrations and patriotic works, especially during the First World War. In this edition of "Maria Chapdelaine," Droit's artistry enhances the narrative with a visual beauty that captures the essence of the Canadian landscape and the spirit of its people. His full-page color illustrations and meticulous chapter vignettes breathe life into Hemon's words, making this edition a treasure for both bibliophiles and art enthusiasts.
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