LOUYS Pierre (1870-1925)

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LOUYS Pierre (1870-1925)
Daphnis and Chloe, autograph manuscript. S.l.n.d. [ca. 1894-1895], 27 pages in in-8 oblong ink, tabbed. Duck blue half-marquin, spine with 4 nerves titled in gold, gilt head, case (Semet & Plumelle). Unpublished autograph note in ink by Pierre Louÿs, "the Imbecility of the Subject", on the pastoral tale of Daphnis and Chloé de Longus, 3rd century Greek author. "[...] Daphnis, a fifteen-year-old goatherd, has a herd of fifty goats that he keeps and doubles at each litter. He sleeps every night with thirteen-year-old shepherdess Chloe, who sees his rams. They want to unite and don't know that Lykaïnien has to reveal to Daphnis the secret of love. Could it be that such a silly subject in the world gave birth to Daphnis and Chloe? [...]».
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