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Lot n° 43

BAUDELAIRE.- POE (Edgar Alan).

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Eureka. Translated by Charles Baudelaire. P., Michel Lévy, "Bibliothèque contemporaine", 1864, in-12, 248 p., publisher's catalogue in fine, br. with ex-libris stamp (cover creased, russeting on edges). First edition. No large papers. The last major work published during Poe's lifetime, Eureka, subtitled "prose poem, essay on the material and spiritual universe", was written in 1848. Considered by Paul Valéry as a true epic of knowledge, "Eureka" aims to explain "the physical, metaphysical and mathematical universe, material and spiritual".