Paris: Mercure de France (1904). 2nd. 352pp.
An interesting presentation copy of this collection of Stendahl's work inscribed from John Singer Sargent to Vita Sackville-West. Below Sargent's penciled inscription to Sackville West on the front endpaper is an ink notation in her hand in French, which notes that the book was presented to her by Sargent whilst she sat for a portrait. It appears that Sackville-West disliked the finished portrait so much that it was destroyed, and replaced with another in charcoal which was thought sufficiently flattering.
Very good in contemporary green morocco binding, monogram to upper cover in gilt (V.S.), original wrappers present, light browning, slight chipping to one or two leaves, brown morocco endpapers. An amusing association copy.