Les Roses tristes. Préface du comte Robert de Montesquieu. Elaine GREFFULHE, Duchesse de Guiche.

Les Roses tristes. Préface du comte Robert de Montesquieu

Paris: Imprimerie nationale 1923. 4to. 179pp.

Item #8517

The only published work by the author was the daughter of Count Henry Greffulhe and his wife, Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay (said to be a model for the Duchess of Guermantes in Marcel Proust’s novel, À la recherche du temps perdu). Proust attended her wedding in 1904 and his appearance was apparently caught on film. Robert de Montesquiou, a cousin, has contributed an introduction.
Very good in marbled wrappers, light wear. Quite rare with only two institutional copies located.

Price: $1,200.00