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This antique book is in French and entitled "Extraits de Chateaubriand, Les Aventures du Dernier Abencerage-Passagtes tires du Voyage en Amerique-d'Atala-et des Melanges Litteraires."

It is hardcover and small, measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/2" and about 100 pages (counting both sides). There are no illustrations, just an introduction in English followed by French text.

It was published in 1894 by Henry Holt and Company and was selected and edited with notes by Robert L. Sanderson, Assistant Professor of French in Harvard University.

This is a book of excerpts from the writings of François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 – 1848) a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature (from Wikipedia). To find out about who Chateaubriand was, copy and paste this link into your internet address bar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateaubriand.

This very old book is in remarkable shape for its age of 118 years. The hardcover front has a teabag color aged look to it and some of the paper along the spine is peeling but the spine is still holding all the pages in. The back hard cover has a deep crease in it on the inside but is holding together strongly. The pages are somewhat aged looking but in wonderful condition and completely readable. There is a name "Myrl Anderson" written on the first page and a black crayon mark.

Chateaubriand isn't just rare beef with Bearnaise sauce----who knew?

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Antique French book Extraits de Chateaubriand


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