N° 170  -  Théophile GAUTIER  - Le Roman de la Momie.

Ce livre est tiré en 9 cahier(s) de 32 pages il comporte donc un total de 288 pages
soit 281 pages de texte 7 page(s) en fin de livre.

Primo publication Nelson 1921
in-16, 4fr50, 189 rue Saint-Jacques - 3 rue Auber, 281 + V pp
Illustration : Edmund Blampied
Edition originale 1858

Résumé catalogue Que faut-il lire ? Nelson 1923

Fidèle et vivante reconstitution de la vie égyptienne au temps des Pharaons. Une captivante histoire d’amour forme la trame de ce livre qui offre tout l’attrait d’un roman contemporain.

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Remerciements à Andrew Hall qui a eu l'amabilité de nous communiquer nombre de lettres adressées par Nelson à E Blampied.

13th May 1920 (398)

E. Blampied, 9 Glencairn Road, Streatham, London SW.
Dear Mr. Blampied,

Many thanks for your letter sending sketches for two French novels. I shall forward these to Paris and let you know whether they meet with the approval of our people there. Meantime I am sending you Le Roman de la Momie by Theophile Gautier. I am also sending you with it three suggestions for subjects. I myself think that either 1 or 3 would probably make the best drawing. Either of them I think should furnish a very charming design for the wrapper. I think you should try and get as much colour into the wrapper as possible. They tell much better on a bookstall and then print better.

I like your drawing for Alice in Wonderland but in face of present costs we could not entertain a new edition of this book.

Yours very truly

22nd May 1920 (42)
E. Blampied, 9 Glencairn Road, Streatham, London SW.

Dear Mr. Blampied,

Many thanks for sketch for Le Roman de la Momie. We are sending this to our Paris house for their approval. We are returning herewith the drawings for Figures et Chose qui Passaient and Le Robe de Laine. Will you kindly finish these and let us have them at your early convenience. Note to keep the price off the side. Enclosed we hand you a note received from our Paris house suggesting one or two small alterations. Please note to keep the author's name at the top as is the French custom.

Yours very truly,

4th June 1920 (126)

Dear Mr. Blampied,

We are enclosing with the sketch of Le Roman de la Momie the comments of our French house upon it. Perhaps you can manage to add some Egyptian detail to the drawing.
Yours very truly

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