[Manuscript] FARRERE (Claude) : Where ? Manuscript... - Lot 66 - Richard Maison de ventes

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[Manuscript] FARRERE (Claude) : Where ? Manuscript... - Lot 66 - Richard Maison de ventes
[Manuscript] FARRERE (Claude) : Where ? Manuscript dated 1922, published in the collection L'autre côté, published in 1928. One cover. 20 by 29,5 cm. 109 sheets, on beautiful laid paper, written on the back only. Complete. Perfect condition of the leaves, in a document pocket. This manuscript contains numerous annotations and corrections, sometimes in red. Each beginning of chapter was the subject of a calligraphic decoration work of Claude FARRERE. Each chapter is dated. The first one indicates two dates: Borda, 1894-1896, and the vines, Wednesday, April 14, 1920. On a cover page, in a different format, it is written: Where? Document. (manuscript) 1914 - 1312 "this manuscript, reproduced facsimile, with some copies, being nevertheless in no way intended for the vulgar public, will not be, of the life of CF, ever printed". 1312 corresponds to the year 1894 for the calendar of the Egire If we try to find a coherence to these indications, and considering the content of the text, we can think that Claude FARRERE lived a strong psychological experience in 1894-1896, in Borda, and that he transcribed it in 1920-1922 without having the project to publish it. Then, finally, he would have chosen to insert it in a collection of fantastic tales, The other side, in 1928, which removed the too personal character of it. But these are only the suppositions of an expert in detective stories. The manuscript ends signed by Claude FARRERE, with two dates: Les Vignes, Tuesday, October 24, 1922 - 3 rebi ul ewel 1341 (3 Rabi'ou Al-awwal 1341, dating of the Egire). The short story is the hallucinated account of a stroll in Lyon (Fourvière, Parc de la Tête d'Or, Oullins, etc.), with characters who seem to be evocations of people around Farrère, such as the Cavalier à la chevalière de platine, for example. Farrère evokes a dream, but one can think of a psychic trip made under substances, or a temporary experience of delirium. Very beautiful document, unique by definition, and undoubtedly important for the work of FARRERE. It is joined : FARRERE (Claude): the other side. Unusual tales. Paris, Flammarion, 1928. EO numbered. Half calf with corners 5 nerves, spine unstained. Binding signed Flammarion. The short story Où? was published in this collection.
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