First edition of Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire.
Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. Inscribed to
Nadar (Félix Tournachon), pioneer photographer, writer,
and caricaturist, and one of Baudelaire’s very small inner
circle of friends. Binding by Charles Meunier.(http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/frenchitalian/holdings/)
Today’s birthday April 9th 1821 : French poet, art critic and translator of Edgar Allen Poe : Charles Baudelaire who became famous with his controversial poetry “Les Fleurs du Mal”
Also a Charles Meunier binding