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.(

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


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