ATALA, François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, Vignettes de Pierre Charbonnier, 1925, 1/60 Copies


Atala, ou Les Amours de deux sauvages dans le désert (English: Atala, or The Loves of two Indian savages in the desert) is an early novella by French author François-René de Chateaubriand, first published on 2 April 1801.

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Rene de Chateaubriand


Vignettes gravees sur bois de Pierre Charbonnier


Published by Henry Jonquieres, Paris, 1925

Gilt decorated cloth covers with hand-colored vignette, all edges gilt, 12mo, 163 pp.

One of 60 copies on Velin du Marais  paper (numbered 11-60 / 61-75 hors commerce)

Of a total edition of 555; this is no. 59


Vignettes engraved on wood by Pierre Charbonnier.


François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 – 1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who had a notable influence on French literature of the nineteenth century. Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition.

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