Charles Baudelaire's classic poems are here presented in a handsome small-format edition from Black Letter Press. First published in French in 1857, they are erotic, debauched, sometimes Satanic, always decadent -- so much so that six of the poems were banned in France until 1949. A hugely influential work, carefully presented for the modern reader. The editors have carefully chosen their favourite English translations from a range of translators, showing the attention to detail in not only the volume's production values, but in the care for the text itself. Limited, hand-numbered edition of 250 copies. Red boards with pink-foil decorative debossing on upper board. Black ribbon, black endpapers.
Turin: Black Letter Press, 2020. Edition limited to 250 hand-numbered copies. 163 pages, hardback. New. 282+20 pages.