In'Les Fleurs du Mal' (The Flowers of Evil), Charles Baudelaire explored the dark regions of the human psyche. From that masterpiece of mid-nineteenth century poetry, the world-renowned artist Henri Cartier-Bresson culled three poems through which he sought to express the poet's thought via the medium of photography:'What a Pair of Eyes Can Promise,''The Giantess,' and'Agnostos Theos'-or, to give them their original French titles respectively:'Les Presses d'un Visage,''Hymne. Three Poems from Les Fleurs du Mal, The Flowers of Evil. Baudelaire, Charles; Leymarie, Jean (Afterward); Cartier-Bresson, Henri (Photographs).
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1997. Number 146 of 300, folio size, unpaginated  pp. From that masterpiece of mid-nineteenth century poetry, the world-renowned artist Henri Cartier-Bresson culled three poems through which he sought to express the poet's thought via the medium of photography:'What a Pair of Eyes Can Promise,''The Giantess,' and'Agnostos Theos'-or, to give them their original French titles respectively:'Les Presses d'un Visage,''Hymne,' and'La Geante.They range from pure inspiration of love to unabashed sensuality - the variegated petals of the flowers of evil. " Presented here "on facing pages, Baudelaire's original; French poems and their English translations, all chosen as the most faithful versions that have been made. Above info and quotes from the LEC Newsletter. DESCRIPTION: Original full red linen over boards with printed paper label inset to the upper board, fore-edge uncut, white endpapers, four photogravures including the frontispiece; hand-set Walbaum type, mould-made cover stock from the Arches mill in Epinal, France, folio size (14.5" by 14"), unpaginated  pp. Limited edition, this number 146 of 300, signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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