"In those days every month seemed endless, and the years an eternity": First edition of Impressions by Pierre Loti; with an introduction by Henry James
LOTI, Pierre. Introduction by Henry James.
Item Number: 109487
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co, 1898.
First edition of Pierre Loti’s Impressions. Octavo, original green pictorial buckram, woodcut pictorial title page, woodcut initials. In near fine condition.
James writes of Loti in his introduction to the present volume, "I may as well admit in the outset that in speaking of Pierre Loti I give way to an inclination of the irresistible sort, express indeed a lively obligation. I am conscious of owing him that amount and that kind of pleasure as to which hesitation resides only in the difficulty of statement. He has been for me, from the hour of my making his acquaintance, one of the joys of the time, and the fact moreover of his being of the time has often, to my eyes, made it seem to suffer less from the presence of writers less delightful yet more acclaimed."