1888 ORIGINAL, FRENCH LANGUAGE MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, ESSAYS AND OPINION BY A LATE 19th CENTURY MONTREAL MAN

By: JOSEPH L. OCTAVE LEBRUN

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On offer is a fascinating collection of prose and poetry written in the late 19th century, by a French Canadian writer from Montreal. Measuring 5 inches by 3.25 inches, this flip-style note book contains 88 pages and is approximately 60% complete. The cover and pages and in good condition. The binding has loosened and several pages are loose but all are accounted for. The handwriting is neat and legible. It is written in French. The author is Joseph L. Octave LeBrun. The collection was written in 1888. He notes in the journal that he lives in Longue Pointe, Montreal. Casual research has not found additional biographical information on LeBrun. However, it is clear from his writing that he is a well-educated man. The collection consists of essays on various topics, poems and some personal writings. Much of it is in the romantic style popular in late 19th century literature. He begins with the following essay on the advantages of Marriage - Avantages du Marriage: "L'homme trouve dans la femme une douce compagne, une sincere ami qui lui offre tout ce que la nature a des plus seduisant , de plus precieux qui lui procure la satisfaction des desires les plus tendres, lui fournit la societe la plus agreable; qui lui prodigue tous les soins dont il peut avoir besoin ..." - "The man finds in the woman a sweet companion, a sincere friend who offers him all that nature has most seducing, the most precious which gives him the satisfaction of the most tender desires, furnishes him with the most agreeable society; who gives him all the care he may need". His poetry begins: "Pour toi seul, oh crois moi Je garde un mot supreme Ce doux mot, c'est je t'aime Et je ne le dis qua toi" - "For you alone, oh believe me I keep a word supreme this sweet word, it's I love you And I only say it to you". Another piece is entitled simply Lettre (Letter): "La premiere fois que mes regards si fixerent sur vous, je senti un fremissement delicieux qui me revela les sorts de mes sentiments ..." - "The first time my eyes were so fixed on you, I felt a delightful stirring that revealed to me the spells of my feelings ..." He signs the letter to the unidentified object of his feelings: "Votre Adorateur" - "Your worshipper". This is a delightful collection of writings from a well-educated and romantic person. It is an excellent example of the type of romantic literature written at that time. It would be of obvious interest to someone studying or researching such literature from that period.

Title: 1888 ORIGINAL, FRENCH LANGUAGE MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, ESSAYS AND OPINION BY A LATE 19th CENTURY MONTREAL MAN

Author Name: JOSEPH L. OCTAVE LEBRUN

Categories: 19th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA, 1888

Book Condition: Good

Type: French Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008206

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