FLAUBERT (Gustave).

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FLAUBERT (Gustave).
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT. Notes of readings of the work Voyage au Ouaday by the cheykh Mohammed ibn-Omar el-Tounsy. Translated from Arabic by Dr. Perron. 10 double-sided pages, 32,5 x 20,5 cm on a beautiful laid paper [i.e. 20 handwritten pages]. Soft bound in-4, full bradel tobacco morocco, smooth spine, title in full, untrimmed, lined slipcase (Alix).
Notes that Flaubert used for his novel Salammbô. The work, Voyage au Ouaday, was published in 1844. Each of these fascinating notes is titled in the margin: Sultans of the Ouaday - Bosses of courage [sort of buboes behind each rider's ear, seat of courage for the Ouadayans]. - Color that the Ouadayans value [skin color] - Ferocity of language of the Ouadayans - Pusillanimity in the desert - The Sultan, behind a curtain like an oracle - Distinctive marks of the tribes of the idolatrous Sudan - The djengueh [who sleep in ashes] - Luxury objects reserved for the sultan alone - Why the sultan of the Ouaday could not drink milk - Female djinns in love epilepsy [sleeping with female djinns can make one epileptic] - Wonderful siring of a horse - Couples who live in trees - etc.
Sale Succession Caroline Franklin Grout-Flaubert. Manuscripts of Gustave Flaubert. Autograph letters and objects. From his estate. Sale in Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 18 and 19 November 1931, n° 159.
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