Manuscript by Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) of 'Marie Stuart reine d'Ecosse', c. 1859
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Quarto, contemporary half morocco, marbled boards.
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Lamartine's first success in poetry was the masterpiece, Les Meditations Poetiques (1820). He was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1825, and he worked for the French embassy in Italy from 1825 to 1828. In 1829, he was elected a member of the Academie francaise. He was elected a deputy in 1833. In 1835 he published the Voyage en Orient. He was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France. His Marie Stuart reine d'Ecosse was an important work in the history of Mary as a cultural icon. Unusually it was first published in an English translation by Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1859.
Lamartine died in Paris on 28 February 1869
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