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Amiel's Journal, The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel (Volume Two, only, of Two), Amiel, Henri-Frederic; Mrs. Humphry Ward (trans)
1 Amiel, Henri-Frederic; Mrs. Humphry Ward (trans) Amiel's Journal, The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel (Volume Two, only, of Two)
New York Macmillan and Co. 1895 First Edition. 1 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering, gilt decoration and border on cover, gilt lettering on spine with two borders, t.e.g. Includes Appendix, Notes, and Index. Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic. Born in Geneva, he was descended from a Huguenot family driven to Switzerland by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Losing his parents at an early age, Amiel travelled widely, became intimate with the intellectual leaders of Europe, and made a special study of German philosophy. In 1849 he was appointed professor of aesthetics at the academy of Geneva, and in 1854 became professor of moral philosophy. These appointments, conferred by the democratic party, deprived him of the support of the aristocratic party, which comprised nearly all the culture of the city. This isolation inspired the one book for which Amiel is still known, "The Journal Intime," which was published after his death. It was translated into English by Mrs. Humphry Ward. Amiel's "Journal" gained a sympathy that the author had failed to obtain during his life. In addition to the "Journal," he produced several volumes of poetry and wrote studies on Erasmus, Madame de Stael and other writers. He died in Geneva in 1881.. Corners very slightly rubbed, two former owner's signature and date on ffep (one in ink with offset on fep), ink spot on half title and title pages, one page with very small open tear, a few foxed pages, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel Series. Vol. 2. 24mo 5" - 6" tall. (iv), 402, (4) pp 
Price: 30.00 USD

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