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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 239.3

Paul Valéry papers concerning Grandeur et décadence de l'Europe


Page proofs of Grandeur et décadence de l'Europe by the French poet Paul Valéry, bound with correspondence, contracts, and printed portraits of Valéry.


  • 1927-1928

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Page proofs of Grandeur et décadence de l'Europe, bound with correspondence between Valéry and the publisher Edouard Champion, a contract concerning the book's publication, and 5 printings of a woodcut portrait of Valéry by Louis Joseph Soulas, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Valéry was a French poet.

Physical Location

Lowell Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-9. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund; received: 1969 September 9.

Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945. Paul Valéry papers concerning Grandeur et décadence de l'Europe, 1927-1928: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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