REBELL, Hugues. 15079

£250

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Autograph Letter Signed, to J.H.Ingram in Stoke Newington, sending his new book, Les Chants de la Pluie et du Soleil, in the hope that Ingram can put this work before the English public “avec le gout et le sens artistique que vous mettez dans vos études.” In French. 1 page 6½ x 5 inches, in good condition, with the original franked envelope. Paris, postmarked 12 May 1894. Rare. Hugues Rebell (1867-1905), author, exponent of Nietsche. Rebell is often dismissed as a failed author of pornography, remembered for only one title, Les nuits chaudes du Cap Français (1902), which won the Prix Nocturne in 1966. Rebell wrote a number of pornographic works under the group pseudonym “Jean de Villiot”, a prolific contributor to early 20th century French spanking literature, published by Charles Carrington. He was also a poet, whose Les Chants de la pluie et du soleil, dedicated to his friend René Boylesve, inspired André Gide in Les Nourritures Terrestres.