MALLARMÉ, Stéphane. Les Dieux Antiques, Nouvelle Mythologie Illustrée. Translated by Stéphane Mallarmé from the English of George W. Cox. xvi, 320 pp. Illustrated with 260 wood engravings throughout. 8vo., 211 x 140 mm, bound in publisher's maroon cloth stamped in black and gold. Paris: J. Rothschild, 1880.
First Edition of one of Mallarme's earliest appearances in print. Mallarme's need to make a iving resulted in this educational work, which he translated into French from two English books on mythology by George W. Cox. Mallarmé produced his translation while teaching high school in Paris at Fontanes, now the Lycée Condorcet. Spine sun faded, otherwise fine, uncommon thus.
Item nr. 157971