Wisdom and Destiny. Half-title signed ("Maeterlinck"), inscribed "à Mademoiselle Florence J. Perkins Bien cordial souvenir," and dated January 20, 1920. Maurice MAETERLINCK.

Wisdom and Destiny. Half-title signed ("Maeterlinck"), inscribed "à Mademoiselle Florence J. Perkins Bien cordial souvenir," and dated January 20, 1920.

Octavo. 1 leaf only, with a short printed catalog of the author's works to verso. Extracted from the book.

Slightly worn and browned.

The dramas of the Belgian symbolist poet, essayist, and dramatist Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) inspired compositions by some of the most important composers of the twentieth century, including Fauré, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Schoenberg, and Webern. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. Wisdom and Destiny, a lengthy essay, was first published in French as La sagesse et la destinée in 1898. Item #23179

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