RAUDSEP, Nora and Paul de STOECKLIN. Le Kalewipoeg: Legende Epique Estonienne.
(Paris): Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1930. First edition. Octavo. 126 pages. Scarce, first, French adaptation of Kalevipoeg the founding chef-d’oeuvre of Estonian literature. The work was compiled in 1857–61 by the Estonian physician, folklorist, and poet F. Reinhold Kreutzwald, during a period referred to as the national awakening. The work became the focus of the nascent 19th-century Estonian nationalism and independence movement and subsequently exercised considerable influence on the country’s literature, art, and music. A good copy in printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped at edges and heavily worn at spine. An important early translation, the work wasn’t translated into English until 1982.