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        Antigone Tragédie mise en français par André Bonnard et illustrée par Hans Erni.

      104 S. en feuilles. avec 14 eaux fortes (13 en pleine page) Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui No.5 des 30 ex.imprimé sur papier pure chiffon à la main, au filigrane de la fleur de lin, du Moulin Favier à Lagat, avec une suite sur chine. signée par Erni et Gonin (après la maquette et 10 ex.avec un cuivre barré et avant les 189 les 30 ex.h.c.). - Etat de neuf. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. There is no wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume and none of the internal foxing so typical to this volume. The glassine is present with a few small tears and slight loss. The spine of the cloth volume is sunned. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a little edgewear. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"). The first volume in black wrappers is the French original illustrated by Andre Derain with gouache drawings on black paper reproduced through the pochoir process and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The other volume in gilt-decorated cloth is the English translation by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley including four omitted from the original. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: Volume One, Number Three, October-December [1938]

      Verve Paris: Verve. [1938]. First. Large quarto. Illustrated wrappers. Text in English. Spine eroded, a good only copy. Containing only three of the four original lithographs ("Summer" by Miro; "Autumn" by Rattner; and "Winter" by Paul Klee), lacking "Spring" by Chagall. Drawings by Matisse and Rembrandt, paintings by The Douanier Henri Rousseau, Pierre Bonnard, Delacroix, and more. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House New York: Random House, 1938. First edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. Drawings by Edward Shenton. Original publisher's cloth-backed patterned boards. From the library of Hogarth scholar, Ronald Paulson, bearing his bookplate to the front pastedown. An excellent copy, spine very slightly faded, a few small stains to endpaper, else a fine copy of one of the author's scarcers signed limited editions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
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        JOSEPH IN EGYPT. Two volume set. Each volume signed by the author

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Two volume set, lacking the original publisher's slipcase. Hardcover bindings, with minor to moderate sunning to spine, with the beginning of fraying to spine extremities, and other very minor imperfections; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Stated "Third printing, March 1938." Both volumes are autographed in ink on a blank white endpaper "Thomas Mann" with no further inscription or previous owner's information. German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate.. Signed. First edition, third printing. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
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        La Nausée. Roman.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1938). Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers, also the back-strip, in a very nice, elegant black half morocco binding with dark red marbled paper over boards. Housed in a dark red marbled paper slip-case with black morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "J-P Miguet". Backstrip mounted and with a few repairs, far from affecting lettering, otherwise a very fine copy indeed. Gilt super ex libris to inside of front board.. A magnificent double-presentation-copy of the first edition (issue unknown) of Sartre's first book, a canonical work of existentialism. Of the first edition, 63 numbered copies appeared, and an unknown number of copies for regular sale. According to Contat & Rybalka, several reimpressions appeared, varying a bit in format and number of pages ("Nombreuses réimpressions, dont le format et le nombre de pages varient quelque peu."). The present copy has the 223 pp. (as the numbered copies), and the imprint "Paris, 5-4-1938" (the numbered copies were released for sale on March 23rd 1938). The present copy is inscribed (and signed) twice by Sartre, both times on the half-title, first around the time of the appearance of the work, and then again decades later. The first inscription reads: "A Jean Jansion/ en souvenir d'une conversation/ sur la liberté. Cordialement/ JP Sartre", and the second reads: "A M. Fortin/ en souvenir d'une autre/ conversation/ JP Sartre". The first being in his early, somewhat neater handwriting, and the second in his later, larger and looser characteristic handwriting. The present copy was originally given by Sartre to Jean Jansion (who was killed by the Germans in 1944), apparently after a conversation on liberty, a theme important for both. Some time after the death of Jansion, Mr. Fortin has presumably bought the presentation-copy of Sartre's first novel, met and talked to Sartre and then had him inscribe it again, reflecting the inscription he originally wrote. The second inscription is presumably from the 70'ies. The original association is highly interesting, as Sartre evidently knew the young writer Jansion and is one of the few to actually refer in writing to his only published work, "A Man Walks in the City", now primarily known through the film-adaption of it. It seems that Jansion had potential to become a writer of renown, but he died at a very young age and never got to publish anything himself. His only work appeared posthumously, but it did attract some attention. Sartre, who seems to have enjoyed his conversation about liberty with the young author, writes the following about him, in connection with other great writers of the era: "The French novel which caused the greatest furor between 1939 and 1945, "The Stranger", by Albert Camus, a young writer who was then director of the clandestine newspaper, "Combat", deliberately borrowed the technique of "The Sun Also Rises". In "Un Homme Marche dans la Ville", the only and posthumous book of Jean Jansion, a very young man who was killed by the Germans in 1944, you might be reading Hemingway ... the same short, brutal sentences, the same lack of psychological analysis, the same heroes. "Les Mendicants", by Desforêts, and Gerbebaude, by Magnane, used the technique of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" without changing anything. They took from Faulkner the method of reflecting different aspects of the same event, through the monologues of different sensitivities." (Sartre, "American Novelists in French Eyes" in: Atlantic Monthly, Aug. 46, translated by Miss Evelyn de Solis)."La Nausee" ("Nausea") is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. As Kierkegaard's "Either-Or", the work is also an epistolary novel, written in the form of journal entries. The work contains the earliest of the famous Sartre quotes, e.g. "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do", "I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen", etc.Contat & Rybalka 38/11 (pp. (60)-64)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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