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Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust. 'Guermantes Way' Vols 1&2. First Eng Ed. 1925. Good condition+
Chatto & Windus. Very good condition for age. First English edition 1925. Cloth hardcover exteriors VGC.Page edges 'unfinished'. About 10 pages per volume show slight foxing (the pics show the very worst of this) All other pages very good. The one exception is that on pages 6-7 of Vol#2, there is a charming 1970 press-clipping re. impending Visconti Proust movie that was never made! Kinda history in-itself(see last pic). The clipping has discoloured a section of both pages. Original '15 shilling' price in pencil inside one vol (could easily be erased, if desired). For sale : lovely example of the 2 volumes 'The Guermantes Way' from 'A la récherche du temps perdu' by Marcel Proust. Clothbound hardback. First english edition 1925. Published by Chatto & Windus and translated by Leslie Scott-Moncrieff. This is the first English translation of volumes 3 and 4 of Proust's masterpiece and came out in 1925. Vols 1 and 2 being 'Swann's Way', which was released 3 years earlier in 1922 - readers evidently had more patience in those days! I had intended to collect the whole book in this edition, starting in the mid '80s but succumbed to the considerably less rare, smaller Chatto&Windus 12 volume hardback set. These beauties have sat on a shelf, untouched, ever since These two really should be part of the whole series in someone's collection. There really aren't that many of these left in this sort of condition. Very good condition for age - now 95 years old!. Cloth hardcover exteriors VGC. Page edges 'unfinished' on both volumes. About 10 pages per volume show slight foxing (the pics … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: bigwhitespace [London, United Kingdom]
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