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CAMUS, ALBERT(Author).O'BRIEN, JUSTIN (Translator).
Hamish Hamilton, London. 169, [3,blanks] printed pages. Royal College of Art Library 1955 bookplate with greek key pattern borders (there was a new design each year), manually "withdrawn" with date stamp, on front free paste-down endpaper. RCAL embossed discreetly at foot of title-page (also manually "withdrawn" with date stamp). Edges and endpapers slightly grubby with handling. Rear hinge split but firm. 15 x 22 cm. Original blue cloth, with silver lettering on spine. Corners very slightly worn, covers and top of spine a little stained. Hinges slightly worn and a trifle split, but firm. In original printed dustwrapper with greek key pattern borders and red and black sans serif font. Small tears at foot of upper wrapper and top and bottom of spine; generally good condition. Precedes the American edition. With translation into English by Justin O'Brien. Initially issued in the 1942 French edition, Le Mythe of Sisyphe. Awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature, Camus was the spokesman of his own generation whose insistence on placing individual moral responsibility at the heart of all public choices cut sharply across the comfortable habits of the age. This copy became quickly worn out in its first two years by RCA students and was withdrawn in 1957. Provenance: George Freeman (1931-2019, former president of the Society of Industrial Artists & founder of George Freeman Design Consultants London) who, after the Northern Polytechnic & Central School of Arts and Crafts had various jobs in exhibition design but met Sir Hugh Casson who encouraged him to apply to the Royal Colle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jason Burley, Camden Lock Books, IOBA [London, United Kingdom]
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