Lot 575

GREEN, Julien (1900-98). Le Voyageur sur la Terre, Paris, 1927, original wrappers. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 "HORS COMMERCE" COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY. With another book. (2)

Estimate: £100 - £150
Hammer price: £100
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

GREEN, Julien (1900-98).  Le Voyageur sur la Terre. Paris: Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1927. 8vo (187 x 130mm). Half title, woodcut portrait of the author by G. Aubert after Jean Cocteau, title printed in orange and black. Original printed orange wrappers, uncut (backstrip a little faded). FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 60 OF 120 "HORS COMMERCE" COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "à Monsieur Maurice Bourdel avec mes sentiments de vive sympathie, Julien Green." With the same author's Mont-Cinère. Première édition complète ([Paris], 1928, etched frontispiece by Alexandre Alexeieff, original printed wrappers, ONE OF 8 COPIES "sur papier des manufactures Impériales du Japon", PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "Exemplaire de Monsieur Maurice Bourdel, avec l' amitié de Julien Green."  Maurice Bourdel (1889-1968), the recipient of these two presentation copies, was a celebrated French editor and printer. He was awarded the Office of the Legion of Honour, the Knight Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre 1914-18. (2)

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