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The Journals of Andre Gide [complete in four volumes] + Portrait of Andre Gide

Gide, Andre
O'Brien, Justin


1st Edition

Translated from the French, with an Introduction and Notes byJustin O’Brien. With: Portrait of Andre Gide by Justin O’Brien. 5 vols in total. Published 1947-1953. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. In uniform unclipped dust jackets, some age-toning, in particular to vols. 1 and 2. All fine/fine, except as mentioned below (and shown on photographs). Vol.1: neat marginal annotations to first 45 pages. Ink stamp (from The Oriental Book Society) to corner of f.f.e. Some creasing to head of unpaginated index at rear. Dust jacket with some nicks and tears along edges with very slight loss the spine ends. Vol.2: small book seller’s sticker (from Foyles) to paste-down. Price sticker (45/- net) on top of original price to upper flap. Closed tear to tail of lower panel. Vol.3: corners slightly bumped. Some rubbing to spine of dust jacket and price sticker (45/- net) on top of original price to upper flap.Vol.4: small stain to lower panel of dust jacket. All are first editions. *** When Andre Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was asked which of his books he would choose if only one were to survive, he replied, ‘I think it would be my Journal.’ The journal was always Gide’s best mode of expression, and he wrote his journals as a writer, always with potential publication in mind. ‘When, at the age of eighteen of nineteen, Andre Gide began keeping his first journal, he already intended to be a writer,’ writes Justin O’Brien in his introduction. The journals run from 1889 to 1949, the year the first volume was published. Gide won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. *** The weight of these 5 vols is c.4.5KG: additional postage will be necessary. (UK postage £10.)

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Book Details

AuthorGide, Andre
O'Brien, Justin
PublisherSecker & Warburg
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition