Lot n° 112
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Genet, Jean - Querelle de Brest. S.l.n.,... - Lot 112 - Crait + Müller
Genet, Jean - Querelle de Brest. S.l.n., 1947. Large in-8 (28.3 x 19.2 cm) paperback, cover printed in white and blue (some foxing) - 250 pp., [1 f.]. Second edition, printed in December 1947, a few months after the original. Limited edition of 1850 copies, this one no. 1112.
Also by the same author:
1/ - Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs. Paris, L'Arbalète, 1948. In-16 "Jésus", paperback in filled cover, titled on spine - cover mounted upside down - title and running titles in red - 411 pp. 1 f. justification]. Limited edition reserved for subscribers on pur fil Lana watermarked "L'Arbalète". Second edition.
Discovered by Cocteau and then Sartre, Genet is the "pariah" of post-war French literature. His first novel, "Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs", written in Fresnes prison in 1942, was first published in December 1943 by Paul Morihien, Jean Cocteau's secretary.
2/ - Genet, Jean. - Poèmes. Paris, L'Arbalète, 1948. In-4, paperback, illustrated cover with portraits of Genet by Dushan Stanimirovich, titled rhodoid dust jacket (tears and missing parts), endpapers with traces of freckling from inserted documents - 107 pp., [1 f.]. Edition of 1000 copies on pur fil Lana paper (no. 948). First edition.
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