First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Mme Jean Stern, with Stern’s bookplate, the inscription reading “à Madame Jean Stern, respecteusement, [signed] M Prévost”. Jean Stern (1875-1962) was a French fencer who won Olympic gold in the epee class at London, 1908. The scion of a noted banking family, he was married to Claude Lambert, herself the daughter of Belgian banker Léon Lambert and his wife Zoé de Rothschild.
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Octavo. Contemporary red half morocco, spine lettered gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; original yellow wrappers bound in. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to Jean Stern, and with Stern’s bookplate. Extremities rubbed, a little browning to extreme edges, a very good copy.