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PETIT, Philippe.

On the High Wire.

Translated by Paul Auster with a preface by Marcel Marceau.

Published: New York: Random House, 1985

Stock code: 103252

Price: £325

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “To Andy, from Philippe Petit, N.Y.C, 1992.” The French high-wire artist Petit is best known for his illegal walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. The original French text was not published until 1997, under the title Traité du funambulisme.

Octavo. Original white wrappers, titles to spine in red, gold and green, covers printed in red, gold and black, front cover illustrated with monochrome image, Faint toning to wrappers; an excellent copy.

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