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GIDE, André.

Thésée.

Availability: In stock

Published: [Paris] Gallimard, [1946]

Stock Code: 132448

£750
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to his friend and biographer "à Jean Hytier, avec ma bien attentive sympathie, André Gide". This is number 9 of 30 hors commerce copies, from a total edition of 1,370 copies, of Gide's re-imagining of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Jean Hytier (1899-1983) was a French novelist who served as director of letters for the French National Ministry of Education for two years after the Second World War. He had previously taught at universities in Iran and Algeria, where he met and befriended Gide. He wrote a biography of Gide which was published in Algiers in 1938. After the war he moved to America in 1947 and taught French at the University of Columbia for 19 years, retiring as a full professor in 1967. He later taught at the University of California at Davis for four years and also at the University of Massachusetts.

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Description

Small octavo. Original printed blue wrappers, unopened, untrimmed. With original numbering ticket laid in.

Condition

Some browning from the numbering ticket on the front free endpaper, else a fine copy.

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