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Devil in the Flesh [Le Diable Au Corps]

by RADIGUET, RAYMOND [translated By Kay Boyle]

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Paris / Washington: Crosby Continental Editions / The Black Sun Press, 1948. Wine leatherette with gilt decoration to front board and to spine. Illustrated with black and white plates from the film starring Micheline Presle and Gerard Philipe. Dustjacket shows some wear with a few closed tears and creasing to the outer extremities, as well as some modest soiling. Previous owner's signature to the front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

Je vais encourir bien des reproches. Mais qu'y puis-je ? Est-ce ma faute si j'eus douze ans quelques mois avant la declaration de la guerre ? Sans doute, les troubles qui me vinrent de cette periode extraordinaire furent d'une sorte qu'on n'eprouve jamais a cet age ; mais comme il n'existe rien d'assez fort pour nous vieillir malgre les apparences, c'est en enfant que je devais me conduire dans une aventure ou deja un homme eut eprouve de l'embarras.



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