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Signed book, First edition

Maurice BLANCHOT Aminadab

Maurice BLANCHOT

Aminadab

Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14x20,5cm, relié.


First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.
Elegant half dark red morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine (sunned) preserved, top edge gilt.
Fine and handsome autograph inscription signed from Maurice Blanchot to his brother René and his wife Inge : Un bonze demanda un jour au bonze Sozan Daishi : Qu'est-ce quiest le plus précieux au monde ? / N'importe quoi, une charogne, latête d'un chat mort, répondit Sosan Daishi. / Pourquoi ? ? Parcequ'on ne peut l'évaluer. Zenso Mondo. / Pour René et Inge en toute affection. Maurice. [A bonze asked bonze Sozan Daishi one day: “What is the most precious thing in the world?”/ “Whatever – a rotting carcass, the head of a dead cat,” replied Sosan Daishi./ “Why??” “Because it’s priceless”. Zenso Mondo./ For René and Inge with all love. Maurice]”. A very good copy perfectly bound with a moving provenance.

2 800 €

Réf : 44674

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