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First edition

Albert CAMUS L'Etranger

Albert CAMUS


Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché.

L'Étranger [The Stranger]
Gallimard | Paris 1942 | 12 x 19 cm | in original wrappers

First edition first issue for which no grand papier (deluxe) copies were printed, one of the rare service de presse (advance copies).
Some very discreet restorations to spine, paper browned, some discreet traces of foldings at the bottom of some leaves. A handsome copy, as issued.
This first edition of L'Étranger was printed on 21 April 1942 with 4,400 copies: 400 advance copies (service de presse), 500 copies without statement and 3,500 copies with false statements from the second to eighth “edition”.
The advance copies, not intended for sale, do not include the indication of price [25 francs] on the back of the cover.
Paper was rare in 1942 and Albert Camus being then an unknown author, Gallimard did not print any luxury papers copies as was often practiced. The advance copies or copies without false statements are particularly sought after.
Precious and rare unsophisticated copy.

23 000 €

Réf : 80260



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