New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first printing. 7 5/8" X 5 1/8". 186pp. Moderate wear to yellow patterned dust jacket, with original price of $3.00 intact to front flap. Small tears to edges and extremities, sunning to spine, light toning to rear, and line of rubbing to front panel of dust jacket. Pale striped paper over boards, with spine backed in cream cloth and lettered in green and blue. Mild wear to binding, with some sunning to spine. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Binding is sound and square. Pages are clean and unmarked. A quite charming first American printing of the work of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873–1954). This "quiet novel of surprising dramatic power" follows the young lovers Philippe and Vinea and is the basis for the 1954 film The Game of Love directed by Claude Autant-Lara. Good + / good. Item #6476