COCTEAU, Jean

The White Paper

Small 8vo, pp.94. Original green stiff card wrapping, lettered in black to panels and spine. Spine a little darkened, very slight bump to one corner, new price label ('NF 18') to rear panel, otherwise a near fine, unread copy. Line illustrations by Cocteau. First edition of this (uncredited) translation by Austryn Wainhouse of Cocteau's novel, which was first published in French in 1928 under the title Le Livre Blanc. (The definite article is retained on the half-title and title page of this edition, but the front cover uses 'A'). Two years after its publication this edition was suppressed by the French authorities. Kearney: 5.51.1

£100.00


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