Voyage au Congo,

Gide (André)

Voyage au Congo,

suivi du Retour du Tchad et illustré de soixante-quatre photographies inédites de Marc Allégret.

Description: ONE OF 1,571 COPIES on Vélin d'Arches paper, this copy unnumbered but likely one of the 50 given over to the author for presentation, small photograph to title-page, 4 full-page maps printed in red and black, running headers in red, photographic plates throughout, pp. 305, 4to, original wrappers barely attached to the textblock (loose aside from final quarter) and heavily frayed and chipped overall, fair

Publication Details: Paris: Gallimard, 1929

Notes: An important presentation copy of this travel narrative, inscribed by the author on the half-title to the English translator of this and many other of his works: 'À mes amis Simon et Dorothy Bussy. André Gide'. Dorothy Bussy, née Strachey, was among the thirteen children of Sir Richard and Jane Strachey, and the sister therefore of Lytton, James, Oliver, etc.; a large part of her education was in France and she married the French painter Simon Bussy - she was, like her siblings, connected to the Bloomsbury Group (her only novel, 'Olivia', was published anonymously by the Hogarth Press in 1...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1929

Stock Number: 58598

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