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Périgueux: Structure (1958) 37pp. The second publication of the American-born French painter and writer, published at his own expense "hors commerce, en compte d'auteur". The work details his life in the Sahara, where he lived with his uncle and where he began his classic Le Vieillard et l'enfant and which also appeared under the Chaamba pseudonym. Near fine in red wrappers, very light sunning to spine. Quite uncommon.
Paris: La Nef de Paris Éditions (1959). Early novel by this widely acclaimed and controversial writer, who wrote openly about his sexual attraction to boys and girls. A talented artist, he only wrote several books in his lifetime, mostly using this pseudonym which dates to an extended stay in Algeria, where he was sexually abused by his uncle. André Gide was a supporter and friend to the author in the last years of Gide's life. Very good in wrappers, original wraparound band present. Inscribed by the author on title page.
NP: . 139pp. The author's most important and controversial gay novel, originally issued in three separate stages, this is the first edition of the complete text ("version integral") André Gide described his writing as “a bizarre delight” and there is a printed quotation from Gide on the half-title. Considered by many to be among France's greatest underground writers, his works have been widely re-issued in recent years. After years of wandering, Augiéras died in a hospice in 1971 at the age of forty-six. Very good in lightly browned wrappers. Uncommon.