Paris: Mercure de France (1930). 236pp.
Gide's famous novel about the complexities and terrors of adolescence involves two cousins, Jérôme and Alissa, who struggle with their confusing love for each other. The novel originally appeared in 1909 and is reputed to have been based on Gide's relationship with his own cousin Madeleine Rondeaux, whom he married after the death of his mother.
Very good in full raspberry morocco binding, decorated cups at the corners, interior frames decorated with golden fillets, lining and guards of red moire, golden head, cover and back, case (Jean Duval).
A unique copy enriched with 12 original drawings in colored pencil by Gaston Goor, including one in frontispiece, one in cover and nine in the text. The drawings are perfectly suited to the text and reflect the emotional content of the tortured story brilliantly.
Autographed sketch of the artist "to Monsieur Isidori, these forgotten drawings, which I wanted to show Gide with all my friendship, May 18, 1971". One of 550 copies on vergé de fil Montgolfier d'Annonay.