WHEN THINGS OF THE SPIRIT COME FIRST. (Translated by Patrick O'Brian).

New York: Pantheon Books, (1979). 1979.

1st Edition. Hardcover. First American Edition of this semi-autobiographical collection of short stories written fifteen-years before her landmark book, The Second Sex, adopted by many American feminists as 'a book of their own'. Slim 8vo. 212 pp. Translated into English b y Patrick O'Brian. Ex-Libris Nancy Southam, of the Southam newspaper family, whose name appears on the title page, on the copyright page the date is circled, on pp. 11 the first paragraph is neatly noted with a faint outside black line, the first s ix words of the third paragraph are underlined, on pp. 15 the last three lines of the third paragraph are noted on the outside with a faint black line and on pp. 17, paragraph two, consisting of one line, is annotated with a faint question mark in b lack. Very good in near fine dustwrapper. An important Patrick O'Brian translation of an important book by one this century's finest author's.

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