VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT. Presentation Copy To George Reavey.Paris: Editions Denoel et Steele, 1932.
1st Edition. A SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY OF CELINE'S LEGENDARY FIRST NOVEL INSCRIBED & SIGNED TO GEORGE REAVEY. First edition, [Journey to the End of Night] First trade issue with the impremeur, listed as GRANDE IMPRIMERIE DE TROYES. [After an unspecified number of copies [possible 110] of the first issue, the plates were transferred to a Paris printer]. Thick 12mo. Original wrappers. [There was no Hardcover] Lightly used else a very good copy, evenly toned & well preserved, of this very important book. Inscribed on the dedication page to leading literary figure, George Reavey. Editor, Translator of the Russians, owner of Pan-Europa Press, Samuel Beckett's agent & good friend, connected to Joyce & considered the Pre-eminent Surrealist Publisher with close ties to the Avant-Garde of French literature, Celine, certainly one of the most notable. Someone (Reavey?) has drawn in pencil a fine hand on the last page of text. A Cornerstone of Modern World Literature. (The publication of this work in 1932, had an immediate impact on Henry Millar/Tropic of Cancer,1934 - Orwell/Down and Out in Paris and London/1935 - Henry Green & many others. Connolly: The Modern Movement # 74. A precious copy. Custom gilt lettered clamshell case in very fine condition.
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