Paris: Gallimard, 1969. First French Edition. Item #1342
First Printing. Octavo; publisher's plain beige wrappers, printed in black and red; 181pp, . Touch of sunning to spine, with faint, pin-sized foxed spots scattered along covers; Near Fine, and clean throughout. The author's sixth French language publication, containing five major essays (speculations on suicide, the Buddha, transcendence, the Creation, and the advent of Christianity) as well as a number of his usually somber aphorisms.