New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1929. First American Edition. The author's best-known novel, a classic of early 20th century French literature, recounting the passionate love affair between an older courtesan and a younger man. Memorably filmed twice; the 1950 film directed by Pierre Billon, and the 2009 Stephen Frears film starring Michell Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend. Item #415
First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); pale gray cloth, with titles stamped in maroon on spine and front panel; maroon topstain; dustjacket; 227,pp; with frontispiece and nine plates of illustrations by Herman Post. Scattered foxing to upper board edges and upper rear cover, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with light wear to spine ends and corners, and a tiny nick at base of lower front joint; Near Fine.