Paris: The Olympia Press, 1958. First Olympia Press Edition. Odd format Olympia Press edition of Genet's 1947 novel Querelle de Brest, centered around bisexual thief, prostitute, and serial killer Georges Querelle. Basis for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1982 film of the same name, starring Brad Davis and Jean Moreau. Kearney 13. Item #5322
Octavo (19.25cm); glossy photo-illustrated boards; ,7-399,pp; text is entirely in German, with rear pastedown bearing the printed notice "Verkauf in Deutschland Untersagt" ("Selling in Germany Prohibited"). Pinpoint wear to extremities, hint of foxing to text edges, with some mild laminate lift to upper front joint, and lower right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp); Near Fine, without dustjacket, as issued.