PROUST, MARCEL. 1871-1922. Du coté de chez Swann. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913.

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PROUST, MARCEL. 1871-1922.
Du coté de chez Swann. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913.

Sold for US$ 8,825 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
PROUST, MARCEL. 1871-1922.
Du coté de chez Swann. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913.
8vo (183 x 112 mm). Bourdeaux crushed morocco by J. Antoine Legraine, gilt edges, original wrappers and spine bound-in, matching morocco edged slipcase. Small repair to fore-edge of front wrapper.
Provenance: Madame Catulle Mendes (1850-1917, authorial inscription).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, INSCRIBED BY PROUST TO MADAME CATULLE MENDES ON A TIPPED LEAF. The first issue of the first volume of Proust's monumental In Search of Lost Time, the first issue with the printing error in the Grasset imprint. Judith Gautier, or Madame Catulle Mendes by marriage, was a writer and actress, and the first woman member of the Academie Goncourt. Though one of the most famous women of her time her work has been overlooked for much of the 20th-century.
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PROUST, MARCEL. 1871-1922. Du coté de chez Swann. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913.
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