Show Cases: Signed First Edition [Showcases]

By: Le Clercq, Jacques

Price: $95.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

First American edition. Inscribed in French ('Pour M. John King, souvenir affectueux de l'auteur, Jacques Le Clercq, 6 or Mars, 1928') and signed by author on front endpaper. Spine toned, hinges just beginning to weaken, small bookseller's plate on rear endpaper. 198 pp. 8vo. Original boards - yellow cloth with decorated paper over boards, featuring black-, red- and gilt-striped design, red top edge. A collection of six short 'cases' by the French intellectual, whose daughter Tanaquil danced with the New York City Ballet. All are stories of encounters with American expatriates in Paris during the 1920s, these were originally published in various literary magazines, including the American Mercury. These are fictionalized accounts, but were likely inspired by Le Clercq's own experiences, and thus create an interesting foil for Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, which features the same crowd, but is told from the American expat perspective. On the other hand, these stories have rather strong sexual undercurrents, something not present in Hemingway's accounts.

Title: Show Cases: Signed First Edition [Showcases]

Author: Le Clercq, Jacques

Categories: Continental, Signed, Short Stories, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Macy-Masius Publishers: 1928

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1924495