Les amitiés particulières. Roman. Roger Peyrefitte.
Les amitiés particulières. Roman.
Association Copy, First Edition

Les amitiés particulières. Roman.

Marseille: Jean Vigneau, 1943. Association copy, inscribed by the author in ink to Lucien Descaves on half-title. Limited, one of the 100 roman numbered “H. C.” copies. In contemporary half leather, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, the original paper wrappers bound into. Descaves’ ownership inscription in pencil on the title page. 380 p. Binding slightly rubbed at the extremities, paper toned due to aging, minor chipping to the first leaves. Otherwise in fine condition.

An association copy of the first edition of Peyrefitte’s best-known novel. Les amitiés particulières is Roger Peyrefitte’s (1907–2000) largely autobiographical novel, which deals with an intimate relationship between two boys at a Roman Catholic boarding school and how it is destroyed by a priest's will to protect them from homosexuality. In 1944 the book won the author the Prix Renaudot, and the story was adapted to screen in 1964 by Jean Delannoy. The present copy is inscribed by Peyrefitte to the French naturalist novelist Lucien Descaves (1861–1949).

Price: €3,550.00

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