Paris Sur Scène. Jean-Jacques Gautier.
Paris Sur Scène

Paris Sur Scène

Paris: Editions Jacques Vautrain, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 190 x 140 mm), 255,[1] pages in photomontaged card wrappers. Light wear to wrapper extremities, text block toned due to nature of the paper stock. A Very Good copy, unopened. Warmly inscribed by Jean-Jacques Gautier on the half title to Belgian author Georges Simenon and his wife, Denise: "À Denise et Georges Simenon / pour lesquels mon amitié, / notre affection ne cesse de / grandir, puisque plus on / les voit, plus on les connait, / mieux on les aime. / Pensées affectueuses / J.J. Gautier / Paris, Nov. 54." (To Denise and Georges Simenon for whom my friendship, our affection continues to grow, since the more we see them, the more we know them, the better we love them. Affectionate thoughts J.J. Gautier Paris, Nov. 54." A collection of Gautier's theatre criticism, first published in Le Figaro from 1941 to 1951. Illustrations by Jean Sennep. The recipient, Georges Simenon, was, of course, the creator of the popular Superintendent Maigret series of detective stories and novels. The book includes a review of Simenon's 1950 adaptation of his novel, La Neige Était Sale (Dirty Snow). Scarce signed and a nice association copy. Item #1613

Price: $250.00

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