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#594 - Marcel Proust

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Scarce Proust presentation to a close friend
Description                           Estimate: $5,000+          

Signed book: Pastiches et Melanges. Second edition. Paris: Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1919. Rebound marbled hardcover with original wrappers inside, 5.5 x 7.5, 272 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in crisp ink, “A Mon cher George de Lauris, avec toute ma tendresse admirative, Marcel Proust.” Autographic condition: fine, with light age toning to interior pages. Book condition: VG-/None. Proust was introduced to Georges de Lauris through his friend Antoine Bibesco in 1902, and they soon became friends and frequently wrote to each other; the correspondence between Proust and de Lauris was published by Amiot-Dumont in 1948. Pastiches et Melanges, known as The Lemoine Affair in English, was inspired by the true French scandal involving fraudster Henri Lemoine, who claimed to be able to manufacture synthetic diamonds. Any signed books from Proust are extremely desirable, and this copy’s association with a member of his inner circle elevates it further. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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