Isabelle

GIDE, Andre

GIDE, Andre Isabelle

Edition de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1911.

First published edition. Contemporary black limp morocco with tripple ruled device to covers, original blue printed wrappers bound in. Author's presentation copy to Joseph Conrad, inscribed on the half title, "a Joseph Conrad avec l'amical souvenir Andre Gide. Juillet 11". A fine copy, with just a touch of browning to the page edges.

A monumental association, linking two of the most influential writers of the turn of the century. This copy marks their first meeting, when Gide visited Conrad at his home in Kent having been introduced by Agnes Tobin. It was the start of a friendship which lasted until Conrad's death some thirteen years later. Gide returned to Kent the following year and thereafter the pair corresponded prolifically about their lives and their work, with Gide overseeing the translation of much of Conrad's work into French.
"Gide was one of the most distinguished and artistically remarkable of all Conrad's literary friends. They wrote regularly to each other and exchanged editions of their works, shared domestic and literary news. Conrad referred to Gide as 'Master and Friend' in correspondence - the only other correspondent whom he addressed in a similar style was Henry James..." -Jessie Conrad (1935)

Stock ID: 40018

£7,500.00

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