The Outsider.

CAMUS Albert (1946.)

£1250.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First edition in English. 8vo., original green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, original lithographed dust jacket by Edward Bawden. London, Hamish Hamilton.

The first English translation, by Stuart Gilbert, of Camus's famous work of 1942 with an introduction by Cyril Connolly. The 1946 US edition, entitled 'The Stranger', Gilbert's own choice, hints at debates about the translation including the famous first line. Edward Bawden's jacket design is informed by his years as an official war artist in the Middle East and North Africa.

Neat contemporary ownership inscription of 'K. Scholfied' to front free endpaper, light spotting to endpapers and edges of text block, otherwise generally internally clean and unmarked, light wear to extremities of jacket, minor chipping to head of spine and short closed tear at the foot with a small, unobtrusive tape reinforcement to verso, some minor marking and spotting to rear panel, notwithstanding a very good copy overall.

Stock Code: 252032

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