Giraudoux Jean (1882-1944)

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Giraudoux Jean (1882-1944)
Siegfried and the Limousin, signed autograph manuscript, bound by Rose ADLER. 21 August 1922, 174 pages in-4 in ink numbered "172" with 2 "bis" pages (70 bis and 89 bis), including 164 autograph manuscript pages and 10 corrected printed pages (pp. 29-36 and pp. 124-125), with a small drawing representing a dancing character, in black ink. The signature is in purple ink. Binding signed by Rose Adler and dated 1956 (gilt by André Jeanne), spine and binding of the off-white box plates, inlaid with large striated plastic plates with kinetic effect on the plates, the first plate bearing the proper names of the title in large narrow letters painted in white oeser at the head and foot, and the words "et le" in small capitals in red oeser in the centre, bordered by the letters "MS" of the manuscript in white latticework relief. Smooth spine with the author's name in Chinese style, his first name in black eser and his surname in white eser on a long mosaic piece of black box finished by a red box rectangle. Red suede linings and guards with the white and black box mosaic labels of the bookbinder and gilder at the tail of the back covers. Off-white box folder with flaps, black and white title with black box mosaic; bordered case. (Small rubbing on case and folder, otherwise perfect condition). The corrected printed pages are constituted by the prepublication in Les Feuilles libres (n°27, June-July 1922, pp. 159-166, of "Geneviève Prat"), they are re-embedded on sheets of Arches laid paper. They have 7 full lines crossed out. The pages numbered from 49 to 57 have a first title crossed out "Retour à Munich" (at the top of page 49) and the signature "Jean Giraudoux" as well as the mention "Extract from Siegfried et le Limousin", crossed out at the bottom of page 57. Each leaf was tabbed and the whole was bound as an in-4 volume. Excellent state of preservation (page 28 re-marked at the top); the paper is very slightly yellowed but perfectly preserved; pages 49 t
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