Paris: Gallimard, (1947). First edition. First edition. Copy XXV of 35 copies on vélin de Hollande (second paper, after 15 on Japon Impérial). Binding by Semet and Plumelle, olive green goatskin, blind-tooled with an all-over pattern of diagonals, gilt edges, red goatskin doublures and watered silk endsheets, wrappers and spine preserved, chemise and slipcase. Fine condition. Item #30088
Camus' classic allegory of the struggle of humanity, against superstition, escapism and despair. A sober yet distinctive binding, perfectly executed. "La Peste represents the liberation of Camus from existentialism into something nearer the collective revolutionary heroism of 'La Condition Humaine'" (Cyril Connolly). Connolly, Modem Movement 95.