THE PLAGUE, by Albert Camus - 1948 [1st American Ed.]


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The Plague

by Albert Camus

translated by Stuart Gilbert 

First American edition, translated from the French.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1948  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Black cloth covers have blind stamped illustration, gilt title on spine, Borzoi stamp on back cover. 
  • Boards show some smudges, aging, edgewear.  Corners are bumped, frayed.  
  • Spine has gilt text dimmed and is a little sunned.  Ends have been professionally reinforced.  See photos.   
  • Binding is secure.  
  • Pastedowns and feps are age toned.  Bookplate on front pastedown. 
  • Ex libris Marianne and Paul Steiner.  See photos. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits some smudges.  See photos.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges. 
  • PS2023.0316

278 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches

First American edition of Camus's La Peste, published in English translation just a year after its publication in France.  Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert (1883-1969), who had previously made the English translation of The Stranger

PROVENANCE:  from the library of Marianne and Paul Steiner, he the founder of Chanticleer Press and both of them having fled the Nazi regime in Europe.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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