Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1926.
Fine. First edition. Printed wrappers as issued. Very slight wrinkling on the front wrap, still easily fine. This is Copy #1 of seven copies on Japon (of the seven there were also two copies hors commerce numbered HCI and HCII). Very warmly Inscribed by the author: "a Monsieur Brun qui a si cordialement accueilli mon debut. Avec la reconnaissance de Rene Clair," which translates roughly as "To Mr. Brun who so cordially welcomed my debut. With appreciation, Rene Clair." A nicely inscribed, and highly limited issue of the first novel by the famous French film director probably best known in the English-speaking world for his 1945 film of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Rare.