Down There; (La Bas). Translated by Keene Wallis. Huysmans, oris, arl.

Down There; (La Bas). Translated by Keene Wallis.

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First American edition. 8vo, 317pp; cloth. Ownership blindstamp; rear endpaper annotated in pencil; tips bumped; shelf-rubbed, else near fine in a graphic dust jacket designed by William Gropper, split at front hinge, with a thumbnail-sized chip to the base of the spine and a few smaller chips to corners and edges, spatter marks to spine. Item #205410

This copy of Huysmans' controversial novel concerning a satanic cult in fin-de-siecle Paris belonged to the radical American playwright Clifford Odets, with his blindstamp on the front flyleaf and a full page of impressionistic annotations in pencil on the rear endpaper.

Price: $495.00

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