8vo, pp. 64, with a portrait of Colette and a reproduction of a manuscript; paper browned, some archival repairs to edges of half-title and title; contemporary red half morocco, raised bands on spine; the original printed wrappers and spine bound in.
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Colette (Colette Willy), son oeuvre.
First edition of this critical work on Colette, with Willy’s manuscript annotations throughout. The copy was subsequently in the possession of Willy’s friend Pierre Varenne, who has added a pencilled note to the blank endleaf: ‘Annotations manuscrites de Willy. P.V.’, and a ms. postcard to Varenne from Willy with his photograph: ‘Cher Pierrot…’, signed ‘Yours truly, Willy’ and dated 1928 is laid in. Willy’s annotations begin on the half-title: ‘Réfuter les mensonges…’ and continue with frequent comments in the margins, underlinings, and markings in the text.
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