Mort de la morale bourgeoise

1929120 x 190 mm

One of 30 author's copies.
Autograph letter signed to Lucien Descaves.


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FIRST EDITION of this pamphlet which follows on from The death of bourgeois thought published the same year.

One of 640 numbered copies in octavo crown format on Lafuma-Navarre vellum pur fil paper, including the following one of only 30 off-price author's copies (total print run: 756 copies).


"To Mr Lucien Descaves,
tribute by Emmanuel Berl".

"I thought I would devote this second pamphlet to the machine and the men it creates. The criticism of my first volume obliges me to deal first with other questions. Its title alone : The death of bourgeois thoughtThere were two kinds of answers: that bourgeois thought is not dead - and that it has never lived. They repeated this so often that people ended up doubting whether I wasn't some kind of Rochette trying to throw an unreal value at the public, which they had to be warned against. I felt the need to put into better form this thought whose existence I was denied."


Paris,Gallimard,N.R.F,1929.In-8 crown , Softcover120 x 190 mm,229 [2] pp.

Spine slightly oiled, small tear to lower spinebone, trace of crease on front cover.


Emmanuel Berl

(born on 2 August 1892 in Le Vésinet and died on 22 September 1976)

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