ONE OF THE 62 FIRST EXAMPLES on Madagascar.
The copy contains TWO SELF-READING SENDINGS signed by the author:
- The first contemporary of the publication, whose addressee has been carefully erased, is accompanied by THREE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS of small cats.
The second one is dated 1971:
"For Mr. Jacques Bredèche, most cordially André Malraux."
After two stays in Indochina, one to steal Khmer status (not without going to prison), the other to fight social injustice, André Malraux begins a series of novels whose theme is the Far East. The Conquerorshis first novel, was to be entitled Powerbut Jean Paulhan talked him out of it. Appeared in the Nouvelle Revue FrançaiseThe success of volume publishing shelters its author and launches him into a long literary career. Next The Royal Way and The Human ConditionThe Goncourt prize in 1933.
Rare and sought-after.