Paris, Gallimard, Nrf, 1967.
8vo of 221 pp., (9) pp. Preserved sewed as issued.
217 x 145 mm.
The first edition of this essay by j. m. g. Le Clezio published in 1967 by Gallimard.
One of the first 36 numbered copies on Hollande vellum, followed by 156 copies on pur fil vellum.
A discursive essay, the opposite of any system, composed of meditations written in all tranquillity, intended to stir rather than to reassure, yes, to shake up received ideas, acquired or learned things. It is a treatise on applied emotions. “Principles and systems are weapons against life.”The beauty of life, the energy of life are not of the spirit, but of matter.
A perfect copy in mint condition.