PAGNOL, Marcel Marius. Pièce en quatre actes et six tableaux. Représentée pour la première fois à Paris, le mercredi 9 mars 1929, sur la scène du « Théâtre de Paris ».

Price : 5.500,00 

Rare first edition of Marius by Marcel Pagnol, printed at 150 copies only.

One of 50 precious first copies on Japon Impérial.

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SKU: LCS-18389 Category:

Paris, Fasquelle, 1931.

8vo, 260 pp., (2) pp., (1) bl. l.

Red quarter morocco, gilt fillets, richly decorated ribbed spine, untrimmed. Mid-twentieth century binding.

205 x 140 mm.

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Rare first edition of this famous text by Pagnol, of which only 150 copies were printed.

Only 150 copies of this edition were printed: 50 copies on Japon Impérial, numbered 1 to 50, and 100 copies on Holland paper, numbered 51 to 150.

Our copy belongs to the precious first edition on Japon Impérial and is numbered 49.

“The first part of a trilogy from Marseilles. This work established the young playwright whose first success with ‘Topaze’ had revealed him the previous year. Premiered on May 9, 1929, the play was warmly received […] Alongside ‘Marius’, ‘Fanny’ and ‘César’, Marcel Pagnol evokes a whole people of Marseille santons: Escartefigue, Panisse, Honorine… so many characters who smell of garlic and lavender, seashells and pastis, the nostalgic odors of the old port; a whole jovial, spirited, melancholy world, as close to laughter as to tears, to tragedy as to comedy. (Dictionnaire des Œuvres, IV, p. 403).

A precious copy preserved untrimmed with numerous witnesses, bearing this autograph dedication  from Pagnol on the title page: “A Christiane Werner, avec toute ma sympathie, Marcel Pagnol, 1947”.

Our research has enabled us to locate copies of this rare original edition in only 2 French public institutions: Nice, B.n.F.


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