Alger [i.e. Algiers], (1939). 8vo. Entire 2nd issue of "Rivages" present. Uncut. Original printed wrappers, showing an outline map of the Mediterranean. A bit of brownspotting and a tiny tear to front wrapper. A bit of wear to lower capital, and minor wear to extremities. All in all a fine copy. [Été à Alger:] Pp. 87-91. (Entire issue: (16, -advertisements) pp., pp. (65)-128, (16, -advertisements) pp.
The very rare first printing of one of Camus' earliest literary productions, namely the first part of his famous "Été à Alger", which was printed later the same year in his second book "Noces" (for which there is an advertisement on the inside of the back wrapper), in the second part of the very rare Algerian review "Rivages".
In all only two numbers of "Rivages" appeared, as it was interrupted due to the censorship at the beginning of the war. It was edited by Camus together with Gabriel Audisio, René-Jean Clot, Jacques Heurgon, and Jean Hytier and was published by Edmond Charlot, in Algiers. The aim of the review was to provide to the rest of the world with an insight in to the rich cultural life of the Mediterranean.
When "Été à Alger" originally appeared in "Rivages", Camus had only published one book ""L'Énvers et l'Endroit", 1937). Later in 1939, his second book ("Noces"), which is announced in the present volume of "Rivages", appears.