L'Homme révolté.

(Paris), Gallimard, (1951).

8vo. Bound uncut and with the original printed wrappers, also the spine, in a wonderful grey full morocco binding with splendid line-gilding and gilt lettering to spine and onlays of coloured morocco (eight different colours) in a weve-like pattern with gilt outline to boards. top-edge gilt. Binding by Henning Jensen, gilding by Leif Hagel Olsen and design by Jens Bork. Gilt super ex-libris to inside of front board. A very nice and clean copy. 382, (2) pp.

First edition, review-copy (Service de Presse-copy - "S. P." to bottom of title-page and on back wrapper) of "The Rebel", one of Camus' greatest works, with signed presentation-inscription to front free end-paper to the famous critic of literature and drama, the writer Guy Dumur (1921-1991).

The younger Guy Dumur was a close friend of Camus, who hired him to work on "Combat" with him. It is reported that he had a great talent for discovering new talent. Since childhood, he was extremely passionate about the theatre and came to work with all the great dramatic figures in Paris at the time. He is also famous for a number of well respected novels.

Famous for it's opening lines "What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes as soon as he begins to think for himself. A slave who has taken orders all his life, suddenly decides that he cannot obey some new command. What does he mean by saying 'no'?", the novel addresses themes that have never lost their relevance, like terrorism, rebellion, art, etc., and counts as one of the great literary productions of the 20th century.

Order-nr.: 58821

DKK 24.000,00