Paris: Éditions Émile-Paul Frères, 1926. First Edition. Autobiographical novel by the Belgian author and founder of the influential periodical "Signaux de France et de Belgique" (later "Le Disque Vert"). Though this is a psychological study of childhood, Hellens was also a major figure in Belgian magical realism, and while mostly forgotten by American readers, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times throughout his career. Limited to 50 copies on papier pur fil Lafuma of which this is no. 2. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's pale green wrappers printed in red and black; 297pp. A hint of wear and soil to wrapper extremities, spine a bit sunned, else Very Good, internally fine. At head of title: Collection Edmond Jaloux.