Chansons de France [Inscribed Presentation Copy]. Ivan GOLL, illu Fernand Leger.

Chansons de France [Inscribed Presentation Copy]

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1940. First, Limited Edition. Inscribed and signed by Goll inside front wrapper: "a E.J. Gumbel / qui lui aussi a cueilli de ces roses de France amicalemant." Edition of 700 copies. Octavo. Original sewn pictorial paper wrappers; [10pp]. Wrappers slightly browned, with small chips at margins; partial separation at bound edge; Good. In the publisher's series "Poets' Messages," a group of chapbooks that also included works by Auden, Joyce, Jolas, Neruda, and others.

A significant association: the exiled German intellectual Emil Julius Gumbel was a both an influential mathematician and an outspoken opponent of the Nazi régime. He began teaching at the New School in 1940, the year in which Goll likely inscribed this chapbook.

Price: $250.00

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