Our Lady of the Flowers [first English edition]. Jean Genet, B. Frechtman.

Our Lady of the Flowers [first English edition]

Paris: Morihien, 1949. 5 1⁄2 in 7 1⁄2 . 393 pp. Very good; minor shelf wear primarily at top fore edge. Item #6115

First English edition of Genet’s classic Our Lady of the Flowers.

Printed in an edition of 500 by Morihien Editions, of which “all copies [were] reserved for subscribers.” An austere and beautiful edition, the cover features an embossed portrait of Genet by Jean Cocteau, and gilt lettering on the spine. This is one of the few brown cloth board variants of the first edition; red leather is the more commonly available version.

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