PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 4-3/4", 49th edition, inscribed on the half-title "Pour ma chere Alice, de qui je suis si loin, - et si pres! son amie bien amie, Colette", "For my dear Alice, from whom I am so far, - and so close! her friend good friend, Colette". Bound in the publisher's original printed wrappers, with the original glassine.
The recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.
Author COLETTE, Sidonie-Gabrielle
Publisher Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1940.
Condition Foot of spine slightly worn otherwise a VERY GOOD copy.