Troyes: Mithra, 1951. First edition. 8vo, 48, 110 pp. Printed wraps. Texts in German and French.
All issues published of this early periodical of the postwar period devoted to German and French language art and literature from France, Switzerland and Germany. Not to be confused with the periodical of the same name which was published just prior to the war. The periodical came out of l’Ecole Normale de Troyes, where Dimey was a student. His co-editor Kim was a professor of philosophy at the school.
The first number is notable for the inclusion of a one-act play by Max Jacob, La-Sainte Hermandade, which to the best of our knowledge remains uncollected, alongside work by the editors and Herman Hesse, Hervé Bazin, Marcel Béalu, Jean-Louis Bory, Maurice Fombeure, Herta Grandt, Werner Helwig, Marguerite B. Kessel,Siegfried Lang, Eberhardt Meckel, Le Prince Paléologue, Henri Pourrat, Heinz Risse, Max Rychner, André Salmon, and Jean-Pierre Wilhelm.
The second and final number includes work by Julien Blanc, René-Jean Clot, Alexandre Arnoux, René-Guy Cadou, Philippe Dumaine, Luc Estang, Jean Follain, Louis Guillaume, Herman Hesse, Wilhelm Jacobs, Marcel Jouhandeau, Luc-André Marcel, Charles Plisnier, Hans Poethen, Pierrette Sartin, R.-Wolfgang Schnell, Fritz Usinger, Waldemar George, G. de Crancé, René Wintzen, Louis Saguer, and Armand Lanoux.
First number worn and good only, with brittleness and toning to the wraps, leading to some marginal chipping and a strong reading crease to front wrap which is just beginning to split. The second number is very good with some faint tidemarking along spine. Item #24896