Paris: Gallimard, 1932. First edition thus. 8vo, 285 pp, photographically illustrated wraps. Translated from the American by M. Lemierre. First French edition, this copy marked as a press copy (S.P., or Service de Presse).
The first French edition of Jack Black's masterpiece, a proto-beat novel and massive influence on underground literature ever since. The design of the French edition is far more suitable to the "beat" feel of the novel than the U.S. edition, eaturing an unnatributed sepia photograph of a man in a prison cell on the cover. The back cover features a photograph of an blown safe.
Some light creasing and darkening to the spine, short creases to tips, but a clean and well-preserved example. Item #26518