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    Bernard Buffet, artist. Jean Giono. RECHERCHE DE LA PURETÉ. Paris: Henry Creuzevault, 1953. Limited edition reissue of 1939 work, with illustrations by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), signed by Giono and Buffet, with a foreword by Pierre Bergé.
    Bound in cloth sleeve covered in paper with a box enclosure. Number 15 of 140 copies, on Rives paper. Printed by Janine Daragnès on May 11, 1953. With 21 original etchings by Buffet, including 7 full page and 3 double-page, plus one on cover; plus a separate suite of 23 drawings, including 3 double-page drawings. Fine. Folio (10" x 15"), 52 leaves in 26 signatures in original paper folded cover (covered in a glassine protective wrapper).
    Giono's Search for Purity is a testament to pacifism. Originally published in August 1939 as a preface to Lucien Jacques' Moleskin Notebooks (Gallimard,1939), a diary kept during World War I, and banned and not offered for sale until after the war.

    Jean Giono (1895-1970) was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France. Colline, his first novel, won him the Prix Brentano and $1,000, and an English translation of the book. Due to his success with Colline, Giono left his day job at a bank to devote himself to writing on a full-time basis.


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