New York: The World Publishing Company, 1956. Cloth. Good+ 8vo First American Edition of the English translation, one of 500 copies signed by Beauvoir on limitation page. Blue and red cloth, decorated in gilt spine is uniformally sunned approx. 12 small drop spots on spine range from a few millmeters to roughly 1 cm, on front cover 1cm spot. Internally clean and tight . Slipcase is sunned faded and cracking at seams but still holding and slipcase. Laid in is the prospectus for the the first American reading copy. It is the dust jacket of that run with on the verso information and quotes about the novel as well as statement that when published that the first printing would be 25,000 and that the publisher would be promoting it so most likely sent to book buyers to encourage the insterest in carrying the book. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Mandarins (Signed Limited Edition)
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