Title: c1925 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF LETTERS, POSTCARDS, NOTES AND PERSONAL PAPERS OF NOTED FRENCH AUTHOR, ESSAYIST, WOMANIZER, ANTI SEMITE AND ONE DAY PUPPET OF THE VICHY GOVERNMENT
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher: BANGKOK SINGAPORE CHINA SINGAPORE FRANCE  1925
Seller ID: 0002163
On offer is a super, significant archive of circa 1925 - 1926 manuscript letters, notes, postcards and personal papers of famed and notorious French author, essayist, womanizer and anti-Semite Paul Morand [We note that unfortunately during World War II Morand sided with the Vichy Government, was noted as a Nazi collaborator and enthusiastic anti-Semite] which include Morand's writings, mostly originals, a few copies, suggesting he was working on an article or book, [the group which is housed in a cardboard sleeve with pencil title on the spine stating: Paul Morand 'PLUIE, VAPEUR, VITESSE' (perhaps stealing the name of British artist William Turner's same titled work!) or in English 'RAIN, STEAM, SPEED'. There is even a graphic hand drawn 'Globe' on the front cover with the title adding further credence that this was a prepublication manuscript though we cannot find any such title in his bibliography thusly rare], plus travel papers including two of his passports. He used a variety of letterheads and postcards from hotels in Bangkok, Singapore, Kyoto, Peking and the SS Majestic. Historians and researchers of the author will note with fascination that this group of papers falls directly in a travel period as stated in Wikipedia where "In 1925, Morand was posted in the French legation in Bangkok, Thailand. He used this posting as a jumping off point for extensive travel. He documented his perceptions filtered through a mindset of the privileged European who lived to the fullest a life of entitlement. He disparaged the cultures of countries through which his travels took him. He had strong theories on race, decrying that the world was becoming a "foul age of the half-caste". He derided democracy, bemoaning that Europe had become impotent, in his eyes, "egotistical, democratic, divided." There are three autographs among the writings. Overall VG.
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