VILMORIN, Louise de. ~ Le Violon. Paris: Gallimard, [ 1960].
16mo (186 × 119 mm), pp. 152, . Uncut in original wrappers. Small stain to upper cover.
Perforated stamp, initials S. P. Presentation inscription.
First edition, with author’s inscription to the Belgian journalist and writer Louis Pauwels. A later work by Vilmorin, a novelist awarded the René Vivien prize for women poets in 1949. She was known for her delicate yet mordant writing style and was compared to the likes of Paul Elouard and Max Jacob by Poulanc. Her best-known work Madame De, was adapted into the celebrated 1953 film The Earrings of Madame de...