HARVEY, Jean-Charles. Simone ROUTIER, illustrator. ~ L’Homme qui va... Contes et Nouvelles. Montréal and New York: Louis Carrier et Compagnie, Les Éditions du Mercure, 1929.
24mo (191 × 120 mm), pp. 213, . Uncut and partially unopened in original pictorial green wrappers.Wrappers and inner leaves are lightly foxed, otherwise very good. Presentation inscription.
First edition. Inscribed presentation copy, ‘Quebec, le 26 Fevrier 1931. Hommage de l’auteur Jean-Charles Harvey’. A collection of eleven short stories with a hint of science fiction, by Harvey, a Canadian journalist, editor and novelist. He was known for attacking bourgeois ideology in his work Les Demi-Civilés (1934) and was condemned by the Roman Catholic church, leading to a subsequent dismissal from his job at the journal Le Soleil. The cover illustration is by Simone Routier, a Quebec poet and writer, who studied drawing and sculpture at the Quebec School of Arts. Not in Bibliothèque nationale or CCFr.