LANGLAIS, Xavier. ~ L’Isle sous Cloche. Nantes: Aux Portes du large, [ 1946].
16mo (187 × 118 mm), pp. 325, , lightly browned. Uncut and partially unopened in original illustrative wrappers.
First edition. A French translation by the author, of his 1940’s science-fiction novel written in Breton Enez ar Rod (Island of the wheel). Langlais was a prolific Breton writer, who also worked as a painter and printmaker. He studied art in Nantes and Paris and became professor of design at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, also writing a book on techniques of oil painting which is still authoritative and has been translated into several languages.