Michel de Montaigne’s Essais from 1580, Marcel Proust’s Du côté de chez Swann from 1913, Oscar Wilde’s Salomé from 1893—inscribed by its author to his “cher ami” André Gide—and Gide’s Corydon (1911) and Nourritures terrestres (1897, inscribed to Paul Valéry) will be up for auction by Sotheby’s Paris as part of the fourth in a series of sales devoted to the library of Pierre Bergé.
Friday, December 14, at 3 pm.
Hôtel Drouot, 9 rue Drouot, 9th, Paris.
Top: Oscar Wilde, Salomé, inscribed to André Gide.
Above: Page from Pompes funèbres by Jean Genet.
Below: André Gide, Corydon.