First Edition of Missing Person; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick Modiano
Modiano, Patrick .$1,800.00
Item Number: 5055
London: Jonathan Cape, 1980.
First British edition and the first English translation of the author’s sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Patrick Modiano on the half title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort.
"Delicate and cunning . . . Modiano's method is to sidle up to subjects of mystery and horror, indicating them without broaching them, as if gingerly fingering the outside of a poison bottle. . . He opens dark doors into the past out of a sunlit present" (John Sturrock, Times Literary Supplement).