Marcel Proust at the Ball by Princess Marthe Bibesco

Marcel Proust at the Ball by Princess Marthe Bibesco. 1956 Citadel, first U.S. edition, 114 pages. Bibesco was a Romanian aristocrat who lived in France and began her acclaimed literary career with a travelogue about a Persian trip. Marcel Proust at the Ball is a memoir of Bibesco's and Proust's friendship, and includes letters between them.

Condition: VG. Jacket tanned, book is near fine.

"In the middle of the ball where I met Marcel Proust, and he tried to talk to me---and I tried not to hear---the great clock surmounted by the figure of Drosselmayer, the one-eyed godfather out of a tale by Hoffman, must have struck midnight."

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