Item #012955 LA QUADRATURE DE SEXE (IS SEX NECESSARY?). James THURBER, E. B.. Marker WHITE, Charles.
LA QUADRATURE DE SEXE (IS SEX NECESSARY?)

LA QUADRATURE DE SEXE (IS SEX NECESSARY?)

Paris: Editionss du Seuil. Soft cover. Undated ,but likely a mid1950s edition, in French, uniquely inscribed in French by James Thurber with his acerbic wit on the free front endpaper "Allons donc, Dr. Kinsey! James Thurber". The French phrase is a colloquial dismissive comment, roughly meaning sarcastically something like "Oh.... really" or facetiously "You've got to be kidding", in this case an obvious reference, vis a vis Thurber's title "Is Sex Necessary?", to sexologist Kinsey's groundbreaking reports on male and female sexual behavior published in 1948 and 1953. Thurber wrote and illustrated a lot of books, and signed a lot of them, too, but this in French is about as sui generis as it gets. Paper printed covers toned and soiled and some paper over spine missing. Leaves toned (high pulp content). Lower gutter stained, not affecting text. Fair. Item #012955

Price: $500.00