[Paris]: Editions Gallimard, 1974. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. The first volume of the important French novelist and essayist's three-part memoir Le Labyrinthe du monde, signed and inscribed on the front endpaper to Nancie Monteux [Barendse], daughter of Pierre Monteux and director of the Pierre Monteux School after his death. Yourcenar writes (translated from the French): "To Nancie Monteux, / this world of the end of the nineteenth century, where music played such a different role than it does for us." She signs boldly and dates August 11, 1979. Softcover with original dust jacket; one tear to the spine of the jacket, but overall in very good condition. 302 pp. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm).Â From the estate of Nancie Monteux Barendse.Described as a "tour-de-force of historical and literary imagination," Souvenirs pieuxÂ traces Yourcenar's own origins, while observing the changing Europe her forebears lived through.
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