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Nin, Anaïs (1903-1977) The House of Incest.
Paris: Siana Editions, 1936.
First, limited edition, copy number sixty-seven of 249 printed and signed by Nin on the limitation page, additionally signed and inscribed to Rebecca West and her husband Henry Maxwell Andrews in 1936 on ffep; folio, in original limp wrappers and glassine jacket (slightly chipped), generally very good, unopened, 11 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.
Rebecca West (1892-1983), British travel writer, literary critic, author, and journalist is often quoted describing Nin as "a beautiful woman, the only real genius I have known in my life," in a 1946 letter to George Orwell. A Cafe in Space: the Anaïs Nin Literary Journal, volume 1, April 21, 2020 issue, contains an essay by Lynette Felber concerning the contentious friendship between West and Nin.