An attractive second edition of one of the French author and Nobel Prize winner's earliest books in English, based on a series of six lectures Gide delivered in 1922. Translator unacknowledged. Introduction by Arnold Bennett. NY: New Directions, 1949. Small octavo (7.5 x 5 in.); 176pp.; blue cloth boards, in dust jacket. Mild toning to edges of textblock, else fine in a very good (+) jacket, with moderate toning, particularly to spine panel and flap fore-edges.