First English-language appearance of this novel published (and "translated") pseudonymously in France in 1947; a satire set in Ireland during the 1916 Easter Rising. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright, with introduction by Valerie Caton. NY: New Directions, 1981. First (American) edition. Octavo (8 x 5.25 in.); 174pp.; black textured-papered boards, in dust jacket. Rear board corners lightly bumped. Moderate but quite pale foxing to page edges, heaviest towards the back half of the textblock fore-edge; as foxing goes, fairly unobtrusive. Near fine in a fine, unclipped jacket, virtually without flaw.