First American edition of the 1910 novel by the sui generis French writer, who exerted a strong influence on both the surrealists and the later OULIPO movement. Translated by Lindy Foord and Rayner Heppenstall. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. First American edition. Octavo, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. Green cloth; gilt spine titles; dust jacket. Faint toning to textblock edges. Else fine in a fine, price-clipped jacket, mildly rubbed to front panel. A particularly sharp copy.