First American Edition and the second English language edition. Translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy. Originally titled “The Vatican Swindle” and published by Knopf in 1925, this issue was given new front material, dustjacket and boards while keeping the original sheets. Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. This novel was considered one of his more important works. Near Fine in scarce Very Good plus dustjacket, spine ends and flap corners with short tears and chips, modest edge wear and slight soiling.