Debord, Guy. La Société du Spectacle. Paris: Buchet-Chastel, 1967. First edition, first printing (4eme trimestre 1967). 176 p.; 20.5 x 14 cm; White cover with text in black. Housed in a half-morocco slipcase black-lined with suede (Devauchelle), gilt-lettered spine.
Raoul Vaneigem’s copy, as evidenced by his signature on the half-title page. Laid-in is a small index card where Vaneigem writes: “D[ebord] – Ns avons tjrs progressé parallèlement, sans contact réel, sans affinité. Que mon indifférence à son égard ressemble désormais à un mépris amusé ne devrait pas changer le
processus.” In English: “D[ebord] – we have always followed parallel paths, without any true connection, without any intimacy. That my indifference towards him has now morphed into amused contempt should not change much”. On the back of the same index card is a short note by Jeppesen Martin, confirming the place and time of a meeting with Vaneigem.
Provenance: Raoul Vaneigem, through the trade.