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Book Description

Early reprint (lacks the Farrar, Straus and Young colophon). 8vo, pp. [iv], 250. Quarter white buckram, blue linen boards, spine lettered and decorated in blue. Bruising and a little wear to extremities, sunning to top and bottom board edges, edges tanned. Occasional creasing to bottom margins, else, clean and tight. In William Metzig’s fabulous illustrated dust jacket: price clipped, creased, rubbed and grubby, extremities chipped, a few closed tears to spine ends, reinforced by PO to rear, pen pricing to inner flap. Still, a copy that retains a significant dose of charm. Unusual.
Dealer Notes
Early English translation of the Belgian woman of letters Françoise Lilar’s (1930-2016) scandalous mid-century lesbian novel, Le rempart des Béguines (1951), published under a nom-de-plume.
Herma Briffault (1898-1981) was an American ghostwriter and translator of both French and Spanish literature, including Colette’s The Pure and the Impure (1966).
Author MALLET, Françoise; BRIFFAULT, Herma (translator); METZIG, William (dust jacket design)
Date 1952
Publisher New York: Farrar, Straus and Young
Condition Good+/ good+

Price: £60.00

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