New York: Macaulay, 1928. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Novel of Russian emigres living in Paris by the author of 'Belle de Jour', which inspired Luis Bunuel's 1967 film starring Catherine Deneuve. Kessel (1898 - 1979) was a French journalist, novelist and war hero, for whom the prestigious French writing prize Prix J Kessel is named. Small 8vo, 288pp. Black and mauve pictorial cloth, title in black on mauve at spine. Pictorial dust jacket with Art Deco theme printed in red and black. Dj not price clipped, slightly ruffled edges, closed tear at back cover, protected in mylar cover. (Inventory #: 19598)
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