Illustrated first edition and first print of the 120 original compositions by Albert Dubout, including 18 out of text and 1 on double page.
" With less aggressive colours than usual and a rather bucolic spirit, this interpretation of the famous "Clochemerle" is one of the most accomplished by the illustrator Albert Dubout.
Copy numbered 7997 (probably an error in the numbering as only 1250 copies were announced). Printed on Arches vellum paper.
Clochemerle is a French satirical novel by Gabriel Chevallier, published in 1934, which was an immediate and lasting success, with a print run of several million copies and translated into twenty-six languages. The book was awarded the Courteline Prize in 1934.
The novel begins when Barthélemy Piéchut, the mayor of the commune of Clochemerle-en-Beaujolais, reveals his project to Ernest Tafardel, the teacher: "I want to build a urinal, Tafardel.” [...] “Well," he says, "a pissoir!"
Illustrated softcover with flaps and slipcase.
A very lovely copy, very clean binding, impeccable inside, uncut pages. Sound slipcase, rubbed angles.
[Dubout] Gabriel Chevallier
Paris, Flammarion, 1945.
Quarto (28 x 22 cm).
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Gabriel Chevallier / Dubout
- Book Title
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Number of pages
- 28×22 cm