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[trans. FIELDING, Xan] CHEVALIER, Gabriel

Clochemerle-Les-Bains

London: Secker & Warburg, 1964


8vo, pp. 448. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with just a little edgewear and light marking to rear panel.


First English-language edition, translated by Xan Fielding. First published in France in 1963.

Gabriel Chevalier [1895-1969] wrote three satirical novels about the petty rivalries of public officials in the village of Clochmerle. The first, Clochemerle, was published in 1934, involved the proposed building of a public urinal, and was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson for a highly successful BBC TV series in 1972). The second book, Clochemerle Babylone, appeared in 1951, and Clochemerle-Les-Bains in 1963.

An excellent copy.

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