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La Maison Philibert by  Jean Lorrain - Paperback - First Thus - 1904 - from Delectus Books and Biblio.com

La Maison Philibert

by Lorrain, Jean

Condition: Fair


Paris: Librairie Universelle, 1904 Front wrapper detached torn and chipped. La vie d"un bordel décrite avec réalisme et humour par l"écrivain " décadent ". Jean Lorrain (August 29, 1855 - June 30, 1906), born Paul Duval, was a French poet and novelist of the Symbolist school. Lorrain was a dedicated disciple of dandyism, and (for the times) openly homosexual. Lorrain wrote a number of collections of verse, including La forêt bleue (1887) and L'ombre ardente, (1892). He is also remembered for his decadent novels and short stories, such as Monsieur de Phocas (1901) and Histoires des masques (1900), as well as for one of his best novels, Sonyeuse, which he links to portraits exhibited by Antonio de La Gandara in 1893. French text. From the Library of Gerschon Legman. "4e mille" sur la couverture. Spine worn.. First Thus. Paperback. Fair. Illus. by George Bottini. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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