Paris: Albin Michel .
1st Edition. Soft cover. Item #5986
The first edition of this novel, one of an unknown number of large paper copies, warmly inscribed by the author on endpaper. Very good in original orange wrappers, covers lightly worn. Uncommon. Place 24. Philippe Jullian writes that the novel "is one of the most laughably odd books ever written." Montesquiou portrays himself in the guise of an English governess to whom he attributes the hoaxes of his youth. The novel was penned while he passed a somber holiday at his family home in the south of France,