Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)
Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)
Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)
Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)
Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)

Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)

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A tale of a rural French village in the 1930s - sequel to "Clochemerle" - dustjacket design by Osbert Lancaster - FREE UK P&P
£14.75

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Clochemerle-Babylon - Gabriel Chevallier tr. Edward Hyams (1st English edition, 1955)
 
Gabriel Chevallier (translated from the French by Edward Hyams), "Clochemerle-Babylon" (Copyright 1954 by Presses Universitaires; this first English edition London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., 1955). Vintage hardback fiction book (red cloth boards, gilt title to spine) with original dustwrapper designed by Osbert Lancaster, 304pp, measuring approximately 13.1 x 18.9 x 2.7cm (5.15 x 7.45 x 1.05in). In this sequel to Clochemerle, "The year is 1933 ... the world is on the move, and the vignerons of Clochemerle, tending the Beaujolais grapes, are forced to move with it"; with the arrival of jazz, new technology and American culture, this once-sleepy village in the heart of rural France "is in danger of becoming the modern Babylon."
 
The dustjacket has been price-clipped, and is marked and discoloured with some fading (especially to the spine) together with age wear including bumping, creasing, tearing, scratches, indentations and slight loss; the cover is marked and discoloured with fading to some edges and age wear including wear and bumping to edges and corners, and there is some marking including foxing to the inside covers and endpapers; the pages are discoloured with tanning to some edges, slight foxing, and slight to moderate edge, corner and general reading wear, although they remain in good clean condition overall.
 
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Brand Secker & Warburg
Code 5/299
Condition Used