Bubu of Montparnasse

By: PHILIPPE, Charles-Louis

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Book Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Probably the best-known novel by Charles-Louis Philippe (1874-1909), "Bubu de Montparnasse" was first published in 1901. His title character was "the lowest of all members of the social organism, a pimp", and this is the story of the women and men on the ". . .purple fringes of what is referred to as 'the world's oldest profession'. . .who are real people who pay heavily for their sins. . .". In an English-language redaction by an unspecified translator, with a preface by T. S. Eliot. An entry in publisher's Library of Unusual Books, edited by Samuel Roth. --- In light green paper-covered boards with black spine titling. Jacket with red monochrome image of centaur pursuing a young woman. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and with bruised cover corner, else a sound copy. Fragile jacket with quite a bit of chipping and tears but remaining mostly intact and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; 50430; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 158 pages

Title: Bubu of Montparnasse

Author Name: PHILIPPE, Charles-Louis

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New York, Boar's Head Books: 1950

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket

Stock No.: 50430