New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1955.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. Signed by illustrator, Bernard Lamotte, in ink at special publisher's page at rear. 11 1/4" X 8 1/2". xxiii, 231pp. Bound in blue French watered silk, with a burgundy-red leather label stamped in gold leaf. Sunning to spine. Spots of rubbing to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. With monthly letter of The Limited Editions Club dated August, 1955 laid in. This is copy number 296 of fifteen-hundred signed limited editions produced exclusively for members of The Limited Editions Club.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Marguerite Gautier is the most beautiful, brazen—and expensive—courtesan in all of Paris. Despite being ill with consumption, she lives a glittering, moneyed life of nonstop parties and aristocratic balls and savors every day as if it were her last.
Into her life comes Armand Duval. Young, handsome, and recklessly headstrong, he is hopelessly in love with Marguerite, but not nearly rich enough. Yet Armand is Marguerite’s first true love, and against her better judgment, she throws away her upper-class lifestyle for him. But as intense as their love for each other is, it challenges a reality that cannot be denied.…(Publisher). Very good. Item #10548