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Le Chef. Roman

FARRERE, Claud (pseudonym) and BARGONE, Frederic-Charles

Published by Ernest Flammarion, Paris, 1930
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Octavo. full brown morocco, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, inside morocco gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, by Esther Founes. Inscribed and signed by the author to "Mme Franklin Singer" of the Singer Sewing Machine family. Claude Farr¸re (1876 - 1957) had the pseudonym of Frˇdˇric-Charles Bargone, and was a French author of novels set in such exotic locations as Istanbul, Saigon, and Nagasaki. One of his novels, "Les civilisˇs" won the Prix Goncourt for 1905.Perhaps the best known reference to Farr¸re today is the perfume "Mitsouko" by the long-lived perfumer Guerlain. Mitsouko was a beautiful Japanese woman whose name meant "mystery" and had an ill-fated love affair with an English officer during the beginning of the 20th Century. The story of Mitsouko and the officer is found in Farr¸re's novel "La Bataille", 1909. Spine a tad faded with slight wear at joints, else fine Inscribed and signed by the author to "Mme Franklin Singer" of the Singer Sewing Machine family. Bookseller Inventory # 31079

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Title: Le Chef. Roman

Publisher: Ernest Flammarion, Paris

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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