Gabriel Chevallier – The Clochmerle Trilogy – Consisting: Clochemerle/Les Bains/Babylon – All First UK Editions in original dust wrappers

Clochemerle

Gabriel Chevallier – The Clochmerle Trilogy – Consisting: Clochemerle/Les Bains/Babylon – All First UK Editions in original dust wrappers

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£2,500.00

A set of three first edition, first printings of Chevallier’s masterpiece, ‘Clochemerle’. Consisting: ‘Clochemerle’ – published by Secker and Warburg 1936 – a very good book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with some internal repair to the hinges and areas of backing paper to the inside. Presents beautifully; ‘Clochelmerle Babylon’ – published by Secker and Warburg in 1955. A very good book with a impression of old price to front endpaper – no inscriptions. In a very good spine browned, unclipped wrapper; ‘Clochemerle Les Bains’ – published by Secker and Warburg in 1964 – a near fine book without inscriptions with a little spotting to the top edge. In a very good (or better) price clipped wrapper a little rubbed.
“Clochemerle” is a satirical novel by Gabriel Chevallier, published in 1936, and later adapted into a popular British television series in 1972. Set in a fictional French village, it humorously portrays the absurdities of small-town politics and social customs, particularly the uproar caused by the construction of a public urinal. The series was well-received for its witty commentary on societal norms and has been considered a classic in British television. Its cultural impact lies in its ability to highlight the quirkiness and foibles of human nature, resonating with audiences and becoming a memorable commentary on the idiosyncrasies of village life. This is the first example of the first volume appearing in a dust wrapper we have seen for some time.


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A set of three first edition, first printings of Chevallier’s masterpiece, ‘Clochemerle’. Consisting: ‘Clochemerle’ – published by Secker and Warburg 1936 – a very good book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with some internal repair to the hinges and areas of backing paper to the inside. Presents beautifully; ‘Clochelmerle Babylon’ – published by Secker and Warburg in 1955. A very good book with a impression of old price to front endpaper – no inscriptions. In a very good spine browned, unclipped wrapper; ‘Clochemerle Les Bains’ – published by Secker and Warburg in 1964 – a near fine book without inscriptions with a little spotting to the top edge. In a very good (or better) price clipped wrapper a little rubbed.
“Clochemerle” is a satirical novel by Gabriel Chevallier, published in 1936, and later adapted into a popular British television series in 1972. Set in a fictional French village, it humorously portrays the absurdities of small-town politics and social customs, particularly the uproar caused by the construction of a public urinal. The series was well-received for its witty commentary on societal norms and has been considered a classic in British television. Its cultural impact lies in its ability to highlight the quirkiness and foibles of human nature, resonating with audiences and becoming a memorable commentary on the idiosyncrasies of village life. This is the first example of the first volume appearing in a dust wrapper we have seen for some time.