LE BONHEUR DE GINETTE
Paris.Calman Levy 1896. [vi], 367 pp. In original paper covers, the entire book later bound in quarter calf over marbled boards. 8vo. Slight rubbing and fading to spine, otherwise firm and smart. Bookplate of Sir Campbell Clarke on front end paste-down also his initials to base of spine in gilt. A presentation copy signed by the author in extravagantly inscribed purple ink across half title.Gyp" is the pseudonym for Sibylle Gabriele Marie Antoninette Riquetti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Jonvill (1849 - 1932), French author whose sketches denounce her fashionable society and political class. Related to the famous Mirabeau, economist and Mirabeau, orator. Sir Campbell Clarke was married to Annie Levy, possibly related to the publisher of this book.