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    Two Bodley Head Publisher Books, including: Marcel Ayme. The Fable and the Flesh. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton. London: The Bodley Head, [1949]. First published in England 1949. Octavo. 231 pages. Publisher's royal blue cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Very slight bowing to the front cover, some rubbing to the covers and jacket, light soiling to the back of the jacket, very light bumping to the corner and head and foot of the spine, small tear to the head of the jacket, small notation on the front jacket flap. Altogether a very good copy. The gift of satire and humor is excellently exhibited in this work by French novelist Marcel Ayme (1902 - 1967) centered upon the Vouivre, or Lady of the Serpents, a well known character in the folk-lore of the Franche-Comte region. [and:] Vernon Lee. For Maurice: Five Unlikely Stories. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, [1927]. First published in 1927. Octavo. li, 223 pages. [1, publisher's ad facing the title page]. 4 page publisher's catalog at the rear. Publisher's green textured boards with the front cover single ruled in blind-stamp with a small illustration in gilt. The spine is lettered and single ruled in gilt. Top edge stained green. Plain green dust jacket, lettered only on the spine. Some bumping to the corners and head and foot of the spine, some minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, some light foxing to the jacket spine, minor toning to the endpapers. Altogether a very good copy. Violet Paget utilized the pseudonym of Vernon Lee for her mostly supernatural fiction works. The five stories are: Tanhuser and the Gods (1913), Marsyas in Flanders (1900), The Virgin of the Seven Daggers (1889), Winthrop's Adventure (1881), and The Doll (1899).

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