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Mensonges by Paul Bourget 1890 - title page

Small gravure illustration from Mensonge by Paul Bourget 1890.

Mensonge ‘Lies’ by Paul Bourget ( 1852-1935) is a scholarly analysis of human character, particularly human character defects (such as ‘lying’ per the title) told in the short story form.

Numerous small rotogravure illustrations by Charles Guillaume from illustrations by Myrbach.

Published by Alphonse Lemerre, Paris. Black half leather & gilt binding, 522 pages 17.5cm x 12cm.

 

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Taken on September 13, 2012