First Edition Thus. Tall octavo, original black cloth with gilt titles and illustration to front cover and spine, blue pictorial endpapers, Frank C. Pape illustrations throughout, in original illustrated dustjacket. Translated by Frederic Chapman. Early novel by winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and member of the Académie française, known for his witty and skeptical tone. Near Fine with contemporary bookplate, in Very Good dustjacket.