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Colette Vintage Paperback Collection

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A beautiful collection of 12 vintage paperbacks by Colette. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Six were printed under FSG imprint The Noonday Press. Stunning black and white illustration cover designs are done by Jacqueline Schulman. All books in this collection were published between 1963 and 1993 and range from good to very good condition. 

Colette was a French writer, actress, journalist, mime, and queer icon. Colette is best known for her 1944 novella Gigi, whose stage production helped to launch the career of Audrey Hepburn. Her writing style was a “blend of the sophisticated and the natural, laced with all the subtle cadences of sensuous pleasures and intuitive acumen.” (Britannica). She was the first woman in France to be given a state funeral in French history. Before her death, journalist and writer Katherine Anne Porter wrote in the New York Times that Colette "is the greatest living French writer of fiction; and that she was while Gide and Proust still lived.”

The Shackle, 1976. Some spine creasing. Previous owner’s name plate on first page. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

The Complete Claudine, 1976. Some creasing to cover. Small marks on cover. Tiny tear to back edge. No markings inside. Good condition. 

The Tender Shoot, 1958 (reprint). Previous owner's inscription on first page. Some light wear to edges. Good condition. 

My Mother's House and Sido, 1993 (reprint). Previous price blacked out on back. Previous owner’s name on first page. No other markings. Very good condition. 

Gigi/Julie de Carnelhan/Change Acquaintances, 1952. Some light rubbing to cover. Price on back blacked out. Some spine creasing. No markings inside. Very goodcondition. 

The Innocent Libertine, 1978. Some marks on cover. Small tear to base of spine. No markings inside. Good condition. 

Break of Day, 1961. Some light rubbing to cover. Previous price blacked out on back. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

The Blue Lantern, 1963. Some light rubbing to cover. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

Mitsou and Music-Hall Sidelights, 1957. Some light rubbing to cover. Price on back blacked out. Small mark on spine. Very good condition. 

The Pure and the Impure, 1967. Some light rubbing to cover. Small tear to back edge. Previous owner’s name on first page. No other markings inside. Good condition. 

Earthly Paradise, 1987. Some very light shelfwear. No markings. Very good condition. 

Creatures Great and Small, 1978. Some fading to cover near spine. Some wear to edges and spine. No markings. Good condition.