The illusionist [original title Le rempart des Béguines]. Françoise aka Françoise Mallet-Joris Mallet, Françoise Lilar, Herma Briffault.

The illusionist [original title Le rempart des Béguines]

New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. Hardcover. 250p., very good early reprint of the US edition in quarter-cloth and edgeworn, chipped dj. Grier A***.

The FSY colophon is missing thus a reprint. Mallet was 20 years old when she published her first novel, a story of the sexual awakening of a teenage girl at the hands of her father's mistress.

Cat.No: 36539

Price: $15.00