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1 Steegmuller, Francis Cocteau - A Biography
London Macmillan 1970 0333012496 / 9780333012499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Gold title on brown cloth boards which has just a touch of wear to spine head. Internally there are some minor marks to lower closed edge else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has a repaired closed tear and wear to edges and is not price clipped. xiv + 583 pages. 45 illustrations. Jean Cocteau, who died in 1963 at the age of 74 after 58 years of kaleidoscopic activity in the arts, was a fascinating and paradoxical figure. With the astounding variety of his work - as poet, novelist, playwright, artist and film-maker (merely to begin at the top of the list) - and the contradictions of his private life, the charm and the nastiness, the generosity and the egotism, the poise and anguish of an opium addicted homosexual who was equally welcome in the aristocratic drawing rooms of Paris and the raffish waterfront bars of Toulon, and who crowned a life among the avant garde by entering the ultra conservative precincts of the Académie Française. He provides a rich and challenging subject for biography. Francis Steegmuller is admirably qualified for this task having written the definitive biography of Maupassant and many other biographies. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.37 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Steegmuller, Francis La Grande Mademoiselle (Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orleans Duchesse De Montpensier)
London Hamish Hamilton 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Gold title and decoration on black block on red cloth boards which have a small stain to back else clean with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked. 251 pages. Top edge red Portrait of Mademoiselle to frontispiece and 9 other illustrations. Enclosed publisher's slip stating review copy. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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3 Steegmuller, Francis Maupassant
London Collins 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Red cloth boards with slightly sunned spine but clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. 383 pages. Photograph of Maupassant to frontispiece. An excellent biography of the writer by a well known French translator. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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