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Chevallier, Gabriel. [Paris]: Flammarion, © 1934. 4to (28.1 cm, 11.1”). , 11–338,  pp.; col. illus.
First edition thus: A much-celebrated (and twice-filmed) French satire of small town life, here with over 100 color-printed comic scenes, some bawdy, rendered by cartoonist and illustrator Albert Dubout. The illustrations are charming, now quaint, and très “French.”
The limitation statement asserts that a total of 1250 copies were produced — but the present example is stamped “Exemplaire no. 12392.”