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Jane Avril of the Moulin Rouge by Jose Shercliff

Jane Avril of the Moulin Rouge by Jose Shercliff

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Jane Avril of the Moulin Rouge

by Jose Shercliff

Illustrated by Toulouse-Lautrec

Jarrolds Publishers, 1953. illustrated frontispiece, black and white illustrated plates and illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, dust-wrapper foxing on end-papers, dust-jacket shows some edge dn shelf wear with a little rubbing, and bumping, small chips and tears and minor creasing to edges and corners (see photographs)

"This is the story of Jane Avril - daughter of a demi-mondaine and an Italian aristocrat who from a humble and tortured childhood danced her way to fame.  But it is more than that - it is also an unforgettable picture of Paris in the sparkling "nineties."  Through its pages flit the Can-can girls, champagne bubbles in Maxims, Prince Edward of Wales reigns as Prince Charming in La Ville Lumiere.
Here is Paris of teh Bal Buillier and Moulin de la Galette, of La Goulue and Nini Patte en L'Air and Grille d'Egout.  A Paris of wit and charm where poet and painter, midinette and femme galante jostled the Great of half the world as they sought pleasure in Montmartre or the Latin Quarter."

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