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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Club des Éditeurs

Photo(s) by Étienne Pouvreau. Imported from Flickr on Apr 28, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Club des Éditeurs 1
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    All-lowercase Annonce for the cover and title page of a French edition of Babbit, the satirical novel about American culture and society by Sinclair Lewis, first published by Harcourt, Brace & Co. in 1922. Translated by Maurice Rémon, with a foreword by Paul Morand.

    From Étienne Pouvreau’s Flickr photostream (translated):

    This book – the 68th title produced by the Club des Éditeurs, 33, rue de Poissy in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, with the agreement of Éditions Stock – was completed on May 14, 1958 on the presses of Imprimerie Mame in Tours. It was […] designed by Jacques Darche, with assistance from Michel Muguet. Photographic documents were provided by U.S.I.S. Printed in a limited number of subscription copies, this edition was exclusively reserved for members of the Club des Éditeurs. It comprises 26 copies marked A to Z; 150 copies numbered I to CL, intended for employees; and 8,500 copies numbered 1 to 8,500. This is copy n° 5,796.

    Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Club des Éditeurs 2
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    The text is set in . The chapter headings and the page numbers are from an unidentified grotesque.
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    The text is set in Old Style Antique No. 7. The chapter headings and the page numbers are from an unidentified grotesque.

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    • Old Style Antique No. 7
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    2 Comments on “Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Club des Éditeurs”

    1. There’s also the italic on the title page, which looks a little bit like Century Schoolbook…

    2. That’s right, Stéphane! Unfortunately, I don’t have a better ID right now than “similar to Century Schoolbook”.

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