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Tue-Mouche and Pianel (invented by Ben Elebel), colored edged


  • author: Françoise Sagan
  • illustrator: B. Buffet
  • year: 1949


31.3 x 24.3 x 1.3 cm & 30 x 23.5 x 2 cm


elephant hide paper, brass hinges, archival digital prints for flyleaves, spine and details, ecoline ink for edges.

Amanita Muscaria (amanite tue-mouches or fly agaric) becomes a decorative accent on the verso cover of a Tue-Mouche binding. The same poisonous mushroom serves as a decorative accent on the spine of the Pianel-bound book. With Toxique, Sagan retells in poignant yet hilarious details the story of her detox after she took Palfium to recover from a car crash. Buffet’s illustrations are stunning and a perfect companion to Sagan’s unforgettable style.

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