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(PAUL, Evelyn.)

Aucassin and Nicolete.

Done from the Old French by Michael West; depictured by Main R. Bocher, music by Horace Mansion, decorated by Evelyn Paul.

London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1917] Stock Code: 139446
£500.00
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Notes

First Evelyn Paul edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 117 of 125 copies signed by the illuminator Evelyn Paul, and bound in decorated full vellum. Paul's designs are based on the decoration of mediaeval manuscripts, a fine accompaniment for Michael West's translation of the French tale, composed around the late 12th to early 13th century.

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Description

Quarto. Original vellum, front cover lettered in gilt within elaborate gilt, red, and blue frame, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, other untrimmed.

Illustrations

With 13 mounted colour plates by Bocher, 23 pages of printed music by Mansion, and illumunations and other decorations throughout by Paul.

Condition

Boards slightly bowing, upper outer corner of front endpaper creased, sound and attractive, a very good copy.

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