LE LIVRE DES BALLADES.
(Rackham, Arthur). Fort, Paul.
- Paris: H. Piazza, (1921).
- contemporary half leather, marbled paper-covered boards with gilt title and decorations on spine, original stiff paper wrappers
- 108, (2) pages
- Order Nr. 109789
- Price: $2,500.00 other currencies
Text in French. Limited, numbered edition of 1300. This edition one of 300 with extra color plates. First French edition (first English edition Some British Ballads,,Constable & Co, 1919). Fort (1872-1960) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), British illustrator and watercolorist (Latimore and Haskell 50-1; Gettings 179; Houfe 424). Tables of ballads and illustrations. Illustrations inside tan rules and gilt borders, some with tissue guards with reference to ballad and page on tissue. Original front stiff paper wrapper blue and tan design with Rackham illustration. Slipcase scuffed at edges. Boards scuffed at spine edge. Pencilled notes on rear free endpaper.