Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1896. Second Edition, Limited Edition. Zaehnsdorf. Lang, Andrew. Aucassin & Nicolette. Maine. Thomas B. Mosher. 1896. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Old World Edition. This edition limited to 925 copies on van gelder, as stated. Original wrappers bound in.
Oblong 12mo. Stained Turquoise calf with gilt ruling on front and back cover boards. Small floral design in corners. Floral pattern in gilt on spine. Five raised bands in six segments. Brown title label, as well as publishing year near tail of spine. Sound binding with solid joints. Decorative endpapers. Stamped by Zaehnsdorf on rear front free endpaper. Instance of poorly cut page on 16, resulting in small tear, as well as small knick out of fore edge of page 41.
Aucassin and Nicolette is a French Medieval tale, thought to be published in the 12th or 13th century, and written anonymously. A combination of prose and verse, it is the only known chantetable, thought to be taken from only a single surviving manuscript, discovered in 1752. The piece contains a mix of themes, including gender reversals, lost love, romanticism, parody and misfortune.
Laurence Houseman (1865-1959) was an English writer, playwright and sometimes translator. Houseman's most acclaimed book was An Englishwoman's Love-Letters, published anonymously in 1900. Housman was a prolific writer with more than one-hundred works to his name and was an activist for women's suffrage and rights. Good. Item #417
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