Book Description

First translation into English. Set in Imprint Monotype and printed in red and black on Ellerslie paper with decorative vignettes from line-blocks by Albert Rutherston. Edition limited to 1000 copies for England and America. Number VII in the series Eighteenth-century French romances edited by Vyvyan B. Holland.
Dealer Notes
Albert Rutherston, painter, printmaker, illustrator and stage designer, brother of William Rothenstein, he anglicised his name along with his other brother Charles in the First World War. Slade School of Fine Art, 1898-1902. Regular contributor to Curwen Press projects he also illustrated books for the Nonesuch Press and the Cresset Press.
'The Curwen Press played a key role in the printing revival of early 20th century Great Britain. Harold Curwen (1891–1949) became director of the Press in 1914, and he introduced innovative design and printing standards that were uncommon to commercial printers.'
Author Joseph Durey de Sauroy (Marquis du Terrail)
Date 1926
Binding Patterned paper boards in three colours on toned stock, design by Rutherston printed in colour offset lithography, buff cloth back gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Matching patterned paper dust-jacket with printed label. 
Publisher London: Chapman & Hall
Illustrator Albert Daniel Rutherston, (1881 - 1953)
Condition Dust-jacket darkened, small paper tears repaired, light smudge to label, binding fine, internally an excellent copy, save offset strip to flyleaves.
Pages 8vo, (230 x 150), pp.xiii [3],140,

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