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Aucassin and Nicolete., Andrew Lang (1844-1912).
1 Andrew Lang (1844-1912). Aucassin and Nicolete.
Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1909 Third Mother Press Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
THIRD MOSHER PRESS EDITION. 12mo. 5 1/2 x 3 inches. (xxvi), (75), [1 blank] pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black within black ruled border, printer's device on title page, headpieces, tailpieces, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Full crimson morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations including rules, covers gold-tooled all over in an alternating heart and dotted cross pattern, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt; binding square and tight, some light bumping to corners and bottom edge, end-papers toned from the turn-ins. Gift inscription on the rear free end-paper. Very Good. Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang selected and edited 25 collection of stories that were published annually, beginning with the Blue Fairy Book in 1899 and ending with the Strange Story Book in 1913. Lang's translation, with introduction, of Aucassin and Nicolette, appeared in 1887. The story of the reunited lovers has been traced to the bourgeois Arras region in Picardy. It satirizes courtly love, turning it upside down - many of the scenes are outwardly comedic (the pregnant King, wars fought with cheese and apple projectiles), but actually flip traditional literary tropes on their head. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Pageant of Summer., Richard Jefferies (1848-1887).
2 Richard Jefferies (1848-1887). The Pageant of Summer.
Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1901 Seventh Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies (the seventh edition), printed on Japanese vellum and the type distributed, at the press of George D. Loring, Portland, Maine. 12mo. 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. (52) pp. Half-title, title page printed in green and black, printer's device on title page, headpiece, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Full dark green morocco binding by Riviere and Son, raised bands, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; turn-ins elaborately gilt; binding square and tight, some light toning to spine and top edge of the boards making the leather a warm brown color. Gift inscription in the preliminary leaves. Very Good. Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. Jefferies' corpus of writings includes a diversity of genres and topics, including children's books, science fiction, as well as the works of natural history. His contemporaries thought of him as a nature mystic. The Pageant of Summer was first printed in Longman's Magazine, June, 1883, and reissued in the volume entitled The Life of the Fields, London, 1884. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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