Paris: Calman Levy, editeur, 1885-1887. First Edition. Dumas fils was the illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas, who later legally recognized him. He was a prolific author and playwright, with published novels and plays from 1847 to 1887. Denise was one of his later plays, published in 1885. Francillon was his last published work in 1887. Both plays are from their first year of publication. This appears to be a rebinding of two separate issues. Octavo. Marbled paper-covered boards with brown raised leather covering to spine. Gilt title to spine. Hinge on front cover is detached. Cover has wear to edges, with a small scratch to leather on front of spine. Marbled endpapers. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Pages of Denise are slightly browned, with minor foxing. Pages of Francillon are browned and heavily foxed. 145 pages for Denise; 153 pages for Francillon. FRELANG/082422.
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New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Number 625 of 650 copies. Facsimile signature of Duncan on front free endpaper. This book was published posthumously on the basis of Duncan’s handwritten text and illustrated with 24 black and white photographs of her (two by Arnold Genthe). As one of the great free spirits of the early 20th century, Duncan’s account of her life was as uninhibited as her career. This is one of the “presentation copies” published as a limited edition for authors and other friends of Boni and Liveright. In black cloth boards with red leather label titled in gilt on spine. Light rubbing to boards, wear to spine ends, and chips and tears to title label. Cracked hinges although text block is still tight. Clean interior. Very good. 359 pages. DRA/081022. Very Good.
New York: Privately Published, 1942. Special edition bound in full leather, unnumbered. This is one of 50 copies specially bound in leather by Russell-Rutter Co. Inc. There was also a regular edition of 349 copies. Printed from type by the H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co., Inc with illustrations printed in offset lithography by the Zeese-Wilkinson Co. According to the acknowledgment and thanks: "All materials and services have been contributed to the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, sponsors of this special edition. All proceeds from the sale of this edition will be turned over to the Committee, whose work is to arrange for the transporation to Mexico of victims of the Fascist terror in French concentration camps." This play has the theme of anti-fascism. Bound in full dark brown leather with raised bands, gilt title and author to spine. Gilt dentelles and brown cloth endpapers. Rubbing to leather on hinges and spine bands, and edges. Smudge mark to title page and minor toning to pages, else clean. Includes multiple full page illustrations by a variety of artists including Fritz Eichenberg. Unpaginated. DRA/111122.
Paris: Plon-Nourrit et C(ie). Hardcover. André Lichtenberger (1870-1940, Paris) was a French novelist and sociologist. This novel, published in 1910, is the story of a young boy, Michel, who inherits the throne of a fictional European country. The novel is the basis for a 1933 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Robert Lynen, Arlette Marchal and Béatrice Bretty. 12mo. Brown patterned cloth-covered boards, with light brown leather covering to spine. Title in gilt to spine. Cover shows minor wear and scuffing to edges and corners. Purple patterned front and back endpapers. Pages are browned but clean. Bookseller's label on inside front cover and owner's signature on free front endpaper and title page. 306 pages. FRELANG/082522. Very Good.
Lexington, KY: The Anvil Press, 1993. Hardcover. Number 35 of 75 copies. A beautiful edition of The Tempest from Victor Hammer's Anvil Press. In her foreword, Carolyn Hammer explains why they chose Capell's 18th century text for this book, including why they retained the unusual punctuation and "novelties" found in Capell. Bound in decorated paper evocative of the island on which the play's characters were stranded, with a black linen spine with a title label. Printed on Magnani paper with the text composed in Victor Hammer's American Uncial typeface. In her afterword, Carolyn thanks her collaborators on this production and notes that the Chiaroscuro woodcut on the title page was commissioned especially for the Anvil Press edition. Laid in is a bookmark from the press. In fine condition. Measures 6.5 x 9 inches. 107 pages plus afterword. PI/112221. Fine.