Le Livre des Ballades. Arthur RACKHAM, Paul FORT.
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades
Le Livre des Ballades

Le Livre des Ballades

Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, 1920. Item #02918

With Extra Suite of Plates
Including Vignettes and Ballads Not Found in the English Edition

[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FORT, Paul. Le Livre des Ballades. Illustré par Arthur Rackham. Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, 1920.

Limited to 300 copies with an extra-suite of (13 of 14) mounted color plates, this being copy no. 256 of a total edition of 1300. Quarto (11 7/8 x 9 1/8; 303 x 232 mm). 108, [2] pp. Fourteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards. Headpieces, typographical devices.

Publisher's original pictorial tan wrappers. The duplicate color plate "La France" is missing from the additional suite.

Otherwise a near fine copy.

First edition in French of the Rackham-illustrated Some British Ballads (1919) including additional black and white vignettes. Paul Fort translated the original ballads and there are some included that are not found in the English edition.

Latimore and Haskell pp. 50-51. Riall p. 137.

Price: $950.00