Item #7319 Aucassin and Nicolette. Dulcie Lawrence Smith, trans.
Aucassin and Nicolette
Aucassin and Nicolette
Aucassin and Nicolette

Aucassin and Nicolette. A Twelfth-century Romance. Translated from the Original Old French by Dulcie Lawrence Smith, with Illustrations by Eileen Lawrence Smith.

London: Andrew Melrose, Ltd, 1914. Large 8vo. First edition of this translation. Full crushed blue morocco by Bumpus, with raised bands to the spine, ruled gilt borders and fleurs-de-lys. All edges gilt. Silk marker ribbon. Tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece and sixteen further plates by Eileen Lawrence Smith. Spine slightly darkened. Steel engraved bookplate of Robertson Lawson on front pastedown. Silk marker ribbon hanging on by a thread. Faint foxing throughout. Near fine. Item #7319

A sumptuous binding commissioned by the illustrator and translator, as recorded inside the front cover, 'R. L. from E. and D.' Robertson Lawson's bookplate, dated 1898, features books, thistles and a castle. At the bottom edge is an inscription in ink, 'In affectionate remembrance from Clara. April 24 1917'.

Price: £450.00

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