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BOUCHER, Lucien (illus.), MEUNIER, Mario (trans.).
Fabliaux du Moyen-Age.
Paris: Marcel Seheur, 1921 [but 1922]-1924-1925. Paris: Marcel Seheur,, 1921 [but 1922]-1924-1925. [1] Guillaume au Faucon et à sa suite: le prêtre qui fut mis au lardier et Auberée la vieille maquerelle ; [2] Les 3 Aveugles de Compiègne suivis des 3 chevaliers, de la chienne Estula, du Prêtre et du loup et de la vieille qui oingt la palme au chevalier ; [3]Bérengier au long cul suivi du Plisson d'Hermelinde de la Bourse pleine de sens de Brunain la vache au prêtre et des Braies du cordelier. Fabliaux du moyen-âge transposés par Mario Meunier et ornés de bois pas Lucien Boucher. 3 vols., quarto. Original printed wrappers. 20 full-page colour wood engravings, including a title page for each volume and one for each tale, 71 other wood engraved in-text illustrations including headers and cul-de-lampes, all repeated uncoloured in the suites on china at the end of each volume, many colour wood engraved decorative initials; all designed by Lucien Boucher, a French illustrator who had studied ceramic painting, provided caricatures for Le rire and Fantasio, and is best known for the advertising posters and planispheres he created for Air France in the 1950s. Minor rubbing to extremities, occasional faint spotting, a near-fine set. First edition thus, first printing of this modern take on scabrous medieval stories, numbered 95, 203, and 150 respectively, of 250 copies on papier d'Arches à la forme with a suite of woodcuts on china paper. A fabliau is a French comic tale, often anonymous, written by minstrels and jongleurs during the first half of the 12th century. It is general … [Click Below for Full Description]
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