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[Arthur Rackham] Fort, Paul
Le Livre des Ballades
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). Collating 108, [2]. Publisher's original pictorial tan wrappers. Fourteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards. Headpieces, typographical devices. 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 50-51. Riall 137.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]

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