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The Jargon of Master Francois Villon
The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1918 - Clerk of Paris A.D. MCCCCLII. Being Seven Ballads from the Thieves' Argot of the XVth Century. Frontispiece and title/forword within elaborate woodcut borders, woodcut initials. 8vo. [239 x 154 x 11 mm]. 42, [2] pp. Contemporary binding by Stikeman & Co. of New York (signed in gilt on the rear turn-in) of dark brown goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a double fillet border and triple fillet panel with elaborate abstract floral corners. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others with floral tools, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt, the others uncut. (Joints and corners a little worn). "This, the first English translation of The Jargon, by Jordan Herbert Stabler, B.A., printed for Houghton Mifflin company at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, consists of 385 copies of which 350 are for sale. This is No.261". The endleaves are lightly browned and there are a few spots.
      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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