[Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator)
Title CAPTAIN FRACASSE
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Thus
Publisher Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901
Seller ID 1232
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on pale green silk cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine. Considered by Gullans an Espey to be Sacker's masterpiece. The swashbuckling story of Baron de Sigognac, an impoverished Gascon nobleman, who decides to join a group of travelling players and takes the name Captain Fracasse.
A lovely set of Sacker's magnum opus, with sun fading to the spine and joints as usual for the silk binding cloth used. GE 1979:60; Extremely Scarce.