Aucassin & Nicolete. Andrew Lang.

Aucassin & Nicolete.

London: David Nutt, 1887. Small 8vo, xx, 70 pp. with engraved frontispiece, headpieces and wrapper design by P.J. Hood, text in red and black. Full crushed red morocco by Riviere, triple gilt fillet, gilt turn-ins, and gilt backstrip with five raised bands, original wrapper bound in. Backstrip a little sunned, light wear to joints, very good. Presentation copy inscribed to “Lord Napier and Essick From the Translator A.L.” One of 550 copies on Japanese paper printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham & Co. Lang’s rendition of the medieval French tale of devoted lovers, a combination of prose and lyrics. This copy given by him to the 11th Lord Napier and 2nd Baron Ettrick, William John George Napier (1846-1913). NCBEL 3:1441. Item #109258

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