Lot 253 of 429:
Illustrated by Pyle, finely bound  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Gallantry: An Eighteenth Century Dizain in Ten Comedies...
Author:
Cabell, James Branch
Place:
New York and London
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1907
Description:

[10], 328, [6] pp. With four tipped-in plates by Howard Pyle including frontispiece. 21.8x14.5 cm (8½x5¾"), ¾ red morocco bound by Stikeman & Co. with red cloth-covered boards, lettered and ruled on spine in gilt, marbled endpapers,  top edge gilt.

What, you may ask, is a "dizain"? It is a French poem or stanza of ten lines, employing eight or ten syllables to the line and having a specific rhyming pattern, as ababbccdcd. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear, small abrasion to front cover; front hinge cracked, small tears or punctures to two plates; very good.
 
Item number:
305389
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