Lot 411 of 443:
Illustrated by Pyle, finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$48
Estimate:
$10 - $100

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.

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Item number:
305389a
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