TEN DROLL TALES. Being the Story of the Fair Imperia, The Venial Sin, The Merrie Diversions of His Most Christian Majesty King Louis The Eleventh, Together With Certain Other Quaint and Piquant Histories Making up The First Decade of the Droll Tales of Master Honore de Balzac, Rendered Faithfully Into English by J. Lewis May, With an Introduction by Andre Maurois and Illustrations by Jean de Bosschere.
Price: $75.00 CAD
Place Published: London
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited
Date Published: MCMXXVI 
Edition: Limited Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 303266
Tall octavo, original orange cloth title and decorated in gilt. 3,000 hand-numbered copies printed, this being copy #28.  pp +  pp publishers ads at rear. Colour pochoir frontispiece with tissue guard, plus 15 additional full page colour pouchoir plates and 8 full-page black & white plates within the text. Upper rear corner slightly knocked, a few minor internal marks, previous owner's name on inner front cover. Some mild markings to the cloth; a sound, very good copy in nice condition overall. ¶ A collection of bawdy tales, including The Fair Imperia; The Venial Sin; The King's Mistress; The Devil's Heir; The Merrie Diversions of King Louis the Eleventh; The High Constable's Wife; The Virgin of Thilhouse; The Brothers-in-Arms; The Cure of Azay-le-Rideau; and The Rebuke; followed by an epilogue.
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