THE DEVIL ON TWO STICKS. A New Edition, with an Introduction by Arthur Symons. With Illustrations and Decorations by Philip Halgreen.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited.
Date Published: 1950.
Edition: New Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 302699
New Edition, with a New Introduction and Illustrations. Octavo, original red cloth stamped in blue and gold. 379 pp., frontispiece and five additional full-page illustrations, plus chapter headings and vignettes throughout. Page edges dusty, a very good copy in the original colour pictorial dust jacket. The jacket is somewhat rubbed (mostly on the rear panel) and has been mounted on brown paper stock. An attractive copy. ¶ Classic French fantasy tales, first issued as LE DIABLE BOITEUX, first published in Paris in 1707. Asmodeus, the devil of the title, is released from a bottle in which he has been imprisoned by an astrologer. He then travels around Madrid removing the roofs from houses to show the protagonist what is passing within.