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The Story of Chanticleer

By Edmond Rostand; Florence Yates Hann (Translator)

1913

William Heinemann : London

8.5" by 6"

vii, 144pp

 

 

 

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A lovely first edition copy of Florence Yates Hann's translation of Edmond Rostand's barnyard play; recounted in the form of a children's tale.

Edmond Rostand was a renowned French dramatist and poet, best known for his romantic plays (such as 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and 'Les Romanesques') that drastically contrasted with the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Rostand's verse drama 'Chantecler' was premiered in four acts in 1910. The play is set in a barnyard and features a boastful rooster who secretly believes that his crowing causes the sun to rise. This copy is lacking the original dustwrapper, as usual. This work features copious in-text colour and black and white illustrations, and twelve beautiful coloured plates.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with charming illustrated endpapers. Externally lovely with slight bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Very small split to cloth to head of front joint. The odd light scattered spot only to endpapers. Internally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages very slightly age toned to extremities but very bright and clean throughout.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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