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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Ballads & Lyrics of Old France.

LANG (Andrew).

LANG (Andrew).

Ballads & Lyrics of Old France With Other Poems.

Title printed in red and black.

Small 8vo. [180 x 95 x 16 mm]. xiii, [iii], 123, [3] pp. Contemporary binding by Zaehnsdorf (signed in gilt on the front turn-in and with the stamp in blind on the rear endleaf) in red goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a single fillet border enclosing an all-over pattern of a repeated large honey-suckle tool. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth and dated at the foot, the others tooled with a honey-suckle tool, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, the turn-ins with fillets, a honey-suckle tool and dots, red silk endleaves, top edge gilt, the others uncut. (Joints a little rubbed).
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1898.

First published by Mosher in 1896, "this second edition on Van Gelder paper consists of 925 copies". A handsome binding displaying various sizes of honey-suckle tools. With an ink inscription on the front fly-leaf "J.H.D. Lucerne July 8th 1900 H.D.D."

Stock no. ebc4648

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