£30.00

Publisher

The Bodley Head.

Place

London

Date

1956

Synopsis

Or the rise and fall of a bergamask rogue.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 259 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt with gilt block on front board, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, designed by Mervyn Peake, which has sunned spine, some minor edge wear and foxing on rear jacket. Top edge red. Some foxing on edges, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by frontispiece by Mervyn Peake, 5 colour plates and 30 pages of black and white plates. Decorated by title page vignette. 1960 gift inscription on first free endpaper. The history of the fictional character from Arlechino of the Italian commedia dell'arte to Harlequin of the English pantomime. Dust wrapper and frontispiece illustrated by Mervyn Peak.

[Stock No. 26814]

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