Golden Tales of Anatole France [WITH DUST JACKET AND PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
by France, Anatole; Patterson, L[awrence] A. (Illustrator)
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Patterson, L.A.. Large octavo size, 352 pp. Amusing tales by Anatole France (1844-1924), a highly successful French Victorian-era novelist and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature. Here illustrated for the first time by Lawrence Anthony Patterson (1896-1964), a well-known California and San Francisco Bay Area artist who, among illustrating numerous works, taught art at the San Mateo Junior College for thirty years.___DESCRIPTION: Original full black cloth with gilt rules, gilt lettering and gilt vignette to upper board, gilt lettering and vignette to backstrip, top-edge red, pictorial endpapers, title-page printed in black and red, fourteen full-page black etchings including frontis, initials, and numerous illustrations in text; large octavo size (9 1/2" by 6 1/2"), pagination: [i-viii] ix [x-xii] 1-352. In a relatively scarce matching black paper dust jacket printed in red and in the original slipcase with illustration paper labels on both sides, a third label on the bottom of the case with title and author .___CONDITION: A fine copy, like new, in a near fine jacket with sunning to the spine and a very good slipcase which, while still strong and sturdy, shows wear at the seams, particularly along the bottom.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
(Inventory #: 17102606)
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