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Blue-Beard: A Contribution to History and Folk-Lore - with Edwin Davis French, Cosmos Club Bookplate

By: Wilson, Thomas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Putnams: 1899

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 639

Condition: Fair

Hardcover, 6 1/4 by 8 1/2-inches, frontis, xv, 212 pp. Brown cloth with dull gilt spine titles and gilt cover decoration. Bumping and heavy wear to the corners, heavy wear and chipping to the head and tail of the spine, discoloration where a spine label was removed, and front hinge starting to crack. “Purchased April 1961 at library sale [illegible signature]” in blue ballpoint on the ffep. Despite its condition, a fascinating book. From the title page: “Being the history of Gilles de Retz of Brittany, France, who was executed at Nantes in 1440 A.D. and who was the original of Blue-... View more info