THE CHRONICLES OF RODRIGUEZ. Lord Dunsany, Edward Plunkett.

THE CHRONICLES OF RODRIGUEZ. London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1922]. Large octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-321 [322] [323-324: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], double fly leaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Sidney H. Sime, original vellum-backed orange cloth, front, spine and rear panels ruled in gold, leather label lettered and ruled in gold affixed to spine panel, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Dunsany and Sime. A presentation copy with bold inscription by Dunsany on the front free endpaper: "To / Betty / from / Dunsany / Christmas 1924." The author's first novel. An episodic romantic fantasy, Dunsany's version of Don Quixote. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 895. Bleiler (1978), p. 65. Reginald 04608. Anderson I.20.a.1. Foxing to fore and bottom edges of text block and scattered foxing to the text, mainly first and last gatherings; the Sime plate is clean. Foxing aside, this would otherwise be a fine copy in fine decorated dust jacket and certainly presents well externally. (#162985).

Price: $500.00

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"First printed February, 1922" on copyright page. "Five hundred copies only of this / edition have been printed, / of which this is / No. __" on limitation page.