JOYZELLE translated by A. Teixeira de Mattos. MONNA VANNA translated by Alfred Sutro. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-277 [278-280: blank], original decorated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blind and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. First edition in English. Two plays, including JOYZELLE, a five act fantasy play set on Merlin's island. Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet and essayist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911. "The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. He was a leading member of La Jeune Belgique group and his plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement" (Wikipedia). Endpapers lightly foxed, a very good copy. (#167813).
"Published, February, 1907" on copyright page.