Graziella, Alphonse de Lamartine, The Nonesuch Press, One of 1600 Copies, VG

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De Lamartine, Alphonse, Ralph Wright (Translator), and Jacquier (Illustrator). Graziella (London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929).
English, No. 1164 [?] of 1600 copies, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 8" x 5," 189 pp., including illustrations.

Beige cloth-covered boards with all-over green and red pattern. Title label with red lettering on beige paper tipped in on spine. Covers have moderate darkening, light soiling, and a few stains, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages have light age toning, else pristine and intact. 30 illustrations included, some of which are beautifully hand-colored in watercolor. Some of the illustrations are in black-and-white without watercolor. The classic novel by Alphone de Lamartine (1790-1869), a French author, poet, and politician. Graziella tells the story of a young Frenchman who falls in love with the eponymous Graziella, a fisherman's granddaughter, while in Naples, Italy. Translated into English from the original French by Ralph Wright. Illustrations by Jacquier. Back colophon: "This edition consists of 1,600 copies, of which 600 are for sale in the United States of America by Random House Inc. It has been printed on Arches paper by Robert MacLehose and Co. Ltd. and the illustrations in colour have been stencilled by The Curwen Press, which has also printed the binding cloth: the whole under the care of Francis Meynell. This is number 1164."