THREE-CORNERED HAT. The True History of an Affair current in certain Tales and Ballads.
THREE-CORNERED HAT. The True History of an Affair current in certain Tales and Ballads.
THREE-CORNERED HAT. The True History of an Affair current in certain Tales and Ballads.

THREE-CORNERED HAT. The True History of an Affair current in certain Tales and Ballads.

(Los Angeles: The Plantin Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1959).

FIRST OF THE EDITION, WITH STYLISH FULL PAGE DRAWINGS, MANY IN COLOUR BY ROGER DUVOISIN. Translated by Martin Armstrong, with an introduction by Gerald Brenan. In a story such as this which has to be by turns romantic and buffoonish, archaic in feeling and realistic in its portrayal of character, reminiscent of the folk tale and yet firmly planted in history, the chief problem for the writer lies in striking and keeping the right tone. Alarcon does this almost perfectly. The result is a little masterpiece quite unlike anything else ever written. Item #28080

First of the edition, one of 1,500 copies only, signed by the illustrator. With the Monthly Letter describing the book and its production and the additional ephemeral items relating to the publication. With 34 color and black-and-white Illustrations by Roger Duvoisin, who has signed this copy. 4to, in the publisher’s original black cloth over paper decorated with a geometric pattern in colours, similar to the tiles of Alhambra, lettered in gilt on the spine panel. Housed in the original orange slipcase. xix, 154 pp. A very fine copy, as pristine.

Price: $85.00