Simon, J. (illus).
Barcelona. Celestino Verdaguer. 1879.
TWO VOLUMES. 61 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, 480pp+478pp, index at rear of each volume, 11 1/4 x 8 inches, decorative embossed red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; some tissue guards badly torn, tissue adhering to some plates, foxing to first and last few pages of each volume and sporadically through the text, scattered foxing to plates (mainly outside image area of the plates) but the plates are rich and bright. Still overall in very good condition. Stories of sea fairies and tales of magic written by José Feliu y Codina with beautiful and richly colored chromolithographic illustrations by Mr. J. Simon. Feliú y Codina was a playwright known for naturalistic regional dramas as well as for authoring opera librettos. His early works were in Catalan but his reputation was made with dramas and other literary works written in Spanish. Text in Spanish. REDUCED FROM $1250. Item #45942