CAMPERFIELD PRESSE. PAUL, Evelyn. WEST, Michael. ~ Aucassin and Nicolete. Done from the Old French.
No. 105 of 125 copies, signed by Evelyn Paul. 13 tipped in colour images by Main R. Bocher, decoration throughout in gold/yellow and dramatically coloured opening four pages by Evelyn Paul. 8vo., full vellum binding with gilt decoration by Evelyn Paul on uppper cover with painted blue and red highlights. Slight browning to endpapers but generally a very good copy.
Aucassin & Nicolette is medieval French ‘chantefable’ or ‘sung story’ being a mixture of prose and verse. The major characters are Garin, Count of Beaucaire, his son Aucassin, and Nicolette, a Saracen slave girl. Aucassin and Nicolette desperately want to marry, but Garin forbids it and imprisons the lovers, though they both eventually escape. After many romantic and occasionally farcical adventures, the young lovers are wed and Nicolette is revealed to be a Saracen princess of the noblest ancestry.
The music in this beautiful edition is specially written by Horace Mansion.