Very Good. Red cloth hardcover in VG condition. 1963 Reprint. Spine faded mildly. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise all pages clean/unmarked. Profusely illustrated. Light edgewear. Binding solid. 223 pp.
Fair with no dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcovers bumped and rubbed, front cover creased. Front hinge glued, rear hinge shaken, else interior clean. A good reading copy. B&W Illustrations. 4to 11"-13" tall.
Very Good+ No Jacket. 4to-over 9æ"-12" tall. Hardcover, burgundy cloth lettered in gold, no dust-jacket. 224pp. Appendix, Index. 197 illustrations. First printing thus of this reprint of the original 1938 edition. No previous ownership marks. "The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th-and early 17th-century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio (a public version of the masque was the pageant). A masque involved music and dancing, singing and acting, within an elaborate stage design, in which the architectural framing and costumes might be designed by a renowned architect, to present a deferential allegory flattering to the patron. Professional actors and musicians were hired for the speaking and singing parts. Often, the masquers who did not speak or sing were courtiers." [Wikipedia] A clean, square, unmarked copy. Very good+.
Fair/No Jacket. Ex-Library With one hundred and ninety-seven illustrations. 223 pages including index. Usual ex-library features. First end paper removed. Occasional marks and bent corners. Pages and binding are tight. Cover is badly rubbed and edge worn.
FAIR. 9 X 12. With one hundred and ninety-seven illustrations, boards of book are stained, book covered in plastic, some tears and about 1/4 piece missing from front cover at top, bookplate to inside front cover, pages lightly browned around edges _PAB_
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