Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket missing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Sunning at top edge and spine. Hinge starting at front. Secure packaging for safe delivery.
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.
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