Thursday, December 2, 2010

Aucassin and Nicolette



Aucassin and Nicolette
[click to enlarge]






Aucassin and Nicolette
[click to enlarge]




Aucassin and Nicolette
An old French Song-Tale
(1947)

“This edition is limited to one thousand, two hundred and fifty copies printed on Barcham Green Hand-made paper.”

43 pages. $1.50.


Update:
In the Forum: a view to Elf Land.

5 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

so nice to see yours collection pieces!

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura! Do I find the books, or do they find me? I still don’t know....

jasmin said...

lieber William, in einer einzigen Handschrift, wie nett dieses kleine Liebesleben, ja…, aus Prosa und Versen, zum Singen bestimmt, es muß sich wunderbar in dieser Zeit gelebt haben, Jasmin…

Jean Spitzer said...

Lucky. Enjoy.

William Michaelian said...

Yes, Jasmin, especially when a war could be “fought with rotten crabapples, cheese, eggs, and mushrooms,” as the Wikipedia article says. And, as Dickens says,

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Thanks, Jean. In fact I am already, and I’ve yet to start reading.