New York: Dodd, Mead and Company Publishers, 1898-1918. Autograph Edition limited to 150 copies. Hardcover. Complete in 24 volumes. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding. Gold-decorated full burgundy morocco with gold lettering on spine. Finely tooled dentelles. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom edges. Treasure of the Humble (Vol. I of Essays) & Sister Beatrice, Ardiane & Barbe Bleue (Vol. I of Plays) volumes signed by Maeterlinck on blank leaf preceding frontispiece. Frontispiece portrait of Maeterlinck in sepia-toned photogravure in vol. I of Essays. Title-pages with decorative red borders. Some pages unopened, as issued. Autograph edition with a collection of essays and plays by francophone Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck. The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. Materlinck's plays are an important part of the Symbolist movement.
Minor rubbing to parts of edges, staining to few covers. Some minor soiling to fore-edge of few volumes. Ex-libris of Walter F. Haas on inside of front covers. Haas was an Los Angeles Attorney-at-Law in the 1880's. In 1891 he was admitted to the Supreme Court of California. The following year he was appointed to the United States District Court, United States Circuit, and United States Circuit Court of Appeals. He also belonged to the Palestine Lodge No. 351, the Union League Club, L.A. Chamber of Commerce, and other clubs and associations.
Tight set with bindings in very good, interior in near fine condition. Tight Autograph edition, printed on hand-made old Stratford paper. Item #29825
Vol. I) The Treasure of the Humble. Introduction by A. B. Walkley. 241pp.
Vol. II) Wisdom and Destiny. xxi, 353pp.
Vol. III) The Life of the Bee. 427pp.
Vol. IV) The Buried Temple. xx, 335pp.
Vol. V) The Double Garden. 348pp.
Vol. VI) The Measure of the Hours. 371pp.
Vol. VII) On Emerson and Other Essays. Translated by Montrose J. Moses. 232pp.
Vol. VIII) Our Eternity. 258pp.
Vol. IX) The Unknown Guest. 410pp.
Vol. X) The Wrack of the Storm. 330pp.
Vol. XI) The Great Secret. Translated by Bernard Miall. 268pp.
Vol. XII) Mountain Paths. 309pp.
Vols. I-V translated by Alfred Sutro, vols. V, VI, VIII, IX and XII translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.
Vol. I) Sister Beatrice and Ardiane & Barbe Bleue. Translated by Bernard Miall.
Vol. II) Joyzelle. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Monna Vanna. Translated by Alfred Sutro. 277pp.
Vol. III) The Blue Bird. A Fairy Tale in Six Acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. 287pp.
Vol. IV) Mary Magdalene. A Play in Three Acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. vii, 179pp.
Vol. V) Pelleas and Melisande. Alladine and Palomides. Home. Translated by Richard Hovey. 205pp.
Vol. VI) Princess Maleine. Translated by Richard Hovey. 208pp.
Vol. VII) The Intruder. The Blind. The Seven Princesses. The Death of Tintagiles. Translated by Richard Hovey. 209pp.
Vol. VIII) Aglavaine and Selysette. Introduction and translation by Alfred Sutro. xxvi, 165pp.
Vol. IX) Poems. Done in English Verse by Bernard Miall. 131pp.
Vol. X) The Burgomaster of Stilemonde. A Play in Three Acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. 148pp.
Vol. XI) The Miracle of Saint Anthony. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Introduction by Arthur Bartlett Maurice. 144pp.
Vol. XII) The Betrothal. A Sequel to the Blue Bird. A Fairy Play in Five Acts and Eleven Scenes. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. 222pp.