Paris: Librairie Internationale, 1869. Second edition. Hardcover. Folio (12 x 9 1/2"). , viii, 480pp. Original half burgundy morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Ribbon marker. Marbled endpapers. Book housed in a custom made linen covered slipcase.
Originally published in 1867, "La Légende et les Aventures Héroïques, Joyeuses et Glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs" (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak in Flanders and Elsewhere) is a novel by Belgian author Charles De Coster. Based on the 14th-century Low German figure Till Eulenspiegel, Coster's novel recounts the allegorical adventures as those of a Flemish prankster, Thyl Ulenspiegel, during the Reformation wars in the Netherlands.
This second edition is splendidly illustrated throughout with 32 tissue-guarded etchings by some of the most renown illustrators of the time, such as Louis Artan, Léon Becker, Gustave Biot, Hippolyte Boulenger, P. J. Clays, Auguste Danse, Charles De Groux, Adolf Dillens, Joseph Duwée, Th. Fourmois, Alfred Hubert, L. Jaurgey, Paul Laubers, Félicien Rops, Henri Schaefels, Eugène Smits, E. de Schampheler, Camille van Camp, Guillaume Van Der Hecht, and Paul Van Der Vin.
Hinges rubbed. Small leather strips glued to head and tail of spine (not affecting gold lettering or tooling). Some foxing to very first and very last pages. Text in French. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #44149