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The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts by  Maurice Maeterlinck - First Edition - 1916 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000371)

The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts

The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts by  Maurice Maeterlinck - First Edition - 1916 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000371)

The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts

by Maeterlinck, Maurice

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Condition
Very Good +/No Jacket
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About This Item

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. This handsome edition of "The Blue Bird" is in Very Good Plus condition with no dust jacket. It's a clean copy with a lovely blind-stamped floral pattern on both panels and spine, as well and bright gilt die-stamped lettering on the front panel and spine. There is also top-edge gilt. The book has only light shelf-rubbing. See photo. The binding is tight and secure, with no marks or inscriptions from former owners, and the pages are clean, without stains, tears, or foxing. This is the early, non-illustrated edition, first printed in 1911. The book measures 5 1/4 by 7 7/8 inches and includes 287 pages.. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

The stage represents the interior of a wood-cutter's cottage, simple and rustic in appearance, but in no way poverty-stricken. A recessed fireplace containing the dying embers of a wood-fire. Kitchen utensils, a cupboard, a bread-pan, a grandfather's clock, a spinning-wheel, a water-tap, etc. On a table, a lighted lamp. At the foot of the cupboard, on either side, a DOG and a CAT lie sleeping, rolled up, each with his nose in his tail. Between them stands a large blue-and-white sugar-loaf. On the wall hangs a round cage containing a turtle-dove.

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On Aug 30 2021, a reader said:
So enjoyed the version of death depicted in this book,that whenever you think of the ones who have passed away they live again...gave my copy to my son when he was dealing with his fathers passing....miss it...

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Details

Bookseller
Grimalkin Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
000371
Title
The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts
Author
Maeterlinck, Maurice
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Publisher
Dodd, Mead and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1916
Bookseller catalogs
French Literature;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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