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The Pyed Pyper by  Angela  (Illustrator and author of Afterword)  Richard; Lemaire - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 2002 - from Swan's Fine Books and

The Pyed Pyper

by Verstegan, Richard; Lemaire, Angela (Illustrator and author of Afterword)

Condition: Fine

[Monmouthshire]: The Old Stile Press, 2002. Limited Edition. Limp Leather. Fine. Lemaire, Angela. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 24 p. Signed by Artist. Limited edition, this no. 35 of 175 copies, SIGNED by the artist, Angela Lemaire. Richard Verstegan was the first (1634) to tell the story in English, of how the town of Hamelin was freed from rats by the playing of a piper. The Town Council refuses to keep to their agreement to pay the piper, which changes him from a hero freeing the town to an entrancing being who transfixes the townspeople while the children dance to his tunes into the surrounding hills. As the sun sets the evening sky aflame, the children disappear into enfolding dark green shadows, never to be seen again. Here, the delicate relationship between the people, the land, the elements and the seasons demonstrate the need for respect one for the other. The imagery and colours reflect this and stunning double page spreads re-enforce the powerful medieval story. (N.B., above information from the web site of The Old Stile Press.) ***DESCRIPTION: The book is limp bound in full natural calf with a figure, rules, flowers and titling blind-tooled on the front cover, brown endpapers, lavishly illustrated with images cut on wood and lino and printed from the original blocks in a variety of ink colours; folio size (approximately 13" tall), unpaginated with 12 leaves, paper Fabriano Ingres, type Hiroshige Book; limited edition of 175 copies, this no. 35. ***CONDITION: Fine. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: CNJL974
  • Title: The Pyed Pyper
  • Author: Verstegan, Richard; Lemaire, Angela (Illustrator and author of Afterword)
  • Illustrator: Lemaire, Angela
  • Format/binding: Limp Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Old Stile Press
  • Place: [Monmouthshire]
  • Date published: 2002
  • Keywords: Fine Press, Old Stile Press, Lit - Classic, SIGNED, Angela Lemaire, Pied Piper, Folk Tales, Woodcuts, Linocuts


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