1919 Rare First Edition - Mark Twain Saint Joan of Arc illustrated by Howard Pyle.
Author: TWAIN, Mark. (PYLE, Howard. illustrator).
Title: Saint Joan of Arc. With illustrations in Color by Howard Pyle. Decorations in Tint by Wilfred J. Jones.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1919. First edition, first impression. With 'Published May 1919' and D-T code beneath on the copyright page, with the endpapers printed in green and the marginal illustration on page 18 property oriented.
Size : 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: xiii-32 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) in a good dust jacket (small chips and tears - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small crease to the lower-left corner of the last illustration - as shown, light toning of the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 4 wonderful color illustrated plates by Howard Pyle and decorations surrounding the text in tint by Wilfred J. Jones.
Estimate: (USD 400 USD 1000)
The book: Attractive and rare First edition of Mark Twain's Saint Joan of Arc. With illustrations in Color by Howard Pyle. Twain created a reverent portrayal of Joan of Arc, a subject over which he had obsessed for forty years, studied for a dozen years and spent two years writing about. In 1900 and again in 1908 he stated, "I like Joan of Arc best of all my books, it is the best". The story first appeared in Harpers Magazine in 1904. All points are present for a true first printing. A rare find in any condition!
The illustrator: Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. He was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy.
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