Winchester, Massachusetts: Emdund H. Garrett [Printed at the DeVinne Press], 1896.
Garrett, Edmund H. Number 26 of 50 copies on Japan vellum, signed by the translator. Watercolor on fly-title preceeding p. 1 of “Ronda, Bridge Over the Tajo,” by Garrett, titled and signed in pencil, and 19 etchings, each signed in pencil, by Garrett. Titled in red and black. xxx, [ii], 118,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With A.L.s. from Louise Guiney to the Illustrator. Recent quarter green morocco, marbled boards, retaining original green printed endpapers, "Winchester 1896," t.e.g. Previous owner's gift inscription on front blank Item #266939
A beautiful and stylish 1896 edition of the Prosper Mérimée novella written in 1845 and the source for Georges Bizet’s opera (1875).
With a tipped-in 3-page autograph letter, signed (“Louise I. Guiney”), to Garrett, Jan. 11, 1893,discussing her memoir of the author, which appears on pp. ix-xxx: “I will set out to do some 21 pages, as readable as I can make them, and of course I will treat Prosper ‘as if I loved him,’ after Walton’s style with his worm …”
With an autograph note signed, describing the printing of the book from Edmund H. Garrett on the title page verso. Garrett also signed each etching as it appears in the book.
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