Item #75282 SONNETS TO A RED-HAIRED LADY (By a Gentleman with a Blue Beard) AND FAMOUS LOVE AFFAIRS. Don Marquis.

SONNETS TO A RED-HAIRED LADY (By a Gentleman with a Blue Beard) AND FAMOUS LOVE AFFAIRS

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Burlesque lyrics, including a selection of famous love affairs retold in rhyme - King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Paris and Helen, Laura and Petrarch, Adam and Eve, Harlequin and Columbine, and many others. Marquis (1878-1937) is remembered best for creating the characters Archy and Mehitabel, supposed authors of humorous verse. Small octavo. Original blue paper-covered boards over a blue cloth spine, with gilt titles and a printed paper title label. Period bookseller's label to the front flyleaf. Mild fading along the extremities of the boards. In the scarce dust jacket, which is a bit toned, more so along the spine and folds; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #75282

Price: $100.00

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