PRISTINE AND BOXED
PYLE, Howard (illustrator). James Branch CABELL (retold by). Chivalry. New York; Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1909.
8vo. Publisher's deep red cloth elaborately and decoratively blocked with a geometric Islamic design in cream and green, both to spine and upper board, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others deckled and untrimmed, marbled pink endpapers, in original publisher's presentation box with onlaid pictorial label, by Pyle, to lid; pp. [viii], 9-223 + [i]; with tissue-guarded decorated title in red and black and 12 striking coloured plates by Pyle; a fine and exceptional copy, and uninscribed, housed in the original box, which is complete and sturdy but with some rubbing and flaking to edges.
First edition. A series of mediaeval chivalrous tales purportedly written by Nicolas de Caen in 1470.