“SKILL WITH THE SWORD AND A WAY WITH THE MANDOLIN”
DUNSANY, Lord (PLUNKETT, Edward John Moreton Drax, 18th Baron of Dunsany). The Chronicles of Rodriguez. London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1922). Quarto, original half vellum, morocco spine label, original dust jacket. $850.
Signed limited first edition, number 94 of only 500 copies, signed by both Dunsany and illustrator Sidney Sime, who drew the frontispiece and illustrated many of the author’s works.
The warrior-poet Rodriguez, Lord of Arguento and the Duke of Shadow Valley, approaches life with his sword in one hand and his mandolin in the other. Precedes the New York issue, titled Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley. Currey, 135.
Only occasional faint foxing, a bit of minor rubbing to dust jacket, very nearly fine. A lovely signed copy.