28th February 2019.
This morning I finished reading the next of my works of Anatole France illustrated by Frank C, Pape. This Bodley Head edition was published in 1928.
The book was translated by Alfred Allinson, who has clearly reproduced the author’s beautifully, simply, flowing poetic prose. The title tale is one of a selection of short stories, mostly set in Mediaeval times, being satirical commentary on the religion of that period; with a lacing of philosophy..
The intact jacket reproduces the gold embossed design on the front board.
The endpapers don’t quite fit my scanner.
As usual there are a dozen full page plates,
and a number of chapter end pieces, of which I present a brief selection.
Feeling pretty rough, I went to bed early and forgot to publish this until the morning.