Conversion, Publication,Rugby

This afternoon, after converting these Classic edit posts to Blocks:

I published:

This afternoon I watched the Women’s Six Nations rugby matches between France and Ireland, and between Scotland and Wales.

For dinner this evening the Culinary Queen produced succulent roast pork with crisp crackling and apple sauce; a trio of roasted root veg in the form of potatoes, kumara, and parsnips; crunchy carrots; firm cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, with meaty gravy. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Fleurie.

Droll Tales 18

Mervyn Peake’s publishers entitle the 8th Tale of the second Decade of Balsac’s collection of comic stories”The Sermon of the Merry Incumbent of Meudon”. Those of Gustave Doré favour “……the Merry Vicar…..”, while those of Jean de Bosschère “…..old Vicar…..”

Given that Balzac puts this tale in the mouth of his forerunner François Rabelais whom he introduces with an elegantly poetic description of his age (“The worthy man had then as near as may be counted seventy hatchings of the swallows….”, perhaps Covici Friede of New York have chosen the most accurate heading.

Balzac has the French Renaissance satirist recount a story in which the protagonists are various varieties of rodent lusting after a beautiful shrew, good food, and wine.

Peake depicts the heroine atop a mound of grain with rats and mice attempting to eat their way to her.

Doré features mice and men;

whereas de Bosschère favours human flesh.

Further details of each of these publications is given in that the second Decade is published by New York’s Covici, Friede in 1929. It is America’s first edition thus and is a limited copy. The illustrations are not protected by tissue but the book’s condition is good and covered by a cellophane wrapper. 

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