4to., publisher’s illustrated boards, vellum spine with gilt-lettering and illustration, pp. 156, with 44 plates (5 in colour). First edition limited to 325 copies (n. 5). Some foxing; otherwise very good. Wonderful and very rare, Beaumont’s richly illustrated overview of the history of the harlequin stock character in Italian comedy, with introduction by Sacheverell Sitwill.
BEAUMONT, Cyril W., The History of Harlequin. With a Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. A Cover Design and Decorations by Claudia Guercio. And illustrations from Contemporary Sources., C. W. Beaumont, 1926
SKU: 034493 Categories: Art, Drama, Illustration, Italian, Literature Tags: Beaumont, comedy, commedia dell'arte, Costume, Drama, Fashion, harlequin, History, masks, Modernism, Pierrot, Plays, pulcinella, Punch, Sitwell, Theater, Theatre, zanni