LADY JACKSON, CATHERINE CHARLOTTE (JOHN BARRYMORE)
Title The Last of the Valois and Accession of Henry of Navarre, 1559 - 1589. In Two Volumes
Publisher London Macmillan 1898
Seller ID 17786E
Early Edition. This set belonged to the great actor John Barrymore and volume one contains his bookplate. This large engraved bookplate is a striking design drawn by Barrymore, himself, with his initials at the bottom showing the masks of comedy and tragedy, entwined in a thorny tree with flowing banners reading: “John Barrymore - Ex Libris” beneath which is a pen and an artist's brush. A two volume set; volume one - 405 pages, volume two - 426 pages. A handsome set bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front boards and gilt, white and blue decoration and ‘Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Men' gilt stamped to the front boards. Tissue protected frontispieces in both volumes. Very good condition with some minor use and a bit of edge wear. A biography of Henry of Navarre (Henry IV) who, on the death of Henry III in 1589, ruled as the King of France from 1589 to 1610.