The Adventures of Harlequin

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Author: Francis Bickley

Illustrator: John Austen

BICKLEY, Francis. The Adventures of Harlequin. With decorations by John Austen. NY: E.P. Dutton, 1923. 8vo, 121pp. Green quarter cloth with paper label affixed and pink boards decoratively stamped in gilt with pictorial label affixed. Color pictorial endpapers; 2 full-color and 4 b&w plates and numerous smaller full color AND b&w illustrations throughout. Corners worn, edges less so, covers and spine label a bit rubbed, and lightly soiled, else an internally clean, tight copy.

First edition, US issue. The fictional adventures of the Harlequin, the famous clown, comedia del arte, and pantomime character. Featuring wonderful, art deco illustrations by the British artist John Austen, this is a beautiful example of his striking art.