Title PORT TARASCON: The Last Adventures of the Illustrious Tartarian.
Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition
Publisher Harper & Bros. [New York]. 1891 [October 30, 1890].
Seller ID 92-0450
1st edition, 1st state per BAL 10592. [i-vi],  - 359, blank, 4 pages of advertisements. Blue cloth (diagonally ribbed) with gilt lettering & silver decorative stamping on the front cover & spine. The cover is framed in a 1/4' wide border consisting of a ruling on the outer edge, 2 thinner rulings with groups of 4 rulings running between & spaced about 5/16' apart, & a thin inner ruling. The lines in the border assume concave half-circles at the corners where each contains a fleur-de-lis pointing at a 45 degree angle. The upper part of the frame contains a cartouche bordered with beading, evolute spirals, & fleur-de-lis in which the title is printed in gilt. The spine bears the title, author's & publisher's names in gilt, and Blue cloth with gilt printing & handsome, ornate silver decorative stamping on the cover & spine. TEG. Uncut pages on coated paper. The title is printed in orange on the title page. Portrait sketch frontispiece of the author facing left (signed 'J.W.A.'). Illustrated by Rossi, Myrbach, Montegut, Bieler & Montenard. Translation & Preface by Henry James. The last of Daudet's 3 Tartarin novels. NOTE: James' translation, published in this Harper edition on October 30, 1890, actually preceded publication of the first French edition, as well as the British edition by Sampson Low. Very tip of upper right corner of the front cover rubbed, a hint of rubbing on other corners, bottom of spine lightly rubbed o/w Fine (No defects). See PHOTO..
French Lit Henry James Rossi Myrbach Montegut Bieler Montenard Decorative Bindings Signed