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Title: Misleide Majesteit. Zinnebeeldig verhaal uit de Oudheid. [Eerste druk; First edition].
Description: Amsterdam, EM. Querido, 1926. Large stout 4°. Original publ. cloth, bound by Elias P. van Bommel. Covertitle in bold gilded capital type, repeated on spine, designed by J.H. van Krimpen. Gilded Top-edge. Hftitle (verso blank). Ti.-p. printed in bold red and monochrome capital type, large red coloured quare publ. device in centre. 320pp. 12 very fine woodcut plates by Jan Schonk, large monochrome initials and typography by Jan van Krimpen, errata-lve. loosely inserted, colophon. Each chapter preceded byt its own french title in bold red coloured type. Limited edition of 1085 copies only, this copy bears nr. 646. Copy printed on large paper and untrimmed. Dutch language much underestimated literary adaption of an ancient Hindostani Animal fable, which includes comparative information about related stories as found in the Mahabharata. It tells the story of a tyrannic Lion King, suppressing his subjects and his downfall caused by an opposing Hare. It is in fact the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. The original woodcut plates are of emblematic interest. Very fine copy of this less known but still important literary work by Israėl Querido, famous dutch naturalist author and novelist from jewish ancestry (also called Dutch Emile Zola), best known as author of the Amsterdam Jewish district De Jordaan, its population and pecularities.

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Price: EUR 125.00 = appr. US$ 135.86 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 57087