Excerpt: ...BLACKBIRD CHANTECLER The Blackbird!-My secret! THE BLACKBIRD Bowing with every sign of admiration. Allow me to- CHANTECLER That inveterate mocker! To the PHEASANT-HEN. Leave us not alone! My soul is still open-his mockery would enter in! THE BLACKBIRD Ripping! CHANTECLER Where have you come from? THE BLACKBIRD Indicating an empty overturned flower-pot. From that flower-pot. CHANTECLER But how-? THE BLACKBIRD I was having my early snack cozily in the earthenware retreat you see, when suddenly-oh, allow me to ...
Excerpt: ...BLACKBIRD CHANTECLER The Blackbird!-My secret! THE BLACKBIRD Bowing with every sign of admiration. Allow me to- CHANTECLER That inveterate mocker! To the PHEASANT-HEN. Leave us not alone! My soul is still open-his mockery would enter in! THE BLACKBIRD Ripping! CHANTECLER Where have you come from? THE BLACKBIRD Indicating an empty overturned flower-pot. From that flower-pot. CHANTECLER But how-? THE BLACKBIRD I was having my early snack cozily in the earthenware retreat you see, when suddenly-oh, allow me to express at once the amazement, the admiration- CHANTECLER Eavesdropping inside a pot! How can you stoop to- THE BLACKBIRD Hang the pot! I've had a sensation! I tell you I was wild! My feet were doing such a horn-pipe I had trouble to keep my eye steady at the peep-hole. THE PHEASANT-HEN You could see us? THE BLACKBIRD Showing the hole at the bottom of the flower-pot. Could I see you! Yonder stump of red cone has exactly the black hole to let through my yellow bill. Apologies, -but it was too tempting! A bird of taste, I am. THE PHEASANT-HEN For the sake of this sincere tribute, I forgive you all the rest! CHANTECLER But- THE BLACKBIRD Coming and going in excitement. Oh, wonderful, and again wonderful, and then again wonderful!-Hear me rant! CHANTECLER Amazed. What, is it possible that you-? THE BLACKBIRD Am I given to gush? This time, old man, it's the genuine article, Enthusiasm with a capital E! CHANTECLER Are you in earnest? THE BLACKBIRD Must I send you a blankety carrier-pigeon with the news?-That Cock and that crow, -oh, my soul!-And then the day breaking, -oh, my stars! THE PHEASANT-HEN To CHANTECLER. There seems to be no reason, dear, why I should not leave you alone together. CHANTECLER But where are you going? THE PHEASANT-HEN Slightly ashamed of her own frivolity. I am going to the- THE BLACKBIRD The Guinea-hen's Day he's just given the finishing touches to! CHANTECLER To the PHEASANT-HEN. Must I go too? THE...
Very Good. Book A copy of 'Chantecler; Piece en Quatre Actes, en Vers'Edmond Eugne Alexis Rostand (1 April 1868 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays provided an alternative to the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Includes a bookplate from the private library of one Lesley Lewis and bound in original paper wraps. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some rubbing and wear to the spine and a mark to the front board. Internally, firmly bound and clean with some age toning. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED.
Fair. No dust jacket. 1910. 267 pages. No dust jacket. In French. Quarter brown leather bound to patterned boards, with gilt lettering. B&W and colour illustrations throughout. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Presentation plate on front endpaper. Page 267 detached but present. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine and board edges. Mild scuffing and marking to boards. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1486979673CJD (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 12mo. Ex-library with usual markings; cloth; rubbing wear to edges of cover; spine taped to prevent damage; interior hinges cracked; internally clean & sound. Text in French. B004DPD2TO.
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