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The Three-Cornered Hat

Author: de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio
ISBN #: 
Price: $35.00
Publisher: The Soho Library / Gerald Howe
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: First Thus
Pub Date: 1933
shelf wear to book and jacket; spine sunned. A whimsical bookplate of the librarian and bookman Joseph L. Wheeler, designed by the British artist C. Walter Hodges to front endpaper. Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (10 March 1833 – 19 July 1891) was a nineteenth-century Spanish novelist, author of the novel El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-Cornered Hat, 1874). The story is an adaptation of a popular tradition and provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia. It was the basis for Hugo Wolf's opera Der Corregidor (1897) and Manuel de Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (1919). Translated by Martin Armstrong, jacket by John Farliegh. First published by Gerald Howe in 1927, number eight in Howe's Soho Library of pocket editions. "A robust and highly spirited comedy of errors that will beguile even the gloomiest of readers into regenerative laughter." A Spanish folk tale, scarce thus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover.