"Comus", by John Milton and illustrated by Arthur Rackham
William Heinemann, London - 1921, first UK edition - 76p, 16cmx14cm - Illustrated with 24 very beautiful tipped-in color plates with lettered guards, 37 line illustrations and pictorial endpapers - condition: binding is in fair condition: with wear to green boards, and spine splitting back board loose , owner's name to ffep; internally the book is in good condition, with all plates present, clean and all captioned tissueguards.
Comus (A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634) is a masque in honour of chastity, written by John Milton.
The plot concerns two brothers and their sister, simply called "the Lady", lost in a journey through the woods. The Lady becomes fatigued, and the brothers wander off in search of sustenance.
While alone, she encounters the debauched Comus, a character inspired by the god of revelry (Ancient Greek: Κῶμος), who is disguised as a villager and claims he will lead her to her brothers. Deceived by his amiable countenance, the Lady follows him, only to be captured, brought to his pleasure palace and victimised by his necromancy.
Rare Rackham title
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Illustriert, Kinderbücher, Literatur
- Autor/ Illustrator
- John Milton / Arthur Rackham (ill)
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Gebundene Ausgabe