MOLIÈRE. Tartuffe. Comedy in five acts, 1669. Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. x, 107,  pp. Illustrated by William Hamilton. Folio, 385 x 290 mm, bound in publisher's burgundy moiré satin, stamped in gold with titling on the spine and front cover. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 2004.
One of 300 copies, signed by the translator and illustrator. A deluxe printing of Molière's comedy that follows the deceit, treachery and eventual downfall of its title character in high society. Considered quite controversial at the time for its perceived critiques of the upper classes and the clergy. Translated by one time Poet Laureate of the United States, Richard Wilbur, and illustrated by William Hamilton, known for his New Yorker cartoons satirizing the wealthy and self-satisfied. As new.
Item nr. 119115