Title: Tartuffe or the Hypocrite
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club. No City. 1930.
Publication Date: 1930
Binding: Cloth Backed Boards
Illustrator: Steiner-Prag, Hugo
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
No. 886 of 1500 copies signed by illustrator. Lithograph illustrations. Printed by Poeschel & Trepte at Leipzig. Introduction by Brander Matthews. Uncut page edges. Light spotting to top page edges. Embossed bust of author on front cover. 118 pages. Measures 8 3/4 x 14 1/4. The Introduction notes that Moliere is one of the three greatest dramatists (Sophocles, Shakspere, and Moliere). They are skilled craftsmen, poets, creators of unforgettable characters, psychologists of piercing insight, and "moralists of lofty elevation". Moliere was born in 1622 under his family name but took the name Moliere when he left his father's home to become an actor. He travelled throughout France with a theatrical company gaining experience and eventually began his writing career. Bookseller Inventory # 551
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