A House of Pomegranates.
The Design & Decoration of This Book by C. Ricketts & by C. H. Shannon.London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co., 1891 Stock Code: 142594
First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, containing "more ornate fairy-stories than the Happy Prince collection and more directly socialist... The general effect is more tragic... The elegiac, doom-laden note accords with the new spirit of fin de siècle which a character in Dorian Gray had equated with fin du globe" (ODNB).
Quarto. Original green cloth-backed pale brown boards, titles and decoration to spine in gilt, front board elaborately decorated and titled in orange with peacock, pomegranate and fountain design in gilt, pictorial endpapers.
Engraved title, 4 plates, illustrations throughout.
Soiled, light wear to extremities, tape reinforcement to hinges, contents with light foxing. A sound copy.
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