VALE PRESS: TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.

In Memoriam.

[Together with:] Lyric Poems.

London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press [for the Vale Press], 1900 Stock Code: 144842
£750.00
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First Vale Press edition, first impression, one of 320 copies on paper (with a further ten on vellum), and superbly decorated by Ricketts of the Vale Press.

Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books are more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut designs and illustrations drawn and cut by Ricketts" (Ransom, p. 39).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original white buckram, titles in gilt to spines, untrimmed.

Illustrations

With initials and borders designed by C. S. Ricketts and engraved by C. E. Keates.

Condition

Light toning to spines, slight dust-soiling, the bindings otherwise firm and square, minor toning to contents, else internally crisp; a near-fine set.

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