TAYLOR, Una.

Nets for the Wind.

London: John Lane; Roberts Bros., Boston, 1896 Stock Code: 137119
£175.00

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First edition, number 24 in Lane's Keynotes series. The Keynotes Series, comprising 33 novels and short story collections, was published in a distinctive format, featuring Aubrey Beardsley's cover designs and embellishments, by John Lane between 1893 and 1897; Beardsley produced the designs for 22 Keynotes volumes while he was working on The Yellow Book, which John Lane was also publishing. After Beardsley was dismissed in 1895, Patten Wilson was hired to design the remaining books in the series. The Keynotes series shared a close relationship with the progressive literary trends of 1890s, emphasised by Beardsley's fashionable cover designs.

Una Ashworth Taylor (18571922) was the daughter of famed dramatist and poet Sir Henry Taylor, whose family household played host to several guests of note, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dodson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley and her son Sir Percy. Taylor's "intentionally phantasmagoric" tales in Nets for the Wind are emblematic of the Keystones Series' experimental, often radical, stylistic leanings (ODNB; Harris, 9. 1409).

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, key monogram to spine and rear cover, title and pictorial panel to front cover in black, all designed by Patten Wilson, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. With the publisher's advertisements to the rear.

Illustrations

Title page design by Patten Wilson.

Condition

Neat ownership inscription, dated 18 October 1911, to front free endpaper verso. Spine a little rubbed, a little foxing to endpapers. A very good copy in bright cloth.

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