Poems.London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press [for the Vale Press],  Stock Code: 144843
First Vale Press edition, first impression.
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).
Octavo. Original white buckram, titles in gilt to spine, untrimmed.
6 wood-engraved illustrations by Thomas Sturge Moore.
Somewhat darkened and a little soiled, the binding otherwise firm, occasional faint foxing to contents, else fresh and clean; a very good copy.
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