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ALASTAIR Lmtd 1000 copies!
Sphinx Oscar Wilde 1920 illustrated by ALASTAIR Lmtd 1000 copies!
Sphinx Oscar Wilde 1920 illustrated by ALASTAIR Lmtd 1000 copies! The Sphinx illustrated by Alastair Published by: John Lane Printed in: 1920 Pages: 12 full page illustrations Illustrations by: Alastair ----- Features ----- · Top edge Gilt · 12 illustrations by Alastair · Limited Edition of only 1000 Copies Condition The book is in very good condition. There is some light rubbing to the outside boards. This is a large book measuring 12" x 9". The gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover and spine is bright and unrubbed. There is a bookplate in the front and no signatures or markings of any other kind. There is some yellowing to the endpapers, as is normal for this book. This book contains all 12 original illustrations by Alastair. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. This is a limited edition of only 1000 copies. A rare find complete with many beautiful illustrations. Synopsis The Sphinx is a poem by Oscar Wilde about sensual beauty of the Sphinx and the mysterious grandeur of the ancient world she represents. ---------- About the Illustrator---------- Alastair (Baron Hans Henning Voigt) was an artist, composer, dancer, mime, poet, singer and translator. Mysterious, flamboyant, enigmatic and attractive to many people he was born of German nobility in 1887 in Karlsruhe. In his youth he joined the circus and learned mime. Shortly after leaving school he studied philosophy at Marburg University where he would meet the writer Boris Pasternak. Perhaps achieving more as an illustrator, Alastair's drawings, which are often decadent in spirit and have the look of A … [Click Below for Full Description]
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