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De Cupidinis et Psyches Amoribus Fabula Anilis.
London: Hacon & Ricketts & Iohannes Lane, [Vale Press], 1901. Full page floral border, one large initials and 5 woodcut illustrations by Charles Ricketts. One of 310 copies on handmade paper. Printed in Vale type on heavy paper with a watermark of engraving tools and wreaths. Pp.30. Tal 4to, original linen backed blue paper covered boards with printed paper label on upper cover, largely unopened. Slight darkening to spine and bumping to corners, rubbing to edges of the boards, some browning and spotting to first and last few leaves, particularly to endpapers and edges. One of Ricketts's most powerful books, the woodcuts being among his best illustrations. A design for one of the woodcuts was reproduced in 'The Pageant' and another in 'The Dial'. With the signature of Charels Ricketts in pencil on the front free endpaper. .
Bookseller: Sophie Schneideman Rare Books [United Kingdom]

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