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Robes of Thespis. Costume Design by Modern Artists.
London Ernest Benn 1928 - Quarto. (xvi), (144) pp + 111 plates. First edition. One of twenty-five copies printed on hand-made paper, specially bound, and with two color plates not included in the regular edition. Illustrated with plates in black-and-white and color, and with numerous text figures. A collection of essays on various aspects of costume design. Max Beebohm contributes a chapter on fantasy in costume design; Abbey Theater director Lennox Robinson and others weigh in on Irish dramatic costume, while Beaumont Press founder Cyril W. Beaumont writes about costumes for ballet. These chapters are accompanied by costume design from such noted designers and artists as Edward Gordon Craig, Edmund Dulac, Charles Ricketts, Claude Lovat Fraser, William Nicholson, and Paul Nash. A sumptuous production, and a fine copy in publisher's vellum-backed gray gilt stamped cloth. T.e.g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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