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Hero and Leander
London: Ballantyne Press and Sold by Elkin Mathews, 1893. Original exquisite full vellum boards with famous gilt stamped design by Charles Ricketts on both covers and spine. 220 Copies. Side and bottom edges untrimmed. One of the three "Pre-Vale" books, Hero and Leander is one of the truly distinctive Nineties' book meshing illustration and binding. Superb full-page frontispiece and six half-page woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials and colophon device at end, by Ricketts and Shannon. Original prospectus predating the book laid-in, which calls for only four illustrations and 150 copies! Covers are clean and bright, rarely seen thus. Inside fine with very light brown-stippling always seen in this book (printed on acidic paper). House ind superb handmade marbled paper covered folding box with three components, cloth spine with cloth label, fine.
      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2015-09-23           Check availability:      Biblio    


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