£325.00

Publisher

Sold, by Messrs. Hacon Ricketts, at the sign of the Dial, LII Warwick Street, Regent Street.

Place

London

Date

1896

Synopsis

'this edition of the poems and songs of sir john suckling, edited by john gray and decorated with woodcut border and initials by charles ricketts, under whose supervision the book has been printed by the ballantyne press.' [from colophon].

Item Description

8vo, in fours. 6 x 9.25 inches. [2] + cxvii [117] pp. Bound in half light green cloth over patterned green boards, spine with paper title label. Deckled edges. Some wear and darkening of extremities and joints starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by wood engraved initials and decorative title page border. Private press edition of the works of the Cavalier poet, Sir John Suckling (1609-42), who fought for Charles I in the first Scottish War of 1639, but fled into exile before Parliament convicted him of high treason. Edited by John Gray (1866-1934), poet, Catholic priest and friend of Oscar Wilde, 1891-93. Illustrated by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), artist, typographer and book illustrator, who worked for Oscar Wilde and who founded the Vale Press in 1896, one of the leading private presses of the day, which was responsible for the publication of this book.

[Stock No. 26865]

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