Qto. VG/VG+. black glossy spine with beige script on upper spine, else pictorial green front and rear panel fully illustrated in w/ color photo. dark evergreen cloth spine near fine with imprinted silver lettering and smooth unmarked front and rear covers. fep clear and ffep some light yellow spotting. profusely illustrated with 145 illustrations, 20 in color. glossy DJ with price sticker not removed on rear panel. 264 pp. Shelve in Theater. Dupont.
Good. 0500234345 264pp. (black spine) 4to. 1986. First edition. A good plus, tight copy in very good plus jacket. The text supported by numerous photographic reproductions in colour and black and white of the artist and his work. Original publisher's green cloth-with silver embossed title to the spine and the Thames and Hudson motif to the front board. A former owner's name, place and date to the upper corner of the front paste-down. Newspaper clippings pasted to the front paste-down, rear endpaper and rear paste-down. The jacket has not been price-clipped and remains in lovely condition.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library. 4to. 264 pp. Ex Library copy with normal markings. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges with creasing on the spine. Light browning to page edges. Glue marks on endpapers. Messel was a designer for theatre, ballet, opera and films for over 40 years.
Pictorial biography of the acclaimed set/costume designer, fine in near fine jacket, in mylar cover; minor softening to jacket edges else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket with small errata slip laid in.
Very Good. Castle, Charles. Oliver Messel: A Biography. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1986. 264pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good with lightly rubbed corners and a former owner's name on front free endsheet. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good with light yellowing to edges of flaps.
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