Very Good+ oversized hardcover in Very Good dustjacket. Normal shelfwear to dustjacket including slight creasing/curving along foot. Small tears/chips to head of spine as well as upper fore-edge corners. Protected by MYLAR. Normal aging including discoloration to dustjacket as well as yellowing to page-ends. Otherwise, text, and numerous b&w and color images are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 300 pp.
G- Black cloth, gilt letters on spine, white & color illus. dust jacket, 200 pp., many BW illus., some color illus. "Charles Ricketts [1866-1931] was a man of remarkable versatility. In the 1890s he ranked with Aubrey Beardsley as a powerful influence on book illustrators. In his work for the theatre he rivalled Edward Gordon Craig. As an art critic he was compared with his exact contemporary Robert Fry; as a connoisseur he could contest the views of Bernard Berenson....[This book] explores and illsutrates Ricketts's major areas of artistic commitment and considers his significance in relation both to his contemporaries and to later generations....His circle of friends included Oscar Wilde, Walter Sickert, W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and William Rothenstein who remembered Ricketts as 'the artistic Warwick of the age. '" (dj).
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