30 pages. 30 x 20 cm. Printed in red and black. Limited edition, one of 310 copies. Five wood engravings by Charles Ricketts, first page with decorative border. With Monroe Wheeler's (Director of Exhibitions and Publications at MOMA). small book plate free front endpaper. Gordon Ray noted [THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND FROM 1790 TO 1914, pp. 160], "If there was a time in which he (Ricketts) was treated as a follower of William Morris, worth a few paragraphs in a summary of the private press movement, this period of neglect has long since come to an end. The powerful emotion informing `Eros Leaving Psyche' has made it one of his best known woodcuts." With the original prospectus/order form laid-in. Mostly unopened, very crisp and bright copy. Orig. publisher's linen-backed blue boards with paper front cover label. Fine with some nicks to original glassine overwrapper. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: De Cupidinis Et Psyches Amoribus Fabula ...
Publisher: Vale Press
Publication Date: 1901
Book Description Hacon & Ricketts, London, 1901. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. 5 Woodcuts By Charles Rickets (illustrator). 1st Limited Edition. Worn about 1/4 inch into the head and foot of the spine, light wear to the cornors Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 037333