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The Vale Press: Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest

Watry, Maureen

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ISBN 10: 0712347240 / ISBN 13: 9780712347242
Published by The British Library/Oak Knoll Press, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Vale Press: Charles Ricketts, a ...

Publisher: The British Library/Oak Knoll Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A Print on Demand experiment commissioned by Oak Knoll Press. This version is in paper wrappers in a smaller format and has the color plates reproduced in a cheaper format The Vale Press is the story of typographer, publisher and wood engraver Charles Ricketts 1866-1931 and his famous press. Ricketts was a versatile and innovative practitioner of the printing arts who exerted a powerful influence on the development of modern book design. The Vale Press is the most comprehensive history of this early private press. Beginning with his work as "a designer of books and bindings" for Oscar Wilde, the story of the Vale Press reveals for the first time the nature of Ricketts's collaboration with the master printer Charles McCall of the Ballantyne Press, and the degree to which his success, both artistic and commercial, depended upon the transformation of his redundant skill as a wood engraver into a positive medium of artistic expression. This work includes a complete bibliography of the Vale Press's books and ephemera and is illustrated in color and black-and-white. 256 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. small 4to..

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