The Vale Press. Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest.
2004·New Castle & London
by Watry (Maureen)
4to. New Castle & London: Oak Knoll Press/The British Library, 2004. 4to, xxiv+266, 8 coloured plates, black & white frontispiece portrait and numerous text illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. Original brown cloth, dust-jacket, as new. First edition of this study of Ricketts who began his career designing books for Oscar Wilde and went on to design, illustrate, and print as the Vale Press in association with the Ballantyne Press. (Inventory #: 109320)
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