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Aubrey Beardsley illustrated books

Shapero Rare Books has a collection of Aubrey Beardsley illustrated books and other works on paper. Beardsley's illustrative art for many defines the fin-de-siècle spirit of the 1890s, and still has the power to shock today.

For information on the Walker-Good Collection & Exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley, please click here.

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  1. First edition; 8vo; title printed in red & black with publisher's device, 4pp. advertisements at rear, light toning to margins; publisher's white & blue buckram, design by Beardsley to the white section of the upper cover, top edge gilt, spine slightly toned and rolled, but overall a near fine example, in the original dust-jacket reiterating the Beardsley design, some restoration using tissue paper to spine ends and part of the upper cover, some other minor chips and tears, some toning and light dust-soiling.

    £850
  2. First edition; 4to; 'printed at the Chiswick Press...in Monotrype Bodoni on Arnold & Foster's Indian Toned Laid Hand Made Paper', the title-page decorated with a hitherto unpublished illustration by Beardsley, three ink corrections to p.viii of Preface, a few instances of interesting marginalia (one shown), otherwise internally very clean and bright, publisher's gilt plaid black cloth, edges untrimmed, as published, corners and spine ends bumped, otherwise very good indeed.

    £150
 

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