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.
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Buy Aubrey Beardsley Illustrations and Books
Numbers 1-8 (complete), 4to (27 x 20.5 cm); illustrations by Beardsley, Conder, Shannon, Rickets, Beerbohm, Sickert and others, advertisements, Christmas card loose (as issued); literary contributions from Yeats, Conrad, Shaw, and others, publisher's first state blue cloth gilt by Beardsley, tiny dent to spine vol. 2, else near-fine.£3,500
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Monotrype Bodoni on Arnold & Foster's Indian Toned Laid Hand Made Paper', the title-page decorated with a hitherto unpublished illustration by Beardsley, three ink corrections to p.viii of Preface, a few instances of interesting marginalia (one shown), otherwise internally very clean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