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Oscar Wilde Recollections by Jean Paul Raymond & Charles Ricketts.

Stock Code 104747

London, The Nonesuch Press, 1932

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A fine copy of Charles Ricketts' recollections of Oscar Wilde for the Nonesuch Press. Charles Ricketts was a well-known artist/illustrator and typographer, most famous perhaps for his creation of The Dial (co-founded with his partner Charles Shannon), and for his work with the Vale Press. His name is often synonymous with that of Oscar Wilde as he was one of the two illustrators primarily associated with Wilde's work, the other of course being Aubrey Beardsley. He and Shannon were friends & supporters of Wilde, for whom Ricketts painted the hero of Wilde's short story The Portrait of Mr. W.H.

'Jean Paul Raymond' was an imaginary author first introduced by Ricketts in his privately issued work Beyond the Threshold (1929). The typography was designed by Francis Meynell, and the book was printed at the Dolphin Press, six hundred copies being for sale in England and two hundred to Random House for sale in America.

Number 773 of 800 copies; tall 8vo (26 x 15.5 cm); title with vignette printed in red; original near-white cloth gilt, designed by Ricketts, top edge gilt, others uncut, a bright & sharp copy.

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