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Charles Ricketts illustrations & designs

 

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  1. First edition, one of 150 copies only; large 8vo (268 x 175 mm.); 5 plates by Charles Ricketts, internally very good; original burgundy morocco, elaborately ruled & blocked in gilt to a design by Ricketts, with his monogram to the foot of upper & lower panel, a little rubbed at spine-ends, but really an exceptional copy, top edge gilt, others uncut.

    £950
  2. 2 vols, one of 600 copies & 550 copies respectively; 8vo; titles printed in red & black, vol. I with 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate design by William Bell Scott, tissue guards; vol. II with 16pp. advertisements at end; both in publisher's gilt-patterned green cloth, an attractive, clean pair.

    £200
  3. Number 773 of 800 copies; tall 8vo (260 x 155 mm.); title with vignette printed in red; original near-white cloth gilt, designed by Ricketts, top edge gilt, others uncut, an excellently bright & sharp copy.

    £400
  4. First trade edition, signed presentation copy from the author; small 4to (220 x 170 mm.); inscribed by the author to head of half-title, toning to free endpapers, overall internally fine; publisher's green cloth with symmetrical Venetian architectural interior design by Ricketts to upper cover, lettered in gilt to spine, very slight sunning to spine, otherwise a very good copy.

    £125
  5. First edition; 4to; 65 plates, pictorial endpapers by Charles Ricketts; publisher's blue cloth, printed dust-jacket, partly toned, overall a very good copy; with an offprint retrospective on Charles Ricketts by the poet Gordon Bottomley, initialled presentation copy from Bottomley to 'L.B.' [possibly Laurence Binyon(ý)], in original printed wrappers, some browning; with another work on Ricketts by Sturge Moore.

    £75
  6. One of 600 copies; 8vo; title printed in red & black, 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate design by William Bell Scott, tissue guards; publisher's gilt-patterned green cloth, a little rubbed and bumped at corners and spine ends, but overall an attractive, clean copy.

    £120
  7. One of 100 specially bound copies on japon vellum; 8vo; title printed in red & black, 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate by William Bell Scott, tissue guards (browned), small ink name to front free endpaper; publisher's gilt-patterned vellum, slightly splayed and rubbed, overall an attractive copy.

    £350
  8. Limited edition number 85 of 106 specially-bound copies on hand-made paper and signed by the artist, Granville-Barker and Rutherston, from an total edition of 606; 4to; colour plates by Charles Ricketts, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon; publisher's brown morocco with elaborate strapwork panels in gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, a little rubbed at extremities, joints starting but sound, small dent to rear board, otherwise very good-plus; lix, [blank], 84, [1]pp.

    £950
 

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