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Charles Ricketts illustrations & designs

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  1. First edition, sole impression, one of 200 copies on 'small paper', from an overall limitation of 225; small 4to (220 x 170 mm); printed in black, green & sepia on Arnold's handmade paper, some with the Vale Press watermark, pictorial title-page and 9 full-page illustrations in sepia, decorative initials printed in green, all by Charles Ricketts, original vellum with gilt designs by Ricketts to covers and spine. Housed in a quarter morocco slipcase. Rockwell Kent designed bookplate to front paste down, very light spotting to some pages, boards a little bowed as usual, gilt to spine rather dull. Very good.

    £17,500
  2. 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
  3. One of 310 copies; folio; woodcut border, initial and 5 illustrations by Charles Ricketts, unopened; original holland-backed powder blue boards, printed title label to upper cover, spine slightly darkened, a little rubbed at corner tips, but overall very good.

    £575
  4. One of 260 copies; 8vo; printed in red & black King's fount throughout, unopened, some foxing to extremities, browning to free endpapers; original holland-backed powder blue boards, printed title label to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £180
  5. 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
  6. First edition, one of 310 copies; 8vo; wood-engraved illustrated page with initial, and further initials, by Charles Ricketts, unopened; original powder blue boards with printed title-label to upper cover and spine, a little toned, but really a very good copy.

    £375
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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