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Book Description

8vo, in fours. 6 x 9.25 inches. [2] + cxvii [117] pp. Decorated by wood engraved initials and decorative title page border.
Dealer Notes
Private press edition of the works of the Cavalier poet, Sir John Suckling (1609-42), who fought for Charles I in the first Scottish War of 1639, but fled into exile before Parliament convicted him of high treason. Edited by John Gray (1866-1934), poet, Catholic priest and friend of Oscar Wilde, 1891-93. Illustrated by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), artist, typographer and book illustrator, who worked for Oscar Wilde and who founded the Vale Press in 1896, one of the leading private presses of the day, which was responsible for the publication of this book.
Author SUCKLING, SIR JOHN. GRAY, JOHN, edited by.
Date 1896
Binding Bound in half light green cloth over patterned green boards, spine with paper title label.
Publisher Sold, by Messrs. Hacon Ricketts, at the sign of the Dial, LII Warwick Street, Regent Street.
Illustrator RICKETTS, CHARLES
Condition a very good copy.

Price: £325.00

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