Wilde. Oscar, The Happy Prince. Preface by Morris Jacobs, illustrated by Mikhail Magaril. New York, Summer Garden Editions, 1997. 1st Edition, Fifty copies of this book were printed. The edition was hand coloured, bound and signed by the artist & Morris Jacobs. This copy number 32. Narrow Folio approx 430mm x 150mm. Black and pictorial yellow cloth, gilt and black label to spine. PP36, set in Garamond Number 3. 50 copies of this book were printed on Fabriano Rosaspina paper by offset lithography. With an additional Drypoint watercolour number 3 of 5 signed by Magaril. All enclosed within a labelled black and grey clamsell box. 1 very light mark to box and bump to corner. Book and illustration in mint condition. Princeton University ref Folio 87794. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Ruskin, John. Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin. Smith Elder. 1863. 8vo. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt border, decorative edges and dentils. 5 raised bands, gilt decoration in each compartment, except calf gilt title piece in 2. All edges gilt. Marble end papers. Bound by H. Wood. Tissue guarded portrait frontis, with some foxing, title, publishers ads, contents [v] – vii, pp 440. The book includes Ruskin’s writings relating to Scenes of Travel, Characteristics of Nature, Paintings and Painters, Architecture and Sculpture, Ethical matters. A fine book in all aspects. A book which could appeal to the collector of fine binding, a lover of the Pre-raphaelite art movement or someone who loves a thoughtful read. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item. Cat. No. 91723. £50