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[Ricketts, Charles- Rarity] Silverpoints

London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893.

Paperback. First edition. Narrow octavo. Original green cloth with renowned vertical repeating wavy line and leaf motif on both covers designed by Charles Rickets. Author's first book, Copy #152 OF 250 Copies on Van Gelder handmade paper. Acclaimed as Ricketts' greatest book design and widely considered one of the high-points in ?in-de-siËcle book design. Ricketts designs for Silverpoints pre-dated the Vale Press books, and were based on Aldine models, referring to the elongated shape of the book as a saddle book,î an attribution hearkening back to Persian sources. In 1899, Ricketts commented on the success of the book, ìthe cover of the ìSilverpoints published in art paper has drifted back to me from places where my name is quite unknown on bindings, end-papers, wall-papers, and dress cretonnes.î A fine copy in superb cloth-backed, folding case with silver lettering on spine.

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