[Book #21090P] The Pageant. NINETIES, SHANNON AND WHITE.

The Pageant

London: Henry & Co, 1897. First Edition of the second volume of this annual publication; the first volume was issued a year earlier in the same format. Cloth spotted; some foxing; bookplate; very good in the rare pictorial jacket, which has some chips and creasing and interior archival mending (the jacket had been folded and laid into the book). The cloth, designed by Charles Ricketts, is decorated with gilt doves; the jacket cover illustration incorporates the same design of these doves in front of trees against a brick wall, the pageant passing by on the other side (flags appear above the wall). Presumably, given the identical birds, this illustration was also accomplished by Ricketts. With contributions by Beerbohm, Lionel Johnson, Housman, Rossetti, Crane, Rothenstein, et al. The most attractive art in this volume is a color woodblock print by Pissarro.

[Book #21090P]

Price: $1,500.00

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