De la Typographie et de L’Harmonie de la Page Imprimée, Vale Press

Ricketts, Charles and Lucien Pissarro [Vale Press] [Bookplate designed by Edwin Davis French] [Grolier Club president Edwin B. Holden’s copy] De la Typographie et de L’Harmonie de la Page Imprimée. William Morris et Son Influence sur les Arts et Métiers.

Paris and London: Chez Floury; Hacon & Ricketts at the Ballantyne Press, 1898. Limited Edition of 250. Paper covered boards,

Boards of half-printed paper with a ‘Wild Rose’ floral design in green and red by Pissarro, printed label on the spine to grey-green paper boards. pp. (4) blank, 31 (5) blank.

Text in French. Printed in red and black, with woodcut designs and decorative border by Charles Ricketts. 20×12.5 cm (8×5″), half-patterned paper over boards, printed spine label.

Spine sunned, minor soiling and wear to edges; very good. Errata slip laid in. Armorial bookplate of Edwin B. Holden present lightly attached .

Edwin Babcock Holden (1861-1906), former president of the Grolier Club, author of bibliographies and book collector. The bookplate is the work of Edwin Davis French (1851-1906), one of the most well-known and sought after American bookplate engravers of his time.

Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #17482

Limited to 250 copies (plus 6 on vellum) Printed in the Vale Type in black and red, on page 1 the Vale Monogram in red; on page 2-5 and 19-19 ruled in red. The paragraph mark was designed by Pissarro and engraved by Ricketts.

Pissarro was to have printed the whole work, but due to ill-health he only completed the first 8 pages with the rest completed by Ricketts.