Empedocles on Etna Matthew Arnold

Empedocles on Etna, Matthew Arnold, 1896.

“The engraved decorations are by Charles Ricketts under whose supervision the book has been printed at the Ballantyne Press. Sold by Messrs. Hacon & Ricketts at the Sign of the Dial, LII Warwick Street, near Regent Street, W. LONDON MDCCCXCVI”

From Bibliography: “With border designed and cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts. Crown octavo. Two hundred and ten copies printed at ten shillings and sixpence. Border and colophon printed in red.” xxi

Vale Press. Empedocles on Etna, by Matthew Arnold, 1896

Vale Press. Empedocles on Etna, a Dramatic Poem, by Matthew Arnold, printed at the Ballentyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1896, Scene I with decorative border by Charles Ricketts, printed in red, some spotting to untrimmed edges, free endpapers toned, original boards, printed paper labels to front cover and spine, spine somewhat toned and spotted, original glassine dust jacket, torn with losses, 8vo, (limited edition of 210 copies), together with De Cupidinis et Psyches Amoribus Fabula Anilis [by Lucius Apuleius], printed at the Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1901, five woodcut illustrations by Charles Ricketts, first leaf of text with decorative initial and border, endpapers toned, untrimmed, original linen-backed boards with paper label to front cover, corners rubbed, spine lightly toned, slim folio, (limited edition of 310 copies), plus The Poems & Sonnets of Henry Constable, printed at the Ballentyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1897, woodcut border and numerous decorative initials by Charles Ricketts, some spotting to untrimmed edges, endpapers toned, original boards, sides with red patterned paper designed by Ricketts, spine paper toned and spotted, printed paper spine label a trifle rubbed and chipped, with single folio publisher’s prospectus loosely inserted (partly toned), 8vo, (limited edition of 210 copies), with 3 other Vale Press titles: In Memoriam, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1900; The Kingis Quair, by King James I of Scotland, 1903; The Amber Witch, by Mary Schweidler, 1903, and a Ballentyne Press title: Unto This Last, by John Ruskin, published by George Allen, 1902, all limited editions

(Quantity: 7)

Vale Press: Tomkinson, pp.164-171. Empedocles: scarce with the dust jacket.