The Centaur. The Bacchante. Vale Press

The Centaur. The Bacchante. Translated from the French. by T. S. Moore.VALE PRESS. GUÉRIN, Maurice de. Published by printed at the Ballantyne Press, published by Hacon & Ricketts, 1889]., [London, 1889

First edition, one of 150 unnumbered copies on Arnold’s hand-made paper (of which 140 were for sale). All the woodblocks and vellum copies were burnt in the Ballantyne Press fire of December 1899. This copy is from the library of Uranian poet and publisher Francis Edwin Murray. Tall 8vo (230 × 130 mm), pp. 35, [3], illustrated by Thomas Sturge Moore with 5 woodcuts, and by Charles Ricketts with a half-border on the first page of each text, small ornaments in text and one full-page printer’s device on last page. Original white cloth, gilt lettered spine. Slightly soiled, some browning to the endpapers. Bookplate of Francis Edwin Murray. A very good copy. [Watry B28; Ransom, Vale Press, 28; Tomkinson, Vale Press, 28]. Seller Inventory # 8270