The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Vale Press

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. London: Ballantyne Press, sold by Hacon & Ricketts [Vale Press], 1899. Printed in Vale type in red & black. Limited to 220 unnumbered copies (incl. 10 on vellum), this being one of the 210 on Arnold’s handmade paper. Opening on a large laurel border and decorated with large initials and small ornaments in text by Charles Ricketts. Blue paper boards, lettered labels on front cover and spine. Top edge trimmed, others uncut. Measures approx. 5.25″ x 8″. Some light browning and soiling to spine, light wear to spine tips and corners. Small bookshop label to bottom of front pastedown, small bookplate to upper corner of front pastedown. Offsetting to endpapers, per usual.