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Heading: (Angelo, Valenti, illustrator)
Author: Wilde, Oscar
Title: The Sphinx - with original watercolor illustrations by Valenti Angelo
Place Published: [London & New York]
Publisher:[John Lane]
Date Published: [1920]
Description:
36 pp. Title page lettered by hand with a small watercolor vignette below. 10 inserted plates with original water color illustrations by Valenti Angelo; 13 large decorative initials, colored by hand by Angelo in blue. (4to) 11¾x9" later black cloth ruled and lettered in gilt.


A unique volume, Angelo has removed the plates by Alastair that originally accompanied this edition and replaced them with original designs of his own. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Sweetheart Frances [Widney] - With all my love, Robert [Gump]. Christmas, 1925". Angelo had exhibited at Gump's department store the prior year in the 1294 SFAA Annual show.

Condition

Light wear to cloth; one plate chipped in margin; near fine.

Starting Bid

$750.00

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With 10 original watercolor illustrations by Valenti

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