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Malory, King Arthur, Easton Press Beardsley Art Nouveau

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Lot 9073 Details

Special Limited Easton Press edition, the exact reproduction of the 1890s edition, Art Nouveau design and illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

"The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures. The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of This World of Them All".

The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV [1495] and Now Spelled in Modern Style, Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. With An Introduction by Professor John Rhys. And A Note on Aubrey Beardsley by Aymer Vallance. MCMXXVII [1927]

The Collector's Library of Famous Editions Bound in Genuine Leather by the Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. The Special Contents of this edition are copyright by Easton Press. "This book is printed on archival quality paper especially milled for this edition. It is acid-neutral and conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute. Printed and Bound in United States of America.

"Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (Aug. 21, 1872 - March 16, 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.

In 1892, Beardsley traveled to Paris, where he discovered the poster art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and the Parisian fashion for Japanese prints, both of which would be major influences on his own style. Beardsley's first commission was Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (1893), which he illustrated for the publishing house J.M. Dent and Company.His six years of major creative output can be divided into several periods, identified by the form of his signature. In the early period his work is mostly unsigned. During 1891 and 1892 he progressed to using his initials, A.V.B. In mid-1892, the period of Le Morte d'Arthur and The Bon Mots he used a Japanese-influenced mark which became progressively more graceful, sometimes accompanied by A.B. in block capitals.

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US: Media (c.4-8 days) ---------- $15.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) -- $54.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) --- $87.50
Hard boards, bound in genuine leather tooled in 22kt gold, impressed original exotic designs by Beardsley; 8.1/4" x 10.3/4"; silk endpapers and silk ribbon; 538 pages, all page-edges are gold, c. 600 illustrations and text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley; very good / fine condition.
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Malory, King Arthur, Easton Press Beardsley Art Nouveau

Estimate $350 - $500Aug 22, 2020
Starting Price $240
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