The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with nine drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition. Alexander Pope, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley.
The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with nine drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition.

The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with nine drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition.

London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. 4to. Original gilt blue cloth.
Light foxing on text pages but not on the 9 plates. Book plate of René Féry d'Esclands, 1886-1969 .


Medium:Illustrations: process prints from line blocks
Dimensions:10 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 3/8 in. (26.4 x 19.2 x 1 cm)
Dedicatee:Sir Edmund William Gosse (British, Hackney, Middlesex 1849-1928 London)
Printer:Charles Whittingham & Co. (British, London)
Printer:Chiswick Press (British, London)

"The Rape of the Lock was praised universally by critics at the turn of the century, after Beardsley was dead. ...a new technical device occurred to the illustrator: he began to use dotted lines in quantity to give stippled effects... In most of them the scenes are treated as pictorial dramas with great restraint: space is understood and implied by the artist's completely personal craft..." (Brian Reade, Beardsley, London: Studio Vista, 1967, p. 18)..... Petit in-4 bleu canard, plats biseautés, premier plat entièrement orné d'une plaque dorée, dos lisse, titre doré (reliure de l'éditeur). Rousseurs éparses aux feuillets de texte. ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE de 9 DESSINS en noir d'Audrey BEARDSLEY, dont 7 planches hors-texte sur Japon et deux dessins dans le texte.


Expertise by: Monsieur Eric CASTERAN. Item #16-3992

Price: $1,200.00

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