1927 Aubrey Beardsley the Clown, the Harlequin, the Pierrot of His Age
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
A wonderful volume exploring the life and artistic works of Aubrey Beardsley.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, and fifty-three plates.
Beardsley was a leading illustrator of the late twentieth century, beginning a promising career was a Modern Style artist before his early death at the age of 25. He was largely influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and depicted scenes of the erotic, grotesque, and decadent.
By Haldane MacFall, an authoritative art critic. MacFall was friends with Beardsley, and ardently defended him in this work.
Bookplate of Magnus D. Bakke to the front paste down.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages a lightly age toned to the margins and clean.
Very Good Indeed
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