Bradley: His Book
Springfield, MAss. The Wayside Press, 1896-1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17944 .
Volume I number 1 through Volume II number 3. Volume I is tall, thin 8vo. containing the four numbers of Volume I. Volume II is 4to. containing the three complete numbers of Volume II (all published but for a fragmentary No. 4, not present here.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges.
A compilation of stories and poetry richly illustrated throughout with reproductions of the work of Beardsley, Morris, Burne-Jones, Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, by a master of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Unfortunately in 1897 Bradley's health suffered; he had to sell the Wayside Press and was unable to complete the final number of volume II.
Spines are sunned and the bindings are rubbed in places. Overall a nice copy of Bradley's book in a very good binding. Scarce.