London: J. M. Dent, 1893-94. Aubrey Beardelsy. First edition. Wraps. Near fine. Item #20882 .
Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Regular issue: one of 1500 copies. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley in his first major commission.
The wrappers are generally lightly soiled and chipped at the edges. Spines are worn at tips, and the spine of Part One is split but firmly held by the sewing. A very good set of this masterpiece with the textblocks in near fine condition and free of the foxing that dogs the issue on handmade paper.
Housed in two volumes of slipcases and cloth chemises, with the title on the slipcases on leather labels, gilt.
Gaines, A14, a.1.