The Vale Press: Charles Ricketts, a Pubishler in Earnest

WATRY, Maureen

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Hardcover, 4to., brown cloth boards with gilt lettering in near fine dustjacket, frontis, black & white and colour illus., appendices, bibliography, index, 266pp. Charles Ricketts (1866 - 1931) began as a designer of books and bindings for Oscar Wilde and then Vale Press had a strong collaboration with Charles McCall of Ballantyne Press. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Vale Press is the story of typographer, publisher and wood engraver Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) and his famous press. Ricketts was a versatile and innovative practitioner of the printing arts who exerted a powerful influence on the development of modern book design. The Vale Press is the most comprehensive history of this early private press. Beginning with his work as "a designer of books and bindings" for Oscar Wilde, the story of the Vale Press reveals for the first time the nature of Ricketts's collaboration with the master printer Charles McCall of the Ballantyne Press, and the degree to which his success, both artistic and commercial, depended upon the transformation of his redundant skill as a wood engraver into a positive medium of artistic expression. This work includes a complete bibliography of the Vale Press' books and ephemera and is illustrated in colour and black and white.

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