1967 1st Ed 'Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley' w/ DJ - Erotic Art, Nudes, Fantasy, Art History
1967 first edition vintage book - The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley. Hardcover has original dustjacket, and Beardsley caricature by Max Beerbohm.
Combines the very best of Beardsley's own drawings with text essential to a thorough understanding of an artistic genius.
Arthur Symons introduction offers magnificent portrait of the Yellow 90's by a leader who knew personally all the great artists and writers of the period.
Approx 200 stunning illustrations including many extraordinary nudes. Mostly full page black & white art plates in chronological order.
Beardsley photograph & printed signature dustjacket back. Photos do not fully capture art prints exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Edited by Bruce S. Harris. Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc, New York, Bounty Books, Copyright, 1967, first edition. NOT ex-library. No isbn.
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley:(August 1872 – March 1898) English illustrator and author. Leading figure in Aesthetic movement, significantly contributed to development of Art Nouveau and poster styles.
For the first time in a single volume:
The Morte D'Arthur, Morte Dtm;
Complete Salome - published - suppressed versions;
Complete Rape of the Lock; Complete Volpone;
Suppressed Illustrations Lysistrata including one never published publicly;
Collection Interesting Forgeries;
Personal reminiscence and critical evaluation by Arthur Symons;
Complete catalog of Beardsley work revised by Beardsley.
The Bathers - The Savoy, The Toilette of Salome,
Merlin Taketh the Child Arthur into His Keeping,
The Yellow Book, Venus Between Terminal Gods,
How Sir Bedivere cast the Sword Excalibur into the Water,
Toilette of a Courtesan, Oriental Dancer,
Ali Baba - Cover Design for the Forty Thieves,
Arthur and the Strange Mantle, The Sketch & more.
Complete catalogue compiled by Aymar Vallance & revised by Beardsley back book.
Heavy oversize hardcover, glossy DJ, gray paper boards-white cloth spine. 212 MINT pages, 9" x 11". Fine vintage condition. Perfect for a gift. Binding tight.
Pages fine/bright/clean-ffep nice bookplate-ffep inscription-handwriting is lovely. Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-light spine end bump.
DJ near fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear includes minimal top spine chipping.
Do not pass up this collector's masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
Item ID: BK1962
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