Superb Aubrey Beardsley art, full of beauty and decadence, sensuality and sin!!
COLLECTOR'S 1967 vintage hardcover art book - The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley. 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. WOW!
Edited by Bruce S. Harris. Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc, New York, Bounty Books, Copyright, 1967, probable first edition, p printing. NOT ex-library. ISBN: 0-517-083264.
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.
PAINTINGS: 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 and more.
Complete catalogue compiled by Aymar Vallance & revised by Beardsley back book. Heavy oversize hardcover, glossy DJ, gray paper boards-white cloth spine. 212 pages, 9" x 11". Illustrations very bright and clean. Excellent vintage condition overall.
Pages excellent overall/bright/clean/illustrations bright/clean. Mostly all pp have light water stain top blank border approx 2 1/2" across & 1/8"-1/4" depth/pp buckle in same area. Cover very good+/bright/clean/shelfwear includes corner-spine ends bumped-light edgewear/top white spine light water stain. DJ good/bright/general shelfwear includes yellowing/few creases-see photo.
Do not pass up this collector's masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!