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BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illustrator, 1872-98) -- SYMONS, Arthur. Aubrey Beardsley, London: Unicorn Press, 1898. 4° (220 x 165mm.). 3 photogravure and half tone portraits, 6 plates by Aubrey Beardsley, one printed in colours. Original cloth-backed brown paper covered boards lettered in gilt. (Extremities lightly rubbed, spine browned). FIRST EDITION. Lasner 130. Two of Beardsley's drawings are here published for the first time, "Le Débris d'un Poète" and "The Mirror of Love."
POPE, Alexander (1688-1744). The Rape of the Lock, London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. 4° (255 x 190mm.). Half title, title printed in red and black, 9 plates by Aubrey Beardsley. Original blue pictorial cloth gilt. [LIMITED TO 1,000 COPIES.] Lasner 105. Loosely-inserted is a publisher's prospectus for the book dated January 1896.
With a later, revised edition of the first named work, and Ben Jonson's Volpone (London, 1898), illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. (4)
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