Hero and Leander is, however, very much a precursor of the press's style and illustration. See Tomkinson p.163. " /> MARLOWE, Christopher (1564-93) & George CHAPMAN (?1559-1634). <I>Hero and Leander.</I> London: The Ballantyne Press, 1894. 8° (200 x 128mm). Wood-engraved illustrations and decorations by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon (some very light browning and mainly marginal dust-soiling). Original decorated vellum gilt designed by Charles Ricketts (a little bowed). <I>Provenance</I>: Geoffrey [?]Ecroyd (armorial bookplate and shelf label). ONE OF 220 COPIES. Although the colophon states the book was "begun at the Vale", The Vale Press proper was not founded until 1896. <I>Hero and Leander</I> is, however, very much a precursor of the press's style and illustration. See Tomkinson p.163. | Christie's