The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Extra Winter Numbers for 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899. Book-Plates, Gleeson WHITE, Gerald Kelly related Aleister Crowley.
The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Extra Winter Numbers for 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899.
The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Extra Winter Numbers for 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899.
The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Extra Winter Numbers for 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899.

The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Extra Winter Numbers for 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899.

London: The Studio, Various: 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1897-1898 & 1898-1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Eccentrically paginated [ Approximately 280 pp]. Original olive cloth lettered in gilt on spine, lettered & decorated in gilt on front board, beveled edges, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, numerous b/w illustrations & full page color plates - some with tissue guards. An attractively bound edition of four "extra winter numbers" of the Art magazine: 'The Studio, An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art", comprising the issues for 1894-1895 - "Christmas Cards and Their Cheif Designers", 1896-1897 "A Mountain Town in France" text and drawings, by Robert Louis Stevenson, etc., 1897-1898 "Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White" & 1898-1899 "Modern Book-plates and Their Designers." This last issue (1898-1899) is devoted to contemporary bookplate design and includes an essay by Gleeson White entitled: 'British Book-Plates'. In it, White briefly discusses the bookplates that were then known to have been designed by Aubrey Beardsley, and mentions the existence of Beardsley bookplates for Aleister Crowley and Gerald Kelly but states that they had not been reproduced at that time. This is almost certainly the first mention in print of the elusive Beardsley / Crowley bookplate. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well-known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. Cloth a bit rubbed overall, chafing and some spot fading to edges and points, spine ends bruised, endpapers unevenly browned, very light scattered foxing to pages else a tight, clean better than VG example of this scarce title. Item #66190

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