Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint
  • Illustrated Books - Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint

Riccardi Press - The Heroes. One of 12 copies on vellum illustrated by William R. Flint

€4,500.00

FLINT, W. Russell, illustrator; KINGSLEY, Charles

The Heroes.

London: Philip Lee Warner Publisher to The Medici Society [Riccardi Press], 1912.

[FLINT, W. Russell, illustrator]. KINGSLEY, Charles. The Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated After Drawings by W. Russell Flint. London: Philip Lee Warner Publisher to The Medici Society [Riccardi Press, 1912].

First edition, one of 12 copies on Vellum, this being copy No.12. Printed in the Riccardi Press found by Charles T. Jacobi. Quarto (272 x 207 mm). 113 pp. Half bound in blue-green morocco with blue-grey cloth sides highlighted in double gilt lines. Spine decorated with rectangular meander shapes, 5 raised bands, title and name, all in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Marbled end-papers. Twelve mounted colour plates, including frontispiece, after paintings by William Russell  Flint. With captioned tissue guards.

Board corners, joints and spine rubbed, with 1 cm cracks at bottom and top of front joint, and at bottom of back joint. Hinges fine. Board cloth lightly soiled. A very good copy.

''Mr Russell Flint's colour-books in the Riccardi Press editions have frequently called for praise in these columns, and we have formerly noted how the artist's style has with each book more perfectly accommodated itself to decorative colour-illustration. The present work surpasses any of his that we have already reviewed in its thorough understanding of the problem of book-illustration. There is no sameness in Mr Russell Flint's pictures, although he rightly retains uniformity of style. He has considerable inventive faculty, both in the conception of his subject and in the disposition of colour, in the latter obtaining a great variety of effect.'' (The International Studio, Vol. 48, 1913)

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