London: Ballantyne Press, 1901. hardcover. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald [text from the 1859 edition]. Printed throughout in red & black, the book is designed by Charles Ricketts, with his striking engraved frontispiece & title page. 31pp. Slim 8vo, bound by Bayntun in an absolutely striking and unique binding. Full brown morocco with highly decorative gilt and green-stamped pictorial covers; gilt spine and wide inner dentelles; marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Printed by the Ballantyne Press & Vale Press] & sold by Hacon and Ricketts, 1901. Fine. fine.
Scarce. Limited edition of 310 copies on handmade paper. A beautifully printed work, this was one of Rickett's favorite titles done for his Vale Press. SUPERB BINDING THAT MUST BE SEEN.