Beautiful Decadence

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    First Edition.

    30.5cm x 20.5cm. 253, [2] pages, illustrations, many colour. Cloth wrappers, gilt lettering and decoration, envelope bag. Text is bilingual, English and Japanese, primarily illustrations.

    Catalogue for an exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley and his contemporaries which toured Japan in 1997 and 1998 at the Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Nara Sogo Museum of Art, Nara, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu. Text is largely bilingual, Japanese and English, though some parts in Japanese only. Illustrated throughout with the works of Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, Charles Ricketts, Laurence Housman, Harry Clarke, Alastair, Sidney Herbert Sime, Willy Pogany, and Arthur Rackham. Text by Rodney Engen and Joichiro Kawamura. This copy housed in the original bag, opened, and with a laid in envelope containing three unused postcards, two by Beardsley and one by Housman.

    Book is in Near Fine Condition with some very minor grubbiness to the front endpaper. Bag is in Very Good Condition, opened with some minor shelf wear and soiling. Postcards are in Fine Condition. Near Fine Condition.


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