The world at auction

Creator

Date Created

1898

Identifier

PR4699.F5 W6 [Special Collections]

Subject

Publisher

Ballantyne Press : London

Abstract

Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) was founder of the Vale Press and designer of numerous books, including Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray (1891) and John Gray’s Silverpoints (1893). Because of Council regulations that prevented the establishment of a workshop in a residential area, Ricketts turned to the resources of Ballantyne Press to produce his books. Although strictly a commercial operation, a hand press and pressman were reserved exclusively for his own use. This production, one of 200 copies, was written by Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913), writers collaborating under the name of ‘Michael Field’. In 1899, a fire at the Press destroyed all of Ricketts’s engraved work and blocks.

Files

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Citation

Field, Michael, “The world at auction,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7625.