Macmillan And Co., London, 1911. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #1403307
Edition de Luxe - Limited to One Hundred and Fifty Copies. [GOBLE, Warwick, illustrator]. BASILE, Giambatista. Stories From the Pentamerone. Selected and Edited by E.F. Strange. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan and Co., 1911. Edition de Luxe, limited to 150 copies. Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches; 286 x 222 mm.). xii, 301[-302] pp. Thirty-two color plates tipped-in onto heavy brown stock, with captioned tissue guards. Original vellum over boards, front cover lettered and pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Later yellow silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers show some foxing. Goble was strongly influenced by Japanese art and by Chinese paintings, his color washes are extremely subtle and stroked on with the brush, his compositions consciously oriental, He worked almost entirely for publishers like Messrs. Black and Messrs Macmillan who were specializing in color plate books" (Houfe, p.318).