1900 Scarce Limited First Edition - The Prince Who Did Not Exist illustrated by Arthur J. Gaskin.
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Author: Edward Perry Warren. Arthur J. Gaskin, illustrator.
Title: The Prince Who Did Not Exist.
Publisher: New York and London, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First Edition. #132 of limited 350 copies on hand-made paper on one side of the sheet, then bound using a Japanese fold printed by The Merrymount Press.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 6".
Pages : 192 pages.
Binding: Very good original quarter cloth binding with white cloth spine over gray-brown boards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 3 evocative full-page plates by the celebrated illustrator, Arthur J. Gaskin.
Estimation: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: This limited first edition of "The Prince Who Did Not Exist" by Edward Perry Warren is a unique literary gem. Printed on luxurious hand-made paper and embellished with the artistic genius of Arthur J. Gaskin, it is an exquisite representation of the narrative's ethereal nature. Limited to just 350 copies, this edition is a coveted collectible, especially with its unique Japanese fold method by the esteemed Merrymount Press. A story interwoven with mysticism, beautifully encased in a quarter cloth binding, it stands as a testament to early 20th-century book artistry.
The author: Edward Perry Warren (January 8, 1860 – December 28, 1928) was an American millionaire, art collector and the author of works proposing an idealized view of homosexual relationships. He is now best known as the former owner of the Warren Cup in the British Museum. In 1900 Warren published The Prince who did not Exist, a small edition art book from the Merrymount Press, "a most beautiful specimen of workmanship" according to the New York Times.
The illustrator: "Arthur Joseph Gaskin RBSA (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928) was an English illustrator, painter, teacher, and designer of jewelry and enamelwork.
Gaskin and his wife Georgie Gaskin were members of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen, which sought to apply the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement across the decorative arts. Like many of the group, Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor and later taught there."
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