the new aesthete

cambridgenoir:

They knew they were walking towards their final exam, what they did not realise was how very final it might be …

cambridgenoir:

They knew they were walking towards their final exam, what they did not realise was how very final it might be …

book-aesthete:

L’Après Midi D’Une Faune Stéphane Mallarmé. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. ?Early 1893
The printed booklet comprising part of the Édition definitive of 1882 later bound into vellum wrappers with the following autograph decorations by Beardsley: (i) brown front original over (now the front endpaper): Whistleresque butterfly and three neumes in black ink; (ii) first page of the poem: faun’s head and naked breast, hairs from the latter trailing into the initials “AVB”, with the edge of a jagged cloud and blue sky in watercolour behind him; (iii) opening covering the second and third pages of text (numbered 6 & 7): whispy forms and floating tendrils in black ink; (iv) fourth and fifth pages of text (numbered 8 & 9): lily-pad, tendrils and neumes in black ink; (v) seventh page of text (numbered 11): branch with flowers in black ink, above the inscription in lower-case capitals “Aubrey Beardsley” with an additional tendril ending in the initials ‘AVB’, in black ink; together with a loosely inserted unrelated signed Beardsley inscription dated Xmas 1895, 7 pages of drawings in all, bound into vellum wrappers (possibly by Smithers), some light spotting and minor wear to outer leaves, but overall in fine and attractive condition, 8vo,

book-aesthete:

L’Après Midi D’Une Faune
Stéphane Mallarmé. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. ?Early 1893

The printed booklet comprising part of the Édition definitive of 1882 later bound into vellum wrappers with the following autograph decorations by Beardsley: (i) brown front original over (now the front endpaper): Whistleresque butterfly and three neumes in black ink; (ii) first page of the poem: faun’s head and naked breast, hairs from the latter trailing into the initials “AVB”, with the edge of a jagged cloud and blue sky in watercolour behind him; (iii) opening covering the second and third pages of text (numbered 6 & 7): whispy forms and floating tendrils in black ink; (iv) fourth and fifth pages of text (numbered 8 & 9): lily-pad, tendrils and neumes in black ink; (v) seventh page of text (numbered 11): branch with flowers in black ink, above the inscription in lower-case capitals “Aubrey Beardsley” with an additional tendril ending in the initials ‘AVB’, in black ink; together with a loosely inserted unrelated signed Beardsley inscription dated Xmas 1895, 7 pages of drawings in all, bound into vellum wrappers (possibly by Smithers), some light spotting and minor wear to outer leaves, but overall in fine and attractive condition, 8vo,

book-aesthete:

Prufrock and Other Observations,  T.S. Eliot. The Egoist Press, 1917.
First Edition, limited to 500 copies. Some spotting, from the Library of Henry Graham Dakyns, publisher’s wrappers (detached), spine a little browned and rubbed [Gallup A1], 8vo, T
_________________________________________________________10. HysteriaT.S. Eliot “As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles. An elderly waiter with trembling hands was hurriedly spreading a pink and white checked cloth over the rusty green iron table, saying: “If the lady and gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden, if the lady and gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden…” I decided that if the shaking of her breasts could be stopped, some of the fragments of the afternoon might be collected, and I concentrated my attention with careful subtlety to this end.”

book-aesthete:

Prufrock and Other Observations,
T.S. Eliot. The Egoist Press, 1917.

First Edition, limited to 500 copies. Some spotting, from the Library of Henry Graham Dakyns, publisher’s wrappers (detached), spine a little browned and rubbed [Gallup A1], 8vo, T

_________________________________________________________
10. Hysteria
T.S. Eliot

“As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles. An elderly waiter with trembling hands was hurriedly spreading a pink and white checked cloth over the rusty green iron table, saying: “If the lady and gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden, if the lady and gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden…” I decided that if the shaking of her breasts could be stopped, some of the fragments of the afternoon might be collected, and I concentrated my attention with careful subtlety to this end.”

oldbookillustrations:

Sculpted ornament, XV century (Dijon?)
From Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle (Reasoned dictionary of French architecture, from the XI to the XVI century), vol. 3 by E. Viollet-Le-Duc. Paris, 1875.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Sculpted ornament, XV century (Dijon?)

From Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle (Reasoned dictionary of French architecture, from the XI to the XVI century), vol. 3 by E. Viollet-Le-Duc. Paris, 1875.

(Source: archive.org)

H.D.

H.D.

'It is never too late to be what you might have been.'
George Eliot.