Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A Fine Press Highlight from the Precursor to the Vale Press

    Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman. Hero and Leander. London and Edinburgh: Printed by the Ballantyne Press and Sold by Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894.

    Limited edition, one of 220 copies printed on handmade paper. Octavo. Wood engravings and decorations by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon.

    Original full vellum decorated in gilt by Charles Ricketts. Fore-edge and bottom edge uncut. Housed in a brown chemise and slipcase. Boards slightly bowed, as usual. Spine slightly faded. Light dust-soiling to front endpapers. A near fine copy.

    The colophon page states that his book was begun at the Vale, which later became Ricketts' Vale Press in 1896. Also according to the colophon page, this book was created to commemorate the Aldine edition of Hero and Leander published in 1494.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,117

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 September 14 - 15 Americana & Political The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana 8 - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,099,525