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    John Addington Symonds in Full Vellum

    John Addington Symonds. In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893.

    First edition, limited to 50 copies on large paper. Octavo. 302 pages.

    Publisher's full vellum with elaborate gilt decorations on boards and spine, designed by Charles Ricketts. Mildly rubbed and darkened. Pages uncut. Contemporary bookplate. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. A fine copy.

    Laid in is the publisher's prospectus and a page from The Athenæum, dated May 13, 1893, reviewing the book.


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