Lot 608 of 725:
Manon Lescaut 1928 1 of 500 copies, signed by artist  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$60
Estimate:
$100 - $150

Title:
Manon Lescaut

Author:
Prevost d'Exiles, Antoine Francois

Place:
London

Publisher:
Geoffrey Bles

Date:
1928

Description:

Decorations and color plates by John Austen. (4to) vellum-backed blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt. No. 359 of 500 copies. 

Signed by the artist, John Austen at the limitation page. John Austen (b.1886)  was influenced by Aubrey Beardsley, but he was not interested in character, his primary aim was to decorated a book, achieving harmony in type, picture, page-planning, etc.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint spot of soiling on front cover; near fine.


 
Item number:
248551
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